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We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!

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We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!

    The 30 minute intro! aka answering your questions!

    The 30 minute intro! aka answering your questions!

    Ep. #515 - On today's episode, Adam and Jill answer listener questions about their pets, snacks, non-book related life interests, and a whole bunch more. We'll get back to your regularly scheduled book recommendation content on Monday but this felt like a good time to pause for a brief moment and answer your questions!
    Jill's campus crime novel blogs mentioned in the podcast:
    1st list: https://company.overdrive.com/2020/09/25/10-campus-crime-novels-that-will-thrill-you-all-year-long/
    2nd list: https://company.overdrive.com/2020/10/14/8-more-campus-crime-novels-that-will-thrill-you-all-year-long/
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    • 40 min
    Max Brooks on Sasquatch, Minecraft, and a lifetime of storytelling

    Max Brooks on Sasquatch, Minecraft, and a lifetime of storytelling

    Ep. #514 - On today's episode, Adam sits down with bestselling author Max Brooks. They chat about his latest books Devolution and Minecraft: The Mountain. They also discuss his lifetime love of audiobooks, growing up in a house filled with storytelling, and the importance of teachers.
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    Escapist fiction books ~to forget about life for a while~

    Escapist fiction books ~to forget about life for a while~

    Eo. #513 - Everything feels really tough right now so if, like us, you need a distraction consider getting lost in one of these fictional worlds.
    Books mentioned in this episode
    Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
    Oryx and Crake By Margaret Atwood
    The Giver by Lois Lowry
    The Crane Wife By Patrick Ness
    Take a Hint, Dani Brown By Talia Hibbert
    The Princess Bride by William Goldman
    Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell
    On Stranger Tides By Tim Powers
    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    Red Rising by Pierce Brown
    Warcross by Marie Lu
    Stardust by Neil Gaiman
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    Robert Jones, Jr. - Author of The Prophets and creator of Son of Baldwin

    Robert Jones, Jr. - Author of The Prophets and creator of Son of Baldwin

    Ep. #512 - Adam is joined by Robert Jones, Jr., debut author of The Prophets and creator of the popular Son of Baldwin online community and blog. Robert's new book is receiving praise as a potential book of the year for its groundbreaking storytelling, immaculate prose, and shattering the notion of sexuality and love. This conversation was compelling and touched on not just the novel itself, but its connection to the current moment in time in the United States.
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    Our 2021 reading resolutions and 1990s books for the #PBNread2021 challenge!

    Our 2021 reading resolutions and 1990s books for the #PBNread2021 challenge!

    Ep. #511- Jill and Adam are back together sharing their most recent reads before getting into their own reading resolutions for 2021 Then, they offer up book recommendations for one of the tasks on the Professional Book Nerds 2021 Reading Challenge- Read a book published in the 1990s. Take a listen!
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    Recent Reads:
    Cuyahoga by Pete Beatty
    Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang
    Plainsong by Kent Haruf
    Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

    1990s books - #PBNread2021

    The Things They Carried By Tim O'Brien
    A Lesson Before Dying By Ernest J. Gaines
    Jurassic Park By Michael Crichton
    Sabriel By Garth Nix The Witching Hour By Anne Rice
    The Sparrow By Mary Doria Russell
    Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
    The Secret History by Donna Tartt
    Rose Madder by Stephen King
    The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

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    Ashley Audrain, author of The Push

    Ashley Audrain, author of The Push

    Ep. #510 - Happy New Year, nerds! We're ushering 2021 with an author and a book that people are sure to be talking about all year long. Ashley Audrain's debut novel, The Push, has been generating buzz since it's massive 9 publishing house auction and now it's about to finally be released. This stunning thriller about motherhood and family is impossible to put down and will genuinely take your breath away.
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