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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!

    Passing down family stories with Maria Kuznetsova

    Passing down family stories with Maria Kuznetsova

    Ep. 539 - Adam is joined by Maria Kuznetsova to discuss her new book, Something Unbelievable. They have a great chat about ancestral stories, craft, and what gets passed down to us from our grandparents. Anyone yearning to learn more about where they come from will adore this conversation and Maria's phenomenal book.
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    • 38 min
    Jeff VanderMeer on nature, noir, and taking long walks

    Jeff VanderMeer on nature, noir, and taking long walks

    Ep. #538 - Jeff VanderMeer chats with Adam about his stunning new novel, Hummingbird Salamander, a noir-style mystery involving eco-activism, corporate secrecy, and so much more. They also discuss the small things we can all do to help the planet and where Jeff has found joy throughout the pandemic.

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    • 39 min
    Librarians recommending books for National Library Week!

    Librarians recommending books for National Library Week!

    Ep. #537- Frequent guests Emma and Maria join the Nerds to chat about some books they've been loving lately and a couple they didn't as well! We're celebrating National Library Week and hope you are too!
    Books mentioned in this episode
    We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Berry
    His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie
    The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
    From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
    A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
    Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey
    Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes
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    • 42 min
    Discussing Life After Death with Sister Souljah

    Discussing Life After Death with Sister Souljah

    In today's episode, Jill is joined by author, musician, and activist Sister Souljah to discuss her new book Life After Death, which is a sequel to her iconic novel The Coldest Winter Ever. The pair discuss writing Winter Santiaga after so much time, the popularity of Sister Souljah's books among the prison population, and why it took her so long to write the sequel.
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    • 36 min
    2020 debut books you might have missed for the #PBNread2021!

    2020 debut books you might have missed for the #PBNread2021!

    Ep. #535 - On today's episode, Adam and Jill tackling another of the Professional Book Nerds Reading Challenge tasks -- Read a 2020 debut that you didn't read in 2020. Last year was hard for us all and debut authors didn't get the chance other authors might've in a normal year to promote their titles so we're here to help!
    Books mentioned in this episode
    Jill Books
    How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams
    Godshot by Chelsea Bieker
    Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho
    A Good Family by A.H. Kim
    After Elias by Eddy Boudel Tan
    The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

    Adam's Books
    Followers by Megan Angelo 
    Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
    Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han
    The Return by Rachel Harrison
    Memorial Bryan Washington
    The Truants by Kate Weinberg

    More debuts can be found at https://2020debuts.com/
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    • 29 min
    On mothers and daughters with Gabriela Garcia

    On mothers and daughters with Gabriela Garcia

    Ep. #534 - Adam sits down with Gabriela Garcia to talk about her buzzy debut novel Of Women and Salt. They talk about relationships between mothers and daughters, the actions parents take that children will never understand, her relationship with Roxane Gay, and so much more.
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    • 36 min

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