Professional Book Nerds

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Sinopsis

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. Every title discussed is available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!

Episodios

  • Big Library Read special interview with Natalie D. Richards

    11/11/2021 Duración: 58min

    Jill is joined in a live conversation with Natalie D. Richards about her psychological thriller, Five Total Strangers which is our latest Big Library Read (BLR) selection. Natalie discusses the inspiration for her book and offers tips for writers. Interview was recorded on November 8, 2021 For more information, visit biglibraryread.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Ear Hustling with Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor

    08/11/2021 Duración: 35min

    Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, creators of the Ear Hustle podcast, join Jill to discuss their new book This is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life. They share how the award-winning podcast came to be and translating that to the new book. Nigel and Earlonne also discuss how COVID-19 has impacted San Quentin State Prison. Today’s episode is sponsored by Zocdoc. Visit Zocdoc.com/ProBookNerds and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Thrill Rides and more

    04/11/2021 Duración: 51min

    Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by her coworker Laura and they discuss thriller and suspense books. Titles mentioned in today's episode: The Last Flight by Julie Clark Such a Quiet Place Megan Miranda The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix The Invited by Jennifer McMahon Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn They all Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall The couple Next Door by Shari Lapane Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins The Stranger Behind You by Carol Goodman The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Interview with Rev. Micah Bucey about his Book of Tiny Prayer

    01/11/2021 Duración: 36min

    Today Jill is joined by her high school friend Rev. Micah Bucey to discuss his new book The Book of Tiny Prayer: Daily Meditations from the Plague Year. Micah shares the inspiration behind his daily prayers, writing during and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, discusses being an openly queer spiritual leader, and he and Jill discuss their own expeirences with religion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • November's Biggest Books!

    28/10/2021 Duración: 55min

    Jill is joined by Emma and they discuss some of the great new books coming out in November 2021 Books mentioned in this episode: The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams Gilded by Marissa Meyer The Last Shadows by Orson Scott Card The Every by Dave Eggers A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair The Perishing by Natashia Deon Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon All About Me! by Mel Brooks You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M McManus Noor by Nnedi Okorafor The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton by Julia Quinn Murakami T by Haruki Murakami Beard in Hiding by Penny Reid All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Cheers! Mallory O'Meara is back to discuss her new book Girly Drinks

    25/10/2021 Duración: 35min

    Friend of the podcast Mallory O'Meara returns to discuss her new book, Girly Drinks. She and Jill discuss their shared love of spirits, the inspiration behind her book, and some insights and history of the role of women in creating and drinking alcohol. Today’s episode is sponsored by Headspace. Visit Headspace.com/PBN for a free one-month trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Spooky season continues with more horror recs

    21/10/2021 Duración: 46min

    Today Jill is joined by her coworker Rachel and the duo share horror recommendations perfect for spooky season. From post-apocalyptic dystopian tales, to haunted houses and haunted people, there is something for everyone looking to add a little scare into their life. Books mentioned in this episode: Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay The Lost Village by Camilla Sten The Ruins by Scott Smith The Return by Rachel Harrison The Shining by Stephen King Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia World War Z by Max Brooks Zone One by Colson Whitehead Love in an Undead Age by A.M. Geever The Grace Year by Kim Liggett We Hear Voices by Evie Green The Hunger by Alma Katsu The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout

    18/10/2021 Duración: 24min

    Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout joins the podcast to discuss her new book Oh, William! She shares where the idea came from to return to her beloved character Lucy Barton, her history with the state of Maine, and how we all discover that no matter how well we think we know someone, there is always something new to learn. Today’s episode is sponsored by Fast Growing Trees. Visit FastGrowingTrees.com/PBN to save 15% Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Babysitters Club Super Special Redux

    14/10/2021 Duración: 51min

    In this special Throwback Thursday episode, Jill is joined by Kate and Lauryn from the podcast Generation BSC to discuss all things Baby Sitters Club. Episode originally aired in July 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Talking queer witch romance with Lana Harper

    11/10/2021 Duración: 22min

    Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by author Lana Harper about her new book Payback's a Witch, a queer witch romcom. Today's episode is sponsored by Zocdoc. Visit Zocdoc.com/ProBookNerds and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Spooky season book & tea pairings

    07/10/2021 Duración: 19min

    Our friends at Plum Deluxe have a new line of Autumn Tea Blends out and for today's episode, Jill is doing some tea and book pairings! Visit https://plumdeluxe.com/pbn and use the promo code PBNFALL to get 10% off your tea order. Books mentioned in today's episode: The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig -- Blood Orange Reflection Tea Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw -- Spicy Caramel Apple Herbal Tea Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo -- Pineapple Sage Tea A Touch of Jen by Beth Morgan -- Chocolate Caramel Macademia Nut Herbal Dessert Tea The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward -- Maple Ginger Butterscotch Black Tea A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson -- Pumpkin Spice Tea The Burning Girls by CJ Tudor -- Decaf Black Toasted Marshallow Blend Tea Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Interview with Drew Magary

    04/10/2021 Duración: 38min

    Drew Magary returns to the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss his new book The Night the Lights Went Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • October's Biggest Books!

    30/09/2021 Duración: 23min

    It's that time of month again! In today's episode, Jill previews some of titles coming out in October. Books mentioned in this episode: Girly Drinks by Mallory O'Meara Well Matched by Jen DeLuca All the Feels by Olivia Dade The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling Taste by Stanley Tucci Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo Unprotected by Billy Porter The Lighthouse Witches by CJ Cooke This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno A Spindle Splintered by Alix E Harrow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Lauren Groff and her new book Matrix

    27/09/2021 Duración: 20min

    Lauren Groff joins Jill to discuss her new book Matrix, a historical fiction novel about poet Marie de France. Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Visit Headspace.com/PBN for a free one-month trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Coming out of the broom closet with some magical witchy books in time for spooky season

    23/09/2021 Duración: 27min

    In today's episode, Jill discusses the current resurgence of books about and for witches and shares some favorite titles featuring magic and witches. Today's episode is sponsored by Zocdoc. Visit Zocdoc.com/ProBookNerds and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE Books mentioned in this episode The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson The Witch’s Market by Mingmei Yip Witch Please by Ann Aguirre Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé A Practical Guide for Witches by Ylva Mara Radziszewski Enchantments: A Modern Witch’s Guide to Self-Possession by Mya Spalter The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings by Brigit Esselmont Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Pultizer Prize winner Anthony Doerr on his new book Cloud Cuckoo Land

    20/09/2021 Duración: 34min

    Pultizer Prize winning author (and Cleveland native!) Anthony Doerr joins Jill to discuss his new book Cloud Cuckoo Land Today's episode is sponsored by Fast Growing Trees. Visit FastGrowingTrees.com/PBN to save 15% Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Read an Ebook Day Recommendations from Team OverDrive

    16/09/2021 Duración: 33min

    Read an Ebook Day is coming up on Sept. 18, and as we've done in past years, Jill is talking to some of her coworkers here at OverDrive to find out what book they'll be reading. Learn more at www.readanebookday.com Today's episode is sponsored by Zocdoc. Visit Zocdoc.com/ProBookNerds and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE Books mentioned in today's episode The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins Billy Summers by Stephen King Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Womanhood by Trixie Mattel and Katya Portrait of a Scotsman by Edie Dunmore Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie Kindred by Octavia Butler Artemis by Andy Weir The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary Fuzz by Mary Roach Grunt by Mary Roach Stiff by Mary Roach Bonk by Mary Roach Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Red Rising by Pierce Brown Dukes and Ladders by Eric Ugland The Shining by Stephen King Normal People by Sally Rooney

  • Heather Demetrios on real-life spy Virginia Hall

    13/09/2021 Duración: 42min

    Heather Demetrios returns to the Professional Book Nerds, this time to discuss her new book Code Name Badass which is a biography of amazing Allied spy Virginia Hall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Books about podcasts on the podcast about books

    09/09/2021 Duración: 25min

    On today's episode, Jill shares novels that feature fictional podcasts as well as books inspired or based on real-life podcasts. Books mentioned in today's episode: Sadie by Courtney Summers Truth Be Told (formally Are You Sleeping) by Kathleen Barber Radio Silence by Alice Oseman If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier Possession by Katie Lowe I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry This is Ear Hustle by Nigel Poor Welcome to Nightvale by Joseph Fink Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Interview with thriller writer Alice Feeney

    06/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    In today's episode, Jill is joined by Alice Feeney to discuss her latest book Rock Paper Scissors. Alice shares tidbits on her writing process and what it was like writing this book during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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