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Professional Book Nerds

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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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Episodes

Don't Lose Your Whimsy - Coming of Ages Stories for All Readers

1h 19m · Published 11 Apr 07:00
Today on the pod, Joe is joined by Jane, Quinton and Sarah to chat coming of age stories. Today's recommendations run the gamut from middle grade through adult fiction, from graphic novels to fantasy. These character-driven narratives open our eyes to the many ways we all experience life. There's a story here for everyone, and we hope you enjoy! Titles mentioned in this episode: Quinton’s Titles: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi Sarah’s Titles: Tumble by Celia Perez Huda F are You? By Huda Fahmy Mid-Air Alicia D Williams Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow Jane’s Titles: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley Joe’s Titles: Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez If I Can Give You That by Michael Gray Bulla Damned by Chuck Palahniuk What the Fireflies Know by Kai Harris Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today’s episode inLibby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. Looking for more bookish content? Check out theLibby Life Blog! We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe onApple Podcasts,Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds onInstagram,Twitter, andTikTok@ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email [email protected]. We’ve got merch! Check out ourtwoshirtsinThe OverDrive Shop(all profits are donated to the ALA Literacy Clearinghouse). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Adventuring Through The Wide World with Douglas Westerbeke

47m · Published 08 Apr 07:00
On this episode, Joe talks with fellow Clevelander Douglas Westerbeke about his debut novel A Short Walk Through a Wide World (out April 2 from Avid Reader Press). They talk about writing an adventure story, the difficulties between writing strong "walk-on" characters versus writing your main character's whole life story, and of course, what the library means to Doug. Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today’s episode onOverDrive.comor in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. Looking for more bookish content? Check out theLibby Life Blog! We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe onApple Podcasts,Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds onInstagram,Twitter, andTikTok@ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email [email protected]. We’ve got merch! Check out ourtwoshirtsinThe OverDrive Shop(all profits are donated to the ALA Literacy Clearinghouse). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nerd Chat: April 2024

45m · Published 04 Apr 07:00
Emma and Joe are back for their casual nerd chat. The nerds discuss what they've been reading, audiobook preferences, comfort reads, the upcoming solar eclipse, reading pauses, and live events at Cuyahoga County Public Library. Emma’s books: Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez Just for the Summer by Abby JImenez House of Earth and Blood (GraphicAudio) A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn To Sir Phillip with Love by Julia Quinn Think Twice by Harlan Coben(Tickets for the CCPL event here) So Thirsty by Rachel Harrison Joe's books: Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin The Long Walk by Stephen King The Running Man by Stephen King The Night of the Storm by Nishita Parekh The House of Hidden Meanings by RuPaul And Then? And Then? What Else? by Daniel Handler (Register for the CCPL event here) Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today's episode onOverDrive.comor in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

High Standards & Vanilla Cappuccinos with Abby Jimenez

48m · Published 01 Apr 07:00
Emma welcomes Abby Jimenez to the podcast to discuss her new book, Just for the Summer! In this casual chat, they also talk high standards, "if he wanted to he would, " drawing inspiration from pop culture, Easter eggs galore, how being a reader made Abby a writer, vanilla cappuccinos, book tour with baby goats, and so much more! Books mentioned in this episode: Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today's episode onOverDrive.comor in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. Looking for more bookish content? Check out theLibby Life Blog! We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe onApple Podcasts,Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds onInstagram,Twitter, andTikTok@ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email [email protected]. We’ve got merch! Check out ourtwoshirtsinThe OverDrive Shop(all profits are donated to the ALA Literacy Clearinghouse). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

April Book Picks

53m · Published 28 Mar 07:00
Emma and Joe return for their monthly round up of books they're most looking forward to in the upcoming month! Settle in for a long list of great books due to release in April 2024. Author interviews: Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez A Short Walk Through a Wide World by Douglas Westerbeke Joe’s Picks: A Magical Girl Retires by Park Seolyeon Kill Her Twice by Stacey Lee The Black Girl Survives in This One Edited by Desiree S. Evans & Saraciea J. Fennell Women! In! Peril! by Jessie Ren Marshall Ocean’s Godori by Elaine U. Cho The Harrowing by Kristen Kiesling Henry Henry by Allen Bratton The Age of Magical Overthinking by Amanda Montell The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge by Matthew Hubbard We’re Never Getting Home by Tracy Badua Emma’s Picks: Funny Story by Emily Henry She’s Not Sorry by Mary Kubica The Rule Book by Sarah Adams How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang The Husbands by Holly Gramazio The Darkness Rises by Stacy Stokes Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth The Book That Broke the World by Mark Lawrence The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson Taming 7 by Chloe Walsh Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today's episode onOverDrive.comor in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. Looking for more bookish content? Check out theLibby Life Blog! We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe onApple Podcasts,Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds onInstagram,Twitter, andTikTok@ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email [email protected]. We’ve got merch! Check out ourtwoshirtsinThe OverDrive Shop(all profits are donated to the ALA Literacy Clearinghouse). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things (Libby Features)

54m · Published 21 Mar 07:00
In this episode, Emma and Joe are joined by their coworker Katie to discuss their favorite new features of the Libby app. They talk about the evolution of Libby over the years and how user feedback has played a crucial role in shaping the app. They also highlight features like multi-library search, deep search, and notify me tags that make it easier for readers to find and access titles! Come and listen to hear this and so much more on today's episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Titles mentioned in this episode: The Night of the Storm by Nishita Parekh House of Earth and Blood (GraphicAudio Dramatization) by Sarah J. Maas Happiness Falls by Angie Kim Think Again by Adam Grant Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today’s episode inLibby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. Looking for more bookish content? Check out theLibby Life Blog! We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe onApple Podcasts,Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds onInstagram,Twitter, andTikTok@ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email [email protected]. We’ve got merch! Check out ourtwoshirtsinThe OverDrive Shop(all profits are donated to the ALA Literacy Clearinghouse). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Romance on Mars - A Conversation with Natasha Pulley

50m · Published 18 Mar 07:00
Joe is joined by Natasha Pulley to talk about her new book, The Mars House (out March 19). Natasha shares how her high school astronomy class inspired her first dive into Sci-Fi writing, writing a marriage of convenience plot to save a character's political aspirations, her deep love of science and doing your own calculations (even if they might be wrong). Come and hear how Natasha's experiences in life, academia and travel shaped her writing of this work. Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today’s episode onOverDrive.comor in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. Looking for more bookish content? Check out theLibby Life Blog! We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe onApple Podcasts,Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds onInstagram,Twitter, andTikTok@ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email [email protected]. We’ve got merch! Check out ourtwoshirtsinThe OverDrive Shop(all profits are donated to the ALA Literacy Clearinghouse). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Borrow, Buy, Bin

39m · Published 14 Mar 07:00
On this episode, Joe and Emma play a little game of Borrow, Buy, Bin, a bookish take on the infamous game, Snog, Marry, Avoid. They've provided each other with authors to choose from, but without knowing what the books will be, Emma and Joe have to decide if they're going to Borrow the book for a little bit, Buy it to add to the collection at home, or put it in the donate Bin! Titles in this game: Sarah J Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses House of Earth and Blood Throne of Glass Stephenie Meyer New Moon The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Midnight Sun Meg Cabot The Princess Diaries Series The Mediator Series Queen of Babble Rachel Harrison Black Sheep Such Sharp Teeth The Return Tana French In the Woods The Searcher The Secret Place Caroline Kepnes You You Love Me For You and Only You Penny Reid Truth or Beard Beard Science Beard Necessities Lemony Snicket The Bad Beginning The Hostile Hospital The End Emily Henry Book Lovers People We Meet on Vacation Happy Place Riley Sager The House Across the Lake The Only One Left The Last Time I Lied Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today’s episode in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. Looking for more bookish content? Check out theLibby Life Blog! We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe onApple Podcasts,Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds onInstagram,Twitter, andTikTok@ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email [email protected]. We’ve got merch! Check out ourtwoshirtsinThe OverDrive Shop(all profits are donated to the ALA Literacy Clearinghouse). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How to Be Bold With Tarryn Fisher

35m · Published 11 Mar 07:00
Emma catches up with Tarryn Fisher to discuss her new book, Good Half Gone.Tarryn also shares the inspiration behind the story, her fascination with siblings and the dynamic between twins, how women nurture in different ways, her friendship with Colleen Hoover, and being BOLD. Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today's episode onOverDrive.comor in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Reading Triumph: Conquering Goals and Slumps

49m · Published 07 Mar 08:00
Today on the podcast, Joe and Emma talk with their reading pals Andrea, Melissa and Shannon about how they set reading goals for the year to keep motivation and celebration high while also battling the reading slump. Join us for different ways to inspire how you view your year in books! Don’t forget toRegister to watchthe virtual Libby Book Awards ceremony presented by us, your very ownProfessional Book NerdsviaZoom, or tune in onYouTubeorFacebook Live. What Everyone's Reading Right Now: Nightbane by Alex Aster Fate Breaker by Victoria Aveyard This Bird Has Flown by Susanna Hoffs Magnolia Parks by Jessa Hastings / House of Earth and Blood (GraphicAudio) by Sarah J. Maas Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today’s episode onOverDrive.comor in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. Looking for more bookish content? Check out theLibby Life Blog! We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe onApple Podcasts,Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds onInstagram,Twitter, andTikTok@ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email [email protected]. We’ve got merch! Check out ourtwoshirtsinThe OverDrive Shop(all profits are donated to the ALA Literacy Clearinghouse). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Professional Book Nerds has 820 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 557:56:11. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on August 12th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on April 12th, 2024 02:44.

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