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Tips for Shopping Your Shelf and Tackling Your TBR

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Kristin joins Emma, Joe, and Jill for a bookish chat about shopping your own shelves and how to manage your TBR....
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Interview with Brigid Kemmerer, author of Defend the Dawn

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Emma and Brigid chat about Defend the Dawn, Tessa and Corrick, and writing messy characters...
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What Team OverDrive is reading for Read an Ebook Day

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(aka our accidental fall fantasy episode)...
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Interview with Adam Sass, author of The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers

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A meet cute, trip on dad's yacht, and a charming barista - OH MY!...
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The One Where We Talk About Series

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Tiffany joins Emma, Jill, and Joe to discuss all things series and how to tackle when you feel intimidated!...
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Interview with Kathleen West

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Kathleen West discusses being a hockey mom, female friendships, and more...
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Two writers walk into a podcast

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Jill and Sydney discuss all things writing...
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Interview with Jennifer Lynn Barnes, author of The Final Gambit

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Emma chats with Jennifer Lynn Barnes about the epic conclusion to the Inheritance Games trilogy, writing locations, and her thorough method of cha...
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Interview with Adalyn Grace, author of Belladonna

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Emma chats with Adalyn Grace about Belladonna, finding inspiration in music, anime, book collecting, and more!...
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The Twilight Saga Retrospective Finale

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The Midnight Sun sets on this retrospective in our final Twilight episode...
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Interview with Alicia Thompson, author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers

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Emma and Alicia discuss her new book, Love in the Time of Serial Killers...
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Libby & Kanopy Double Feature - Book & Movie Pairings

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Borrow books and movies, anytime and anywhere with Libby and Kanopy!...
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Making it All Up with Margot Harrison

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From my hippy mom to We Made It All Up, Margot Harrison is here to share...
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Big Library Read Special Conversation with Audrey Blake, author of The Girl in His Shadow

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Audrey Blake comes on the podcast to discuss The Girl in His Shadow, the latest Big Library Read title!...
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Interview with Anna Meriano, author of It Sounds Like This

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Waxing poetic on high school marching band, and a reminder that Quadball isn't for TERFs....
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Old Country with Matt and Harrison Query

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From r/nosleep to a bookstore near you!...
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BONUS: LIVE with Ruth Ware at Cuyahoga County Public Library

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Come hear our live chat with international delight, Ruth Ware!...
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More Comics for Your TBR!

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Comic, manga, and graphic novel options for all ages, with many genres to choose from!...
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Interview with Jennifer Hillier, author of Things We Do in the Dark

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Emma chats with Jennifer Hillier about twists, Wordle, and the writing process...
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2000s Young Adult Reads

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Emma chats with Abbey and Kate about their favorite Young Adult reads from the early aughts!...
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Chrysta Bilton's Normal Family

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Cults, pyramid schemes, and what exactly makes up a family....
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PBN Reading Challenge 2022 Midyear Check-in

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Joe, Jill, and Emma share books to help you stay on track with the PBN 2022 Reading Challenge...
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Flying Solo with Linda Holmes

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Writer and podcast host Linda Holmes discusses writing during the pandemic, duck decoys, and more!...
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Interview with Riley Sager, author of The House Across the Lake

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Emma chats with Riley Sager about Rear Window, what inspired The House Across the Lake, and the return of in-person author events....
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The Line Between Love and Hate Is Fine

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Emma, Jill, Joe and Sydney share strong opinions on the best (and worst) book adaptations...
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Interview with Alex Jennings, author of The Ballad of Perilous Graves

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Music is magic in Jennings' debut novel....
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The Twilight Saga Retrospective (Pt. 2)

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A questionable love triangle, anticlimactic battle scenes, and terrible baby names - oh my!...
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Interview with graphic novel writer Joe Sieracki

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Science teacher turned graphic novel writer on Ghosts of Science Past...
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HEAR THE RAINBOW

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Pride Month + Audiobook Month = June!...
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Interview with Robin Miles, narrator of The Personal Librarian

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Interview with Robin Miles, narrator of The Personal Librarian...
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All Things Sarah J. Maas

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Emma, Maria, and Andrea have a spoiler-y chat discussing their favorite SJM books, who they'd pick as a mate, and their favorite fan theories....
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Interview with Julia Whelan, narrator of The Latecomer

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Joe, Emma, and Jill spoke with narrator Julia Whelan about The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz, gingersnap cookies, and what it takes to break in...
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Interview with Akwaeke Emezi, author of You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

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Find out about the debut romance title from New York Times Bestselling author, Akwaeke Emezi!...
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LIfe's a Drag -- but this episode isn't!

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Joe and Jill discuss RuPaul's Drag Race and favorite drag queen books...
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Evan Ross Katz, author of Into Every Generation a Slayer is Born

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Culture Vulture, Evan Ross Katz, teaches Joe a thing or two about being the Slayer....
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The Twilight Saga Retrospective (Pt. 1)

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Sparkly vampires, teenage werewolves, and biology homework - oh my!...
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Interview with Jennifer Weiner, author of The Summer Place

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Jennifer discusses the conclusion of her summer book series with The Summer Place...
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Interview with Emily Henry, author of Book Lovers

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Emily Henry chats with Emma books, coffee, romance tropes, and Oscar Isaac....
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Interview with Holly Black, author of Book of Night

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Holly chats about her adult debut novel, shadow folklore, the writing process, and the joy that coffee brings....
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May's Biggest Books

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Emma, Joe, and Jill share their picks for May 2022!...
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Michelle Huneven, author of Search

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Michelle and Joe talk food, committees, and picking fresh fruit, right off the tree....
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Would We Survive?

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The gang tries to figure out if they would, in fact, survive that book....
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Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Drowning Summer

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Come learn about two Long Island mediums (not that one)....
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Spilling the RoyalTEA

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Emma, Jill, and Joe's list of royal reads is fit for a King or Queen!...
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Tarot and Tea Leaves

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Let's get metaphysical on today's episode of the pod!...
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Interview with Emily J. Taylor, author of Hotel Magnifique

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Debut author Emily J. Taylor shares insight and inspiration for her book...
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Drawing Your Interest with Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga!

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Dive into the world of comics, graphic novels, and manga!...
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Interview with Rosie Walsh, author of The Love of My Life

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Rosie discusses her characters' occupations, researching her book, and finding ways to make personal trips a writing write-off!...
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TikTok Made Me Read It!

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Emma, Jill, and Jane share the books that TikTok inspired them to read...
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Simone St. James, author of The Book of Cold Cases

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Simone and Joe talk true crime, emergency chocolate, and writing characters who you could be friends with....
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Getting Funky with Folklore

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Folklore-inspired titles to shake up your TBR...
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Interview with Nita Prose, author of The Maid

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Nita discusses her character Molly, Agatha Christie, and writing a mystery...
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Stream-Alikes

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You like that show? Maybe you'll like this book too!...
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Marlon James, author of Moon Witch, Spider King

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Marlon discusses writing his new fantasy book during the pandemic...
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March's Biggest Books!

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Emma, Jill, and Joe share the books they're most looking forward to reading upon their release in March!...
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Interview with Stephanie Wrobel, author of This Might Hurt

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Stephanie discusses cults, sisterhood, and the magical inspiration behind her new book...
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Sweet & Spicy Romance for Every Reader

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Emma, Maria, and Kate share their favorite romance reads ahead of Valentine's Day...
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Interview with Kosoko Jackson, author of I'm So (Not) Over You

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Kosoko Jackson discusses dating, texting exes, Pokémon, and convinces Joe to try Wordle....
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Comfort Rereads

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Books so nice you read them (probably more than) twice...
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Iceland's First Lady Eliza Reid shares the secrets of the Sprakkar

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Eliza discusses the Icelandic women who inspired her book...
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Fat and Fabulous Romance Titles

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Jill and Meghan share romance books with fat characters...
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February's Biggest Books

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Emma, Joe, and Jill share all of the books they can't wait to read in February...
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Meet the new Professional Book Nerds!

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Jill is joined by her new co-hosts, Emma and Joe...
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Throwback Thursday: Body Positive Books

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Jill shares some body positive and fat positive titles...
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Interview with Eva Jurczyk, author of The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

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Librarian Eva Jurczyk discusses the special collections and rare manuscripts that inspired her book...
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Reading Resolutions that have nothing to do with the number of books you read

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From adding more audiobooks to reading outside your usual genre, here are some suggestions...
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Marie Benedict is back with her new book Her Hidden Genius

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Marie discusses Rosalind Franklin...
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January 2022's Biggest Books!

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Jill dives into books coming out in January that she can't wait to read...
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Interview with Xochitl Gonzalez

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Xochitl discusses wedding planning, Netflix, and Olga Dies Dreaming...
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Goodbye 2021

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Jill is sick womp womp so rather than January Books, today's episode is a quick reminder to get your 2021 Reading Challenge in before the end of t...
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2022 PBN Reading Challenge Is Here!

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Prompts to help you read outside your comfort zone...
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Team OverDrive's favorite books of 2021

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Find out what books we loved reading this year...
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Loving The Love Con by Seressia Glass

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Cosplay, conventions, and finding love at any size...
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Memorable memoirs

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Jill and Jenna share some of their favorite biographies and memoirs...
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Jodi Picoult is back to discuss her new book Wish You Were Here

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Jodi shares what it was like writing a book about the pandemic during the pandemic...
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Wonderful and whimsical middle grade titles

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Jill and Beth recommend books written for tweens...
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The best audiobooks of 2021 with Robin Whitten from AudioFile Magazine

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Robin shares highlights from AudioFile's Best of 2021 list...
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Science fiction titles that are out of this world

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Jill and her coworker Sam share science fiction titles...
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Discussing All the Feels with Olivia Dade

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Olivia discusses her new book All the Feels, and her fantastic characters Alex and Lauren...
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December's Biggest Books!

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Jill shares the books coming out in December she's most looking forward to (and rambles about corn casserole)...
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Meeting Our Violent Ends with Chloe Gong

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Chloe discusses the conclusion to her 1920s Shanghai Romeo + Juliet duology...
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Reading the rainbow

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Jill and Joe share books written by, about, and for the LGBTQIA+ community...
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Big Library Read special interview with Natalie D. Richards

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Natalie discusses Five Total Strangers, our latest BLR Pick...
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Ear Hustling with Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor

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Deep dive into the Ear Hustle podcast and new accompanying book This is Ear Hustle...
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Thrill Rides and more

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Killer thrillers and super suspenseful titles...
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Interview with Rev. Micah Bucey about his Book of Tiny Prayer

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Daily meditations from the plague year...
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November's Biggest Books!

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Emma and Jill discuss some of the books coming out in Nov. 2021 they can't wait to read...
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Cheers! Mallory O'Meara is back to discuss her new book Girly Drinks

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Mallory shares the inspiration for her new book and some insights from the history of women in drinking...
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Spooky season continues with more horror recs

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Jill and her coworker Rachel share spooky, creepy horror books perfect for October...
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Interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout

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Elizabeth discusses her character Lucy Barton, her new book Oh, William!, and her love for Maine...
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Babysitters Club Super Special Redux

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Throwback Thursday Baby Sitters Club ep....
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Talking queer witch romance with Lana Harper

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Lana Harper discuses her new book Payback's a Witch...
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Spooky season book & tea pairings

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Use code PBNFALL to save 10% at PlumDeluxe.com...
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Interview with Drew Magary

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Drew discusses his new book The Night the Lights Went Out...
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October's Biggest Books!

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Previewing the new books coming out next month that we can't wait to read...
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Lauren Groff and her new book Matrix

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Lauren Groff discusses poet Marie de France and what draws her to small enclosed communities...
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Coming out of the broom closet with some magical witchy books in time for spooky season

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Books about magic and featuring witches...
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Pultizer Prize winner Anthony Doerr on his new book Cloud Cuckoo Land

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Anthony Doerr discusses his love for libraries and what it was like to invent an ancient manuscript...
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Read an Ebook Day Recommendations from Team OverDrive

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Find out what we'll be reading on Read an Ebook Day Sept. 18...
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Heather Demetrios on real-life spy Virginia Hall

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Heather discusses her new book Code Name Badass...
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Books about podcasts on the podcast about books

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Jill shares novels that feature fictional podcasts and books inspired by real-life podcasts...
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Interview with thriller writer Alice Feeney

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Alice talks about her latest dark and twisty book...
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Adam says goodbye

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Adam is leaving the podcast...
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Chris Hammer, internationally bestselling author of Scrublands

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A Together We Read special podcast interview...
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Chris Hammer, internationally bestselling author of Scrublands

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A Together We Read special podcast interview...
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September is going to be a great month for books

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A monthly book preview from your favorite book nerds...
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Katie Zhao on why we all love dark academia

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The author of How We Fall Apart talks high school life...
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The F Word (no, not that one.)

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Fat positive and body positive books...
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Madeleine Roux on trauma, building worlds, and the terror of isolation

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Adam has wanted to interview Madeleine Roux for years and the conversation absolutely lives up to the hype....
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Recommendations from our reading wheelhouses

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Yes, there are many boarding school mysteries in this....
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Ash Davidson on humanity's relationship with nature and writing through imposter syndrome

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The debut author of Damnation Spring joins the podcast...
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Emily Austin on anxiety and coping with existential dread through writing and humor

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The author of Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead joins the podcast...
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It's an August books preview, y'all!

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IT'S A MONTHLY BOOK PICKS EPISODE. YOU KNOW WHAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN!...
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Interview with Ashley C. Ford, author of Somebody's Daughter

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Jill is joined by podcaster and essayist Ashley C. Ford who discusses her new memoir Somebody's Daughter...
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Books by past Professional Book Nerds authors for the #PBNread2021 challenge!

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...previously on the Pro Book Nerds podcast...
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Karin Slaughter on crime writing through the pandemic

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Jill is joined by crime writer Karin Slaughter to discuss her new book FALSE WITNESS....
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A book for every emotion

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On this episode, Adam is joined by frequent Nerds Emma, Maria, and Kristin....
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Surviving the horror genre with Grady Hendrix

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Interview with the author of the Final Girl Support Group...
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Big Library Read special interview with S.F. Kosa

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Jill and Adam interview S.F. Kosa about her psychological thriller, The Quiet Girl....
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Interview with Helen Ellis

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Today, Jill is joined by the hilarious Helen Ellis to discuss her new book Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light....
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Sharing our TBR list to add to YOUR TBR list

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On today's episode, the Nerds are sharing the books that they are planning to read in the near future....
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Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé will keep you guessing until the last page

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Adam chats with Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about their debut bestseller, Ace of Spades!...
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July's biggest new books!

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July has arrived which means we're sharing the books coming out we're most excited to read!...
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Nghi Vo on Gatsby and why we adore reimagining classic books

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The author of the Chosen and the Beautiful joins the show...
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Sending up the book signal with Mallory O'Meara!

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Adam chats with Mallory O'Meara, bestselling author and co-host of the wildly popular Reading Glasses podcast, about her upcoming book, Girly Drin...
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Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl

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Adam interviews instant New York Times bestselling author and Good Morning America Book Club pick for June...
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Quiara Alegría Hudes, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and co-creator of In The Heights

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Language and literature with the iconic playwright...
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PRIDE BOOK PICKS, Y'ALL!

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The Nerds are sharing a few books to celebrate PRIDE Month!...
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Interview with Emiko Jean, author of Tokyo Ever After

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by author Emiko Jean to discuss her new book Tokyo Ever After....
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A PRIDE #ThrowbackThursday celebration!

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Hey Nerds! We'll be doing PRIDE episodes all month long and we'll have fresh episodes coming next week....
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Josh Malerman on Goblin, spooky towns, and monsters

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Sometimes an author comes on and instantly hits it off with one of the nerds....
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June's biggest new books!

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It's that time again, Y'all! let's celebrate June's big book releases!...
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Talking That Summer with Jennifer Weiner

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Jennifer Weiner is back on the Professional Book Nerds podcast, this time to talk about her newest book THAT SUMMER....
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Is it science or is it magic?

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Science fiction and fantasy titles... yes, together....
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Rena Rossner wants you to look up at the stars

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THE LIGHT OF THE MIDNIGHT STARS author returns to the podcast...
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Books about books for the #PBNread2021!

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Every book nerd and library lover adores books about books!...
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On flawed superheroes and mochi with Sarah Kuhn

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Sarah Kuhn joins Adam for a wonderful chat about their new book, From Little Tokyo, With Love....
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Book sequels we didn't need

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Christina makes her triumphant return to chat with Adam about sequels that weren't entirely necessary (in their minds)....
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Interview with Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties

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In today's episode, Jill is joined by author Jesse Q. Sutanto to discuss her new book Dial A for Aunties....
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Christina Henry returns to scare the hell out of you

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Adam welcomes back Christina Henry to chat about her terrifying new novel, Near the Bone. The discuss the idea of showing the POV of a victim vs. ...
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Authors behaving badly

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Lately, a number of authors who have high profiles have been doing some less than awesome things online....
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On grief, laughter, and giving ourselves grace with Joan F. Smith

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Author of The Half-Orphan's Handbook discusses the grieving process...
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Passing down family stories with Maria Kuznetsova

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The author of Something Unbelievable talks about family relationships and storytelling...
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Jeff VanderMeer on nature, noir, and taking long walks

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The bestselling author discussed his new book Hummingbird Salamander...
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Librarians recommending books for National Library Week!

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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 celebrat...
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Discussing Life After Death with Sister Souljah

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

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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 rea...
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On mothers and daughters with Gabriela Garcia

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Adam sits down with Gabriela Garcia to talk about her buzzy debut novel Of Women and Salt....
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April's biggest new books!

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It's that time again! We're previewing all the books coming out in April we can't wait to read....
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On the mysteries of the sea and loneliness with Emma Stonex

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Emma Stonex about her stunning new novel, The Lamplighters....
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Books by Asian and Asian-American authors

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Jill and Adam share book recommendations of titles by Asian and Asian-American authors in response to the horrific hate crime that took place in A...
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Having the BEST time with Angeline Boulley and Isabella Star LaBlanc

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Angeline Boulley's debut novel Firekeeper's Daughter is generating massive buzz and for good reason....
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Book recommendations with tea pairings!

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This episode is all about books and tea! Plum Deluxe, a truly wonderful tea company, sponsored this episode and so we decided to select book recom...
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On isolation and life re-entry with Suleika Jaouad

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Adam speaks with Suleika Jaouad, bestselling debut author of Between Two Kingdoms....
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Lace up your shoes...we're talking about running books!

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam share some of their favorite books about running! They are both runners and passionate about the running communi...
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Nostalgia and diaspora with Patricia Engel, author of Infinite Country

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Adam speaks with Patricia Engel about her new novel, Infinite Country. This fast-paced story of family, separation, loss, and survival is one of t...
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March's Biggest Books

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In today's episode, Adam and Jill dive into all of the great books coming out in March and share some of the ones they are most looking forward to...
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magical world building and writing through trauma with Elizabeth Knox

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Elizabeth Knox joins Adam from New Zealand to discuss her epic new fantasy novel, The Absolute Book....
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Cookbooks with recipes we love for #PBNread2021!

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam are providing a few of their favorite cookbooks to help you out with the a Professional Book Nerds 2021 Reading ...
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Vikings and witches with Genevieve Gornichec

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Adam interviews debut author Genevieve Gornichec about her Norse mythology-inspired new book The Witch's Heart. They chat about Viking and Iceland...
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Books we didn't love (and why)

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Wow. A lot of you really wanted to hear about what books we read but didn't enjoy and so... here you go....
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Werewolves and family drama with Rose Szabo

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Adam interviews Rose Szabo about their new novel What Big Teeth. They discuss building out the gothic drama that unfolds in their novel, why Rose ...
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Together We Read interview with Kate Clayborn

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In today's episode, Jill is joined by romance author Kate Clayborn to discuss her book Love Lettering, which was selected to be the latest pick in...
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Dr. Keisha N. Blain on Four Hundred Souls and African American history

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Adam speaks with Dr. Keisha N. Blain, co-editor of the new book Four Hundred Souls with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi....
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February 2021 new book releases!

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You know it. You love it. It's our monthly wrap up of all the new books we can't wait to read!...
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Talking cults with Courtney Summers

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The 30 minute intro! aka answering your questions!

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

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with bestselling author Max Brooks. They chat about his latest books Devolution and Minecraft: The Mountain....
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Escapist fiction books ~to forget about life for a while~

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Everything feels really tough right now so if, like us, you need a distraction consider getting lost in one of these fictional worlds....
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Robert Jones, Jr. - Author of The Prophets and creator of Son of Baldwin

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Adam is joined by Robert Jones, Jr., debut author of The Prophets and creator of the popular Son of Baldwin online community and blog....
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Our 2021 reading resolutions and 1990s books for the #PBNread2021 challenge!

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Jill and Adam are back together sharing their most recent reads before getting into their own reading resolutions for 2021 Then, they offer up boo...
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Ashley Audrain, author of The Push

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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....
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January 2021 new book releases!

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January 2021 new book releases

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We're saying goodbye to 2020 in the best way we know how... by looking forward to the first month of 2021 and a whole bundle of new book releases ...
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Humbug! It's a Christmas Carol crossover with Reading Glasses!

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Happy holidays! On this special podcast crossover event, Adam joins our friends from the popular Reading Glasses podcast to discuss the Charles Di...
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The best books of 2020!

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Ep. #507 - ~TREAT YO SELF 2020, IT'S THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR~ It's that time. These are our favorite books released in 2020. What was yours?...
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The gang is back together and they come with book recommendations

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Back in May, Jill was joined by her friends Sydney and Tiffany to discuss the challenges of reading and finishing a book at the beginning of the p...
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Everyone loves tentacles with P. Djèlí Clark, author of Ring Shout

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P. Djèlí Clark chats with Adam about his exceptional novella Ring Shout, his work as a professor teaching slavery in cinema, how to approach probl...
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The Professional Book Nerds 2021 Reading Challenge!

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On today's episode, we share all the tasks for our upcoming reading challenge! We kick off the show with what we've read lately before getting int...
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Marie Benedict on the Mystery of Mrs. Christie

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Marie Benedict, a true PBN all star, returns to chat about her latest book The Mystery of Mrs. Christie. This was a live Zoom event that you can a...
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The best audiobooks of 2020 with Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine

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Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine joins the Nerds to discuss a few of their Best Audiobooks of the year....
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Talking Tarot with Actress and Author Rachel True

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by actress Rachel True (Rochelle from the iconic 1996 THE CRAFT) to talk about her new book and Tarot deck TRUE...
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EPISODE NUMBER 500!

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On today's episode, the nerds talk about how this podcast came to be, say thank you to all the people who have helped make this happen, and share ...
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Layla Saad on how Me and White Supremacy came to be, writing for young readers, the publishing world

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Layla Saad joined the nerds for a special Zoom event to discuss her bestselling book Me & White Supremacy, the new guided journal which is now ava...
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Getting festive and unexpected with our December books preview!

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill share the new books coming out in December they both plan to read. It's a bit of a genre swap situation as they ...
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Post Spooky Szn and holiday reading traditions with Mallory O'Meara

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On today's episode, Mallory O'Meara joins Adam to chat about their post Halloween reading adventures, holiday bookish traditions, and her upcoming...
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Spilling the Tea and interpreting dreams with Ryan La Sala

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On today's episode, Ryan La Sala is back and we're doing it live! This took place on 11/10 and it was our fabulous Big Library Read live event in ...
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Interview with Raj Haldar, author of P Is for Pterodactyl and No Reading Allowed

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Raj Haldar about his exceptional children's books, his life as a rapper, creating music and stories for al...
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What we're reading and #NaNoWriMo tips

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill share a few book recommendations...
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Anne Helen Petersen on burnout, stress, and the millennial generation

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On today's episode, we're joined by Anne Helen Petersen, former senior culture writer for Buzzfeed and author of Can't Even: How Millennials Becam...
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Bonus Big Library Read episode with RYAN LA SALA!

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The latest Big Library Read author is the one and only Ryan La Sala! His book Reverie is a wild fantasy title that can be described as Inception m...
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A cornucopia of new books to read in November!

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Talking Gothic Horror with Erin A. Craig

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On today's episode, Jill sat down with author Erin A. Craig to talk about their shared love of Daphne Du Maurier's classic Rebecca and other Gothi...
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Nonfiction comics and illustrated memoirs

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Contrary to the recent opinion of S.E. Hinton, graphic novels rule and they are an incredible way to enjoy a story....
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Interview with Ann Cleeves, author of The Darkest Evening

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Ann Cleeves about her newest novel The Darkest Evening....
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Maggie Stiefvater & Kami Garcia discuss their new DC Comics origin stories

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Maggie Stiefvater & Kami Garcia about their respective new origin story graphic novels for DC Comics....
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V.E. Schwab returns to discuss The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

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On today's episode, Adam chats with V.E. Schwab about her groundbreaking new novel, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue....
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Answering your book requests and recs based off classic horror stories!

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On today's episode, Adam offers book recommendations from Twitter reader requests and then gets into some "Like this, read that!" style picks for ...
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Interview with Ken Follett, author of The Evening and the Morning

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by Ken Follett, #1 New York Times best selling author of The Evening and the Morning. Ken's books have sold 170...
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Tis' time for our October books preview!

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Welcome all ye goblins, ghouls, witches, and whatnots! The spooky season has officially arrived and you know what that means... It's our monthly b...
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Interview with Sara Faring, author of White Fox

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On today's episode, Adam catches up with his good buddy Sara Faring! Sara's first book The Tenth Girl was a masterpiece and her new book White Fox...
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Be my escape

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On today's episode, Adam shares a bunch of book recommendations to escape the everyday stresses of life and (gestures broadly) all of this....
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Interview with Bill Konigsberg, author of The Bridge

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Read an Ebook Day recommendations!

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On today's episode, we're sharing what our coworkers are reading for Read an Ebook Day! September 18th (Friday) is Read an Ebook Day and what bett...
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Interview with Caroline B. Cooney

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On today's episode, Jill interviews Caroline B. Cooney, author of the iconic Face on the Milk Carton, about her new adult book Before She Was Hele...
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Back to school... but with murder!

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Back to school time has arrived and who doesn't love books set around fancy private schools? Also, there is a lot of murdery mysteries in these se...
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Interview with Yaa Gyasi, author of Transcendent Kingdom

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Jill talks with Yaa Gyasi about her new book Transcendent Kingdom. The pair discuss the opioid crisis, family relationships, and the differences i...
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Gather ye round... It's a book rec grab bag episode!

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam catch you up on what they've been reading lately! It's pretty straightforward. They also discuss the amazing Fal...
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Getting spooky with Christina Henry, author of The Ghost Tree

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n today's episode, Adam interviews Christina Henry about her newest book, The Ghost Tree. They chat about how Christina lets character choices dri...
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September might be the best new book month ever

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill preview the new books coming out in September that they can't wait to read. Buckle up, because there are so many...
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Bone Magic and Birds all the way down with Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow and The Faithless Hawk

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Margaret Owen about her books The Merciful Crow and The Faithless Hawk. They talk about her unique magical sys...
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So you want to start a new book series... #PBNread2020

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill share some book recommendations for another task in the Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge. This tim...
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Interview with Jordan Ifueko, author of Raybearer

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Jordan Ifueko, debut author of Raybearer. Her book is being compared to Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir and right...
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Book Rec Grab Bag! RomComs, Royalty, and all sorts of Horror

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by Kristin and Emma to dig into what they've been reading lately. Buckle up, because this is random list loaded...
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Interview with Francisco X. Stork, author of Illegal

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On today's episode, Adam interviews author Interview with Francisco X. Stork about his newest book, Illegal....
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#PBNread2020 - Books published between 2000 and 2010

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill offer up book recommendations for another task in the Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge....
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Interview with Emily Levesque, author of The Last Stargazers

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In today's episode, Jill is joined by Emily Levesque to talk about her new book The Last Stargazers....
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Big Library Read Special episode with Tim Mason

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Playwright and novelist Tim Mason joins Jill and Adam to discuss The Darwin Affair, his historical fiction mystery novel set in London....
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Previewing August's biggest new books: Spooky recs, fantasies, memoirs, rom coms and so much!

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Ep. #466 - On today's episode, we're diving into the new book releases we're excited for in August! There are incredible titles coming in all genr...
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Interview with Alisson Wood, author of Being Lolita

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Ep. #465 - In today's episode, Jill is joined by author Alisson Wood to talk about her new memoir Being Lolita....
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A social justice conversation with Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

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Ep. #464 - Last week, we held a special social justice event via Zoom with Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal, the New York Times bestselling co-autho...
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Interview with Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching

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Ep. #463 - On today's episode, Adam interviews debut author Alexis Henderson about her buzzy new book The Year of the Witching. They discuss how h...
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Baby Sitters Club Super Special Episode with Kate and Lauryn from Generation BSC podcast

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Ep. #462 - Jill is joined by her friends Kate and Lauryn from the Generation BSC podcast to talk all things Baby-Sitters Club! From the beloved bo...
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Interview with David Nicholls, author of Sweet Sorrow

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Ep. #461 - On today's episode, Adam sits down with bestselling author David Nicholls about his new novel Sweet Sorrow....
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So you watched Hamilton... Now what? Musical and book recommendations for all!

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Book recommendations based off our favorite musicals...
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Interview with Kalynn Bayron, author of Cinderella is Dead

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Kaylynn Bayron talks dark fairy tales and Broadway...
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Jack the Ripper recs, dog interruptions, and living in a library!

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On today's episode, Andrea and Abbey return to join the nerds for a classic virtual book recommendation smorgasbord. The group dishes out a surpri...
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Interview with Connie Shultz, Author of The Daughters of Erietown

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill are joined by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Connie Schultz to talk about her debut novel, The Daughters of E...
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Interview with Connie Shultz

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July's biggest new books and the Black Lives Matter Community Read

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam share the books they're most excited about reading that are coming out in July. They also talk about OverDrive's...
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A DC Comics panel on addressing racism, LGBT representation, and tough topics through storytelling

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On today's episode, Adam has a Zoom chat with Gene Luen Yang, Alex Sanchez, and Laurie Halse Anderson about their new comics and graphic novels fr...
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Camp Candlewick, a book club for students of all ages

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Today's episode is sponsored by Candlewick Press and all about their wonderful Camp Candlewick titles....
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Interview with Robyn Schneider, bestselling author of You Don't Live Here

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Robyn Schneider about her life as a writer, the journey she took from writing to the medical field, and back t...
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Read and support Trans authors

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam are celebrating #PRIDE Month by highlighting some wonderful books by Trans authors. Trans women are women. Trans...
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Interview with Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library

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On today's episode, Janet Skeslien Charles sits down with Adam to discuss her new book The Paris Library....
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An Antiracist Reading List

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam share a list of antiracism books written by black authors. These books are meant to inform and educate readers a...
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Interview with Alex Aster, author of Emblem Island: Curse of the Night Witch

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Adam interviews Alex Aster, debut LatinX author of Emblem Island, Curse of the Night Witch. They discuss the joy she experiences of turning the st...
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June's biggest new books and some thoughts on the Labyrinth Sequel

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We highlight the new books coming out in June that we are most excited about. We also share what we think about the news that a sequel to the Laby...
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Mikel Jollett, author and lead singer of The Airborne Toxic Event

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Mikel Jollett to discuss his debut novel, Hollywood Park. Mikel grew up in the infamous Synanon Cult and i...
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Ep. #447 - Mikel Jollett, author and lead singer of The Airborne Toxic Event

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Mikel Jollett to discuss his debut novel, . Mikel grew up in the infamous Synanon Cult and is now the lead...
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What we're reading and what we're not reading (and what we're watching instead!)

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In today's episode, Jill is joined by her friends Sydney and Tiffany! Along with talking about some of the books they have been reading, they also...
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Ep #446 -- What we're reading and what we're not reading (and what we're watching instead!)

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In today's episode, Jill is joined by her friends Sydney and Tiffany! Along with talking about some of the books they have been reading, they also...
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Interview with Emma Straub

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did at ALA Midwinter with bestselling author Emma Straub. Along with discussing her new book ALL ADULTS HERE,...
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Serious about Cereal (and book recommendations)

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On today's episode, we're doing another round table of book recommendations with Maria and Regis. Before that, though, Maria tells us about her am...
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Ep. #444 - Serious about Cereal (and book recommendations)

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Literati. Use  to get 25% off your first two orders   On today's episode, we're doing another round table of book...
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Ep. #443 - Brad Meltzer is Back!

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PBN legend Brad Meltzer returns to chat with Adam about his latest book, . They get into how Brad and his family are handling the Stay At Home ord...
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Brad Meltzer is Back!

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PBN legend Brad Meltzer returns to chat with Adam about his latest book, The Lincoln Conspiracy. They get into how Brad and his family are handlin...
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Bonus Episode! Reading Glasses and The Professional Book Nerds recommend...

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It was written in the stars that someday we'd join forces with the Reading Glasses gals and create the nerdiest book event ever. Here it is. An ho...
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Creatively named quarantine book recommendations episode

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We're still here, in our respective homes, dishing out reading recommendations for all the fellow book nerds of the world. Join us as we bring it ...
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Ep. #442 - Creatively named quarantine book recommendations episode

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Ep. #441 - Francesca Serritella

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Francesca Serritella to discuss her first-ever solo novel The Ghost of Harvard! Francesca has been writing...
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Francesca Serritella

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Francesca Serritella to discuss her first-ever solo novel The Ghost of Harvard! Francesca has been writing...
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Previewing May's Biggest Books (and Jill's harrowing kitty tale!)

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On today's episode we're diving into the books coming out in May we can't wait to read! But first, Jill shares an incredible story about her newly...
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Ep. #440: Previewing May's Biggest Books (and Jill's harrowing kitty tale!)

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On today's episode we're diving into the books coming out in May we can't wait to read! But first, Jill shares an incredible story about her newly...
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Deborah Wiles

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Deborah Wiles about her powerful new book Kent State. This quick read looks at the horrific events of May 4th,...
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Ep. #439 - Deborah Wiles

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Deborah Wiles about her powerful new book Kent State. This quick read looks at the horrific events of May 4th,...
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A (virtual) round table of recommendations!

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What has quickly become our new Thursday tradition is back as two new coworkers join us (Katie and Regis!) to do a round table of recommendations!...
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Ep. #438 - A (virtual) round table of recommendations!

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What has quickly become our new Thursday tradition is back as two new coworkers join us (Katie and Regis!) to do a round table of recommendations!...
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Lauren Myracle

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On today's episode, we Zoom chat with #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle! Her new book This Boy is out now and must-read contempo...
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Ep. #437 - Lauren Myracle

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Dishing out book recs while social distancing

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On today's episode, we bring in some coworkers, their kiddos, and a kitty to offer up book recommendations perfect for cozying up in your favorite...
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Ep. #436 -Dishing out book recs while social distancing

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On today's episode, we bring in some coworkers, their kiddos, and a kitty to offer up book recommendations perfect for cozying up in your favorite...
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Louisa Morgan

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On today's episode, Adam Zoom chats with Louisa Morgan about her new book The Age of Witches. They talk about being a novelist during this time of...
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On today's episode, Adam Zoom chats with Louisa Morgan about her new book The Age of Witches. They talk about being a novelist during this time of...
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Nontraditionally formatted books #PBNread2020

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill are joined by Emma and Maria to share some book picks for another Professional Book Nerds Reading Challenge task...
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Ep. #434 - Nontraditionally formatted books #PBNread2020

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Joe Pulizzi

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Joe Pulizzi to discuss his debut novel The Will To Die. Joe is an icon in the world of Marketing and is th...
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Ep. #433 - Joe Pulizzi

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Today's episode is sponsored by Literati. Visit for 25% off your first two orders. On today's episode, Adam sits down with Joe Pulizzi to discuss...
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Book Recs in the Time of Corona

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Hey Nerds! Hope you're doing okay and continuing to practice social distancing. In case you need some book recommendations in our new world of qua...
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Ep. #432: Book Recs in the Time of Corona

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Rachel Harrison

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On today's episode, Adam interviews debut author Rachel Harrison about her new book The Return. They talk about her writing horror despite being v...
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Ep. #431 - Rachel Harrison

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On today's episode, Adam interviews debut author Rachel Harrison about her new book . They talk about her writing horror despite being very afraid...
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Previewing April's biggest books (and practicing social distancing)

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On today's episode, we're looking at the books we can't wait to read in April while our respective homes. We hope you're self quarantining as well...
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Ep. #430 - Previewing April's biggest books (and practicing social distancing)

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On today's episode, we're looking at the books we can't wait to read in April while our respective homes. We hope you're self quarantining as well...
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Emily St. John Mandel

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Emily St. John Mandel about her new book The Glass Hotel. The briefly discuss Station Eleven, her massively po...
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Ep. #429 - Emily St. John Mandel

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Emily St. John Mandel about her new book The Glass Hotel. The briefly discuss Station Eleven, her massively po...
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Big Library Read interview with Michael McCreary, author of Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill interview Michael McCreary, comedian and author of Funny, You Don't Look Autistic. Michael's book was chosen as ...
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Interview with Sharon Cameron, author of The Light in Hidden Places

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Sharon Cameron about her new book The Light in Hidden Places. This historical fiction novel tells th...
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Ep. #428 - Interview with Sharon Cameron, author of The Light in Hidden Places

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Sharon Cameron about her new book . This historical fiction novel tells the remarkable story of Stef...
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Stephanie Wrobel

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Stephanie Wrobel, debut author of Darling Rose Gold, a thrilling family mystery about Munchausen By Proxy that...
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Ep. #427 - Stephanie Wrobel

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Stephanie Wrobel, debut author of , a thrilling family mystery about Munchausen By Proxy that is equal parts d...
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Ep. #426 - Stay home and read one of these books

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Hey nerds. It's a scary time right now We're all feeling it. If you're looking for some books to read in the next week, try one of today's recomme...
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Stay home and read one of these books

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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds

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On today's episode, we have National Book Award-winning author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People's L...
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Ep. #425 - Dr. Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds

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On today's episode, we have National Book Award-winning author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People's L...
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Bonus Episode! Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author of Apeirogon

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Surprise! We have a Saturday episode for you because we just had to share this conversation with Colum McCann. Adam sat down with Colum for a live...
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Breaking down the Audie Award Winners with Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine

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On today's episode, Robin Whitten from AudioFIle joins Adam to dive into all the major Audie Award winners for the best audiobooks of 2019! They t...
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Ep. #424: Breaking down the Audie Award Winners with Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine

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On today's episode, Robin Whitten from AudioFIle joins Adam to dive into all the major Audie Award winners for the best audiobooks of 2019! They t...
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Cassandra Clare

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On today's episode, Adam interviews YA Queen Cassandra Clare! They discuss her new Shadowhunter novel Chain of Gold, her research into Edwardian E...
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On today's episode, Adam interviews YA Queen Cassandra Clare! They discuss her new Shadowhunter novel Chain of Gold, her research into Edwardian E...
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March's Biggest Books

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Spring has... just kidding, it's dark and dreary here in Nerd land but thankfully March is jampacked with a ton of amazing new books to keep us co...
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Elizabeth Little

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On today's episode, Adam interviews mystery author Elizabeth Little in Philadelphia about her new novel Pretty as a Picture. They breakdown the st...
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Ep. #421 - Elizabeth Little

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On today's episode, Adam interviews mystery author Elizabeth Little in Philadelphia about her new novel . They breakdown the storytelling aspects ...
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The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge: Microhistories

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam dish out some recommendations for the first of the Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge... Microhistor...
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Ep. #420 - The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge: Microhistories

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam dish out some recommendations for the first of the Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge... Microhistor...
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Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Layla Saad, bestselling author, podcaster, and influencer in the world of social change, race, identity, and l...
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Ep. #419 - Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Layla Saad, bestselling author, podcaster, and influencer in the world of social change, race, identity, and l...
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Together We Read U.S. with Pat Simmons

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Pat Simmons, the Together We Read digital book club selected author about her latest novel, Lean on Me. Pat ha...
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Ep. #418 - Together We Read U.S. with Pat Simmons

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Pat Simmons, the Together We Read digital book club selected author about her latest novel, Lean on Me. Pat ha...
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Phil Stamper

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On today's episode, Adam chats with debut YA author Phil Stamper! They discuss his brand new novel, The Gravity of Us, writing aspects of himself ...
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Ep. #417 - Phil Stamper

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On today's episode, Adam chats with debut YA author Phil Stamper! They discuss his brand new novel, The Gravity of Us, writing aspects of himself ...
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Marie Benedict, PBN All-Star

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We've lost count of how many times we've nerded out with Marie Benedict but it doesn't matter because each time is something new and amazing. Toda...
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Ep. #416 - Marie Benedict, PBN All-Star

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"Without Clementine Churchill the history of Winston Churchill and the history of the world would have been a very different story." We've lost co...
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Adalyn Grace

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On today's episode, Adam interviews debut author Adalyn Grace! They discuss her amazing young adult fantasy, All the Stars and Teeth, how she wrot...
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Ep. #415 - Adalyn Grace

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On today's episode, Adam interviews debut author Adalyn Grace! They discuss her amazing young adult fantasy, All the Stars and Teeth, how she wrot...
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February's Biggest Books

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February is almost here, which means it's time for Jill and Adam to share the books they are most looking forward to this month. (BONUS it's a Lea...
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Ep. #414 - February's Biggest Books

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February is almost here, which means it's time for Jill and Adam to share the books they are most looking forward to this month. (BONUS it's a Lea...
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Ryan La Sala

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Ryan La Sala in Philadelphia to discuss his sprawling fantasy novel Reverie, the vividness of his dreams, ...
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Ep. #413: Ryan La Sala

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Ryan La Sala in Philadelphia to discuss his sprawling fantasy novel Reverie, the vividness of his dreams, ...
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LOIS LOWRY!

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Have you ever had a moment in time that felt like a dream even while it was happening? That's how we felt getting to interview Lois Lowry for a fu...
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Ep. #412: LOIS LOWRY!

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Have you ever had a moment in time that felt like a dream even while it was happening? That's how we felt getting to interview Lois Lowry for a fu...
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Scott Simon, author of Sunnyside Plaza and host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

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On today's episode, Adam interviews legendary journalist and author Scott Simon about his new books Sunnyside Plaza....
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Ep. #411 - Scott Simon, author of Sunnyside Plaza and host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

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On today's episode, Adam interviews legendary journalist and author Scott Simon about his new books Sunnyside Plaza. The book is all about his tim...
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Joseph Sieracki and How Graphic Novels Are Made

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On today's episode, we're joined by author Joseph Sieracki (and his wife Andrea whose voice you may recognize!) ...
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Ep. #410 - Joseph Sieracki and how graphic novels are made

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On today's episode, we're joined by author Joseph Sieracki (and his wife Andrea whose voice you may recognize!)  Joseph has written a stunning gra...
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Andrea Barber aka Kimmy Gibbler!

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview Andrea Barber, who is best known for her iconic character Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and Fuller House...
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Ep. #409 - Andrea Barber aka Kimmy Gibbler!

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview Andrea Barber, who is best known for her iconic character Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and Fuller House...
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All that Jazz - Books set in the 1920s

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We've entered the 2020s so we thought it'd be fun to take a look at some wonderful books set a hundred years ago in the famed Roaring 20s. We're t...
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Ep. #408 - All that Jazz - Books set in the 1920s

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We've entered the 2020s so we thought it'd be fun to take a look at some wonderful books set a hundred years ago in the famed Roaring 20s. We're t...
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Penny Reid Returns!

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Hey Nerds! On today's wide-ranging episode, Penny Reid returns to tell us what she's been up to and it turns out... it's a lot!...
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Ep. #407 - Penny Reid Returns!

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Hey Nerds! On today's wide-ranging episode, Penny Reid returns to tell us what she's been up to and it turns out... it's a lot! We discuss the mul...
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January's Biggest Books to kick of your 2020 reading!

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It's a new month, a new year, and a new decade! The passage of time doesn't stop and so neither will our book recommendations. Check out the books...
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Ep. #406 - January's Biggest Books to kick of your 2020 reading!

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It's a new month, a new year, and a new decade! The passage of time doesn't stop and so neither will our book recommendations. Check out the books...
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Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg, creators of ASTRONUTS

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Jon Scieszka and Steven-Weinberg about their new children's book series ASTRONUTS!...
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Ep. #405 - Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg, creators of ASTRONUTS

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Jon Scieszka and Steven-Weinberg about their new children's book series ASTRONUTS! They chat about creating th...
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The 10 best books of 2019 AND The 10 best books of the decade

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The end of the year means it's time to look back on the best books of 2019! As a bonus, we also share our selections for the best books of the ent...
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Ep. #404 - The 10 best books of 2019 AND The 10 best books of the decade

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The end of the year means it's time to look back on the best books of 2019! As a bonus, we also share our selections for the best books of the ent...
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The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge

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We're excited to share our brand new 2020 reading challenge! In this episode, we explain each of the following challenges in depth. Be sure to sub...
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Ep. #403- The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge

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The Best Audiobooks of 2019

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We brought our good friend Robin Whitten from Audiofile Magazine on to run through their (and our) selections for the best audiobooks of 2019. Tak...
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Ep. #402: The Best Audiobooks of 2019

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We brought our good friend Robin Whitten from Audiofile Magazine on to run through their (and our) selections for the best audiobooks of 2019. Tak...
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Ep. #401 - Katharine McGee, author of American Royals

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by bestselling author Katharine McGee! They chat about her transitioning from Science Fiction to writing romant...
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Katharine McGee, author of American Royals

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by bestselling author Katharine McGee! They chat about her transitioning from Science Fiction to writing romant...
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Ep. #400 - Steve Potash, Rakuten OverDrive Founder and CEO (Part 1)

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It is not an understatement to say that Steve Potash is the reason we are able to do this podcast. Steve is the founder and creator of Rakuten Ove...
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Steve Potash, Rakuten OverDrive Founder and CEO (Part 1)

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On today's episode, Steve Potash joins us to discuss the humble origins of this incredible company we get to call home....
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Ep. #399 - Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Maaza Mengiste about her new novel, The Shadow King. This book tells the story of Mussolini's 1935 invasion of...
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Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Maaza Mengiste about her new novel, The Shadow King....
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Kate Racculia, author of Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghost

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Kate Racculia, author of the award-winning Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts. They chat about Edgar Allan Poe, Ka...
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Ep. #398 - Kate Racculia, author of Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghost

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Kate Racculia, author of the award-winning Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts. They chat about Edgar Allan Poe, Ka...
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Ep. #397 - Barbara and Teeba Furat Marlow, authors of A Brave Face

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with local authors Barbara and Teeba Furat Marlowe. Their book, A Brave Face, tells the incredible true...
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Barbara and Teeba Furat Marlow, Authors of A Brave Face

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with local authors Barbara and Teeba Furat Marlowe to discuss their book, A Brave Face....
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December's Biggest Books!

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Jill is here with the biggest books of December the Professional Book Nerds can't wait to read!...
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Ben Aaronovitch, Author of the Rivers of London Series

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Today's episode is a splendidly fun conversation with Ben Aaronovitch, author of the wildly popular Rivers of London series! We nerd out about wri...
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Ep. #395 - Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Rivers of London series

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Today's episode is a splendidly fun conversation with Ben Aaronovitch, author of the wildly popular Rivers of London series! We nerd out about wri...
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Ep. #394 - Holly Black, author of The Queen of Nothing

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Who is ready to return to Elfhame? This week, the final book in Holly Black's wildly popular "Folk of the Air" series, The Queen of Nothing, came ...
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Holly Black, author of The Queen of Nothing

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This week, the final book in Holly Black's wildly popular "Folk of the Air" series, The Queen of Nothing, came out and Holly stopped by to chat! A...
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We're basically just a Pagemaster fan podcast now

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This episode is all about the books we've been reading lately but we also dive into some truly crazy true-life murder stories involving authors an...
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Ep. #393 - We're basically just a Pagemaster fan podcast now

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It's a bonus Big Library Read episode with Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones!

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Surprise! Adam went down to Atlanta for a day to record a bonus episode with Big Library Read authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal! They chat wi...
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Books for Aspiring Writers: Surviving and Thriving during #NaNoWriMo

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On today’s episode, Jill and Adam dive into National Novel Writing Month, how they’re approaching this monumental task, and offer up loads of book...
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Ep, 392: Kacen Callender, Author of Queen of the Conquered

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Kacen Callender to discuss their new adult fantasy novel Queen of the Conquered. They also discuss writing...
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Books for Aspiring Writers: Surviving and Thriving during #NaNoWriMo

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam dive into National Novel Writing Month, how they're approaching this monumental task, and offer up loads of book...
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Ep. #391 - Books for Aspiring Writers: Surviving and Thriving during #NaNoWriMo

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam dive into National Novel Writing Month, how they're approaching this monumental task, and offer up loads of book...
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Ep. #390 - The book that reminded me why I love reading

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On today's quick episode, Adam discusses why Erin Morgenstern's The Starless Sea affected him so much and why he hopes everyone reads this book ab...
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The Book That Reminded Me Why I Love Reading

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On today's quick episode, Adam discusses why Erin Morgenstern's The Starless Sea affected him so much and why he hopes everyone reads this book ab...
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Ep. #389 - November's biggest new book releases!

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Halloween has come and gone and so now turn our gaze to the books we plan on reading all November long. Books mentioned in this episode...
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November's Biggest New Book Releases!

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Halloween has come and gone and so now turn our gaze to the books we plan on reading all November long....
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Ep. #388 - Michael Connelly LIVE!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down for a live interview with Michael Connelly, creator of the legendary and wildly popular Harry Bosch series of b...
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Michael Connelly LIVE!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down for a live interview with Michael Connelly, creator of the legendary and wildly popular Harry Bosch series of b...
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Strange but True! Nonfiction picks you have to read to believe

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Okay, nerds. We can't tell you how many times people have requested more nonfiction book recs. Well, here are a whole bunch of crazy stories that ...
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Ep. #387 - Strange but True! Nonfiction picks you have to read to believe

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JoJo Moyes, author of The Giver of Stars

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam sit down with JoJo Moyes to discuss her brand new book, The Giver of Stars....
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Ep. #386 - JoJo Moyes, author of The Giver of Stars

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam sit down with JoJo Moyes to discuss her brand new book, The Giver of Stars. In this live interview in front of a...
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Sleep with a light on! The books the scared us as kids

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Grab your blanket and a flashlight! We're reliving the books that scared us as kids. Listener beware......
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Ep. #385 - Sleep with a light on! The books the scared us as kids

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Elvis Duran!

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with Elvis Duran in front of a soldout audience to discuss his new memoir Where Do I Begin?, the future...
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Ep. #384 - Elvis Duran!

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with Elvis Duran in front of a soldout audience to discuss his new memoir Where Do I Begin?, the future...
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Ep. #383 - #SpookySZN - A Jack-O-Lantern of Scary Book Selections

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#SpookySZN - A Jack-O-Lantern of Scary Book Selections

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Daemons & Dust: The importance of His Dark Materials

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On today's episode, Adam breaks down why His Dark Materials his essential in society for readers of all ages. He discusses the connection to spiri...
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Ep. #382 - Daemons & Dust: The importance of His Dark Materials

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On today's episode, Adam breaks down why His Dark Materials his essential in society for readers of all ages. He discusses the connection to spiri...
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Murder Mermaids, astronauts and everything in between!

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill are joined by Andrea and Rachel to dish out book recommendations spooky, serious, and otherwise!...
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Ep. #381 - Murder Mermaids, astronauts and everything in between!

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill are joined by Andrea and Rachel to dish out book recommendations spooky, serious, and otherwise! Whether you wan...
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What we're reading and motherhood misconceptions with Nefertiti Austin

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On today's episode, Adam & Jill discuss the books they've been enjoying recently before Adam sits down with Nefertiti Austin to talk about her boo...
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Ep. #380 - What we're reading and motherhood misconceptions with Nefertiti Austin

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On today's episode, Adam & Jill discuss the books they've been enjoying recently before Adam sits down with Nefertiti Austin to talk about her boo...
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October's biggest new book releases!

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Happy Spooky SZN y'all! We're breaking down the books we're most excited about that will be coming out in October. We've got horror books, memoirs...
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Ep. #379 - October's biggest new book releases!

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Sara Faring, It's going to be dark but there's always going to be humor

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with debut author Sara Faring about her new book The Tenth Girl....
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Ep. #378 - Sara Faring, It's going to be dark but there's always going to be humor

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with debut author Sara Faring about her new book The Tenth Girl. They discuss the setting "at the end of the wo...
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Ben Folds!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with musical icon Ben Folds to discuss his new memoir A Dream About Lightning Bugs....
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Ep. #377 - Ben Folds!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with musical icon Ben Folds to discuss his new memoir A Dream About Lightning Bugs. They discuss how Ben views ...
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Alice Hoffman

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On today's episode, the great Alice Hoffman sits down with Adam to discuss her new book The World That We Knew, writing a fairy tale in the time o...
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Ep. #376 - Alice Hoffman

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On today's episode, the great Alice Hoffman sits down with Adam to discuss her new book The World That We Knew, writing a fairy tale in the time o...
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Brad Meltzer and the importance of children's books

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On today's episode, our good buddy Brad Meltzer returns to chat about the latest installments in his Ordinary People Change the World series, I am...
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Ep. #375 - Brad Meltzer and the importance of children's books

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Ep. #374 - Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly, authors of The Star Shepherd

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly to discuss their wonderful middle-grade novel, The Star Shepherd. This a...
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Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly, authors of The Star Shepherd

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly to discuss their wonderful middle-grade novel, The Star Shepherd....
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TBT... You'll Float TOO!

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Longtime listeners of the podcast will know that we adored IT Chapter One so much that we did a bonus episode all about that epic movie. With Chap...
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Ep. #373 - TBT... You'll Float TOO!

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Ep. #372 - Daniel Handler AKA Lemony Snicket!

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Adam interviews Daniel Handler about his latest novel, Bottle Grove. Daniel is best known for creating the iconic Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfor...
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Daniel Handler AKA Lemony Snicket!

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Adam interviews Daniel Handler about his latest novel, Bottle Grove....
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September's Biggest Books

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It's a new month, which means it's time for Jill and Adam to share their favorite books coming out in September!...
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Ep. #371 - September's Biggest Books

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Julia Whelan, author and audiobook narrator extraordinaire!

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Even if Julia's name isn't familiar believe us when we tell you that her voice is. Julia has over 300 narrator credits to her name and is THE go-t...
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Ep. #370 - Julia Whelan, author and audiobook narrator extraordinaire!

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A Big Heckin' Grab bag of Book Recs!

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On today's episode... we had no plan! Therefore, we brought on Emma and Kristin and did a roundtable of book recommendations. There is, quite lite...
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Ep. #369 - A Big Heckin' Grab bag of Book Recs!

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On today's episode... we had no plan! Therefore, we brought on Emma and Kristin and did a roundtable of book recommendations. There is, quite lite...
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Philippa Gregory

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On today's episode, Adam has the honor of sitting down with Philippa Gregory, well known for her Tudor and Plantagenet novels including The White ...
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Ep. #368 - Philippa Gregory

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Together We Read with Julie Evelyn Joyce

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Today's episode features Julie Evelyn Joyce, author of the award-winning Steeped in Love. This book was selected as the Together We Read Canadian ...
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I said, now I've got my Magic Bus

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Working with libraries and schools, we think about back to school time every year around our office. To shake it up, we're talking a bit about som...
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Ep. #367 - Together We Read with Julie Evelyn Joyce

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Today's episode features Julie Evelyn Joyce, author of the award-winning Steeped in Love. This book was selected as the Together We Read Canadian ...
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Ep. #366 - I said, now I've got my Magic Bus

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Working with libraries and schools, we think about back to school time every year around our office. To shake it up, we're talking a bit about som...
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Ep. #365: Sarah Gailey, Author of Magic for Liars

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Sarah Gailey to discuss their debut noir novel Magic for Liars. They break down the structure of the magic...
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Sarah Gailey, Author of Magic for Liars

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Sarah Gailey to discuss her debut noir novel Magic for Liars....
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Remembering Toni Morrison

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Adam and Jill share some brief thoughts on Toni Morrison who was, truly, one of a kind. Her books, speeches, and commentary gave a voice to Africa...
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Ep. #364 - Remembering Toni Morrison

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Adam and Jill share some brief thoughts on Toni Morrison who was, truly, one of a kind. Her books, speeches, and commentary gave a voice to Africa...
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Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones, authors of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

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On today's episode, Adam chats with debut authors Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones about their heartwrenching novel I'm Not Dying with You Tonight....
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Ep. #362 - Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones, authors of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

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On today's episode, Adam chats with debut authors Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones about their heartwrenching novel I'm Not Dying with You Tonight. ...
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Holly Throsby, Singer/Songwriter and author of Cedar Valley

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On today's episode, Adam has a chat with Holly Throsby all the way from Australia. She is the author of Cedar Valley, which was selected as the ne...
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Ep. #361 - Holly Throsby, Singer/Songwriter and author of Cedar Valley

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On today's episode, Adam has a chat with Holly Throsby all the way from Australia. She is the author of Cedar Valley, which was selected as the ne...
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PBN Reading Challenge Check-in!

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We are more than halfway through the year (omg) and Adam and Jill are going through the PBN Reading Challenge to see what books they have read so ...
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Ep. #360 - PBN Reading Challenge Check-in!

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We are more than halfway through the year (omg) and Adam and Jill are going through the PBN Reading Challenge to see what books they have read so ...
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Elizabeth Eulberg

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On today's episode, Adam nerds out with Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Past Perfect Life and the Shelby Holmes books!...
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Ep. #359 - Elizabeth Eulberg

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On today's episode, Adam nerds out with Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Past Perfect Life and the Shelby Holmes books! We discuss the difference betw...
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Previewing exciting new books coming out in August!

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It's that time once again! We're talking about the books we're most excited to read in August!...
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Ep. #358 - Previewing exciting new books coming out in August!

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It's that time once again! We're talking about the books we're most excited to read in August! Also, in case you missed it, we were profiled by Au...
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Kat Cho, Author of Wicked Fox

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Kat Cho, debut YA author of the splendid and fantastical Wicked Fox! They discuss how Kat realized her sto...
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Ep. #357 - Kat Cho, Author of Wicked Fox

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Kat Cho, debut YA author of the splendid and fantastical Wicked Fox! They discuss how Kat realized her sto...
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Interview with Daniel Silva

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Today on the podcast, Jill has an interview with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. His new book The New Girl is out now. Daniel shar...
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Ep. #356 - Interview with Daniel Silva

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Today on the podcast, Jill has an interview with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. His new book is out now. Daniel shares the real-...
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Ep. #355 - Linda Holmes! Author of Evvie Drake Starts Over

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You know her from her podcast and writing for NPR. Now getting to discover Linda Holmes as one of the best debut writers of 2019. Evvie Drake Star...
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Linda Holmes! Author of Evvie Drake Starts Over

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In this conversation, Adam and Linda Holmes discuss baseball, the struggle to break the 25,000-word barrier and act two of books, and the everlast...
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Food and Stories with Lizzy Saxe

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill welcome Lizzy Saxe to the show to nerd out about the connection between food and stories....
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Ep. #354 - Food and Stories with Lizzy Saxe

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill welcome Lizzy Saxe to the show to nerd out about the connection between food and stories. We get into the power ...
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Lisa Taddeo, Author of THREE WOMEN

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Today on the podcast, Jill talks with Lisa Taddeo about her new book THREE WOMEN. This discuss what made Lisa want to write the book and what her ...
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Ep. #353 - Lisa Taddeo author of THREE WOMEN

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Today on the podcast, Jill talks with Lisa Taddeo about her new book . This discuss what made Lisa want to write the book and what her process was...
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Danika Stone, Author of Switchback

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On this episode, Adam sits down in New York with Danika Stone, author of Switchback, a wonderful human vs. nature story of two teens who get lost ...
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Ep. #352 - Danika Stone, author of Switchback

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Jill Has A New Book Out!

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by Sydney to talk all about her new prison librarian memoir Reading Behind Bars. Thanks to all of the listeners...
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Ep. #351 - Jill Has A New Book Out!

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July's Biggest Books

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It's almost July, which means it's time for Jill and Adam to discuss the books coming out next month they can't wait to read!...
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Ep. #350 - July's Biggest Books

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Christine Riccio, Author of Again, But Better

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Adam sat down with Christine Riccio, debut author of Again, but Better and created of the immensely popular PolandBananasBooks YouTube channel....
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Ep. #349 - Christine Riccio, author of Again, But Better

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Adam sat down with Christine Riccio, debut author of Again, but Better and created of the immensely popular PolandBananasBooks YouTube channel. Th...
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All About Audiobooks!

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Get your headphones ready because today Jill and I are offering up a big pile of audiobook recommendations! A cool new update in Libby that just c...
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Ep. #348 - All about audiobooks!

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Ep. #347 - Cadwell Turnbull, author of THE LESSON

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Cadwell Turnbull about his novel The Lesson, which comes out June 18th. This story about an advanced race of a...
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Cadwell Turnbull, Author of The Lesson

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Cadwell Turnbull about his novel The Lesson, which comes out June 18th. This story about an advanced race of a...
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Big Library Read is back with author LP Fergusson

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On today's episode, Adam chats with LP Fergusson, author of A Dangerous Act of Kindness, which was selected as the latest Big Library Read global ...
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Ep. #346 - Big Library Read is back with author LP Fergusson

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PRIDE Month Picks!

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill are back in the same room finally and are handing out some wonderful LGBTQIA book recommendations for PRIDE mont...
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Ep. #345 - PRIDE Month Picks!

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Interview with Blake Crouch

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with bestselling author Blake Crouch about his new book Recursion. They discuss false memories, the reali...
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Ep. #344 - Interview with Blake Crouch

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Sarah Enni!

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Sarah Enni in New York City about her debut novel Tell Me Everything!...
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Ep. #343 - Sarah Enni!

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Sarah Enni in New York City about her debut novel Tell Me Everything! Sarah also hosts the wonderful First Dra...
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Interview with Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner!

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Today's interview is one Jill did with the immensely popular author, Jennifer Weiner about her new book MRS EVERYTHING. The book covers multiple d...
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Ep. #342 - Interview with bestselling author Jennifer Weiner!

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June's Biggest Books

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It's almost June which means it's time for Adam and Jill's monthly roundup of books to read this month....
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Ep. #341 - June's Biggest Books

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Ali Benjamin, National Book Award finalist and International bestselling author

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Ali Benjamin about her latest novel, The Next Great Paulie Fink. The book is all about how storytelling can sh...
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Ep. #340 - Ali Benjamin, National Book Award finalist and International bestselling author

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Ali Benjamin about her latest novel, The Next Great Paulie Fink. The book is all about how storytelling can sh...
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Brian Jay Jones!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Brian Jay Jones, the award-winning biographer whose latest book Becoming Dr. Seuss is now available....
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Ep. #339 - Brian Jay Jones!

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Ep. #338 - Recent Reads and Game of Thrones Finale Thoughts

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill share the books they've enjoyed recently before getting into their big thoughts after watching the Game of Thron...
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Recent Reads and Game of Thrones Finale Thoughts

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill share the books they've enjoyed recently before getting into their big thoughts after watching the Game of Thron...
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Books Behind Bars: Titles Set In Prison

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In today's episode, along with talking about her book, Jill also discusses some other books set in prison. Her list includes fiction, nonfiction, ...
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Ep. #337 - Books Behind Bars: Titles Set In Prison

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Jill has a new memoir coming out on July 2 called which is all about her experiences as a prison librarian. In today's episode, along with talkin...
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Interview with Karen Russell

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In today's episode, Jill interviews author Karen Russell about her new short story collection Orange World and Other Stories. They discuss the dif...
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Ep. #336 - Interview with Karen Russell

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Recent Reads and How Books Helped Me Fight Depression

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On today's episode, Adam chats about his recent book festival travels before discussing the books he's enjoyed recently. Then, he gets into how he...
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Ep. #335: Recent Reads and how books helped me fight depression

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Kim Michele Richardson

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Kim Michele Richardson about her new book The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek....
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Ep. #334 - Kim Michele Richardson

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Alafair Burke

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Alafair Burke who was in town for a library event! They discuss her latest thriller The Better Sister, how she...
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Ep. #333 - Alafair Burke

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Fiona Barton

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with bestselling author Fiona Barton about her latest book The Suspect. They discuss Fiona's writing proc...
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Ep. #332 - Fiona Barton

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May's Biggest New Books!

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~It's gonna be MAYYYY~ Sorry, Justin. Today we're talking about the books we're most excited about that are coming out in May (oh my god, it's Ma...
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Ep. #331 - May's Biggest new books!

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Helen Ellis, Author of Southern Lady Code

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Helen Ellis about her new book Southern Lady Code. Helen shares what it was like writing essays base...
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Ep. #330 - Helen Ellis, author of Southern Lady Code

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Chill with the return of our Summer Reading Program

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On today's episode, Adam returns from LA to chat with Christina about the upcoming OverDrive Summer Reading Program! She breaks down the awesome c...
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Ep. #329 - Chill with the return of our Summer Reading Program

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Rachel Howzell Hall

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with suspense writer Rachel Howzell Hall, author of the new book They All Fall Down. Jill and Rachel disc...
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Ep. #328 - Rachel Howzell Hall

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with suspense writer Rachel Howzell Hall, author of the new book . Jill and Rachel discuss Agatha Christi...
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There Were Never Such Devoted Sister Books

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Christina and Rickie are back, this time joining Jill to discuss books featuring sisters! From going into hell to save your sister's soul to helpi...
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Ep. #327 - There Were Never Such Devoted Sister Books

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Christina and Rickie are back, this time joining Jill to discuss books featuring sisters! From going into hell to save your sister's soul to helpi...
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Emily Duncan, Author of Wicked Saints

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Emily Duncan, author of the new young adult book Wicked Saints....
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Ep. #326 - Emily Duncan, Author of Wicked Saints

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Emily Duncan, author of the new young adult book .  Interview was recorded live at ALA Midwinter 201...
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True Crime

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Adam's out this week in Jury Duty, so Jill is on her own and decided to stay on brand and talk about some True Crime books!...
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Ep. #325 - True Crime

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Adam's out this week in Jury Duty, so Jill is on her own and decided to stay on brand and talk about some True Crime books!   Books mentioned in t...
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Harlan Coben!!!

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam sit down with Harlan Coben for a live interview in front of a sold out crowd of 400 readers at their home away f...
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Ep. #324: Harlan Coben!!!

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam sit down with Harlan Coben for a live interview in front of a sold out crowd of 400 readers at their home away f...
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Big Library Read is Back!

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On today's very special episode, Jill and Adam speak with Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung, co-creators of Homes: A Refugee Story....
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Ep. #323 - Big Library Read is Back!

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On today's very special episode, Jill and Adam speak with Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung, co-creators of Homes: A Refugee Story. Abu Bakr is...
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April's Biggest Books!

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April is around the corner, which means it's time for Jill and Adam to return with their picks of books being published next month! ...
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Ep. #322 - April's Biggest Books!

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April is around the corner, which means it's time for Jill and Adam to return with their picks of books being published next month!  Books Mention...
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Interview with Jasper Fforde

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with New York Times Bestselling author Jasper Fforde. His latest book Early Riser is out now....
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Ep. #321 - Interview with Jasper Fforde

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with New York Times Bestselling author Jasper Fforde. His latest book is out now. Music: Provided royalt...
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#MarchSadness 2019

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Get your tissues ready, folks! No buzzer beaters. No brackets. Just a bunch of books that will absolutely make you cry....
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Ep. #320 -#MarchSadness 2019

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Get your tissues ready, folks! No buzzer beaters. No brackets. Just a bunch of books that will absolutely make you cry. Adam and Jill are joined b...
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Wayétu Moore, Author of She Would Be King

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Wayétu Moore, author of She Would Be King, which was a Sarah Jessica Parker Book Club Central Pick....
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Ep. #319 - Wayétu Moore, author of She Would Be King

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Wayétu Moore, author of , which was a Sarah Jessica Parker Book Club Central Pick. Wayétu shares the...
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Gretchen Rubin and The Books that Spark Joy

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On today's episode Adam and Jill chat with Gretchen Rubin about her new book OUTER ORDER INNER CALM and offer tips about how decluttering our live...
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Ep. #318 - Gretchen Rubin and The Books that Spark Joy

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On today's episode Adam and Jill chat with Gretchen Rubin about her new book OUTER ORDER INNER CALM and offer tips about how decluttering our live...
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Victoria "V.E." Schwab!

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Oh my we have a superb episode for you fellow nerds!...
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Ep. #317 - Victoria "V.E." Schwab!

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Oh my we have a superb episode for you fellow nerds! Adam chatted with Victoria (V.E.) Schwab about her all of her new upcoming projects including...
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No Boys Allowed for Women's History Month

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For today's episode, Jill is joined by Tiffany and Sydney for a "No Boys Allowed" episode celebrating Women's History Month. Books by women, books...
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Ep. #316 - No Boys Allowed for Women's History Month

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For today's episode, Jill is joined by Tiffany and Sydney for a "No Boys Allowed" episode celebrating Women's History Month. Books by women, books...
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Mallory O'Meara, author of Lady from the Black Lagoon

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On today's episode, Adam interviews friend of the show, Mallory O'Meara about her new book Lady from the Black Lagoon!...
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Ep. #315 - Mallory O'Meara, author of Lady from the Black Lagoon

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On today's episode, Adam interviews friend of the show, Mallory O'Meara about her new book Lady from the Black Lagoon! In this story Mallory tells...
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Ep. #314 - March's Biggest Books

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Jill and Adam are back with their monthly picks episode! This week they are diving into upcoming March books they can't wait to read.    Books Men...
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March's Biggest Books

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Jill and Adam are back with their monthly picks episode! This week they are diving into upcoming March books they can't wait to read. ...
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Ep. #313 - Samantha Shannon, Author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Samantha Shannon, internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season series to discuss her new high fantasy...
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Samantha Shannon, Author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Samantha Shannon, internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season series to discuss her new high fantasy...
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Caterrific Books

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A few weeks ago, Adam talked about dog books and now Jill is back with books featuring and about cats!...
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Ep. 312 - Caterrific Books

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 A few weeks ago, Adam talked about dog books and now Jill is back with books featuring and about cats!  Books Mentioned In This Episode: by Vick...
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NYT Bestselling author Alexandra Robbins

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Alexandra Robbins, author of The Overachievers, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, and Pledged....
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Ep. #311 -- NYT Bestselling author Alexandra Robbins

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Alexandra Robbins, author of , , and . Her latest book is out now.    Music Music provided royalty ...
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#PBNRead2019 recommendations!

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On today's episode, Adam & Jill are joined by Emma and Kristin to dish out oodles of recommendations for the Professional Book Nerds 2019 Reading ...
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Ep. #310 - #PBNRead2019 recommendations!

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On today's episode, Adam & Jill are joined by Emma and Kristin to dish out oodles of recommendations for the Professional Book Nerds 2019 Reading ...
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Leife Shallcross, author of The Beast's Heart

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Australian author Leife Shallcross about her new book The Beast's Heart....
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Ep. #309 - Leife Shallcross, author of The Beast's Heart

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Australian author Leife Shallcross about her new book The Beast's Heart. This story is a retelling of Beauty a...
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Jill's ALA Adventures and what we've been reading

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On today's episode, Jill makes her glorious return from Seattle where she was interviewing authors during the American Library Association Midwint...
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Ep. #308 - Jill's ALA Adventures and what we've been reading

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On today's episode, Jill makes her glorious return from Seattle where she was interviewing authors during the American Library Association Midwint...
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Lincoln Peirce, creator of Big Nate and Max and the Midknights

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Lincoln Peirce, best known for his long running comic and novels in the Big Nate universe....
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Ep. #307 - Lincoln Peirce, creator of Big Nate and Max and the Midknights

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Lincoln Peirce, best known for his long running comic and novels in the Big Nate universe. He is back with a n...
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February's biggest books and some great literary ensemble casts

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On today's episode, Christina is back! She helps Adam break down February's biggest books before providing a few of her favorite books with big ca...
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Ep. #306 - February's biggest books and some great literary ensemble casts

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On today's episode, Christina is back! She helps Adam break down February's biggest books before providing a few of her favorite books with big ca...
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Sarah Smarsh, National Book Award finalist and author of Heartland

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Sarah Smarsh, journalist and author of the New York Times best selling memoir Heartland: A Memoir of Working H...
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Ep. #305 - Sarah Smarsh, National Book Award finalist and author of Heartland

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Sarah Smarsh, journalist and author of the New York Times best selling memoir Heartland: A Memoir of Working H...
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Ep. #304 - DOG BOOKS!

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Last week we got a message on Twitter suggesting we do an episode all about dog books. Well, Jill is on the road for some interviews so Adam took ...
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DOG BOOKS!

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Last week we got a message on Twitter suggesting we do an episode all about dog books. Well, Jill is on the road for some interviews so Adam took ...
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Kristen Roupenian, author of You Know You Want This

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Kristen Roupenian about her new collection of short stories You Know You Want This featuring the widely read ...
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Ep. #303 - Kristen Roupenian, author of You Know You Want This

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Kristen Roupenian about her new  collection of short stories You Know You Want This featuring the widely read ...
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TV shows with book tie ins

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Today's show is all about tv shows with book tie ins!...
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Marie Benedict on The Only Woman in the Room

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Our incredible friend Marie Benedict stopped by the office on her way to Indianapolis so we just had to record a quick chat about her new book The...
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Ep. #302 -Marie Benedict on The Only Woman in the Room

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Our incredible friend Marie Benedict stopped by the office on her way to Indianapolis so we just had to record a quick chat about her new book The...
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Ep. #301 - Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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On today's interview, Adam interviews bestselling authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen about their new thrillers An Anonymous Girl. They tal...
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Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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On today's interview, Adam interviews bestselling authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen about their new thrillers An Anonymous Girl....
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Madeline Miller on the magic of Shakespeare and Theatre

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On today's extraordinarily round numbered episode, Madeline Miller, author of CIRCE, returns to talk more mythology, Shakespeare and theatre....
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Ep. #300 - Madeline Miller on the magic of Shakespeare and Theatre

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On today's extraordinarily round numbered episode, Madeline Miller, author of CIRCE, returns to talk more mythology, Shakespeare and theatre. We k...
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Brad Meltzer returns!

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On today's episode, Adam and Brad Meltzer rekindle their Muppet-fueled friendship after nearly 2 1/2 years apart....
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Ep. #299 - Brad Meltzer returns!

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On today's episode, Adam and Brad Meltzer rekindle their Muppet-fueled friendship after nearly 2 1/2 years apart. They discuss his new book The Fi...
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January's Biggest Books

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It's 2019! New year, new month, new books from Jill and Adam. This time, they are sharing their books for January....
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Ep. #298 - January's Biggest Books

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It's 2019! New year, new month, new books from Jill and Adam. This time, they are sharing their books for January.   Books Mentioned In This Episo...
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Ep. #297 - Rebecca Hanover, Author of The Similars

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On today's episode, Adam chats with debut YA author Rebecca Hanover about her debut novel The Similars. She tells a wonderful story about high sch...
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Rebecca Hanover, Author of The Similars

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On today's episode, Adam chats with debut YA author Rebecca Hanover about her debut novel The Similars....
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Best Books of 2018

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It's the last Thursday of 2018 and Adam and Jill are here with their roundup of the best books they read in 2018....
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Ep. #296 - Best Books of 2018

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It's the last Thursday of 2018 and Adam and Jill are here with their roundup of the best books they read in 2018. Both books published this year b...
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Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview NYT bestselling author Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing....
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Ep. #295 - Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview NYT bestselling author Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing. They discuss her fascinating li...
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Charlaine Harris (!!) and announcing the PBN 2019 Reading Challenge

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview the great Charlaine Harris, well known author of the Sookie Stackhouse Chronicles, The Aurora Teagarde...
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Ep. #294 - Charlaine Harris (!!) and announcing the PBN 2019 Reading Challenge

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview the great , well known author of the Sookie Stackhouse Chronicles, The Aurora Teagarden series, and th...
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Interview with Ryder Carroll, creator of the Bullet Journal Method PLUS A GIVEAWAY!

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On today's episode, Jill chats with Ryder Carroll, inventor of the wildly popular Bullet Journal Method....
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Ep. #293 - Interview with Ryder Carroll, creator of the Bullet Journal Method PLUS A GIVEAWAY!

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On today's episode, Jill chats with Ryder Carroll, inventor of the wildly popular Bullet Journal Method. He has a new book out about the practice ...
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Give the gift of reading: Helping listeners shop for their book lovers

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by three of OverDrive's staff librarians to answer a few of the book request emails we've received over the las...
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Ep. #292 - Give the gift of reading: Helping listeners shop for their book lovers

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by three of OverDrive's staff librarians to answer a few of the book request emails we've received over the las...
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Kari Lynn Dell, author of Mistletoe in Texas

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Casablanca and features a conversation with romance suspense writer Kari Lynn Dell who...
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Ep. #291 - Kari Lynn Dell, author of Mistletoe in Texas

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Casablanca and features a conversation with romance suspense writer Kari Lynn Dell who...
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Best audiobooks of 2018 with Robin Witten

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On today's episode, Robin Witten from Audiofile Magazine and the Behind the Mic podcast joins us to talk about the absolute best audiobooks of the...
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Ep. #290 - Best audiobooks of 2018 with Robin Witten

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On today's episode, Robin Witten from Audiofile Magazine and the Behind the Mic podcast joins us to talk about the absolute best audiobooks of the...
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Katie Ruggle, Suspense Romance writer extraordinaire!

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Today's episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Casablanca and features a conversation with romance suspense writer Katie Ruggle....
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Ep. #289 - Katie Ruggle, Suspense Romance writer extraordinaire!

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December's Biggest Books

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December is right around the corner and Jill and Adam are here with their top picks for next month!...
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Ep. #288 -- December's Biggest Books

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December is right around the corner and Jill and Adam are here with their top picks for next month!  Books mentioned in this episode:  by Diane S...
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Alan Cumming Redux

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Today's episode is a bit of a flashback as Jill and Adam pull an old episode from the archives. In this case, the amazing and incredible ALAN CUMM...
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Ep. #287 - Alan Cumming Redux

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Today's episode is a bit of a flashback as Jill and Adam pull an old episode from the archives. In this case, the amazing and incredible ALAN CUMM...
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Thankful Thursday! Spoiler alert: we are thankful for YOU, our listeners!

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Today's episode is being released on Thanksgiving in the United States and Adam and Jill decide to talk about what they are thankful for which is ...
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Ep. #286 - Thankful Thursday! Spoiler alert: we are thankful for YOU, our listeners!

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Stuart Turton, Author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview Stuart Turton, author of the phenomenally mysterious The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle....
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Ep. #285: Stuart Turton, Author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview Stuart Turton, author of the phenomenally mysterious . We discuss his passion for Agatha Christie, how...
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~So you say you want a RESOLUTION~

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam look back at how they're doing on their 2018 reading resolutions, discuss the different ways they handle depress...
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Ep. #284 - ~So you say you want a RESOLUTION~

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam look back at how they're doing on their 2018 reading resolutions, discuss the different ways they handle depress...
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Fiona Davis, author of The Masterpiece

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Former guest and friend of the podcast Fiona Davis returns to talk about her latest book, The Masterpiece...
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Ep. 283: Fiona Davis, author of The Masterpiece

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Former guest and friend of the podcast Fiona Davis returns to talk about her latest book,   Say Hello! Find us on Instagram and Twitter at @ProBo...
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Don't Blink or you'll miss this wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey Doctor Who comics episode!

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Andrew James, Managing and Launch Editor for Titan Comics....
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Ep. #281: Ngozi Ukazu, creator of the Check, Please! comics

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What do hockey, baking, vlogging and comics have in common? They're all a part of what makes Ngozi so amazing! She is the creator of Check, Please...
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Ngozi Ukazu, creator of the Check, Please! comics

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What do hockey, baking, vlogging and comics have in common? They're all a part of what makes Ngozi so amazing!...
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New Mommas talkin' kid books for Picture Book Month!

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by Christina, Andrea and Melissa all of whom have little babes at home (and Andrea is expecting another)!...
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Ep. #280- New Mommas talkin' kid books for Picture Book Month!

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by Christina, Andrea and Melissa all of whom have little babes at home (and Andrea is expecting another)! We di...
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Interview with Jasmine Guillory

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by Jasmine Guillory, author of the new book The Proposal....
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Ep. #279 - Interview with Jasmine Guillory

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by Jasmine Guillory, author of the new book . Jill and Jasmine discuss romance books, Roxane Gay, and writing w...
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Madeline Miller, author of CIRCE

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Madeline Miller about her instant bestselling novel CIRCE....
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Ep. #278 - Madeline Miller, author of CIRCE

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Madeline Miller about her instant bestselling novel CIRCE. The title was selected for the upcoming Togethe...
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Ep. #277 - November's biggest new books!

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On today's episode we're talking about November new releases we're most excited for! There's something for everyone here! Click on any of the book...
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November's biggest new books!

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On today's episode we're talking about November new releases we're most excited for! There's something for everyone here!...
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Interview with Whitney Gardner

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Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by Whitney Gardner, author and illustrator of Chaotic Good and You're Welcome, Universe. Her latest book, Fak...
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Ep. #276 - Interview with Whitney Gardner

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Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by Whitney Gardner, author and illustrator of Chaotic Good and You're Welcome, Universe. Her latest book, Fak...
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Read Harder Challenge 4

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On today's episode we're once again helping you tackle your 2018 Read Harder Challenge....
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Ep. #275 - Read Harder Challenge 4

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On today's episode we're once again helping you tackle your 2018 Read Harder Challenge. Book Riot has one of the best yearly reading challenges bu...
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Alex London, author of Black Wings Beating

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On today's episode, Alex London joins Adam to chat about his new YA saga BLACK WINGS BEATING!...
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Ep. #274 - Alex London, author of Black Wings Beating

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On today's episode, Alex London joins Adam to chat about his new YA saga BLACK WINGS BEATING! We discuss falconry, LGBTQ+ writing, his experience ...
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The Great American Read! with Bill Gardner, VP of Programming and Development at PBS

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It's a question we're asked daily: what is your favorite book? PBS took that idea and expanded it to find America's favorite book and they've been...
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Ep. #273 - The Great American Read! with Bill Gardner, VP of Programming and Development at PBS

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It's a question we're asked daily: what is your favorite book? PBS took that idea and expanded it to find America's favorite book and they've been...
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April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Boneless Mercies

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On today's episode, April Genevieve Tucholke joins Adam to discuss her latest novel Boneless Mercies, dive DEEP into Beowulf and how its viewed to...
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Ep. #272: April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Boneless Mercies

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Monsters, Murder and More with Mallory O'Meara!

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On today's show we welcome in Mallory O'Meara, author and cohost of the wonderful Reading Glasses podcast on the Maximum Fun network!...
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Ep. #271 - Monsters, Murder and More with Mallory O'Meara!

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Interview with Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches....
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Ep. #270 - Interview with Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of . Deborah has a new book out now called that...
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A Big Library Read chat with Katherine Locke!

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Katherine Locke, author of the latest Big Library Read selection The Girl with the Red Balloon....
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Ep. #269 - A Big Library Read chat with Katherine Locke!

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Katherine Locke, author of the latest Big Library Read selection The Girl with the Red Balloon. The book is a ...
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October new books and BIG Fantastic Beasts feelings...

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam share the books coming out in October they are most excited for. BUT FIRST... We are in a BIG NAGINI MOOD....
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Ep. #268 - October new books and BIG Fantastic Beasts feelings...

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam share the books coming out in October they are most excited for. BUT FIRST... We are in a BIG NAGINI MOOD. We br...
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Hank Green! Author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Hank Green, one half of the VlogBrothers and just so many other amazing things on the internet....
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Ep. #267 - Hank Green! Author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Hank Green, one half of the  and just so many other amazing things on the internet. Hank's debut novel An ...
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Kerri Maniscalco returns!

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On today's episode, our good buddy Kerri Maniscalco returns to chat about her brand new book Escaping from Houdini!...
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Ep. #266 - Kerri Maniscalco returns!

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On today's episode, our good buddy Kerri Maniscalco returns to chat about her brand new book Escaping from Houdini! Want to know what sounds absol...
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What OverDrive is Reading for Read an Ebook Day!

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Tuesday, September 18th is Read an Ebook Day! OverDrive's own holiday which celebrates a love for digital reading and for today's episode, Adam an...
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Ep. #265: What OverDrive is Reading for Read an Ebook Day!

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Tuesday, September 18th is Read an Ebook Day! OverDrive's own holiday which celebrates a love for digital reading and for today's episode, Adam an...
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GUY BRANUM!

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TV Host, Comedy Writer, Stand up comedian, Memoirist. Guy Branum can do it all. On today's episode Adam interviews one of his favorite celebrities...
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Ep. #264 - GUY BRANUM!

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TV Host, Comedy Writer, Stand up comedian, Memoirist. Guy Branum can do it all. On today's episode Adam interviews one of his favorite celebrities...
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Melissa Hartwig, Co-Founder of Whole30

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On today's episode, we sit down with Melissa Hartwig, co-founder of Whole30 and author of the new Whole30 Slow Cooker....
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Ep. #263 - Melissa Hartwig, Co-Founder of Whole30

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On today's episode, we sit down with Melissa Hartwig, co-founder of Whole30 and author of the new Whole30 Slow Cooker. We disucss how Whole30 came...
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Ep. #262 - Kami Garcia!

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Kami Garcia, bestselling co-author of the wildly popular Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures series as...
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Kami Garcia!

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Kami Garcia, bestselling co-author of the wildly popular Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures series as...
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Christina Dalcher, author of VOX

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by Christina Dalcher whose debut novel VOX is getting all sorts of buzz....
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Ep. #261 - Christina Dalcher, author of VOX

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by Christina Dalcher whose debut novel VOX is getting all sorts of buzz. This dystopian story draws comparisons...
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September's best new books!

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Jill is getting married! Thankfully, we have many a book nerd here so the wonderful Andrea pinch hits to chat with Adam about the books they're mo...
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Ep. #260 - September's best new books!

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Jill is getting married! Thankfully, we have many a book nerd here so the wonderful Andrea pinch hits to chat with Adam about the books they're mo...
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Talkin' Fairy Tales with Rena Rossner, Laini Taylor, and Naomi Novik!

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On today's episode, Adam has a round table discussion with three of the best writers of modern day fairy tales....
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Ep. #259 - Talkin' Fairy Tales with Rena Rossner, Laini Taylor, and Naomi Novik!

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On today's episode, Adam has a round table discussion with three of the best writers of modern day fairy tales. Rena Rossner, Laini Taylor, and Na...
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Together We Read author James Moloney

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On today's episode, Adam chats with James Moloney, an Australian author whose latest novel The Love That I Have was selected as our most recent To...
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EP. #258 - Together We Read author James Moloney

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On today's episode, Adam chats with James Moloney, an Australian author whose latest novel The Love That I Have was selected as our most recent To...
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Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter!

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On today's episode it's all about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone!...
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Ep. #257 - Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter!

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On today's episode it's all about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! Adam & Jill begin with a series of topics about the HP community, what th...
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Ep. #256 - Eoin Colfer!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series, to discuss his new graphic novel Illegal. They...
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Eoin Colfer!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series, to discuss his new graphic novel Illegal....
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Interview with Keiko Agena

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill get to talk with Keiko Agena who played Lane Kim on Gilmore Girls....
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Ep. #255 - Interview with Keiko Agena

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill get to talk with Keiko Agena who played Lane Kim on Gilmore Girls. Along with acting, she is also a visual artis...
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R. O. KWON!

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On today's episode new best friend of the show R.O. Kwon joins Jill and Adam to discuss her absolutely Earth shattering debut novel The Incendiari...
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Ep. 254: R. O. KWON!

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On today's episode new best friend of the show R.O. Kwon joins Jill and Adam to discuss her absolutely Earth shattering debut novel The Incendiari...
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YA Anthologies

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Jill and Adam share some of their favorite recent Young Adult anthologies loaded with diverse stories including various cultural backgrounds, sexu...
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Ep. #253 - YA Anthologies

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Jill and Adam share some of their favorite recent Young Adult anthologies loaded with diverse stories including various cultural backgrounds, sexu...
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Gail Honeyman, author of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Gail Honeyman, author of the bestselling book Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine....
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Ep. #252 - Gail Honeyman, author of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Gail Honeyman, author of the bestselling book . They discuss what inspired Gail to write the book an...
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August's Biggest Books

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Adam and Jill are back with their monthly picks! Today they offer up some incredible books coming out in August....
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Ep. #251 - August's Biggest Books

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Ann Leckie and NK Jemisin!

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On today's episode Adam is joined by two of the defining voices in Science Fiction writing, Ann Leckie and NK Jemisin!...
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Ep. #250 - Ann Leckie and NK Jemisin!

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On today's episode Adam is joined by two of the defining voices in Science Fiction writing, Ann Leckie and NK Jemisin! They discuss tired tropes o...
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Sharp Objects Readalikes

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by Emma and Meghan to offer up some Sharp Objects readalikes. Mother / daughter relationships! Small town secre...
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Ep. #249 - Sharp Objects Readalikes

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by Emma and Meghan to offer up some readalikes. Mother / daughter relationships! Small town secrets! Unreliabl...
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Joe Abercrombie!

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On today's episode Adam chats with Joe Abercrombie, author of the ridiculously popular First Law series....
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Ep. #248 - Joe Abercrombie!

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On today's episode Adam chats with Joe Abercrombie, author of the ridiculously popular First Law series. They chat about the new covers of the ori...
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Janssen Bradshaw, creator of everyday-reading.com!

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On today's show we have the wildly popular blogger Janssen Bradshaw, creator of the amazing everyday-reading.com....
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Ep. #247 - Janssen Bradshaw, creator of everyday-reading.com!

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On today's show we have the wildly popular blogger Janssen Bradshaw, creator of the amazing everyday-reading.com. We discuss how she started blogg...
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Sarah Jacoby, author and illustrator extraordinaire!

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On today's episode, Adam bonds with Sarah Jacoby over her jawdropping illustrations, her wonderful children's book and Jim Henson....
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Ep. #246 - Sarah Jacoby, author and illustrator extraordinaire!

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On today's episode, Adam bonds with Sarah Jacoby over her jawdropping illustrations, her wonderful children's book and Jim Henson. It's amazing an...
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Read Harder Challenge Part 3

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We're back with a bunch more recommendations to help you tackle the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge!...
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Ep. #245 - Read Harder Challenge Part 3

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We're back with a bunch more recommendations to help you tackle the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge! Here's what we're chatting about today:   Boo...
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Katie Ganshert, author of No One Ever Asked

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Today Adam is sitting down with author Katie Ganshert, a wonderful woman who writes Christian inspired titles for both adults and young readers....
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Ep. #244 - Katie Ganshert, author of No One Ever Asked

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Today Adam is sitting down with author Katie Ganshert, a wonderful woman who writes Christian inspired titles for both adults and young readers. H...
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Ep. #243 - Big Library Read interview with Lacy Williams

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Big Library Read is back! This time, readers voted on by Lacy Williams, a historical western version of Pride & Prejudice.  From July 9th until J...
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Big Library Read interview with Lacy Williams

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Big Library Read is back! This time, readers voted on Cowboy Pride by Lacy Williams, a historical western version of Pride & Prejudice....
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10 very important Harry Potter debates

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Who is the best Harry Potter character? What's the worst side plot. Is Snape actually good. We tackle these and so many other important topics on ...
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Ep. #242 - 10 very important Harry Potter debates

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Who is the best Harry Potter character? What's the worst side plot. Is Snape actually good. We tackle these and so many other important topics on ...
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Ep. #241 - Malcolm Hansen, author of They Come in All Colors

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with debut author Malcolm Hansen about his novel They Come in All Colors. This story touches on growing up a mu...
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Malcolm Hansen, author of They Come in All Colors

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with debut author Malcolm Hansen about his novel They Come in All Colors....
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July's Biggest Books

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It's our July books episode! Adam and Jill is here with their monthly picks for July and Jill also talks a little bit about her time in New Orlean...
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Ep. #240 - July's Biggest Books

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It's our July books episode! Adam and Jill is here with their monthly picks for July and Jill also talks a little bit about her time in New Orlean...
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Interview with Lisa Genova

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice. Her latest book, Every Note Played, is out now....
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Ep. #239 - Interview with Lisa Genova

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Lisa Genova, bestselling author of . Her latest book, , is out now.   Say Hello! Find us on Instagra...
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Book Recs and Rules on the Bayou

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Today's episode is quite spicy! Get it? Bayou? New Orleans? Cajun? Sorry......
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Ep. #238 - Book Recs and Rules on the Bayou

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Today's episode is quite spicy! Get it? Bayou? New Orleans? Cajun? Sorry... ANYWAY! Jill is going to New Orleans for ALA so we're handing out book...
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Fatima Farheen Mirza, author of A Place for Us

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Today's interview episode is one we've been waiting months to share with you! Fatima Farheen Mirza sat down with Adam in Philadelphia for the firs...
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Ep. 237 - Fatima Farheen Mirza, author of A Place for Us

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Today's interview episode is one we've been waiting months to share with you! Fatima Farheen Mirza sat down with Adam in Philadelphia for the firs...
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Ep. #236 - Read the Rainbow with the Lambda Literary Awards

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It's Pride Month! For today's episode, Jill and Adam discuss some of the Lambda Literary Award recent winners along with some other LGBTQ+ related...
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Read the Rainbow with the Lambda Literary Awards

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It's Pride Month! For today's episode, Jill and Adam discuss some of the Lambda Literary Award recent winners along with some other LGBTQ+ related...
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Elisabeth Cohen, author of The Glitch

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by author Elisabeth Cohen, whose new novel The Glitch, highlights the life of a highly successful female CEO of...
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Ep. #235 - Elisabeth Cohen, author of The Glitch

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by author Elisabeth Cohen, whose new novel The Glitch, highlights the life of a highly successful female CEO of...
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Jill's OverDrive Tips & Tricks

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Today on the podcast, Jill offers some of her favorite tips & tricks for getting the most out of your library's OverDrive collection!...
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Ep. #234 - Jill's OverDrive Tips & Tricks

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Today on the podcast, Jill offers some of her favorite tips & tricks for getting the most out of your library's OverDrive collection! Say Hello! F...
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Ep. #233 - Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Chamber

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Matthew Pearl, bestselling author of The Dante Club about his new book The Dante Chamber. They talk about expa...
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Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Chamber

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Matthew Pearl, bestselling author of The Dante Club about his new book The Dante Chamber....
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June's Biggest Books

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Adam and Jill are back with their monthly list of books they can't wait to read in June!...
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Ep: #232 -- June's Biggest Books

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Adam and Jill are back with their monthly list of books they can't wait to read in June!  Books mentioned in this episode:  by Tommy Orange by ...
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Interview with Ruth Ware

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AHHHH! Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Ruth Ware, one of her absolute favorite mystery authors!...
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Ep. #231 - Interview with Ruth Ware

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AHHHH! Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Ruth Ware, one of her absolute favorite mystery authors! Her latest book, , is out tomorrow. ...
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Join the new Professional Book Nerds reading community!

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We have news! We've partnered with Viber, a global messaging app, to launch a reading community for our listeners!...
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Ep. #230 - Join the new Professional Book Nerds reading community!

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We have news! We've partnered with Viber, a global messaging app, to launch a reading community for our listeners! Think of this as a Professional...
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Interview with Claire Legrand

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with YA author Claire Legrand about her new fantasy novel Furyborn....
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Ep. #229 - Interview with Claire Legrand

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with YA author Claire Legrand about her new fantasy novel . Claire discusses the long history of this boo...
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Jessica Knoll, Bestselling author of The Favorite Sister and Luckiest Girl Alive

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The wildly talented and all-around wonderful Jessica Knoll took some time out of her post-pub day celebrations to chat with Adam on today's episod...
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Ep. #228 - Jessica Knoll, Bestselling author of The Favorite Sister and Luckiest Girl Alive

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The wildly talented and all-around wonderful Jessica Knoll took some time out of her post-pub day celebrations to chat with Adam on today's episod...
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Historical Fiction

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You asked and we listened! On our website professionalbooknerds.com, Historical Fiction was overwhelmingly the genre our listeners wanted us to ta...
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Ep. #227 - Historical Fiction

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You asked and we listened! On our website professionalbooknerds.com, Historical Fiction was overwhelmingly the genre our listeners wanted us to ta...
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Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass, authors of BOB, on the unique experience of co-writing a book!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with award winning authors Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass, who have co-written the middle-grade novel, BOB!...
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Ep. #226 - Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass, authors of BOB, on the unique experience of co-writing a book!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with award winning authors Rebecca Mass and Wendy Stead, who have co-written the middle-grade novel, BOB! They ...
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Book Recs from Cleveland Public Library

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Oh goodness was this a treat. We got a private tour of Cleveland Public Library's historic downtown library and then sat down with their Youth Ser...
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Ep. 225 - Book Recs from Cleveland Public Library

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Oh goodness was this a treat. We got a private tour of Cleveland Public Library's historic downtown library and then sat down with their Youth Ser...
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Interview with Ariel Lawhon

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Ariel Lawhon, historical fiction author of I Was Anastasia. Jill and Ariel discuss the mythology tha...
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Ep. #224 - Interview with Ariel Lawhon

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Ariel Lawhon, historical fiction author of . Jill and Ariel discuss the mythology that surrounds the...
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May's biggest new books

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Oh it's that time again! join us as we dive into a big pile of buzzy new books coming out this month....
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Ep. #223 - May's biggest new books

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Oh it's that time again! join us as we dive into a big pile of buzzy new books coming out this month.  Also... be sure to visit our website for lo...
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Interview with Alison Green from Ask a Manager

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by Alison Green, author of the work advice column Ask a Manager....
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Ep. #222 - Interview with Alison Green from Ask a Manager

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by Alison Green, author of the work advice column . Her new book, is out May 1st! Visit askamanager.org to rea...
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These Bookish Delights Have Bookish Ends

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Today, we are talking Westworld readalikes! Westerns! Artificial Intelligence! WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?...
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Ep. #221 - These Bookish Delights Have Bookish Ends

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Today, we are talking Westworld readalikes! Westerns! Artificial Intelligence! WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?  After sharing their readalikes, Jill and Adam ...
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Paula McLain

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by bestselling author Paula McLain to discuss her new book Love & Ruin....
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Ep. #220 - Paula McLain

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On today's episode, Jill is joined by bestselling author Paula McLain to discuss her new book . This follow-up to her earlier novel , Love & Ruin ...
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OverDrive's Summer Read Program!

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On today's episode, Christina joins Adam and Jill to talk all about this year's Summer Read program!...
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Ep. #219 - OverDrive's Summer Read Program!

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On today's episode, Christina joins Adam and Jill to talk all about this year's program! This annual program is designed to encourage students to...
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Tricia Levenseller, author of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology

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On today's episode, Adam bonds with YA fantasy author Tricia Levenseller over their shared loved of pirates and vikings while getting into the inc...
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Ep. #218: Tricia Levenseller, author of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology

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On today's episode, Adam bonds with YA fantasy author Tricia Levenseller over their shared loved of pirates and vikings while getting into the inc...
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Read Harder Challenge Part 2

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We're back with more recommendations for Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge!...
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Ep: #217 - Read Harder Challenge Part 2

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We're back with more recommendations for Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge! Today we are tackling:  A classic of genre fiction A book you can...
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Nathaniel Philbrick

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Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by National Book Award winning author Nathaniel Philbrick about his re-released memoir Second Wind....
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Ep. #216 - Nathaniel Philbrick

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Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by National Book Award winning author Nathaniel Philbrick about his re-released memoir . Nathaniel talks abou...
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Spring Picks with Nancy Pearl

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Our friend Nancy Pearl is back with some book picks for spring!...
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Ep. #215 - Spring Picks with Nancy Pearl

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Our friend Nancy Pearl is back with some book picks for spring!    Books mentioned in this episode by Philip Kerr by Emma Hooper by Emma Hooper...
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Regina Brett

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On today's episode, Cleveland journalist and bestselling author stops by the office to sit down with Adam for a wide-ranging conversation about ev...
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Ep. 214- Regina Brett

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On today's episode, Cleveland journalist and bestselling author stops by the office to sit down with Adam for a wide-ranging conversation about ev...
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April's Biggest Books

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On today's episode Adam is back in the office from a whole bunch of travels just in time for our April book picks!...
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Ep. 213: April's Biggest Books

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Big Library Read interview with Jennifer McGaha

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Big Library Read is back! The latest pick for our global eBook club is Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha....
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Ep. #212 - Big Library Read interview with Jennifer McGaha

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Claire Handscombe from the Brit Lit Podcast

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It's a podcast within a podcast! Adam and Jill have a conversation with Claire Handscombe, podcaster behind the Brit Lit Podcast....
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Ep. #211 -- Claire Handscombe from the Brit Lit Podcast

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It's a podcast within a podcast! Adam and Jill have a conversation with Claire Handscombe, podcaster behind the Brit Lit Podcast. She is also the ...
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Interview with Steve Hofstetter

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In today's episode, Adam sits down with stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter about his new book Ginger Kid....
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Ep. #210 - Interview with Steve Hofstetter

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In today's episode, Adam sits down with stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter about his new book .    Say Hello! Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDr...
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Interview with Jonathan Miles, SJP's latest Book Club Central Pick!

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In today's episode, Jill and Adam speak with Jonathan Miles, author of Anatomy of a Miracle, the latest Sarah Jessica Parker ALA Book Club Central...
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Ep. #209 - Interview with Jonathan Miles, SJP's latest Book Club Central Pick!

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In today's episode, Jill and Adam speak with Jonathan Miles, author of , the latest . They discuss Jonathan's writing process, his background as a...
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Jane Yolen, Children's Literature legend!

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No matter what your age, chances are you grew up reading Jane Yolen's books. She is a children's literature institution who has been compared to A...
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Ep. #208 - Jane Yolen, Children's Literature legend!

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Killer Thrillers!

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Jill is back with Rachel, Emma, and Kristin are with some of their latest thriller and suspense picks!...
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Ep. 207 -- Killer Thrillers!

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Jill is back with Rachel, Emma, and Kristin are with some of their latest thriller and suspense picks! Many of these aren't published yet, so be s...
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Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone!

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On today's episode we FINALLY share our interview with Tomi Adeyemi, author of the YA Fantasy phenomenon, Children of Blood and Bone....
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Ep. #206 - Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone!

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On today's episode we FINALLY share our interview with Tomi Adeyemi, author of the YA Fantasy phenomenon, Children of Blood and Bone. Adam and Tom...
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March's Biggest Books

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It's our monthly book round up episode! Adam and Jill discuss the March books they can't wait to read and also offer some recommendations based on...
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Ep. #205 - March's Biggest Books

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It's our monthly book round up episode! Adam and Jill discuss the March books they can't wait to read and also offer some recommendations based on...
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Carter Wilson

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Today's episode features bestselling author Carter Wilson. His latest book Mister Tender's Girl -- based on the Slenderman Stabbings -- is out now...
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Ep. #204 - Carter Wilson

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Today's episode features bestselling author Carter Wilson. His latest book  -- based on the Slenderman Stabbings -- is out now. Carter and Jill di...
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Fantastic Fantasy!

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Adam is joined by Christina (hello, Hi!), Sarah and Briana to chat about some Fantasy novels (and series) they've been loving lately and even a fe...
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Ep. #203 - Fantastic Fantasy!

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Adam is joined by Christina (hello, Hi!), Sarah and Briana to chat about some Fantasy novels (and series) they've been loving lately and even a fe...
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Interview with Matt Haig, author of How To Stop Time

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Jill is back from Denver and ALA Midwinter, where she did several author interviews, including this one with Matt Haig, author of How To Stop Time...
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Ep. #202 - Interview with Matt Haig, author of How To Stop Time

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Jill is back from Denver and ALA Midwinter, where she did several author interviews, including this one with Matt Haig, author of .  Interview was...
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Together We Read Canada book club author Dennis Bock!

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On today's special episode, we're interviewing the author of the Together We Read Canada book club, Dennis Bock....
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Ep. 201: Together We Read Canada book club author Dennis Bock!

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On today's special episode, we're interviewing the author of the Together We Read Canada book club, Dennis Bock. His novel, The Communist's Daught...
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Marieke Nijkamp is back!

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As we celebrate turning 200, we welcome back our 1st ever guest, author Marieke Nijkamp!...
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Ep. #200 - Marieke Nijkamp is back!

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As we celebrate turning 200, we welcome back our 1st ever guest, author Marieke Nijkamp! We sat down for a live event at our home library, Cuyahog...
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Chris Ferrie, author of Quantum Physics for Babies!

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Today's episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks. We'll be interviewing children's author Chris Ferrie and if you're looking for more children's books ...
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Ep. 199: Chris Ferrie, author of Quantum Physics for Babies!

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Comics Crew Part Deux!

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They have returned! We received a bunch of great feedback last time Kenny, Quinton and Jim were on to discuss comics that we decided we should pro...
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Ep. 198 - Comics Crew Part Deux!

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They have returned! We received a bunch of great feedback last time Kenny, Quinton and Jim were on to discuss comics that we decided we should pro...
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Malu Halasa on Middle Eastern Literature and Christina shares some reading recs.

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill interview Malu Halasa about her novel Mother of all Pigs, middle eastern literature and taking a look at stories...
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Ep. #197 - Malu Halasa on Middle Eastern Literature and Christina shares some reading recs.

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill interview Malu Halasa about her novel Mother of all Pigs, middle eastern literature and taking a look at stories...
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February's Biggest Books

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It's our monthly books list episode! In today's episode, Jill and Adam run down their list of February books they can't wait to read....
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Ep. #196 - February's Biggest Books

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It's our monthly books list episode! In today's episode, Jill and Adam run down their list of February books they can't wait to read.   Books Ment...
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Ayobami Adebayo, SJP Book Club Central selection and bestselling author

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Ayobami Adebayo, the latest Book Club Central selection by Sarah Jessica Parker and the American Library Association, joins Adam all the way from ...
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Ep. #195 - Ayobami Adebayo, SJP Book Club Central selection and bestselling author

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2018 Page to Screen

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Jill is joined by Emma, Rachel, and Kristin to discuss all of the books you should read before their adaptations appear in 2018 (or 2019, in some ...
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Ep. #194 - 2018 Page to Screen

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Jill is joined by Emma, Rachel, and Kristin to discuss all of the books you should read before their adaptations appear in 2018 (or 2019, in some ...
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Interview with Science Fiction Superstar Ann Leckie

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Today's podcast is an interview with Ann Leckie, the only author to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award for a single title. Her lates...
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Ep. #193 -- Interview with Science Fiction Superstar Ann Leckie

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Today's podcast is an interview with Ann Leckie, the only author to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award for a single title. Her lates...
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Read Harder 2018 Challenge Part 1

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Our friends over at Book Riot have put out their annual Read Harder Challenge and we're going to help you find some books!...
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Ep. #192 -- Read Harder 2018 Challenge Part 1

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Our friends over at Book Riot have put out their annual and we're going to help you find some books!  In this episode we offer some recommendatio...
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Ep. #191 - Heather Demetrios on abusive relationships, theater and writing

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On today's episode, author Heather Demetrios joins the show to chat about abusive relationships, her new book Bad Romance and the world of theater...
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Heather Demetrios on abusive relationships, theater and writing

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On today's episode, author Heather Demetrios joins the show to chat about abusive relationships, her new book Bad Romance and the world of theater...
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OverDrive's Reading Resolutions

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In today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with their OverDrive co-workers and former podcast guests to discuss what their reading resolutions for...
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Ep. #190: OverDrive's Reading Resolutions

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In today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with their OverDrive co-workers and former podcast guests to discuss what their reading resolutions for...
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