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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 African Americans who felt underrepresented all their lives. She gave a voice to many who felt voiceless.
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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.
Listen to Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones, authors of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

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 next Together We Read book club pick for Australia and New Zealand.
Listen to Holly Throsby, Singer/Songwriter and author of Cedar Valley

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 far.
Listen to PBN Reading Challenge Check-in!

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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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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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 story and heritage were interesting to others, how K-Dramas relate to Young Adult literature, and the power of having a positive writing group.
Listen to Kat Cho, Author of Wicked Fox

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 shares the real-life kidnapping that inspired the book and why he decided to get rid of the first 200 pages and start over.
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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 everlasting awesomeness of Nick Offerman and Keanu Reeves.
Listen to Linda Holmes! Author of Evvie Drake Starts Over

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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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 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 in the mountains during a class trip and struggle to survive.
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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 who sent in questions. The pair discuss some of Jill's experiences and her writing process.
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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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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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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 came out lets you enjoy your audiobooks through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so it's perfect timing! Enjoy!
Listen to All About Audiobooks!

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 aliens coming to The U.S. Virgin Islands explore colonialism and the history of an oft-overlooked part of the world.
Listen to Cadwell Turnbull, Author of The Lesson

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 ebook club title.
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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 month and beyond!
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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 reality of time, and even the Berenstain Bears.
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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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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 decades and the pair discuss Jennifer's research process, the idea of "chick lit" and how Jennifer's mom inspired this book.
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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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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 shape an individual, how we experience stories, and how we relate them to others.
Listen to Ali Benjamin, National Book Award finalist and International bestselling author

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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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 Thrones finale. What they think might surprise you!
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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, and titles written from prison.
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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 differences in writing short fiction v. a novel and how she organized the collection.
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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 overcame depression last year by focusing on stories in the books he was reading.
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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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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 uses tension from the criminal justice system to up the stakes for family dramas, and what it's like getting to work with Mary Higgins Clark.
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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 process, along with her decision to make a journalist the investigator in her novels.
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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 May)... You know the drill.
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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 based on her real life and why she loves the Libby app so much!
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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 collection available to our school and library partners and then dives into the titles she's most excited about.
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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 discuss Agatha Christie, seven deadly sins, and locked room mysteries.
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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 helping your sister cover up multiple murders to fighting your sister over the King of England, there's a little something for everyone in this list.
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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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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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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 from home, Cuyahoga County Public Library.
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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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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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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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#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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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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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 lives can help bring us happiness.
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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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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 about women, and all things awesome.
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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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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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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 standalone novel The Priory of the Orange Tree.
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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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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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#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 Challenge! Also they make lots of good, good jokes.
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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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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 Midwinter meetings.
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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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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 casts of characters.
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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 Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth.
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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 full advantage.
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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 and hotly debated Cat Person.
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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 Only Woman in the Room.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Teagarden series, and the Midnight, Texas series, all of which have been turned into television adaptations.
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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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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 last few weeks.
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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 whose contemporary western romance series Texas Rodeo includes Reckless in Texas, Tangled in Texas, Tougher in Texas, Fearless in Texas and the new holiday special Mistletoe in Texas.
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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 year.
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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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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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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 CUMMING OMG.
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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 OUR AMAZING AND AWESOME 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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~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 depression and provide a bunch of different ideas for setting 2019 reading goals.
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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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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.
Listen to Don't Blink or you'll miss this wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey Doctor Who comics episode!

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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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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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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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, Fake Blood, is out now!
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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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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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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 working tirelessly to find the answer.
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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 today.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 and Jill talk to some of their coworkers to find out what books they'll be reading.
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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 about his debut book My Life As a Goddess.
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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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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 well as the new Broken Beautiful Hearts, The X-Files YA origin book Agent of Chaos and numerous other wonderful books.
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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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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 most excited for coming out this month.
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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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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 Together We Read book club title for Australia and New Zealand.
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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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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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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 Incendiaries.
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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, sexual orientations, and stories from authors with disabilities.
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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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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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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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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 secrets! Unreliable narrators!
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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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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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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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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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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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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 today's episode!
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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 Orleans for ALA.
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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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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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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 first interview she ever had about her debut novel A Place for Us.
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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 books.
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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 a tech company and her insanely time managed life.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 episode!
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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 talk about next, so on today's episode Adam and Jill offer up some historical fiction picks.
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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!
Listen to Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass, authors of BOB, on the unique experience of co-writing a book!

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 Services librarians for a book talk!
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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 that surrounds the Romanov dynasty and Ariel's unique research and writing process
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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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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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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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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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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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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 incredible world she's created in both Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen.
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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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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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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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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 everything from being a 20 year cancer survivor, creating books out of newspaper columns and much more.
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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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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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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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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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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 Pick.
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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 Aesop and Hans Christian Andersen and countless generations learned to read through her stories
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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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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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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 the books they are both currently reading.
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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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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 few coming soon they are hyped about.
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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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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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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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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 for your library or personal collection be sure to check out these great Sourcebooks selections
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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 probably run this back for another hour of good, good comic chat.
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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 from a different angle than you might expect.
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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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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 Nigeria to discuss her moving novel Stay with Me.
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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 cases!).
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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 latest book, Provenance, is out now.
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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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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 nerds.
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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 2018 are!
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Kelly Corrigan live at #Digipalooza17

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On today's episode, we FINALLY can share our interview with Kelly Corrigan that took place back in August at Digipalooza.
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Tips for hitting your 2018 reading goals (and some other fun stuff)

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On today's episode, Jill and (an under the weather) Adam offer up some helpful ways to keep your reading goals on track in 2018.
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MarcyKate Connolly, author of Shadow Weaver

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Happy New Year! We welcome in 2018 with an interview with middle grade author MarcyKate Connolly, discussing her new book Shadow Weaver.
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January's biggest books

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We're ringing in a new year with the books coming out in January we're most excited for. Take a listen and then let us know what books you can't wait to read in 2018!
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OverDrive's Best Books of 2017

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with some of their OverDrive coworkers and former podcast guests to find out what their favorite books of 2017 were!
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Adam and Jill's Best Books of 2017

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Adam and Jill's Best Books of 2017
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Interview with Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief

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Today's episode is an interview with Cleveland native, Susan Orlean, author of the New York Times Bestselling book The Orchid Thief.
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Gettin' cozy with Penny Reid!

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On Today's Episode, Jill and Adam welcome back their good friend and romance writing treasure, Penny Reid!
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Interview with FC Yee, author of The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

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Today's episode is an interview with debut young adult author FC Yee. His book The Epic Crush of Genie Lo draws from Chinese folklore and features an incredible heroine.
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The Penguin Hotline!

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam are joined by Madeline McIntosh, the President of Penguin Publishing, to talk about their wonderful Penguin Hotline.
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James S.A. Corey, author of The Expanse series

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill provide some classic Science Fiction book recommendations and then Adam chats with James S.A. Corey about Persepolis Rising, the latest installment of the wildly popular Expanse series.
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December Top Picks

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It's our monthly top picks episode! Today, Adam and Jill discuss the December books they are most excited to read.
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Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything

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Today's episode is an interview with New York Times Bestselling author Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star.
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Goin' all Gaiman

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Happy Thanksgiving! Today's episode is Adam all by himself talking about Neil Gaiman, one of his favorite authors.
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Karan Mahajan, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner

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Today's episode is a live interview with Karan Mahajan, winner of the Anisfield-Book Award which
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Turn Back Time With Historical Fiction

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Andrea and Christina are back and this time they are talking with Jill about historical fiction!
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Wendelin VanDraanen & Tara Sands

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam chat with both Wendelin VanDraanen, author of the wildly popular Sammy Keyes series, and Tara Sands who does all the narration for the audiobooks!
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Holy book talk, Batman... We're talking comics!

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Here at OverDrive yes we're obviously book nerds and yes we obviously love audiobooks and genres of all kind... but we also LOVE comics!
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Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with Matthew Desmond, who won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
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Jason Reynolds on the importance of children's literature

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On today's episode, Adam chats with Jason Reynolds about his powerful children's and YA books including Long Way Down, Ghost, and Patina.
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Nancy Pearl visits OverDrive!

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill recap OverDrive's Halloween extravaganza before discussing the books they're reading currently.
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Kerri Maniscalco, New York Times bestselling author of Hunting Prince Dracula

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On Today's episode, Jill and Adam talk about their Halloween plans and mutual love of classic candy before getting into a conversation Adam had with two-time New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco.
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November New Book Releases!

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It's that time again! Our heroes journey out to the land of pre-pub books and offer up the ones their most excited about coming out in November.
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Drew Magary, Author of The Hike

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On Today's episode, Adam sits down with Drew Magary, author of The Hike and contributor to GQ, Deadspin and several other sites Adam is obsessed with.
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Oh the Horror!

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Last week, Adam talked Young Adult Horror with Andrea and Christina. This week, Christina and Andrea are back with Jill, along with their coworker Shannon, to discuss Adult Horror!
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Anna-Marie McLemore, author of Wild Beauty

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Today's episode is an interview Adam did with young adult author Anna-Marie McLemore at Book Expo America.
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YA Horror picks to prepare for Halloween! AND the return of Dawn Kurtagich

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We're getting spooky on today's episode as Adam first chats with Andrea and Christina in the office about their YA Horror recommendations before calling the queen of YA Horror, Dawn Kurtagich, to get her picks.
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Big Library Read Bonus Episode!

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On this special BONUS Big Library Read episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast, Adam welcomes back author Chelsea Sedoti to the show.
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Interview with Tana French

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On today's episode, Jill got to interview one of her most favorite writers ever: Tana French, author of the award winning Dublin Murder Squad series.
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The Professional Book Nerds and The Prisoner of Azkaban

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Rarely do single books come out that the we feel the need to do an entire episode on by themselves but the Harry Potter universe is an exception they'll always make.
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Linsey Miller, Author of Mask of Shadows

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On today's episode, we harken back to to June when Jill and Adam sat down with debut author Linsey Miller at the American Library Association's annual meetings.
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October New Book Releases!

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Best day of the month! On today's episode the Nerds dive into the the new books coming out in October that they're most excited about. Spoiler Alert: There are SO. MANY.
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Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with author Annalee Newitz to discuss her debut novel, Autonomous.
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Banned Books Week and National Book Awards longlist

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam talk about Banned Books Week, the National Books Awards and their newfound love of the the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Lootcrate.
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Ben Blum, author of Ranger Games

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Ben Blum who wrote the recently released Ranger Games.
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We All Float Down Here

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Last weekend, Jill and Adam both watched the new adaptation of Stephen King's IT and loved it so much they decided to talk about it -- both the film, the book it is based on, and a little bit about the original TV miniseries.
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In Their Own Words: Memoirs

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In today's episode, Jill is joined by Melissa, Megan, and Briana to talk about a genre they all love: memoirs!
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Adrian J. Walker on running, very good doggos and writing dystopian novels

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with author Adrian J. Walker and they instantly bond over their shared love of running, dogs and the dystopian genre that Adrian writes in.
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Recommendations from Nancy Pearl

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Our friend Nancy Pearl is back with some book recommendations!
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E. Lockhart!

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On Today's episode we finally get to share an amazing chat we had with E. Lockhart back in the Spring to promote both We Were Liars and her new release Genuine Fraud!
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September new releases we're excited for AND Game Of Thrones!

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It's our favorite episode of the month! Today we're talking about the new books coming out in September we can't wait to read.
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Jack Gantos, Author of Writing Radar

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Jack Gantos, who has written books for readers of all ages.
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Out of This World Science Fiction

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Half an hour after peak viewing time of the 2017 Solar Eclipse, Jill sat down with three of her colleagues (including first time caller, long time listener Bob) to discuss science fiction!
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Amanda Foody, author of Daughter of the Burning City

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On today's episode, Adam chats with his favorite debut author of 2017, Amanda Foody!
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Young Adult, New Adult, Mystery AND Romance

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by frequent friends of the pod (and 2/3rds of the 3-headed Sass Monster) Andrea and Christina.
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Brandy Colbert, Author of Little & Lion

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On today's episode, Adam chats with the incredible Brandy Colbert. Brandy's well known for her debut novel Pointe and her latest book Little & Lion was just released.
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Jill's Favorite Fantasy Libraries

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As a librarian who loves fantasy novels, Jill naturally loves fantasy novels that feature a fantastic library! For today's episode she's giving a rundown on some of her favorite fantasy libraries and librarians.
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Meg Cabot!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with the incredible and wildly popular bestselling author Meg Cabot.
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August Books we're most excited about!

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The calendar has turned to a new month which means we get to share our picks for the top books of August!
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Fiona Davis, Author of The Address

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill nerd out with Fiona Davis, author of the new book The Address. Fiona is well known for her debut novel, The Doll House as well as her time on Broadway.
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The Suspense Is Killing Me

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Who doesn't love a good murder to set off their summer vacation? In today's episode, Jill is joined by previous guests Emma, Meghan, and Kristin to discuss some of their favorite mystery, suspense, and thriller books!
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Dav Pilkey, Creator of Captain Underpants

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Tra la Laaa! Today's episode is a chat with legendary children's author and illustrator Dav Pilkey! Dav is best known for creating Captain Underpants which has been read by millions of children around the world and is responsible for countless people falling in love with reading.
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Book Recommendations with Nancy Pearl, America's Librarian

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill chat with Nancy Pearl! Nancy regularly offers book recommendations on NPR, was named Librarian of the Year in 2011 by Library Journal and even has her own action figure.
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B. A. Paris, author of The Breakdown

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by #1 bestselling author B. A. Paris whose debut novel, Behind Closed Doors, became an instant international sensation.
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Colson Whitehead, 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad

Professional Book Nerds | E:135
On today's episode, Adam and Jill travel to Chicago to speak with Colson Whitehead about his #1 New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Underground Railroad.
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Jonathan Safran Foer, New York Times Bestselling Author

Professional Book Nerds | E:134
In today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with bestselling and award winning author Jonathan Safran Foer.
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July Books We Can't Wait To Read!

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It's our monthly episode of forthcoming books we can't wait to read! ::Insert Kermit Arms:: Like every month, Jill and Adam break down some of the books coming out this month that they can't wait to read. So get your TBR lists ready!
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Greg Iles, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Professional Book Nerds | E:132
On this week's author interview episode we feature Greg Iles, the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the Natchez Burning series.
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ALA Recap! Interviews, Books, and Chicago, Oh My

Professional Book Nerds | E:131
Last weekend, Adam and Jill were in Chicago for the American Library Association. Along with getting to meet some of our library partners, podcast listeners, publishing company friends, they also got to interview some incredible authors and Jill, at least, got to do some sightseeing in the Windy City.
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Doree Shafrir, Author of STARTUP

Professional Book Nerds | E:130
Today's episode is an interview Adam did with Doree Shafrir. Doree has worked at Buzzfeed and Gawker Media, amongst other sites and her new debut novel STARTUP is now available.
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ALA Week! Library Love and OverDrive History Lesson

Professional Book Nerds | E:129
Our episode today is a very special conversation as Jill and Adam sat down with two librarians who were integral in the creation of OverDrive.
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Kyle Cassidy, author of This is What a Librarian Looks Like

Professional Book Nerds | E:128
On today's episode, Adam & Jill are joined by Kyle Cassidy, author of This is What a Librarian Looks Like.
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Wonder Women: the 10 most bad ass female writers

Professional Book Nerds | E:127
On today's episode, Adam and Jill unveil their top 10 most bad ass female writers working today. Inspired by Wonder Woman, they decide to share this list of incredible ladies in the hopes that you'll discover some authors you may not have known about or never considered reading.
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Interview with Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga

Professional Book Nerds | E:126
Today's episode is a conversation Jill had with Instagram yogi rockstar Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga.
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Interview with Sarah Dessen, New York Times Bestselling author

Professional Book Nerds | E:125
Adam shares some of the adventures he had in New York City when he was visiting the Big Apple for Book Expo and then Jill has an interview with New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen!
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Interview with Marcus Sedgwick, author of Saint Death

Professional Book Nerds | E:124
Today's episode is an interview Jill did with award-winning author and illustrator Marcus Sedgwick, whose latest book Saint Death was published back in April.
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Mail Bag Recs and Adam and Jill Ramblings

Professional Book Nerds | E:123
Adam and Jill are currently podcast hosts passing in the night, with Adam currently in New York City for Book Expo America while Jill is back in the office after having just returned from the Big Apple!
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Cat Clarke, bestselling author of The Pants Project

Professional Book Nerds | E:122
On today's episode, Adam has the honor of chatting with Cat Clarke about her book The Pants Project.
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Marie Benedict is back!

Professional Book Nerds | E:121
On this very special episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast, we sit down with Marie Benedict once more to discuss The Other Einstein which was chosen by our readers as the next Big Library Read global eBook club!
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June Books We're Excited To Read!

Professional Book Nerds | E:120
Before Jill and Adam go on a series of travel adventures for work and play they get together to share the books coming out in June they're most excited to read.
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Caite Dolan-Leach

Professional Book Nerds | E:119
On today's episode, Jill & Adam chat with debut author Caite Dolan-Leach about her debut novel Dead Letters.
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What Team OverDrive Is Reading

Professional Book Nerds | E:118
We are an office full of readers and so for today's episode we decided to poll some of our co-workers and past podcast guests to see what everyone is currently reading or has recently finished.
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Fierce Reads Tour!

Professional Book Nerds | E:117
The Fierce Reads tour kicked off May 9, 2017 and Cleveland's own Cuyahoga County Public Library was the first stop!
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Short Reads!

Professional Book Nerds | E:116
On today's episode we are discussing short reads and quick books!
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Kate Moore

Professional Book Nerds | E:115
On today's episode, Adam chats with Kate Moore, author of the incredible book The Radium Girls.
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Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge, Part II

Professional Book Nerds | E:114
We're back with round two of our Book Riot Read Harder Challenge suggestions! Completing this challenge is a lot of fun and can help broaden your literary scope but it can be tough to find books that fit the categories.
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Celebrating Children's Book Week

Professional Book Nerds | E:113
It's Children's Book Week and we are celebrating with a three-in-one author interview episode featuring authors Pat Mora, Cynthia Leitich-Smith, and Don Tate.
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May Books We're Excited To Read!

Professional Book Nerds | E:112
May is just around the corner which means it's time for Adam and Jill to offer up their top picks for books coming out in May 2017!
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Together We Read interview with Denzil Meyrick

Professional Book Nerds | E:111
In today's episode, Adam speaks with Scottish author Denzil Meyrick. Denzil's book, Whisky From Small Glasses was selected as our Together We Read Digital Book Club choice for our U.K. libraries.
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John Scalzi

Professional Book Nerds | E:110
On Today's episode, Jill & Adam sit down with John Scalzi, one of the most prolific and success Science Fiction Writers of our time.
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OverDrive's Summer Read Program

Professional Book Nerds | E:109
On today's episode, Adam and Jill are joined by Christina, who tells us all about the titles included in this year's Summer Read program.
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Celebrating National Library Week

Professional Book Nerds | E:108
It's National Library Week! As a library company, OverDrive knows the importance of libraries and as podcast hosts, we often ask our guest authors for their thoughts and memories about the importance of libraries as well.
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Omar El Akaad

Professional Book Nerds | E:107
On today's episode, Adam interviews Omar El Akaad about his debut novel American War, which tells the story of a second American Civil War taking place 100 years in the future.
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Together We Read interview with Lesley Crewe

Professional Book Nerds | E:106
On today's episode, Adam interviews Lesley Crewe, whose book, Amazing Grace, was chosen as the Together We Read national digital book club selection for Canada.
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Interview with George Saunders

Professional Book Nerds | E:105
On today's episode, Adam & Jill chat with George Saunders, bestselling authors and one of TIME's 100 most influential people in the world.
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April Books We're Excited To Read

Professional Book Nerds | E:104
April is right around the corner which means it's time for Adam and Jill to talk about all of the forthcoming books they are excited to read!
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Interview with Brad Ricca

Professional Book Nerds | E:103
On today's episode, Adam is left all by his lonesome for a sleep-deprived introduction where he talks about a local theater production he saw the night before and begs you to give us a 5-star rating before getting into the actual important part of the show, an interview with the awesome Brad Ricca.
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Blast From the Past! Historical Fiction

Professional Book Nerds | E:102
Take a trip back through time with today's episode where Adam and Jill discuss some of their favorite historical fiction picks!
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Interview with Elise Parsley, picture book author and illustrator

Professional Book Nerds | E:101
The main portion of this episode is a conversation Adam had with children’s author and illustrator Elise Parsley who is known for her bestselling “If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! series of gorgeous picture books.
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Interview with Barry Lyga

Professional Book Nerds | E:100
100 episodes! That's a big round number. On this, our first episode in the triple digits, Jill and Adam chat with Barry Lyga, best selling author of harrowing Young Adult books including I Hunt Killers and Boy Toy.
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Interview with Carol Weston, author of The Speed of Life & Ava and Pip

Professional Book Nerds | E:99
On today’s episode, Adam sits down with author and advice columnist Carol Weston.
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March Sadness

Professional Book Nerds | E:98
For college basketball fans, this month is the time for March Madness but we decided to switch it up by doing an episode titled March Sadness. These are the books that make us cry, sob, weep, bawl .... you get the picture.
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Kwame Alexander

Professional Book Nerds | E:97
On today's episode, Adam sits down with Newbery Medal winner and bestseller Kwame Alexander. Kwame was in town promoting his latest book, The Playbook, which is a set of rules for children to use to be successful in life.
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March Books We're Excited To Read

Professional Book Nerds | E:96
It's a new month! That means it's time to talk about all the forthcoming books we are excited to read.
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Big Library Read is back and we're talking Pie with Kate McDermott

Professional Book Nerds | E:95
On today's episode Adam and Jill are celebrating the upcoming launch of the latest Big Library Read event by chatting with Kate McDermott, author of Art of the Pie, which was selected as the eBook readers around the world will be reading at the same time starting March 16th as part of the largest digital book club on earth.
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Page to Screen, Oscars Edition

Professional Book Nerds | E:94
The Academy Awards are this weekend and five of this year's Best Picture nominees are based on books!
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Elizabeth Kostova

Professional Book Nerds | E:93
On today's episode, Adam sits down with Elizabeth Kostova, #1 bestselling author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves.
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You Won't Want to Myth This Episode!

Professional Book Nerds | E:92
Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology was released last week and we decided to celebrate by discussing other books that deal with mythology and lore!
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Interview with Jen Calonita

Professional Book Nerds | E:91
On today's episode, Adam interviews Jen Calonita in Atlanta during the American Library Association Midwinter meetings.
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Romance Recs from Zoraida Cordova

Professional Book Nerds | E:90
On this episode, Zoraida Cordova once again graces us with her wonderful presence to offer up some of her favorite recent romance reads.
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Interview with Penny Reid, self-published author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City Series

Professional Book Nerds | E:89
Several of our co-workers absolutely adore Penny Reid and her Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series and suggested we interview her.
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Reader Advisory recommendations and February's biggest books

Professional Book Nerds | E:88
On the 88th episode of the pod, Jill and Adam read through a few listener emails and offer book recommendations based on what you, the listener, has been reading.
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Interview with Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko

Professional Book Nerds | E:87
In today's episode we hear the first of several interviews Adam did authors at the American Library Association Midwinter Meetings.
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Adam's Back with the ALA Youth Media Awards

Professional Book Nerds | E:86
Adam's back from ALA Midwinter and brought with him the big list of 2017 Youth Media Award Winners and a whole bunch of advanced reader copies that the whole OverDrive office is excited to read.
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Jill In a Recording Studio With a Microphone

Professional Book Nerds | E:85
So in this very off the cuff episode, Jill talks about all the ways you can keep track of the books you read and also goes over the books she has read thus far in 2017 as well as what she's currently reading (and listening to because audiobooks totally count).
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Interview with debut author Samuel Parker

Professional Book Nerds | E:83
In today's episode Jill & Adam talk to debut author Samuel Parker about his first novel Purgatory Road.
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Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge, Part I

Professional Book Nerds | E:82
Like most book nerds, we love the website Book Riot and their annual Read Harder Challenge. But sometimes it's hard to know where to find titles that fit the categories if they are a little outside of your reading comfort zone so we decided to offer some suggestions throughout the year.
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Interview with Robyn Carr

Professional Book Nerds | E:81
Today's episode features an interview with world-renowned romance writer, Robyn Carr.
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Books We Are Excited to Read in 2017

Professional Book Nerds | E:80
In this episode we discuss the books we are excited to read in 2017!
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Jill Wrote a Book!

Professional Book Nerds | E:79
On this very special episode of the podcast, Adam interviews Jill because she wrote a memoir title Running with a Police Escort and it's now available on OverDrive and everywhere you buy your books!
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Books coming out in January we're excited about

Professional Book Nerds | E:78
On the last episode of 2016, Jill and Adam discuss the books coming out in January that they can't wait to read.
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Interview with Australian author Fleur McDonald

Professional Book Nerds | E:77
It's the last week of 2016 and for this final Monday of the year, Adam and Jill are back with another author interview! This time they spoke with Fleur McDonald, an Australian author known for her rural fiction.
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Interview with Kathryn Barker, author of In the Skin of a Monster

Professional Book Nerds | E:76
In today's episode, Adam speaks with debut novelist Kathryn Barker, author of the award winning In the Skin of a Monster.
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Zoraida Cordova returns!

Professional Book Nerds | E:75
On this episode, YA author Zoraida Cordova returns for a 2nd time to discuss Labyrinth Lost, the strange life authors lead being solitary writers and then social butterflies while promoting books and having fans while being fans of other authors.
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Our Favorite Books of 2016

Professional Book Nerds | E:74
It's the end of the year, which means it's time for the Professional Book Nerds to reflect and discuss their favorite books of 2016.
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Alan Cumming Interview and Happy Birthday Professional Book Nerds!

Professional Book Nerds | E:73
This is the one year anniversary episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast!
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Turn Up the Heat Because We Are Talking Romance

Professional Book Nerds | E:72
We are back with another romance episode! Our first romance episode back in February still remains our most popular episode and we decided to bring the genre back for another time.
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Live interview with Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series

Professional Book Nerds | E:71
In our 71st episode, Adam and Jill sat down with Lee Child, best-selling author of the Jack Reacher series.
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Interview with children's author Patricia Hruby Powell

Professional Book Nerds | E:70
On the 70th episode of the podcast, Jill & Adam spoke with Patricia Hruby Powell as a part of their Holiday Spectacular interview series.
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Interview with Catherine Hall, Author of The Repercussions

Professional Book Nerds | E:69
Today's episode is an interview with Catherine Hall, author of the war time novel The Repercussions.
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LIfestyle books, cookbooks, and party planning, oh my!

Professional Book Nerds | E:68
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States and the OverDrive staff are off with family and friends. But with the holiday season now officially starting, they decided to talk about some of their favorite "lifestyle" books, including cookbooks and party planning.
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Interview with debut author Elle Wild

Professional Book Nerds | E:67
On the first of our Holiday Spectacular series of author interviews, Adam spoke with Elle Wild, whose debut title Strange Things Done, is now available for libraries and readers.
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Interview with Marissa Meyer, NYT bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles and Heartless

Professional Book Nerds | E:66
In today's episode, Jill gets to talk to one of her personal favorite authors, Marissa Meyer, who is the New York Times bestselling writer behind The Lunar Chronicles and the brand-new Heartless, which is a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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Books We Love to Read Over and Over (and Over) Again

Professional Book Nerds | E:65
Like many readers, the OverDrive staff all have their favorite books they love to re-read on a regular basis.
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Interview with Jodi Picoult

Professional Book Nerds | E:64
In our second ever live episode, Adam and Jill had the opportunity to sit down with Jodi Picoult, New York Times Bestselling author of over twenty novels including My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, Vanishing Acts and Plain Truth.
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Books Written During NaNoWriMo

Professional Book Nerds | E:63
November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, which is a month long event that challenges writers to write 50,000 words of a novel throughout the month of November.
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Interview with Kyle Mills

Professional Book Nerds | E:62
Jill and Adam sit down with bestselling author Kyle Mills who not only created his own geopolitical mysteries but he also has taken up the mantel of the wildly popular Mitch Rapp novels for Vince Flynn and he's written in the Robert Ludlun Covert-One series.
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Horror Reads for Adults

Professional Book Nerds | E:61
This week Jill is not only back from her witchy work visit to Massachusetts, she's sitting down with Rachel K. and Quinton to discuss some of their favorite horror novels (and she tries her hardest to not spend the entire episode mentioning Stephen King).
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Interview with David Levithan

Professional Book Nerds | E:60
Today's episode is an interview with New York Times bestselling author, David Levithan, perhaps best known for Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Boy Meets Boy and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
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Young Adult Horror

Professional Book Nerds | E:59
While Jill is out experiencing Salem (witches!) Adam has two separate conversations with Christina and Andrea of the 3-Headed Sass Monster in which they chat about their favorite Young Adult Horror titles just in time for Halloween.
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Live interview with James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner

Professional Book Nerds | E:58
Our first ever live episode! Jill and Adam sat down with #1 New York Times bestselling author James Dashner, of Maze Runner fame, in front of a large crowd of his adoring fans at the main branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.
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What We're Reading This Week

Professional Book Nerds | E:57
As a library company, we are all big readers and for this episode we decided to ask some of our co-workers and past podcast guests what they are currently reading!
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Big Library Read Interview with Marieke Nijkamp, author of This Is Where It Ends

Professional Book Nerds | E:56
Multiple times a year, OverDrive offers users an opportunity to take part in a global ebook club through their library and this time the book choice is This is Where It Ends and we are thrilled to have author Marieke Nijkamp back on our podcast!
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Page to Stage

Professional Book Nerds | E:55
Let the OverDrive staff entertain you as we hit the Great White Way to discuss books that have been adapted into Broadway musicals!
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New York Times best selling author Leigh Bardugo

Professional Book Nerds | E:54
In our 54th episode, Adam sat down with #1 New York Times best selling author Leigh Bardugo, whose most recent book, Crooked Kingdom, is now available.
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Musical Memoirs & Rock Biographies

Professional Book Nerds | E:53
The OverDrive staff librarians come from a wide range of backgrounds and two of our librarians -- Liz and Rachel K. -- come from music library backgrounds. So we decided to use their collective knowledge and reading backgrounds to discuss musical memoirs and rock biographies!
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Interview with Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein

Professional Book Nerds | E:52
On this episode, Adam chats with lawyer turned author Marie Benedict about her latest novel, The Other Einstein.
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We Read Banned Books

Professional Book Nerds | E:51
Adam and Jill decided to talk to some of their OverDrive colleagues to find out what they'll be reading for Banned Books Week and to also find out why they celebrate the freedom to read.
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Interview with Cuyler Overholt

Professional Book Nerds | E:50
We're 50! Well, we're 50 episodes old anyway. In today's very round numbered episode we sat down (virtually) with debut author Cuyler Overholt to talk about her thrillng novel, A deadly Affection.
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What OverDrive is Reading for Read an eBook Day

Professional Book Nerds | E:49
Friday September 16, 2016 is Read an eBook Day! As the leading app for eBooks available through libraries, we love celebrating this day of #eBookLove.
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Interview with Kate Elliott

Professional Book Nerds | E:48
In today's episode, Adam chats with author Kate Elliott, who has written 25 novels.
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Bonus Friday Fun with Jill and Adam

Professional Book Nerds | E:47
Happy Friday! In today's episode, Jill and Adam hang out in their soon-to-be awesome recording studio and chat.
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Interview with Lisa Fenn, author of CARRY ON. With special guest Leroy Sutton

Professional Book Nerds | E:46
Adam sits down with Lisa Fenn, ESPN producer and author of the new book CARRY ON which examines the unexpected relationship between two disabled wrestlers living in inner city Cleveland.
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It's All True... Nonfiction Recommendations

Professional Book Nerds | E:45
On today's episode, Jill is joined by newcomer Kristi as they discuss some of their favorite nonfiction titles.
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Interview with Chelsea Sedoti, Author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett.

Professional Book Nerds | E:44
In our last interview from the American Library Association meetings in Orlando, Adam sits down with debut author, Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett.
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Young Adult 2 with the 3-headed Sass Monster

Professional Book Nerds | E:43
Well hello there! Today we have a big ol' list of book recommendations for fans of Young Adult and New Adult titles.
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Interview with Hollie Overton, Author of Baby Doll

Professional Book Nerds | E:42
We've all heard stories -- real and fictional -- about women kidnapped and held captive for years but what happens after they escape? That's the question Hollie Overton sets out to answer in her book Baby Doll.
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A grab bag of book recommendations!

Professional Book Nerds | E:41
Today we have two newcomers to the podcast in Sydney and Tiffany who join Adam to chat about what else...books of course!
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Interview with Megan Abbott, Author of You Will Know Me

Professional Book Nerds | E:40
We've got Olympic Fever and the only prescription is an interview with the resplendent Megan Abbott!
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Audiobooks to make you laugh!

Professional Book Nerds | E:39
Everyone loves to laugh, right? You totally do. So in this episode Adam is joined by Melissa to discuss their favorite comedic audiobooks.
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Interview with Duane Swierczynski, Author of Revolver

Professional Book Nerds | E:38
In this episode Jill returns for our intro with Adam! The actual episode is an interview with Duane Swierczynski, author of the crime novel, Revolver, which is about the murder of two cops and their family efforts to solve the mystery.
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We Need to Talk About Dystopia...

Professional Book Nerds | E:37
In today's episode Jill chats with Christina and Sarah about why they all love Dystopian books and what makes these titles so enchanting.
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Interview with Nathan Hill, Author of The Nix

Professional Book Nerds | E:36
On the 36th episode of the pod, Adam chats with debut author, Nathan Hill.
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Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem, Oh My...2!

Professional Book Nerds | E:35
In today's episode Emma, Meghan and Kristin return to share the latest books they've been reading and listening to in the Mystery genre.
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Interview with Zoraida Cordova, Author of Labyrinth Lost

Professional Book Nerds | E:34
In our 34th episode Adam interviewed Zoraida Cordova in Orlando where she was promoting her upcoming Young Adult Fantasy title, Labyrinth Lost.
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Guys Read Too!

Professional Book Nerds | E:33
Our 33rd episode is packed with book recommendations as Adam is joined by Jim and Quinton in the OverDrive offices to offer up the books they've loved lately.
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Interview with Dawn Kurtagich, Author of And the Trees Crept In

Professional Book Nerds | E:32
Our 32nd episoee features Dawn Kurtagich, author of And The Trees Crept In, a Young Adult psychological horror that is both breathtaking and terrifying.
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Interview with Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Immortals

Professional Book Nerds | E:31
Our 31st episode features Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of the The Immortals, book one in the Olympus Bound series.
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Interview with author Gene Gant

Professional Book Nerds | E:30
In our 30th episode, Adam talks with author Gene Gant, a strong advocate for #WeNeedDiverseBooks, especially those that feature LGBT characters.
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Muggles, Magic, McGonagall, and More!

Professional Book Nerds | E:29
Today, June 23, 2016, marks the start of the American Library Association's Annual Conference, which is being held in Orlando this year. Since so many librarians and library fans will be taking advantage of the nearby Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park while there, we decided to do another Harry Potter themed episode!
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James Patterson Interview and Release of BookShots

Professional Book Nerds | E:28
James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Cross and Women's Murder Club series is our guest on the podcast today!
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Big Library Read Interview with Julie McElwain, author of A Murder in Time

Professional Book Nerds | E:27
Today's podcast is a special episode related to the second Big Library Read pick of 2016.
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Interview with Brad Meltzer, New York Times Bestselling author & and host of Decoded

Professional Book Nerds | E:26
For today's episode, Adam sits down with New York Times Bestselling author Brad Meltzer.
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Interview with Lisa Unger, New York Times Bestselling Author

Professional Book Nerds | E:25
Happy Tuesday! In today's episode, Adam sits down and talks with Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author whose newest book Ink and Bone is released today, June 7, 2016.
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Fantastic Fairy Tales

Professional Book Nerds | E:24
In this week's episode, Jill is back and she talks with Adam and Kristin about fairy tales!
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Interview with Ryan Graudin, author of Wolf by Wolf

Professional Book Nerds | E:23
In this week's author interview, Adam talks with Ryan Graudin, young adult author of multiple books including Wolf by Wolf and its forthcoming sequel, Blood for Blood.
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Interview with Jewell Parker Rhodes

Professional Book Nerds | E:22
In today's episode, Adam sits down with writer Jewell Parker Rhodes, an author who is familiar writing for both adults and juveniles/YA. Her forthcoming book, Towers Falling, is all about teaching the story of the 9/11 attacks to children who weren't born when it happened.
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Young Adult book recommendations and why YA matters

Professional Book Nerds | E:21
Newcomers to the podcast Christina and Andrea join Adam to discuss their favorite Young Adult books and series.
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All Things Audiobooks & OverDrive's Audiobook SYNC Program

Professional Book Nerds | E:20
May 5th marks the start of OverDrive's AudioSYNC program so the OverDrive team is spending this episode talking about all things audiobooks!
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If Books Be the Food of Love, Read On! Celebrating #Shakespeare400

Professional Book Nerds | E:19
400 years ago this month, William Shakespeare shuffled off this mortal coil but the show must go on, so OverDrive's Professional Book Nerds are discussing the man behind the myth in our latest episode.
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Interview with Matthew Quick, bestselling author of Silver Linings Playbook

Professional Book Nerds | E:18
This week we are back with another author interview, this time with bestselling author Matthew Quick, the man behind the popular The Silver Linings Playbook which was also adapted into the Academy Award nominated film.
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Celebrating National Poetry Month

Professional Book Nerds | E:17
April is National Poetry Month and some of the OverDrive staff is celebrating by having a themed episode where we share some of our favorite poems and poets and even read a couple of poems on air.
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Interview with Lisa Jackson, New York Times Bestselling Author

Professional Book Nerds | E:16
In our latest author interview, OverDrive's Adam talks to New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson.
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Feminist Reads and True Crime

Professional Book Nerds | E:15
In today's episode we are talking about two of our favorite non-fiction categories: feminist/women's studies titles and true crime!
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Page to Screen

Professional Book Nerds | E:14
Book adaptations on the big and small screen are all the rage and several upcoming films have the OverDrive staff super excited.
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Interview with Dr. Lisa Damour, author of Untangled

Professional Book Nerds | E:13
Recently, local Cleveland author Dr. Lisa Damour stopped by the OverDrive offices to chat with Adam about her latest book Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood.
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Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem, Oh My!

Professional Book Nerds | E:12
In today's episode we are talking all things Mystery!
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Big Library Read interview with Taya Kyle, author of American Wife and widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle

Professional Book Nerds | E:11
Big Library Read officially kicks off March 17th and in anticipation of the event, Adam sat down with Chris Kyle's widow Taya Kyle, who has written her own memoir, American Wife.
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Interview with Marie Bostwick, author of the Cobbled Quilt and Too Much, Texas series

Professional Book Nerds | E:10
In this week's episode, Adam talks with Marie Bostwick, author of the popular Cobbled Quilt and Too Much, Texas series.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy

Professional Book Nerds | E:9
In our ninth episode we are talking all things science fiction and fantasy! If you're not familiar with either genre that's okay because some of the recent reads that Jill, Quinton, and Rachel K. mention include some non-genre picks as well before discussing the differences between science fiction and fantasy.
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Interview With Sunil Yapa, author of Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Professional Book Nerds | E:8
In our second author interview, Adam interviews Sunil Yapa, author of Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, which takes place over one day during the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle.
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All Things Romance

Professional Book Nerds | E:7
Valentine's Day is just around the corner so the staff librarians here at OverDrive decided to dedicate an episode to the Romance genre. But because we are all such well-rounded readers, we cover more than just your typical "bodice rippers," discussing some young adult titles and Amish romances, but also titles perfect for Galentine's Day and those single on this particular holiday.
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Accio Books!

Professional Book Nerds | E:6
Thursday, February 4th marks the second annual Harry Potter Book Night and the OverDrive staff is celebrating!
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Jill, Sheila, and Adam

Professional Book Nerds | E:5
In our fifth episode, host Jill is joined by Adam and Sheila as they discuss some of the top award winners to come out of 2016 ALA Midwinter conference as well as some of the titles they've recently finished reading.
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ALA interview with Marieke Nijkamp

Professional Book Nerds | E:4
Today's episode features OverDrive's own social media guru Adam as he interviews Marieke Nijkamp, Dutch author of the brand new YA novel This Is Where It Ends
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Jill, Todd, and Sheila

Professional Book Nerds | E:3
We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools.
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Jill, Liz, and Kristin

Professional Book Nerds | E:2
Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into.
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Jill, Emma, and Rachel K.

Professional Book Nerds | E:1
Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into.
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