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Jill, Liz, and Kristin

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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. 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, Liz, and Kristin

Intro (0:00-1:50)

Recent Reads (1:50-14:00)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaimen

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Readers Advisory Recommendations (14:00-26:30)

Holiday gift for a single father who isn't a big reader, but enjoys Star Wars and superheroes.

First grader who is a strong reader but still wants some pictures in his books.

Holiday gift for a woman who has previously enjoyed Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Pre-Pubs (26:30-End)

American Housewife by Helen Ellis

Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne M. Valente, illustrated by Ana Juan

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker

The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas by Alison Weir

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Talking Tarot with Actress and Author Rachel True

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

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On today's episode, the nerds talk about how this podcast came to be, say thank you to all the people who have helped make this happen, and share some of their favorite memories from the 5 years of doing this little side project.
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Layla Saad on how Me and White Supremacy came to be, writing for young readers, the publishing world

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Layla Saad joined the nerds for a special Zoom event to discuss her bestselling book Me & White Supremacy, the new guided journal which is now available, and the upcoming version she's working on for young readers.
Listen to Layla Saad on how Me and White Supremacy came to be, writing for young readers, the publishing world

Getting festive and unexpected with our December books preview!

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill share the new books coming out in December they both plan to read. It's a bit of a genre swap situation as they both have books the other one would normally recommend. Things are getting crazy in nerd land.
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