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Books about books for the #PBNread2021!

Every book nerd and library lover adores books about books! On today’s episode, Adam and Jill share a number of books about books to help you tackle another task on the Professional Book Nerds 2021 Reading Challenge. Check out Umberto Eco’s personal library: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoEuvgT1wBs Books mentioned in this episode: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde […]
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We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds® (PBN) who work at OverDrive, the industry-leading app for eBooks and audiobooks through your local library and school. With over a half million downloads, readers and librarians turn to the PBN team for weekly expert book recommendations, author interviews and all things books.

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Adam Sockel

Adam Sockel is one half of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. He’s been working at OverDrive since 2010 where he’s responsible for helping new users discover OverDrive around the world and manages the OverDrive library blog.

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Jill Grunewald

Jill Grunenwald is the creator and other half of the Professional Book Nerds Podcast and loves talking about books almost as much as she loves reading them. She joined OverDrive in 2015 as a Collection Development Analyst, helping libraries select and purchase content for their users.

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“I love this podcast. They are thoughtful about the books they talk about, interview great authors, and give great recommendations!”

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“Their recommendations are fabulous and the author interviews are wonderful. there are many books I have read and enjoyed thanks to the Professional Book Nerds. And that is the best name ever. Can we get stickers or t-shirts?”

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“I visited the podcast twice this year, and it was an absolute joy both times. The questions are wonderful, the book nerdery is great, and it also happens to be a fantastic way to get the word out!”

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“The PBN’s enthusiasm for literature comes through in insightful, well researched questions and their lively repartee with the authors”

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“I’m always looking for my next book. Friends’ recommendations are great but tend to stay in their categories. This podcast delivers a lot of options in a lot of categories I would never have been exposed to.”

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If you're following us on here for our bookish content but aren't currently subscribing to our podcast, you can do that right here:

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You're not going to want to miss the incredible line up of upcoming authors we have lined up this summer. 👀

If you're following us on here for our bookish content but aren't currently subscribing to our podcast, you can do that right here:

https://professionalbooknerds.com/

You're not going to want to miss the incredible line up of upcoming authors we have lined up this summer. 👀

When listening to audiobooks that were clearly recorded a long time ago, sometimes you can hear the narrator turn the page in the background and that subtle sound is so delightful to me.

Two things I’ve always been able to turn to in order to express my emotions are writing and reading so, with that in mind, I wanted to share a few books that have helped me deal with grief and sadness in my own life.

https://company.overdrive.com/2021/05/10/7-novels-to-help-cope-with-grief/

Delighted to share our latest episode with @sarahkuhn!

We dive into her new book FROM LITTLE TOKYO, WITH LOVE, writing flawed superheroines, our shared love of mochi, and a whole bunch more!

Take a listen: https://professionalbooknerds.com/on-flawed-superheroes-and-mochi-with-sarah-kuhn/

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Delighted to share our latest episode with @sarahkuhn!

We dive into her new book FROM LITTLE TOKYO, WITH LOVE, writing flawed superheroines, our shared love of mochi, and a whole bunch more!

Take a listen: https://professionalbooknerds.com/on-flawed-superheroes-and-mochi-with-sarah-kuhn/

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