By: Jill Grunenwald, librarian, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst and host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast

A little over six months ago, OverDrive’s staff librarian team introduced the Professional Book Nerds podcast! As voracious readers who spend their days talking about books and recommending books, we decided to take the conversation out to a wider audience by recording these conversations and making them available to other readers!

1185397_10154068728621942_3432687747218945944_nWe’ve had some wonderful conversations along the way, including some really great genre specific episodes that cover topics like Science Fiction and Fantasy, Murder Mysteries, and Romance. The best part is, these genre episodes always garner lots of emails from our listeners which is so fun because we get to find out what kind of books YOU like reading!

Along with talking about books, the podcast also talks with authors in our frequent author interviews. In these episodes, Adam sits down with authors of books of all genres and age-ranges and learns about what got them started in writing and what their writing process is like. They also offer some of their own reading recommendations for our listeners. There are some exciting upcoming author interviews in the works so be sure to stay tuned for those.

You can find the Professional Book Nerds podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, the Google Play Music Store, and most podcast apps. If you have any of your own recommendations, please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, and you can also email us at our new email address:!

Happy reading!