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A Tale of Two Pitties (Books, Instagram)

For actor and content creator Dianne Scott, and her dogs Pugsley and Wednesday, life IS art. Daily sketches, recurring characters, and charming adventures fill their Instagram feed, @ataleoftwopitties, to educate and imprint on the 100k followers the many joys of adopting a pitbull. Guided by Hurley, the family’s first experience with the breed, each posts […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

The Con Artist (Quirk Books)

When I picked up this book at the 2019 ECCC from the Quirk Books booth I was expecting great outside the box material and The Con Artist delivered. The novel relies on pop culture references, recognized brands and labels, and even some made up ones to protect the protagonist, Mike (a fairly well known comic […]

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Book Reviews MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldblatt

Operations management experts agree that to run a manufacturing production effort effectively you must understand how the products are designed and built to spot bottlenecks and flow issues. What sometimes we fail to see is that the metrics used to track and claim success are incorrect. If we focus on one dimension of the production […]

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Book Reviews MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019

Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Challenges

Mark J Penn, with E. Kinney Zalesne, wrote a very insightful and somewhat prophetic book about the up and coming minorities groups that would become a force in USA politics and social/cultural reform. Intent on highlighting which market segments advertisements and policies should target and rally behind, the authors share statistics, graphs, charts and background […]

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Goodreads Challenge, 2016, 2017 and beyond!

Seems like it was only yesterday when I started to blog about the books and hobbies I embarked on as my 30s moved along. In 2015, I managed to read 55 books and by 2016 I had adjusted that number to 60, then up to 100. I am honestly not certain that I hit the […]

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Book Reviews Comic Books and Super Heroes Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond Wonder Woman: 75 Years+ of Awesome

Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology (Review)

Jennifer K. Stuller takes us on a journey that features women in comics, literature and movies as vehicles to introduce and enhance the mythos of the strong female archetypes as they relate to modern times. Heroes and leads like Wonder Woman, Uhura, Ripley, Aeon Flux and Dorothy are some of the ladies that are discussed […]

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The Coldest City vs Atomic Blonde

***Spoiler Alert*** If you haven’t watched the movie or read the graphic novel, come back later. Lorraine Broughton is an MI6 operative tasked with unmasking the secret identity of double agent operating out of Cold War Berlin. Set during the days leading to the fall of The Wall in 1989, our heroine must investigate possible […]

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She Changed Comics (Image)

Finally! A book about women who challenged and impacted the comic book industry. Featuring the likes of Gail Simone, Jill Thompson and Aline Komisnky, it is full of contemporary references that will resonate with comic book enthusiasts. Is it perfect? Close to it. Is it missing people? Even the editors say it probably does. Will […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff STEM Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

A few years ago I met a guy that works at JPL. We all treated him like a rock star and with reason: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is every engineering nerds dream job, right up there with Skunk Works and Disney’s Imagineers. My pal has pictures with every actor and director involved in space movies, […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

Tropes are akin to stereotypes, except they are in reference to literature. As the book explains in its additional content, the rhetoric of some stories makes one feel as if we have already read it, even if we haven’t before. Damsel in distress, hero on a quest, magical characters that help you on your journey, […]