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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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Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd TV Shows and Movies

Outlander: Romantic Sci-Fi FTW

Picture this: Claire, a WWII nurse, touches some ancient stones in Inverness, near craigh nah dun, and finds herself in the middle of 18th century Scotland. She falls into the hands of the MacKenzie clan and Jamie Fraser, the red haired heir of Lallybroch, Lord in training, whose 6 ft tall and red haired physique […]

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Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff TV Shows and Movies

Game of Love?

Let’s face it, with book 6 deeply frozen in the mind and musings of George R. R. Martin, there is nothing to go on but J = L + R. The problem though is not that HBO had to bring Ice and Fire together, twice (Jon and Dany count as well), but you had to […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff Travel

Big Book Sale by Friends of The Seattle Library

With prices ranging from $1 to $4 based on the type of book or media selected you cannot go wrong visiting the Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center to secure rare finds. They have graphic novels, movies in DVD, audiobooks, old and rare collections, and even never used or lightly used books! Thanks to social […]

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Comic Books and Super Heroes Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

The Geektastic Art of Comic Cons

Many people don’t realize that a Comic Convention or Comic Con is one of the best places to buy, sell or display fan art based on popular movie, TV, novel, anime and comic books. Exhibitors from all over the country, and I even dare sat the world, showcase their best posters, clothing, original watercolors/oils, hand […]

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ECCC 2017: Empowering Women, LGBTQIA and Minorities

Emerald City Comic Cons are notorious for celebrating diversity. Aliens, superheroes, anime characters and video game avatars, there is enough variety to please even the pickiest of people. That’s why nerds and geeks love attending these events in full regalia. Zero judgement. Zero pressure. You get to express yourself openly and among peers. Little kids, […]

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Mrs Enginerd Travel

10 Ways To Entertain Your Kids While Wine Tasting

You see them everywhere, wine tasters hauling a carseat or stroller with a baby or toddler inside. For those less fortunate, the 3+ kids are in tow with sad faces and uncontrollable fits of “Can we go now?”. If you must tour wineries with children or simply would like to know how to entertain them […]

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Comic Books and Super Heroes Mrs Enginerd TV Shows and Movies

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016 Movie)

DC has proven once more that they are catering to the comic book reading masses by delivering an animated movie that is not only true to the graphic novel of the same name but also expands on the great work done by DC animation. This is not your parents’ Batman, and after a few tweaks […]

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Mrs Enginerd TV Shows and Movies

Outlander: Saturday’s Guilty Pleasure

Diana Gabaldon decided to create a sci-fi fantasy period piece to delight the world, making them fall in love with Scotland and its Highlands. Taking advantage of the rich history and scenery of the 18th century, which included castles, farms and very juicy royal drama, she composed a story that was not only riveting but […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd

Goodreads 2016 Challenge: 100 Books!

Last year I managed to read 55 books by the end of 2015. In the spirit of competing with myself, I added 5 more books to the goal which didn’t seem impossible, especially since I am back at work after 10 months of funemployment due to a layoff. However, I forgot to add my comic […]