“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season One Review: S’Wonderful, S’Marvelous

I had a to steal the title of a Gilmore Girls episode for this review’s title, which is appropriate because Amy Sherman-Palladino created both series. In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sherman-Palladino brings the fast, witty dialogue that she’s known for and engaging female characters. The eight episode first season of the show is available for ...

NYD’s Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here! Que the Mariah Carey Holiday station on Pandora! Watch A Christmas Prince on Netflix just one more time! (seriously, this is the last time) With Hanukkah beginning and Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to buy those last minute gifts for your loved ones or maybe start freaking out because you ...

Let’s Play “Round the World with Nellie Bly”

Journalist Nellie Bly became famous in the late 1800s for her investigative and adventurous stories published primarily in New York World newspaper. Early in her career Bly went undercover to get the stories of female factory workers and later feigned insanity in order to by committed to an asylum, writing about the experience in her piece ...

Monthly Wrap: November 2017

“Monthly Wrap” is my monthly post about the things I’m loving, find interesting, or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been recently: New Logo! I finally created a logo for Neptune Your Dial! This has been something I’ve wanted ...

The Harvard Map Collection: Digital Paradise for the Cartographically Obsessed

The Harvard Map Collection has a long history of gathering cartographic and geospatial records from around the world. The collection at Harvard University dates back centuries, allowing researchers access to historic and modern maps as well as geographic data. Harvard also offers an extensive archive of imaged Digital Maps on their website, so you don’t have ...

Monthly Wrap: October 2017

“Monthly Wrap” is my monthly post about the things I’m loving, find interesting, or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been recently: NaNoWriMo prep month October was spent prepping for National Novel Writing Month, November’s annual writing marathon. This ...

NaNoWriMo Prep Month

Ah, November. Leaves on the ground, turkeys in the oven… and the ultimate writing marathon. National Novel Writing Month is right around the corner- I’m looking at you, November- and that means October is spent making preparations for the masterpieces to come. The last NaNoWriMo I participated in was November, 2014. If I learned one ...

The Best of Bookstagram

Mmmm… books. Even more mmm? Carefully posed and photographed book still lifes on the internet. If you’re like me and you drool over bound paper, then you are probably already familiar with bookstagram- essentially pictures of books on Instagram. I just love the concept of putting books up on a pedestal and creating a little ...

Monthly Wrap: August 2017

“Monthly Wrap” is my new monthly post where I talk about the things I’m loving, find interesting, or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. This one is a bit late, but I’ve had a lot of life stuff to take care of lately. Here’s ...

“American Gods” Season One Review

“American Gods” was on my to-read list for many years and for some reason remained on that list until recently. Hearing that the book would be adapted for television (and living with the constant fear that I will regret watching something before reading the book), motivation kicked-in… and went away… and kicked-in again around the ...

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