Author Archives: Aaron Goins

Celebrating Tarkin – SWBW #39

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This is our Celebration preview episode where we talk about all the cool stuff we are excited for. We also announce some exciting things going on at our live episode of Star Wars Bookworms happening on the Podcast Stage. And we finally get to that Tarkin review we keep talking about.

  • We are still reading Heir to the Jedi for our Goodreads book club. At the end of April we will start our discussion of Lords of the Sith.
  • Exciting things going on for our live show. We will be on the Celebration Podcast Stage at 4:30 PM on Friday, April 17th. Joining us will be special guests author Drew Karpyshyn and Del Rey Books editor Erich Schoeneweiss. And we will be giving away lots of free books!
  • We take a look at the Celebration schedule and talk through some of the things we want to attend
  • Kanan #1 is now out and we give our brief thoughts.
  • For the Tarkin review Teresa had to go pack for Celebration, but Aaron brings on guests Stephen (Ion Cannon Podcast) and Mark Hurliman (Star Wars Beyond the Films, Star Wars Report) to help him review the book.
  • Stephen, Mark, and Aaron get way off track and talk about Celebration, Legends, new canon, and more.. and finally get around to actually reviewing Tarkin.

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Journey to Star Wars Celebration – SWBW #38

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Star Wars Celebration is almost here and we have so much to talk about. Sadly Teresa wasn’t able to join in for this episode, but we got a great guest host in Kay from Fangirl Blog and the Hyperspace Theories podcast.

  • We talk about the details of the Bookworms panel that will be on the podcast stage at Star Wars Celebration. We also reveal the artist who did the design for our exclusive panel pins. You are going to want one of these!
  • Aaron gives his brief thoughts on Splinter of the Mind’s Eye and Aaron and Kay talk about the current bookclub book Heir to the Jedi. Join in on the discussion over at Goodreads!
  • We read listener emails which leads to conversations about Star Wars Weekends, Rogue One, and the Legends universe.
  • Dark Disciple now has a full synopsis and we talk about our excitement level for it. Aaron is more excited than Kay because he is a Quinlan Vos fanboy.
  • We discuss our thoughts on Marvel’s Princess Leia #1.
  • September is going to be busy. We walk through all the titles announced for Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and speculate more than we probably should.

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Galaxy Heist – SWBW #37

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Star Wars Bookworms is now two years old! In this episode we talk about Celebration, Darth Vader, Marilyn Monroe, Harry Potter, and football.

  • We talk about the beginnings of our plans for Star Wars Celebration. We are doing a show on the official podcast stage you guys!
  • Our Goodreads book club is going strong with over 200 members. We are wrapping up our reading of Splinter of the Mind’s Eye and are getting ready to read Heir to the Jedi in March.
  • We give our thoughts on Marvel Darth Vader #1. Aaron gets scolded for dropping spoilers.
  • Dark Horse Comics released their final comic volume in October. We finally review Rebel Heist. Goodbye Dark Horse. You had a good run.
  • We also review the Rebels junior novel Servants of the Empire: Edge of Rebellion. Teresa gets her chance to talk some Harry Potter on the podcast.
  • Shout out to the Ion Cannon podcast. We totally ripped off your rating system.

Bonus game: See if you can catch all the Disney references and send us an email with how many and what you heard.

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A Shattered Legacy – SWBW #36

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In this episode of Star Wars Bookworms we talk mostly comics and answer some listener emails. Bria from Tosche Station joins us and brings some impressive comic book knowledge to the discussion. She’s really cool.

  • Splinter of the Mind’s Eye is our book club book for Jan/Feb. Join us over at Goodreads and get in on the conversation.
  • Marvel Star Wars #1 has come out and we give our thoughts on the first issue.
  • We had emails from Lenie, Ben, and David asking about double-bladed lightsabers, continuing stories for The Clone Wars characters, and what themes from Legends we want to be left behind. Teresa was not happy to learn about the Endor Holocaust.
  • Aaron posed a question about Legends characters being used in the new canon and how much of their backstory should stay intact.
  • We review the final Legacy comics, Legacy Volume 4 – Empire of One. Bria is a big fan.
  • We also review the final Brian Wood Star Wars comics, Star Wars Volume 4: A Shattered Hope.

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Rebel of Dathomir – SWBW #35

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We took a little bit of a break but we are back just in time for Christmas! And so much happened during our time off, so we had plenty to talk about.

  • StarWars.com posted a holiday gift guide for readers. Teresa walked us through the list and we basically want it all.
  • Since our last episode the title The Force Awakens was announced, we got a teaser trailer, and character names were revealed. We gave our thoughts on it all.
  • Marvel Star Wars #1 is coming soon and we have lots of covers to choose from. We talked about the numerous variants, how we feel about them, and picked a few we like.
  • We review Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir, the canon comic series based on unused scripts from The Clone Wars.
  • We briefly discuss Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Girl. We didn’t have much positive to say so we kept this review short.

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