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Star Wars Reads Day: The Empire Invades!

Greetings Bothans! What follows is a post about some adventures had at this past weekend’s Star Wars Reads Day! Many of you will already be familiar with Paul DePaola who writes for a number of Star Wars fan sites and is also a podcaster, but be sure to check out his geek site Fanboys Talking! With that, I’ll let Paul take it away! ~ Bethany Blanton

The third annual Star Wars Reads event was held on Saturday, October 12th.  Troopers from all over the Empire showed up at their local book stores and libraries to celebrate literacy and reading.  I attended the event as a member of the 501st Legion, “trooping” my local Barnes & Noble as a Sandtrooper.

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Book Reviews for Star Wars Reads Day

Greetings Bothans!

What follows is a set of short reviews of Star Wars books from Mitchell Stein over at MickeyMindset.com! He prepped these in preparation of the upcoming Star Wars Reads Day.
Be sure to check out your local libraries, bookstores, etc. for Star Wars Reads Day events!
With that, I’ll turn it over to Mitchell! ~ Bethany

Mitchell Stein- Greetings Star Wars fans! In honor of Star Wars Reads Day this weekend, I am reviewing three awesome new books from Disney/Lucasfilm and DK Publishing! Today I am taking a look at Star Wars Rebels: The Visual GuideStar Wars Blueprintsand Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded. All of these books follow in DK’s line of encyclopedias, which also includes other franchises such as Disney, Pixar, Muppets, Lego, Doctor Who, and a whole lot more! Be sure to check out some of DK’s other Star Wars books as well.

Without any further ado, let’s cut to the review shall we?

Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide

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Based off the Star Wars Rebels television show on Disney XD, this guide gives a look at every character and location based in the series with a break-down analysis of pretty much every object and weapon that’s included in the show. I’ve given this book a re-read after watching the premiere episode of Rebels, and I find myself appreciating this book far more than before I viewed the episode. It also includes some behind-the-scenes look at how the series is made from story-boards to animation and an introduction by series creator Dave Filoni. It’s a must have for any Star Wars Rebels fans.

Star Wars Blueprints

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There’s a whole bunch of books in this series, but the book I am specifically talking about features Darth Vader on it’s cover, and to be honest isn’t actually much of a book. Inside this box of Darth Vader, it includes five awesome posters of blueprints on the creation of the characters and vehicles including R2-D2 and C3PO, the Death Star, Darth Vader, The Millennium Falcon, and various other weapons and vehicles. I probably would have preferred an actual book with photos of blue-prints, but this one is pretty cool too. I would definitely suggest checking this one out as well.

Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded

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This is by far the largest and most in-depth book on the Star Wars franchise. The book is split into two parts, the original classic trilogy and the prequels and everything is categorized alphabetically and by it’s significance in story. It breaks down every subject in every possible way with multiple photos, break-down analysis and quotes which makes it one of my favorite Star Wars books to date!

Be sure to check out these books and more this weekend during Star Wars Reads! There is no try, only read!

Mitchell Stein is a major Star Wars/Disney/Muppet/Marvel fan. He co-operates the website The Mickey Mindset (link: mickeymindset.comwhere he celebrates all these and more, daily! Be sure to check it out and like them on Facebook! (facebook.com/TheMickeyMindset)

The Death of the Prequel Era – SWR #119

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On this week’s podcast, Mark and I talk about the death of the Prequel Era and much more!

Including:

  • Living in today’s era of Star Wars
  • Philosophy behind film releases
  • So how many SW books does Mark actually own

  • Easter eggs in the upcoming films

And more!

Download the mp3 HERE: (Right-click and “save as”)

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Why Star Wars novels should all be E-Books

Right before Christmas I decided that I was going to give my 1st generation iPad to my mom for Christmas. She was going to use it more than I and I felt like being generous. The only downside for me was that I would be losing my E-Reader. Now I still had my smartphone that would allow me to access my Nook App but it just is not the same on the phone.

We took a trip to Barnes and Noble and I decided what the heck why don’t I just get a basic Nook. They are cheap enough and just for reading. Well I finally settled on the Nook Glow Light just in case I ever need the light feature. The nice saleswoman found me a great cover and I was off.

I was not 100% sure that this would solve my iPad woes but I had hope that the Nook would allow me the ability to read more books. My skepticism of the dedicated E-Reader was completely unfounded. In the coming days I found myself using it more than I ever had used my iPad for reading. It became something that I put in my purse or backpack whenever I leave the house. It is what I do during my lunch at work and I have read more in the past month than I have in a long time. I truly believe this is because of the technology of an E-Reader. The screen refresh is not the same as a tablet and it is so much easier on the eyes. I will never again use my tablet for a reader now that I have seen how amazing a dedicated reader is.

The only complaint I have in the Star Wars universe is that not ALL my favorite books are available on it. While a lot of them are I think going forward any Star Wars book that is released needs to have an E Book. I am not saying that the Nook is better than the Kindle or any other E Reader because I have never had one all I am saying is that the E Book is fabulous. As much as I love Books and I really do, I love the smell, the feel and the look of a real book for convenience sake I would never trade in my e reader. So for all the publishers out there that have ever published a Star Wars novel. Please please please give us an E Book version.

This was just an idea I had and maybe not a lot of people will agree. How neat would it be that if you bought a hard copy of a book there was a code to put in online that would also give you the E Book? I think that would be so awesome because then BookWorms like me could have both!

What do you guys think? Do you have an e reader? What do you read?

If you have a nook and you want to be my nook friend let me know on twitter I will add you and we can lend each other books! You can also find me on Goodreads.

May the force be with you,

TeresaD2

@icecoldpenguin