Book Review: Star Wars Rogue One: Rebel Dossier

If you’re anything like me, the first thing you want to do after you’ve seen an amazing movie is immerse yourself in that world. Watch everything, read everything, devour everything. I go through that cycle with each new Star Wars film, and with Rogue One it’s no different. I love the movie, so I want to soak in all there is to know. The best way to do that is to read! Fortunately, there’s no shortage of Star Wars related books.

One of the tie-ins to Rogue One is Star Wars Rogue One: Rebel Dossier by Jason Fry. While intended for a younger audience (ages 9-12), Rebel Dossier can be appreciated by any Star Wars fan of any age. It’s a fast read, but it’s also a resource you can revisit time and again. I plan on seeing Rogue One again (naturally), and I always find reference materials like this only enrich my subsequent viewings.

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Book Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

For many Star Wars fans, Carrie Fisher has been a fixture for 40 years. Princess Leia made her an icon (or was it the other way around?). However, way back in 1976 London, Carrie Fisher was a young woman nearing the end of her teen years, trying to find her way as an adult, and in the process of creating what would go on to become a worldwide phenomenon.

In her new book, The Princess Diarist, Fisher seeks to shed light upon her experiences on the set of Star Wars and off. Turns out, much of her time off set involved her older co-star, Harrison Ford. It’s a topic she has hinted at and danced around previously, but is now confirmed. For the three months they were filming Star Wars in London, Fisher had a secret affair with Ford, who was married with two young children at the time.

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Product Review: Darth Vader Handheld Shower Head from Oxygenics

Last year, I had the good fortune to review the R2-D2 shower head from Oxygenics. It’s a great little item that’s a fully functional nod to Star Wars right where you wouldn’t expect to find it — in your shower!

This year, I was able to review Oxygenics’ Darth Vader Handheld Shower Head. It’s been a very long time since I used a handheld shower head, so I was interested in seeing just how ‘handy’ it was. Also, one thing I noticed after installation, the shower had seemed to ride pretty high, and I was afraid it might be out of my reach since I’m only 5′ tall. Just how convenient would it be for someone like me?

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Star Wars Review: “Ahsoka” Audiobook

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This a review of the audiobook version of Ahsoka, written by E.K. Johnston and narrated by Ashley Eckstein. There will be minor spoilers.

Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston is a young adult novel spotlighting Ahsoka Tano of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. When Ahsoka was first introduced in The Clone Wars movie (2008), she was greeted with some level of derision by fans who thought her “Skyguy” and “Artooie” routine was a bit too cute for Star Wars. Fast forward eight years, and Ahsoka is one of the most beloved characters in Star Wars — ever. Quite an accomplishment! So, it was no surprise when the announcement of a full-length Ahsoka Tano novel was met with much praise and anticipation. Ahsoka has now been released — does it meet expectations? Yes. It absolutely does. Exceedingly.

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Review: Watching ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ on the New Starz App via Google Chromecast

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This weekend Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres on Starz, and I had the chance to watch via Google Chromecast and the new Starz app using my Smart HDTV and my iPad. It was a simple set-up, and I’m technology challenged — If I could get it all working, anyone could!

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Review of Star Wars T-shirts from Guerrilla Tees

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I love t-shirts. I own a fair few — from Star Wars and Doctor Who, to Harry Potter, Captain America, and various other fandoms. I especially love tees with unique designs, ones that stand out and get people curious. This is a review of some distinct t-shirts I received from our current giveaway partner, Guerrilla Tees.

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Review of Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray

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This is a review of Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray. It contains only minor spoilers.

Fed up with the stagnant Senate of the New Republic, and on the verge of stepping away from it all in favor of spending more time with her husband, Leia Organa, princess and senator, decides to undertake a new mission — Investigating reports of a criminal enterprise rising to fill the power vacuum left behind by the once-dominant Hutts.

Leia is joined in her mission by a senator from across the aisle, Ransolm Casterfo. The deeper they dig, suspicions arise that the criminal operation they are investigating is being controlled by a larger and more powerful entity — One with a dark purpose.

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Review of ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’ DVD

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This is a spoiler-free review of LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales.

LEGO and Star Wars go together like ice-cold milk and gooey chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven — which goes a long way to explain the broad appeal of the various LEGO Star Wars animated series we’ve been graced with over the last few years. Such is the case with the new collection LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales, out now on DVD.

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Book Review — ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Novelization

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This review of the novelization for Star Wars: The Force Awakens contains SPOILERS for the book and movie.

Written by Alan Dean Foster, the official novelization for Star Wars: The Force Awakens works well fleshing out certain characters, while filling in some of the blanks the audience is left with after viewing the film. Most Star Wars fans will recognize Foster as the author of the novelization for the original Star Wars (although it was initially credited to George Lucas), so this isn’t new territory for the author. It’s an appreciated ‘full circle’ moment for book lovers and fans of the saga.

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Review: The Premiere Issue of Star Wars Jedi Master Magazine

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Star Wars Jedi Master is the latest offering from Titan Magazines, and it is designed for younglings and padawans — although this grown woman thoroughly enjoyed herself! Through quizzes, tests of skill, and a variety of puzzles — and advice from Jedi Master Yoda — you grow in the Force as you progress through the magazine toward the final challenge.

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