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New Star Wars Film Coinciding With Eight New Books

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Star Wars was introduced 41 years ago, in 1977, and has been a staple of American pop culture since. Not only are the films an iconic slice of Americana, so are the many books written on or about the film and its characters. The new Star Wars film, Solo, is coming to theaters May 25th and a host of books will be forthcoming this spring and into the summer.  Take a look at some of the best new additions to the Star Wars book collection:   Star Wars: The Last Jedi Expanded Edition (Del Rey, March 6, 2018), Jason Fry This is the novelization of the latest Star Wars film to hit theaters. Here, we return to our friends Rey, Poe and Finn as they…

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How Han Solo Destroyed My Self-Esteem

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I’ve always had something of a tenuous relationship with Han Solo. Sure, I appreciate the quippy one-liners and sexy smirks as much as the next guy. Also, as a cat owner, I know what it’s like to have a furry beast with the mind of a toddler infect each of your waking hours with constant attention-seeking behavior and a desire for basic, animal needs. So on some level, I totally get the whole Han thing. My problem with Han has always been, chiefly, that I’m nothing like him.     See what I mean? I’ve tried throughout my entire life to be more Han-ish, but to no avail. I’ve somehow ended up looking less like Han Solo and more Stanley…

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May the Fourth be with you and Star Wars VII countdown!

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Any Star Wars fan worth her salt knows what today is – Star Wars Day. The world over, fans of George Lucas’ life-consuming series set in a galaxy far, far away have dubbed May the 4th Star Wars Day because if its aural similarity to the Jedi salutation “May the Force be with you.” Though this is not Lucasfilm sanctioned holiday, fans celebrate as if they were a part of the strike team that destroyed the Death Star’s shield generator in Return of the Jedi. This Bookish Diva remembers being mocked for reminding people for YEARS that Star Wars was supposed to be a nine-movie series, that the trilogy we loved was the middle three, and that Mr. Lucas owed…

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May the Fourth be with you. Always.

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The excitement about a new “Star Wars” film has been building for months, reaching a fever pitch as casting started to leak. Carrie Fisher tweeted about it! Yes, Peter Mayhew will return as Chewbacca. It can’t be a Star Wars film without C-3PO and R2-D2. Then, just in time for Star Wars Day (May 4), the fandom exploded like the Death Star when producer J.J. Abrams tweeted a photo of the table read. Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa are back! “Episode VII” is not a reboot but the promised continuation of the “Star Wars” saga as originally laid out by George Lucas almost forty years ago. It will tell the tale of the rebuilding of the Republic.…

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