Lou, KY 2017 Book Club Dates

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Yoda_Jammies, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Yoda_Jammies Jedi Master

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    Hi gang!
    Happy 2017!

    I want to keep the BC going, and I know dear reader that you do too. All of you. Old friends, and new ones too. This is the club for you.

    First monday of the even month, we meet at 7:00pm at Barnes and Noble to talk the wars and the book we read (or didn't).

    So:
    February 6
    April 3
    June 5
    August 7
    October 2
    December 4

    I'm open to suggestions, and I have a few of my own. I will say that this February we will discuss the books surrounding Rogue One. In April, we will read The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher and just talk about how our lives are brighter for the spark she gave us all, and the darkness that was left in her absence: a darkness that abates as we remember those we have lost, due to moonlight strangulation by their own bra.

    Some of my other thoughts: Ashoka and Tarkin would be two good canon reads. I don't want to neglect the old EU -- and we still have lost to chose from. I still got my half finished essay on POV and reality and mass media as presented in Matthew Stover's Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, so, there is that (great book in it's own right). Dawn of the Jedi, Lando novels, Cloak of Deception, Med Star 1 and 2, Glove of Darth Vader, etc.

    Thoughts?

    MTFBWY
    Jammies
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  2. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Sounds great! I read the Rogue One novelization, any other related books you can recommend for the February discussion?
    I'll have to give suggestions for the old EU books some thought.
  3. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    I just got my work schedule for the next month and the probability of me attending the February meeting is high...it's VERY high.
  4. Yoda_Jammies Jedi Master

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    I will be attending. Captan Andor said I had to.

    other than the novelization, I was thinking of the Visual guide, the Art of, there is a Rebel dossier (middle school) book that recycles info from the guides, and there was supposed to be a YA book starring Jyn and one for Casian-- ala Ray's survival guide and Poe's flight log-- but I have yet to see those in the wild. VisualFX magazine should also have their Febuary issues talking bout Tarkin as well.
  5. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Good suggestion on the visual guide, they give a surprising amount of backstory with the character and location descriptions.
  6. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Bump. See you Monday.
  7. Yoda_Jammies Jedi Master

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    Another fun time was had by all.
    I think Freed's novelization of Rogue One might be one of the best SW novelizations we've seen (Stover's Revenge of the Sith being number one, IMHO). I liked reading the interludes: the snippet of the Jehda religion, the work emails from Erso and his co-worker, etc. You know, the first novel, "Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker" by Foster starts with a quote. " 'They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Naturally they became heroes.' -- Princess Leia Organa." Interesting to look back at that phrase written over 40 years ago, and realize that she is (maybe) talking about Cassian and Jyn-- not a certain farmboy and nerfherder.

    Also fun just picking through the visual guides, looking for easter eggs and nods to old legends material from KOTOR or West End Games or even Splinter of the Minds Eye.

    Thanks for coming out and talking the warz.

    Next Book Club meet up will be in April to discuss our princess, Carrie and her work "Princess Diarist."

    MTFBWY
    Jammies
    \Bor Gullett!
  8. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Thanks for leading! Great to see you and hear of your recent adventures. Sorry I couldn't hang out longer.
    Mrs jedimika is looking forward to seeing your new Fiat ;)