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Lit What are your Star Wars literature resolutions for 2013?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by JediMasterKeno, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Good resolution! Where are you starting and you do know that everything post ROTJ might be thrown out 2015? Don't want to disappoint you or dampen your enthusiasm anything. Just thought you ought to know
     
  2. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

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    Right now, I'm reading a copy of Scoundrels. After that, I have no clue. I'll probably check out the 'New to the EU' thread

    As for post -ROTJ, I'm probably gonna steer clear of most of it (barring Legacy-era). As You said, it could all Be erased in 2015. However, if it looks good, I'll read it. Thanks for the heads up, though.
     
  3. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    May I tempt you with some Kenobi?
     
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  4. DelRiego

    DelRiego Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hello,

    Long-time lurker here. This thread is exactly what I have in mind right now. I'm more of a Wookieepedia reader than a book-reader. Mainly because where I live, SW books have never been and never will be available. Secondly cause i don't really have much time.

    However I can easily order them now. The NJO has always seemed to me as something I'd like to get more into but 19 books is too darn much. Could you recommend a few (like 3 or so) select ones I can read before Crucible and Kenobi become available?

    I thought about Vector Prime, Star by Star and The Unifying Force having the potential of being a "trilogy" of sorts. Sure you miss a lot that went on in-between, but so do you with the movies. Is that an approach that you would recommend?

    Thanks!
     
  5. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Absolutely not.
     
  6. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    You might want Balance Point, Traitor and Destiny's Way as well. Traitor is practically required. The other books that aren't listed richen your experience so if you don't read them you are missing out
     
  7. DelRiego

    DelRiego Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Thanks, 6 out of 19 is doable. I mean of course it's intended to be read completely, but I can't commit that much.
     
  8. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Vector Prime, Balance Point, Star By Star, Destiny's Way and the Unifying Force are the main hardback novels of the series but Traitor gives you the main philosophy on how to win the war or how the Jedi should handle the Vong. It'll make more sense when you read it.
     
  9. Ordo Skirata

    Ordo Skirata Jedi Knight star 2

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    Finish purchasing all the Del Rey and Bantam books that I'm still missing (need that complete collection).

    Read all the books that I haven't gotten around to yet (looking at you Children of the Jedi).
     
  10. jedimaster203

    jedimaster203 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Actually. Absolutely yes. I totally forgot about it.

    Change in resolution! I'm reading Kenobi. I'll also read the other stuff, but I'm not really excited about it.
     
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  11. bwfking

    bwfking Jedi Knight

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    Finish up FOTJ then wait and see if it all ends here thanks to Disney
     
  12. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    May 23, 2005
    To buy and read Scoundrels by Zahn.
    Done and done.
     
  13. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    You're not supposed to resolve your New Years resolution in the first three days![face_frustrated]
     
  14. Darth Xalfrea

    Darth Xalfrea Jedi Master star 4

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    To not buy more Star Wars books until we get official word that Episode VII will scrap the EU.
     
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  15. IG_2000

    IG_2000 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Finish reading Legacy (and possibly Tales of the Jedi)
     
  16. KarrdeFan

    KarrdeFan Jedi Knight

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    My first resolution is to read Scoundrels, which I have started. After that, to read a few of the books that I want that are out, such as I, Jedi and Survivors Quest and then most likely the Han Solo Trilogy and Mercy Kill if the price drops a bit before deciding on NJO. Big cost to buy although am searching ebay and used book stores although I could always hit the library but I tend to like to collect books, either physical or as ebooks, which is where most of my books are. There are probably a few other books to read and trying to decide on reading either Courtship of Princess Leia or Tattooine Ghost. I have focused mainly on after ROTJ with my books, so trying to expand my era just a bit too.
     
  17. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Since I'm going to read Darth Plagueis, maybe I'll finally read the ROTS novelization, too.
     
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  18. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    You haven't read the ROTS novelization? You've missed out
     
  19. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I hope you do; I'd like to know what you think.
     
  20. Darth Xalfrea

    Darth Xalfrea Jedi Master star 4

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    Change in my resolution; don't buy EU novels that take place after Return of the Jedi.
     
  21. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Tsk tsk tsk[face_shame_on_you]For shame. You are missing out on a lot of good stories post ROTJ
     
  22. Darth Xalfrea

    Darth Xalfrea Jedi Master star 4

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    I have a few myself and I liked them.

    But that was before the announcement of Episode VII. By buying all the pre-ROTJ EU, at least I don't have to worry about continuity overwrites.
     
  23. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Buy them anyway- Disney isn't going to dispatch Mousketeers to burn the books, or brainwash you into forgetting the details. You're missing out on X-Wing, Thrawn, and the NJO, for starters.
     
  24. Minez01

    Minez01 Jedi Master star 1

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    Considering the current state of both the EU and movies, I would be more likely to disregard the movies than all the books I've read! But yeah.....hopefully no such situation occurs.
     
  25. Zorkel567

    Zorkel567 Jedi Master star 4

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    So, I began work on my Resolutions today. Went to Barnes and Noble and purchased a mix of books. Bought The Last Command, The Crystal Star, and Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial. Only few there that I didn't own and were in good condition. Only other NJO book they had was Edge of Victory I but it was in bad condition.
    Came close to buyng FotJ: Ascension, but decided to wait since I have a Kindle edition of it, even though it was one of my favorites in the series, due to Ben and Vestara finally hooking up.