On Books & Reading: Suffering Succotash! My TBR Stack Keeps Growing!

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Monday, January 3, 2022. It’s a chilly winter – or what passes for winter in the Sunshine State – day. Currently, the temperature is 62˚F (17˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 76% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 12 MPHContinue reading “On Books & Reading: Suffering Succotash! My TBR Stack Keeps Growing!”

On Books: It’s Time to Revisit the Ol’ TBR List of the Month (November Edition)

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Saturday, November 6, 2021. It’s a cold day – by Florida standards, anyway – but at least it’s not raining today. Currently, the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the northwest at 12 MPHContinue reading “On Books: It’s Time to Revisit the Ol’ TBR List of the Month (November Edition)”

Book Review: ‘The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem’

The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem Written by: Jack Mitchell Illustrated by: Jessica Benhar Publisher: Abrams Image, an imprint of Henry N. Abrams Publishing Date: September 28, 2021 Spirit of learning, angel of the Force, In grief, in longing for your tender touch, I call you to my side: let sorrow cease, LetContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem’”

Adventures in Good Reading, or: Awaiting the Arrival of ‘The Odyssey of Star Wars’

One of the cool things about Star Wars is the universality of its story, especially when it concerns the Original Trilogy of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.   I mean, even though the movies were conceived by a (then) young American filmmaker named George Lucas and featured an Anglo-AmericanContinue reading “Adventures in Good Reading, or: Awaiting the Arrival of ‘The Odyssey of Star Wars’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth’

The William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Saga Endeth! On July 28, 2020, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books published William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth, a retelling of director J.J. Abrams’ 2019 film Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker written in the style of a five-act play by none other thanContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth’”

Book Review: ‘The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark’

The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark (2020) Based on: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020 TV Series) Edited by: Jennifer Heddle On August 25, 2020, Disney-Lucasfilm Press published The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark, an anthology of 11 short stories based on 11 episodes of Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars: The CloneContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark’”

Book Box Set Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set’

On October 28, 2014, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books (home of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) released William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set, a collection of author Ian Doescher’s best-selling mashup of the works of George Lucas and William Shakespeare. Comprised of Doescher’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, The EmpireContinue reading “Book Box Set Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set’”