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My Ten Favorite Novels

One of my favorite pastimes is reading. Reading is what made me love writing. I love sitting down in a comfy cubbyhole reading a good book and letting my imagination swirl endlessly. I’ve read a lot of interesting novels in my time but there are those select few novels that really make me happy. Today, I will share with you ten of my favorite novels to read in my spare time. Enjoy!

10. Empire of the Summer Moon

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Native Americans are some of the coolest people to read about in books. Their history is vast, their culture riveting, and their demise saddening. Empire of the Summer Moon takes readers on a journey that depicts the Old West and its relationship with the Comanches in a truly thrilling way.

I didn’t think I was going to like this book as much as I did but it has truly been a blast to read. If you’d like to know more about the history of the Comanches this is a must-read.

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The Sandy Planet in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser Isn’t Tatooine, It’s Jedha

One of the most recycled concepts for planets in Star Wars is sandy planets. We have been taken to Tatooine through the prequel and original trilogy more than once, Jakku was introduced in The Force Awakens, and Jedha, yet another sandy planet, made its debut in Rogue One. Now The Rise of Skywalker seems to be taking us to another sandy location but it doesn’t seem like a new planet. It seems very familiar, actually.

A lot of theorists believe it’s Tatooine but I can clearly identify it as Jedha. I mean, it’s so obvious.

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If you look at the landscape, the flat barren desert, the jutting mountains, it totally resembles Jedha.

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This is a shot of Jedha from the sky where we see the fallen Jedi statue. You see the flat, barren desert and the statue, from ground level, would definitely look like mountains. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both of these locations in both of these films look so similar.

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Which Character Has the Saddest Death in ‘Rogue One’?

For Star Wars fans we all know how the movies usually role. There may be some heartbreak every once in the blue moon but ultimately there’s a happy ending right? Rogue One changed that narrative big time.

Do you remember sitting in the movie theater for the first time in utter shock as every hero in the film was efficiently killed off in the last eighteen minutes of the movies? It was pretty remarkable. After K-2SO’s death I knew anything was possible (because a droid had never perished in the franchise before) and sure enough, well, you know the rest.

Rogue One is, in part, a devastating movie because these characters managed to worm their way into our hearts in the most delightful ways. The diverse cast of characters gave everyone someone to cheer for. For me, my favorite character was Cassian. I knew he was pretty much doomed but it was still heartbreaking when he died. In fact, I think I cried for a year straight whenever I watched this movie. So yeah, Rogue One may be one the best Star Wars film ever made but it’s also one of the saddest leading to this week’s question for Who’s Your Favorite (or in this case, Which is the Saddest?) Enjoy!

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‘Solo’ or ‘Rogue One’: Which Movie Is Your Favorite?

When Disney acquired the rights to LucasFilm they came equipped with many ideas. One of those ideas was the never-before-seen Star Wars stories; standalone films that focused on certain characters or important events in the galaxy. There have only been two of these standalone films so far and there may never be more after Solo‘s dismal box-office run, which is a shame because these movies are so enjoyable. Both are completely different and unique in their own way and that’s why they’re a part of this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy!

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Solo follows Han’s journey in his young adult years as he learns the dangerous ways of a smuggler in the galaxy. He meets interesting people, learns valuable lessons, and gains a best friend who would always be there for him in Chewbacca.

We get to see Han’s first moments with the Millennium Falcon, his infamous Kessel Run, and how he won the Falcon from Lando Calrissian. But most importantly, we got to learn the reason why Han is such a hero as his heroism was on full display in this film.

We even got to see Darth Maul again! And that’s pretty awesome.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Rogue One is an entirely different movie than Solo. It follows the story of a group of unlikely heroes who, with their determination, create a plan to steal the Death Star plans from underneath the Empire’s noses. This plan turns into an all-out war between the Empire and the Rebellion, with Jyn Erso at the helm of this uprising.

This film contains some very exciting moments like the entire battle on and above Scarif, Darth Vader’s return, Grand Moff Tarkin’s presence, and even a fantastic cameo by Princess Leia.

Between these two films, my favorite is clearly Rogue One. Time and time again I watch Rogue One and it always manages to bring a smile to my face while I can barely watch Solo anymore. Of course, that’s just me. The question is; which movie is your favorite?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fabulous day. May the Force be with you.