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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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Princess Leia: How One Woman Created A Generation of Heroines in ‘Star Wars’

It’s May the 4th, hence Star Wars day, and what better to celebrate this wonderful day than to look back at one of the greatest heroines in cinema and the impact of her legacy on the franchise now. And, with every reblog of this post, I have even more heroines to add to the list, proving how important she truly is. So, on that note, enjoy!

Star Wars is a franchise that has lived and transcended generations. The cultural phenomenon began way back in 1977 and now, after 40 years, the excitement for this seemingly unending franchise is even stronger. The question is, what was it that made this science-fiction space opera resonate with so many people? Was it the lore of the story, was it the music, was it the characters? I believe there was a collaboration of all of these different aspects but the characters were a huge part of why A New Hope 40 years ago became such a global hit.

You had Luke, the simple farm boy who wanted to explore the stars and follow in the footsteps of his “dead” father. Then there was Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, the wise mentor. You had the rascally Han Solo, a scoundrel at first meeting but a hero at heart.

And finally, you have Princess Leia, which this post is dedicated to.

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At the time of A New Hope princesses were usually thought of as damsels in distress that needed rescuing. Princess Leia rewrote that narrative. Princess Leia didn’t run screaming from the stormtroopers, she shot at them. Princess Leia didn’t whimper in the face of Darth Vader, she patronized him. She did the exact opposite of nearly everything that was expected, except fall for the “prince” which in this case would be Luke Skywalker.

She was one of the pioneers of all the strong women you have in film today. Throughout A New Hope she never played the role of damsel in distress. And yes, she was rescued, but she didn’t treat her rescuers like they were “her heroes.” She instead told them off for not coming up with a better escape plan. Ha! I love it. 🙂

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A Deeper Analysis of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Title

Last Friday Star Wars fans were finally provided with a tantalizing teaser for Episode IX where we not only got to see our favorite heroes and villains again but also were introduced to the name of this Skywalker saga finale, The Rise of Skywalker. The title was met with mixed thoughts. Some loved it and immediately began to theorize about what the name could mean, while there were those who didn’t like it and thought it was just a straight up stupid name. For me, I found myself in the middle of both realms. On one hand, I like the title and then, on the other hand, I find myself confused by the title’s pronunciation, for it doesn’t flow off the tongue as easily as some of the other Star Wars titles.

But last night, after watching The Last Jedi, I realized that there may be way more meaning to this name than first conceived. There are plenty of theories out there in the world about the title and what it could mean for the movie. One of the theories is that “Skywalker” is a new term for the supposed Jedi. While that may seem silly (and clearly not right) I think these theorists may be closer to the answer behind the meaning of this title than they think and I think I may have solved at least a portion of the title’s meaning. So, on that note, here’s a deeper analysis into the title: The Rise of Skywalker.

(The words in bold are to emphasize certain points in the post.)

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Finn & Rey: Acts of True Love — Star Wars Shadow Council

This is an absolutely amazing post that I happened to run into on the WordPress Reader. So incredible in fact that I had to share it with you all. Enjoy!

– written by HanSpinel Happy Valentine’s Eve, Peanuts! The Last Jedi script was made available at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library and podcaster Who Talks First managed to transcribe some of the exact lines from the script. The script line describing Rey and Finn’s embrace in the final moments of The Last Jedi caught my […]

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