I don‘t know why I wanted to make myself sad but here we are. I also forgot how much of a crush I have on Cassian. If anyone needs me I‘ll be in my fan fiction cave.
Even knowing how this one is going to end, I still teared up...it probably didn‘t help reading them as a trilogy, everyone you grew close to over the 3 Rogue One novels mets an unfortunate end. But this backstory of ordinary people resisting, resisting with every once of will in them, giving it all and then sacrificing even more, it‘s the backdrop to a story we know, but it‘s only through the struggle of past generations, that the next knows Hope.
And they are always so clever at reflecting human behavior through the droids perspective, to be one of a group ‘just following orders‘ is easy, the flow of the mob....but individuality is so much riskier, scarier, because it means you have to make decisions yourself and the consequences are all yours.
For those of you enjoying this month‘s #StarWarsBuddyRead we might all know how it ends from seeing the film, BUT it looks like we‘ll soon be able to see more of Cassian on the screen.
1. Empire Strikes Back!! It‘s still #1 but Rogue One was so so amazing, definitely in the running for #1.
2. Of all time: Han Solo, then R2D2; from Rogue One: Chirrut Imwe, then Bodhi Rook
3. Ummm, maybe?
Thanks @GarthRanzz ! Perfect post for May the 4th! #trivialthursday
This might seem like an odd choice for #heartwrenching, but I read this truly awesome novelization long before I saw the movie and ended up drowning in emotions by the time I was done. #readingresolutions
Shout out to my four favorite books I read in 2017! Six of Crows, A Man Called Ove, Rogue Heroes, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. A YA fantasy, thought provoking contemporary fiction, a British WWII history, and Star Wars - that about captures my reading interests! 😆Also I have to include a shout out to @BookFreakOut and my book club, who introduced me to two of these picks. #2017reads #endofyearlist Happy reading in 2018!
She lifted her head in surprise, following his line of sight above the tree line. Beyond the distant peaks, a green and blue symphony of lights had begun. It rippled and shimmered like sunshine on water, leaving Rich blinking back tears. He'd read something about this but had never seen it before.
“It's the aurora borealis,” Lou said quietly. “Northern lights.
-Danika Stone, Edge of Wild
Pic of lights courtesy of ABC News
I've only seen the movie, but there is a novel and sundry fact and sticker books as well. Today's #Septembowie prompt just made me think of this story, and especially the hug. "We can beat them
just for one day.
We can be #heroes
just for one day."
How I do Friday morning work... #rogueoneinthebackground
Not book related but I didn't get to see Rogue One in theaters, so I bought it on iTunes tonight and watched it instead of reading. BEST $20 I'VE SPENT ALL YEAR! ❤❤❤
I so wish I could make this one, but I'll be duel working the dish pits, all 5 days a week. I'm totally excited for Saturday's Fanfest! If work wants me on-call again, a 4:00pm start can be doable. - Let's keep hopeful for a possible projector airing of Beauty & The Beast, on a summer library weekend. 😺
Oh, the feels! ?This book is even more heartbreaking and powerful than the movie. It highlights the thoughts and struggles of each character. These Rebels are ordinary, broken people who found the courage to do the impossible. Makes "A New Hope" so much more poignant. This is easily my favorite book in the new Star Wars canon; highly recommend!
I put Queen Bees back on the shelf, as I've decided to save it for my March reading challenge, where the focus will be on female authors.
For now, it's time to take a trip to that galaxy far, far away...
More info on my reading challenges can be found on the blog - picklebacksandpaperbacks.wordpress.com 👌
This little beauty (the book sleeve) showed up in my mail today. I am absolutely in love with this Book Beau. I just wish I was able to snag an XL beau instead of an indie because my current read doesn't fit. K-2SO was definitely my favorite character in the movie 😁😎
This was my first #24in48 book (along with the knitting I was working on as I read). It was a good novelization of the movie. I particularly enjoyed everything with Bodhi cause he's my favorite. But getting into the heads of all the members of Rogue One really added depth to the story that I loved to see.
This novelization really enhances the movie, especially in terms of developing the characters. Freed even added some incidental female characters (which the movie was appallingly devoid of). The audio is very well done.
My loot from the Book Club Dinner hosted by the National Library Board, Singapore for book club participants and facilitators at The Pod - except for Rogue One which was sent by Pansing. Here's to a reading weekend!
Finally got to see the movie last night and I loved it!! I haven't read any Star Wars books yet (mostly because there are so many I don't know where to start!) so I'm going to start with this one. Has anyone read it? Any other Star Wars books recommendations?
Normally I like to read a book first before buying it (especially hardcover). But...this movie gave me a major case of the feels and I saw this on sale for a good price at Target and couldn't resist. ;) I hope it will be good!
We saw Rogue One and then came home and my son and I watched a New Hope. His and my fave character was Chirrut Imwe (my son got his first degree black belt last year having started martial arts just before he turned 4, so we loved the martial arts). Such a good movie with so many characters to love. Who was your fave? 👇🏻