Posts Tagged ‘star wars reads day’



Official Endnotes for Star Wars Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side

Daniel Wallace | October 1, 2012

Book of Sith Holocron and RemovablesSaturday, October 6, is Star Wars Reads Day, and I’m happy to be part of the celebration. Fans will be gathering at bookstores across the U.S. to promote reading and to pick up some fun freebies, and some of the events will feature Star Wars writers like me and costumed characters from the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs, and the R2 Builders Club.

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Making Wookiee Pies & Exclusive Bar2D2s Recipe

Lara Starr | September 28, 2012

It was the summer of 1977, and my whole family—like the rest of the country—had Star Wars fever!

Here’s my brother and I in our t-shirts, off to see the movie (again), and that Christmas we all got the gift of Star Wars: comic books for me, a lightsaber for my brother, and my mom got a picture-disc LP record of the soundtrack.

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You Don’t Have to Be a Jedi to Be a Hero

Ryder Windham | September 27, 2012

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According to Wookieepedia, I’ve written over 50 Star Wars books. Yes, I’m proud of that, and grateful to numerous editors who continue to hire me, but I’m especially proud of another accomplishment: I’ve donated over 60 pints of blood.

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Paper Trails

Timothy Zahn | September 26, 2012

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In honor of the upcoming Star Wars Reads Day, a few random reminiscences on some of my own memorable book experiences:

  • Reading Tom Swift Jr. in the back seat while driving across Nebraska in July on a family vacation

No AC, no Interstates, just heat and dust and the adventures of a young man with cool future technology. My first real introduction to the wonders of science fiction.
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DK Star Wars Books: Essential reference for writing, doodling and paper folding

Tom Angleberger | September 25, 2012

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If you don’t know who I am, let me just explain that I am a professional Star Wars nerd.

See, I took took several nerdy things – origami, doodling, a love of Star Wars and a painful history of middle school disasters – and put them together to came up with a book, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. It’s about an earthbound sixth grader who makes an Origami Yoda and brings it to school to (hopefully) avert some of those disasters.

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From the Hobart Street News to Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection – Part 1

Steve Sansweet | September 24, 2012

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As some of you know, I’ve been a writer all of my life, emphasis on all. In the summer of my eighth year, I hand printed copies of a flier called the Hobart Street News to try to sell to neighbors on my block in Philadelphia. I charged a nickel, sold two or three to friends of my folks, and decided to go out of business after the second issue—predating by decades a similar fate for too many American newspapers. But the reason that I became a writer was that first I was a reader.

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