Queen’s Shadow Discussion

Caitlin and Charlotte discuss the new Star Wars novel release all about Padmé Amidala moving from Queen to Senator: Queen’s Shadow. In part one, they discuss their initial thoughts. In part two, they go into the themes and some notable moments. In part three, they share and analyze their favorite quotes.

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Last Shot by Daniel José Older Book Discussion

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Last Shot by Daniel José Older preps us for Solo: A Star Wars Story by bringing us an exciting adventure with Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and a ton of new characters (but also baby Ben Solo). On this episode, we discuss what we liked about the book and how it ties into the saga as a whole. We then discuss key themes throughout the novel: parenting anxiety, the joys of doing what you love, DROID RIGHTS, and change/personal growth. We then swap quotes to analyze. And maybe there’s a surprise at the very end of the episode.

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The Last Jedi Novelization Discussion

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The Star Wars: The Last Jedi novelization, written by Jason Fry, is finally here! In this packed episode, we talk general perceptions, fun Easter Eggs, and favorite new-information. We get deep with the character section, and swap quotes and discuss what we’ve learned about each main character. Finally, we participate in “Lectio Devino” and swap chosen-quotes and describe how these passages make us feel, what they remind us of, and more. All this and much more discussion on this week’s episode!

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The Revenge of the Sith Novelization

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Caitlin finally read the Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover! In part one, we discuss the merits of novelizations and how this one stacks up comparatively. In part two, they go through the characterizations of Padmé, Anakin, and Obi-Wan. In part three, they practice “lectio divina” and choose passages for each other to analyze immediately.

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This is the edition of Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover that we are reading.

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