Monthly Archives: January 2014

Get Excited…or Don’t. It’s Up to You.


We’re back. Well, I’m back, sort of. You’ve noticed (who couldn’t) that we haven’t really been active here at Babes for a little while. That’s about to change.

Many of you may remember that I’m a wee bit of a Star Wars fan. I rather proudly tell anyone who will listen that I read most of the Star Wars books available when I was 13. Usually while listening to Jewel or Celine Dion, but that’s a whole other story.

I’m turning 30 this year and to mark such a… special occasion, I thought I would do a little experiment. I’m going to re-read all of the Star Wars books I read at the age of 13 and see how my perception of the series has changed.

Here’s the set-up:

1. I’m going to try to read the books in chronological order. This may depend on library availability.

2. I will give you both my opinion of the book when I was 13 and my thoughts on it now. I promise 13 year old me won’t disappoint.

3. I’m only going to do the major books in the series that I read at that age. Basically, if I didn’t read it then, I won’t read it now even if it had been published at that time.

I’m starting with Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry (not that one) and if the prologue is any indication, it’s going to be a doozie. So, watch this space and be prepared join me for a trip into my adolescent psyche and my potentially terrible, melodramatic opinions.

— Rachel

PS – Yes, I owned the action figure above.

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