I love that pun. nevermind that it is a very clever marketing tool to get Star Wars fans everywhere to buy new merch and watch the movies. It totally works.
I mean, I woke up this morning to buy a pair of Star Wars Minnie ears from Disney for my upcoming trip only to find out that they were more than I was willing to pay for something I was only going to wear once. $80 for a pair of Minnie ears Disney? Really?
They were cute though.
It may be a day for merch, but it’s also a day for nostalgia.
See, my first memories of Star Wars are shared with my father. He was the first person I saw the original trilogy with. And I’m not gonna lie, after the last movie, Rise of Skywalker, I may have cried in the theater as the credits were rolling because I wasn’t able to share this final movie with him.
It was bittersweet.
So today, I’ll watch that original trilogy. I’ll celebrate all things Star Wars. I’ll remember my dad and the times we spent watching the movie together.
Today, I will be unapologetically nerdy. Just the way May the 4th is supposed to be.
Why is it that re-reading a favorite book is like saying hello to a good friend you haven’t seen in a while? It’s doesn’t matter how much time has passed, it’s like no time has passed at all.
I recently decided to re-read the Harry Potter series because I may be going to Universal Studios Orlando next year. The idea of the trip sparked some nostalgia in me. It made me want to revisit some old friends.
I haven’t picked these books up in at least ten years, being quite content to watch the movie adaptations. This re-read made me smile at the favorite things I missed that weren’t in the movies, like Hermione trying to free all the Hogwarts house-elves.
I was in my twenties when I picked up my first copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I remember feeling baffled at all of these people, these grown folks, loving a children’s book series.
And then I became one of them.
I quickly went out and purchased the next three books in the series. I was hooked.
There I was, minding my own business when a book showed up on my Amazon Recommend list. Now I normally ignore these things as they are very often wrong because of books I have purchased for others in the past. Or I’m just not into that author anymore Amazon. You don’t know me!
Anyway. The cover caught my eye. This is funny because I bought the ebook version so I can’t even look at said cover now. I have since picked up a hard copy.
It’s a thing.
I read over the description and thought, yeah okay, it’s on sale, why not?
Thank goodness we sometimes stop and look at those lists, huh? I loved this book from page one.
Now let’s be honest, this thoroughly amazing book does have some issues. It’s a slower start then I would have liked, but that gives more time to some important character development. It also has some pacing issues, places where it felt the writer was just hurrying their way through, but I didn’t mind those parts which I feel is saying a lot.
There are a few trigger warnings for this book, so be prepared. Our heroine is put through some stuff. She also reacts very viscerally to what she sees and feels in the world around her.
All in all, I gave this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. Go check it out.
Hello and well met! I figured I might as well share a few things about myself with you.
I own a cat. More specifically, I rescued a seal point Siamese several years ago and then she adopted me. She, as evidenced by the photo below, rules the roost.
I have a library. Kind of. It’s small, but it’s mine. Well, ours. When my husband and I were selecting our current dwelling, having a home for our books was as important as having a home for us! I will say this though, that if I have learned nothing else in this life it is that reading is a joy like none other.
I’m a nerd which means I like most nerd things. Comics (X-men, Witchblade!), movies(Lord of the Rings!), video games (Zelda!), TV shows (Stargate!). I mean the list can go on and on and on and on and on. You get the idea.
If you haven’t guessed by the earlier paragraph, I am married. I am quite happily locked in holy matrimony to one poor lost soul who stumbled my way. He’s mine and I get to keep him! I mean, he got a man cave when we bought the house and I got him to promise to never leave. That works out, right?
I like embroidery as a hobby. I started a few months ago so I am still learning, but it is fun. I have gotten most of my kits off of ETSY, and learned off of YouTube tutorials. Great place for learning things that YouTube.
One thing you will discover about me, I’m not very good at ending blog posts!