Welcome to the Tatooine Historical Society.
The idea here is pretty simple. Over the next… forever… I plan on reading most every book in official Star Wars canon in chronological order. Apparently canon is a pretty elusive term with Star Wars and maybe there’s some controversy over what is canon and what is not. So to clarify, the pool from which I am collecting “canonical” titles is this (as of 11/9/2010)
There will be some exceptions to my reading list: No E-Books, no young adult titles, no comics, probably none of the original film books.
The purpose of the blog is to keep me reading these books regularly and to give a brief synopsis of what I’ve read each day. Idealy I will read at least one hour a day, on top of my normal reading. You, the faithful reader, get to profit from my reading so that you can read my very crude, hopefully funny, interpretations of just what the hell is going on in that crazy fictional universe out there. That said, spoilers will be everywhere. If you are earnestly wanting to read these books and don’t like having things ruined, you may want to just turn around now.
I don’t know that I have a lot of expectations on what I hope to accomplish through this. Mainly it’s a way to get through the oncoming winter. I didn’t exactly love the original films (okay, Empire Strikes Back was pretty great) and my experience with the franchise has felt pretty luke warm (see what I did there) at best. However, something about the depth of this mythology has always been intriguing to me.
Hope you enjoy it,