I didn’t grow up as a Star Wars fan. In fact, I didn’t see the original trilogy until I was an adult. Therefore I don’t have the same emotional connection to the movies or their actors in the way that hardcore fans do. However, all of the hoopla surrounding the end of the Skywalker story has gotten me more interested in the whole Star Wars universe (pun???). Carrie Fisher’s audiobook version of The Princess Diarist accompanied me through all of my holiday travels and shopping. […]
A HUGE thank you to Caitlin for my incredible Book Exchange gifts! These books are such a good representation of me in this moment. The interactive Jenny Lawson book, the next Amanda Lovelace collection (my favorite contemporary poet) and one of Carrie Fisher’s incredible books – just in time for the final Skywalker Saga Star Wars film! I can’t wait to get reading on all of these. Happy holidays, y’all!
I’m not totally sure why I picked this book, I didn’t watch the Star Wars movies until I was in college, and as such, they never caught fire for me. I enjoy watching them with my 9 year old kid, because they bring him joy, but I’m Luke warm over them (my phone capitalized the “luke” so I didn’t set out to make a pun, but here we are). I was browsing audio books from my library and I wanted a light read. This book […]
If I could only read one category of book for the rest of my life it would probably be memoir. I’ve always been a fan of the genre whether they’re written by regular folks with a sense of humor, survivors of strange upbringings and of course celebrity memoirs. During Cannonball Ten I have been revisiting a few of these old favorites by listening to the audio-book to glean any additional insights narration may offer. I read and reviewed Carrie Fisher’s 2016 memoir The Princess Diarist last year for […]
Bingo Square: Birthday At around the time she began filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens (I believe), Carrie Fisher rediscovered journals from when she was 19 and filming the original film. She published excerpts from these diaries here, along with other insights about the bizarreness of fame and what it means to be associated with such a beloved character for so long. She also reveals an affair she had with Harrison Ford during said original film. It pains me to say I didn’t really enjoy […]