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In a galaxy far away [Jun. 1st, 2015|10:09 am]
Most of you know, but for those who don't: in addition to Rebecca's death last June, I've been dealing with my mother's death at the beginning of November. It was a second blow that really took the legs out from under me.

My main way of coping has been to kind of disappear into the corner of the couch and read Star Wars novels. Many, many Star Wars novels. My interest has been limited to novels set during and after The Holy Trilogy.

Still, thanks to the existence of e-books at the local library, I have read 74 Star Wars novels since November. But now I'm coming to an end. I've read all the adult EU books now, and only have the young reader books left.

And a billion other books, non-Star Wars books, scattered all over the house to read. So what am I doing?

Seeking out the kid's books. Because I'm not quite ready to emerge from the corner of the couch and that galaxy. But I'm making small steps. I worked out yesterday for the first time in months. I spent time with friends this weekend. I'm even making a second LJ entry in a week.

It's a slow process, but I am getting there.

However, we have started watching the Clone Wars cartoons....

[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2015-06-01 03:13 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I am glad to hear from you and have been thinking of you fairly often. You are coping :)
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[User Picture]From: wilhelmina_d
2015-06-01 03:37 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Hope you're feeling better and that the Star Wars novels hold out long enough to get your feet back under you.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2015-06-01 04:41 pm (UTC)
My belated condolences, if I failed to express them sooner. You are coping, you are (I presume) still getting out of your pjs, still brushing hair and teeth, still dealing with meals,dishes, etc. If reading Star Wars gives you a chance to 'escape' for a bit, or even a LOT, I cheer you on!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2015-06-01 05:07 pm (UTC)
Out of bed every day, out of pjs most days. Hair and teeth being cared for.

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[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2015-06-01 06:58 pm (UTC)
I have heard _really_ good things about the Darth Plagueis book. Not read it yet, but I have bought it, for a rainy day (or trip to India).
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[User Picture]From: das_hydra
2015-06-01 08:14 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you can find it, since it's most certainly out of print, but try to find the "Jedi Prince Series". There's six slim volumes, set after the events of Jedi, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. They're obviously aimed at kids but all the familiar characters were there.

I can't remember if you said, when you were visiting here and we were looking through SW books at Powell's, that you'd read all the Young Jedi Knights series? Loved those, too.

You have watched all the Genndy Tartakovsky Clone Wars series, yes?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2015-06-05 04:18 am (UTC)
The Jedi Prince books are tough to find! Thank you for the recommendation.

I've read several of the Young Jedi Knights books, but probably will give them all a reread.
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[User Picture]From: das_hydra
2015-06-05 05:54 am (UTC)
This is why Powell's exists!

The Glove of Darth Vader
The Lost City of the Jedi
Zorba the Hutt's Revenge
Queen of the Empire
Prophets of the Dark Side

Sadly, Mission From Mount Yoda seems to be MIA, and I think I had trouble finding that one when these originally came out. I'll keep an eye out for it.
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From: anonymousalex
2015-06-02 12:15 pm (UTC)
I've been checking back here regularly. I at once completely understand you taking your time, and am happy to see you emerge.

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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2015-06-03 09:02 am (UTC)
*big hug* Is it sad that the last novel I read was Flex ?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2015-06-05 04:18 am (UTC)
*I* certainly don't think so!
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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2015-06-05 04:24 am (UTC)
Well considering that I was half done with the book when I met you...so its been months since I actually read a book.
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