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    Track Stars review [App]  2020-1-14 21:48

    A Unbelievable application which showcases stellar track & field athletes - Thank you!

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    Track Stars review [App]  2020-1-14 21:48

    Amazing content!

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    The Star Wars (Star Wars: The Star Wars) review [Book]  2017-12-15 18:1

    This is an absolutely essential and awesome adaptation of George Lucas' rough draft screenplay, showing an necessary evolutionary scene to a classic work. It shows just how much was in Lucas' head from the start, and Rinzler's adept handling gives it a compelling life all its own. Mayhew's art is wonderful. This is a must-have for any fan of Star Wars, Comics, Sci-Fi/Fantasy or Movie as a result. A fan of all of them? Even better.

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    The Star Wars (Star Wars: The Star Wars) review [Book]  2017-12-15 18:1

    Based on a rough draft of Star Battles you see elements from the original and prequel trilogies showing that Lucas had characters and scenes from the very beginning. This ver also shows the very stilted dialogue that Lucas is also know this ver Han Solo is a green ewie isn't connected to Solo, and has to be taught to fly.Darth Vader isn't a e Sith is named Valorum.And in this ver Chewie gets his medal at the end. Yeah!

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    The Star Wars (Star Wars: The Star Wars) review [Book]  2017-12-15 18:1

    I'm not the largest Star Battles fan, but I search this book interesting, because it shows how huge George Luca's ideas were. He had to chop and edit his ideas so that they could fit within the limits of budget, unique effects technology, and time. I'm still in the process of reading this comic. Very good. I highly recommend this.

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    The Star Wars (Star Wars: The Star Wars) review [Book]  2017-12-15 18:1

    Book is definitely worth the $20 or so dollars. JUST BE WARNED: if you are going to buy it from a third party source, just create sure you are getting all of the issues. I bought this book from a third party source and they only sent me problems #1 and #2 as separate paper back copies, not all e largest draw to this graphic novel is the awesome artwork. It's probably the most stunning out of any comic book I've read. As for the story, it's not as amazing as the original films (better than the prequels for sure), but it's still worth a read. The cool factor of having read an adaptation of George Lucas's original draft is to amazing to pass e characters are beautiful underdeveloped and the dialogue is beautiful cheesy, but honestly it never really bothered me. If the book was a bit longer to create up for the fast pacing and hero development it would be a true solid graphic novel.I would also recommend to hardback edition, since it has really nice binding and comes with a "making of" section. This graphic novel is amazing for even mild Star Battles fans.

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    The Star Wars (Star Wars: The Star Wars) review [Book]  2017-12-15 18:1

    This is the 'what could have been' entry in the Star Battles universe. Yes, it's not as fully formed as the movies; Hence, it's an early draft. Though that seems to be one of the major arguments versus this graphic novel, the artwork is attractive and if you are a real fan even if you don't like it you can at least appreciate what it means as a stepping stone to what was to become. My partner has been a Star Battles fan (make that MAJOR Star Battles fan) since he was a small boy and the films first hit the huge screen and he was able to have fun this thoroughly. Take it for what it is, comes recommended.

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    The Star Wars (Star Wars: The Star Wars) review [Book]  2017-12-15 18:1

    A must have for any Star Battles Fan! This really illustrates how a filmmakers vision changes over time. Here familiar characters look completely different. If you like Star Battles then you’ll love The Star Wars!!!!!!

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    The Star Wars (Star Wars: The Star Wars) review [Book]  2017-12-15 18:1

    This graphic novel is something that I never knew existed for a while and it honestly surprised me. The art is beautiful damn amazing and the story, while very simple, is fascinating to me. This is probably what could have been had the current one not been made. While it ends on the promise of another story, I doubt we will obtain it. Still, I enjoyed this graphic novel and I highly recommend it to any long time Star Battles fan.

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    The Star Wars (Star Wars: The Star Wars) review [Book]  2017-12-15 18:1

    Very interesting.

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    The Star Wars (Star Wars: The Star Wars) review [Book]  2017-12-15 18:1

    As some other people have said, it's an interesting look into the development process George Lucas went through, but the story is bloated, full of plot holes and some characters, in particular Darth Vader, don't do much of anything.

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    The Star Wars (Star Wars: The Star Wars) review [Book]  2017-12-15 18:1

    Interesting interpretation of the first draft of the script.

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    Star Wars Vol. 6: Out Among The Stars (Star Wars (2015-)) review [Book]  2017-12-7 18:1

    And with that, Jason Aaron’s storied run on Marvel’s flagship “Star Wars” title comes to an end. Volume 6 – “Out Among the Stars” collects problems #33-37, the majority of which are one-shot problems featuring individual adventures with the usual gang of heroes, as well as Sana Starros and Lando Calrissian. While these problems may not represent the pinnacle of either Aaron or artist Salvador Larroca’s talents, this final volume still stands as a decent enough farewell for Aaron, before Kieron Gillen comes aboard next month to steer the is usually the case with comic one-shots, the stakes for most of these problems feels low. That’s okay, though because Aaron mostly does enough fun items with hero dynamics and dialogue exchanges – pairing Luke and Leia together in problem #33, Lando and Sana together in #34, and Han and Chewie (shocker) in #35– to create up for his stories’ lack of “importance.” He also, finally, gets around in problem #36 to resolving the long-dangling plot thread that is C-3PO’s capture by Scar Squadron, which we witnessed all the method back at the end of Volume 4, “Last Flight of the Harbinger.” Although it’s hard not to want that we’d gotten a bit meatier of a follow-through to this story after waiting so long for it to be resolved – problem #25, which depicted C-3PO’s capture, was published all the method back in November 2016, pre-“Rogue One”s release - it’s still nice to see Aaron dot all of his i’s and cross his t’s before walking out the door.If there’s a major disappointment in this latest Volume, and really, in the latest two volumes of the series as well, it’s Salvador Larroca’s art. Like a lot of people, I really enjoyed his style on “Darth Vader,” but for some reason, his time on the main “Star Wars” title has been marred by an overreliance on photorealism and tracing, which – at least for my cash – is distracting at best and at worst, downright [email protected]#$%!&’s hard not to want that Aaron’s final problems on the series had been accompanied by artwork that was as powerful as that of his first, second, or even third arc, but hey - you can’t have everything.

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    Star Wars - Han Solo: At Stars' End (Star Wars: The Rebellion) review [Book]  2017-12-30 18:1

    ONe of the few EU books I have been unable to collect over the latest 20 years. Very excited to finally have it to read.

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    Star Wars - Han Solo: At Stars' End (Star Wars: The Rebellion) review [Book]  2017-12-30 18:1

    Perfect add to my collection, thank you

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    Star Wars - Han Solo: At Stars' End (Star Wars: The Rebellion) review [Book]  2017-12-30 18:1

    Well, that dashing,daring, and devoius Han Solo has done it again. More excitement, more adventure! Being an avid Star Battles fan, I've spent most of my free time reading and re-reading this book. I love it! I would recomend this to any Star Battles fan, young or old. I tried to obtain multiple opinions in this book by my friends, and it seems that if you don't know a lick about Star Wars, you probably won't understand some of this book. But if you are familiar with SW, Hang On!! You're on for a beautiful wild ride. Now, I will admit it, there are a few parts in there where I felt kind of. . . uh. . . sleepy. ..(Maybe I stayed up longer than I thought reading it. . ) but the abundance of action and suspence quickly [email protected]#$%! away. All in all, I would say this is a very amazing me might say Han is just to brave (or to stupid) to be realistic. But, as Han would say, "Hey, its Me!"

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    Star Wars - Han Solo: At Stars' End (Star Wars: The Rebellion) review [Book]  2017-12-30 18:1

    This is a combined review of The paper back book and the comic from Dark horse, Classic star battles - Han Solo at stars end - Volume 5. This comic is based on the stand alone novelette written by the late Brian Daley. For those who had read AC Crispens Han Solo Trilogy (my favorite of the entire EU), Crispen left time in his story to accommodate Daley's stories about Han and Chewy taking a trip to the corporate sector. Virtually nothing is known about the corp sector except what Daley told us in his 3 novels about his favorite character, Han. One of those 3 stories is HS at is comic has amazing inking and binding but the pencil and artwork is of comic strip quality. I give the story a 5, inking a 3 and pencils a 2, then I round up because the stars are Han and chewy for 4 stars

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    Star Wars - Han Solo: At Stars' End (Star Wars: The Rebellion) review [Book]  2017-12-30 18:1

    This is a review of Classic star battles - Han Solo at stars end - Volume 5. This comic is based on the stand alone novelette written by the late Brian Daley. For those who had read AC Crispens Han Solo Trilogy (my favorite of the entire EU), Crispen left time in his story to accommodate Daley's stories about Han and Chewy taking a trip to the corporate sector. Virtually nothing is known about the corp sector except what Daley told us in his 3 novels about his favorite character, Han. One of those 3 stories is HS at is comic has amazing inking and binding but the pencil and artwork is of comic strip quality. I give the story a 5, inking a 3 and pencils a 2, then I round up because the stars are Han and chewy for 4 stars.

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    Star Wars - Han Solo: At Stars' End (Star Wars: The Rebellion) review [Book]  2017-12-30 18:1

    While the plot and the script follow the perfect book upon which this is based fairly well, the end results fall short of the ssa looks kinda like she's described in the book, but the other characters aren't really recognizable, even Han and Chewie. While the ship renditions are fairly good, the only thing they got right was the Falcon -- there weren't any TIEs in the novel, and those small warriors in the comic aren't e art is too childish, and the words are too big, and the coloring and detail is a bit dull. Still, all of this is somewhat overcome by a fairly exciting story and a quick pace.Another plus is the low price. If you're into Star Wars, it's worth the money.

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    Star Wars - Han Solo: At Stars' End (Star Wars: The Rebellion) review [Book]  2017-12-30 18:1

    this was the worst i have ever read. i never caught the point of the whole story, yet i created myself read the whole thing to test to obtain the point. I never did. it had a not good plot, moved slowly, and to me was too boring.

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    Star Wars - Han Solo: At Stars' End (Star Wars: The Rebellion) review [Book]  2017-12-30 18:1

    A amazing book that sheds some light on Han Solo's life before the happenings of Star Wars: A Fresh Hope. A good, cheap read

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    Star Wars - Han Solo: At Stars' End (Star Wars: The Rebellion) review [Book]  2017-12-30 18:1

    It wasn't as amazing as I remebered.

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    Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar review []  2019-12-20 18:56

    I started this book when it first came out, about seven years ago or so and was forced to place it aside because of other problems which had nothing to do with the interest I had for this retrace of an earlier journey which I also read and enjoyed om reading the a lot of comments regarding Ghost Train it becomes immediately apparent that "you either love him or hate him" but his travel books, this one in particular, are always a fascinating mental journey for the reader. Yes, he is arrogant (some of his Singapore students will attest to that); he is hugely opinionated about the people and countries that he visits; he is, perhaps, superficial in his judgements of those people and countries and he is profoundly individual in his assessment of the locations that he visits. Having said all of this his comments are razor sharp concerning the locations where our journeys have overlapped. Also his comments distil the substance of a country into manageable quantities for readers to ere are far too a lot of instances in his books that are memorable: his description of the economic mess that he found in the "stans" that he visited; the moral complexity of Japanese society vis-a-vis females; the potential human future in India; the excruciating state of Russia after the West won the Cold War; the alternative future presented in contemporary Singapore.I do not share the criticisms found in these comments; Theroux is harsh when finds obvious situations that he feels cannot be overlooked; I do not think he looks for the "seedy side of town" it is just that it is ever-present; Christians are so blatantly silly in their proselytizing that they simply cannot be overlooked. In short Theroux paints brilliant pictures of the locations he visits and we readers are vastly richer for this activity.

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    Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar review []  2019-12-20 18:56

    This was my first book by Paul Theroux, so I didn't know what to expect. I was so pleasantly surprised, and I know it certainly won't be my latest book by this eroux travels in a very special way, by rail, by himself. He does not set his sights on tourist meccas, but instead travels to locations I vaguely remember hearing of, locations I really never heard of, or locations I would never in my wildest dreams pick as vacation destination sights. Yet, sitting back in bed each night, I could not obtain enough of each of his adventures and descriptions and eroux attempted to revisit a lot of of the locations he had been to on a railway trip over thirty years earlier, to see what had changed and what had remained the same. He would speak to daily people who traveled with him on the train or with folks he met at train stations or cities he was visiting. Often, he would strike up a conversation with a man who appeared to be of a related age to himself. In this way, he was able to give the reader a feeling of what daily life was like in the town and perhaps what changes had occurred over time. Theroux has mastered the art of asking questions of daily folks and making them wish to share their lives and experiences.I know I am not doing justice here, as I am at a loss to how to describe this book and why I loved it so much. Theroux tells it as it is, as he sees it. What he says makes sense to me. He doesn't candy coat anything. And yet, he doesn't come off as a curmudgeon in my view. I can't wait to read another Theroux book. If you haven't experienced Theroux, you need to now!

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    Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar review []  2019-12-20 18:56

    I loved that Paul Theroux, a man whose name is recognized by everyone in the fiction and non fiction fields, decided to basically recreate a journey he took when he was in his twenties and had no money. For criticism I have to say it is a large amount of location to cover, going from London to Japan by train, basically. A person can only observe so much of each country, and so there are bound to be natives of that country who disagree with the snapshot taken on that day(s). The book was written in 2006 when Bush was President and the battle with Iraq was going on. It was brave of Paul Theroux, who was a literary "darling" for a while there-- Mosquito Coast definitely created his name-- to even travel to these locations where there is unrest, terrorism, instability and face it-- true danger. In a method all of us sitting back in the comfort of mostly safe America are living vicariously through these observations. Theroux has always had an edge to his writing, some elements of danger and sexuality, that hold his novels and articles interesting. He's simply a divinely gifted storyteller. He does not fail here, although the task of this extremely hard journey sometimes gets a tad tedious. For an older guy who is already globe popular to mostly bunk in shared compartments on trains with --whoever!-- share bathrooms, eat native cuisine, and fake it till you create it with language barriers-- well it's awesome that he even took on this task. He is mostly amazing natured, but he hates missionaries, he hates but expects hustlers ( taxicab rip-offs, for instance) and he likes to take the native stance of disliking his own country, (the ugly American )sometimes. When you read about the bombings of Japan and Vietnam, you feel their side of the story. Even though Japan "started" it-- my words, not Paul's-- you feel a not good disgrace at battle itself and how history, architecture, spiritual temples, and humankind, can be just forever lost because of this brutality ( no matter whose "side" you were on.)Of course my favorite parts were vignettes about specific people. I like knowing what Zoroastrians were like, or rickshaw operators, or Siberian prisons, or the fresh Vietnam. I love the monk who shared his compartment. I love his descriptions of Istanbul and Singapore, and the serenity ( mostly) of Japan. I love the comic book culture part of Japan. Despots and dictators are exposed for what they did to their countries. The book makes you thank your stars that you live in a democracy ( at least I do) even though a lot of think our system is flawed. In other words, yes, read the book to know how damn lucky you really are !! As a woman I could not identify with as a lot of sexual come-ons he received. But I imagine a Westerner man would keep this a lot of in countries like Thailand which are known for a sexual Disneyland atmosphere. The kids in the sex trade-- where Theroux walks down a dark street to a secret hiding place, is a heartbreaking story. The author, who is married and wants to remain faithful to his wife, tells these stories for the sake of knowledge, and does not ever accept solicitations from the different available women around the world. I enjoyed reading the book on Kindle because some of the Eastern references could be easily looked up with the instant Kindle dictionary. Sadly, this applied to other words which I had forgotten the meanings of, but Mr. Theroux has an perfect and not pretentious vocabulary. In short I loved the book because it is specific in info about countries, has perfect stories and conveys a primary sense of the countries he reading the other reviews I saw that some people think he is a hypocrite for "riding the rails" and then calling a popular mate to chat with or arrange to give a talk. I am glad he took advantage of his contacts and I think it makes the book more interesting that he sometimes has translators available or someone to present him around, rather than just arrive and be at the mercy of a tour tutorial book. He has earned the right to present off a bit, but I think he keeps to the spirit of the original back packer he was back in the seventies. I am a fan. I rate it five stars.

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    Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar review []  2019-12-20 18:56

    I'm a rail buff who has powerful interests in travel and culture, just the kind of person for whom Paul Theroux is a guiding star. This book does not disappoint; it makes every train and every conversation come alive and illuminate the adventures and the challenges of global rail travel. He compares and contrasts this trip with one he wrote about decades earlier, noting the economic and cultural changes in Eurasia during that time frame. Theroux understands that adventure is a part of travel and makes the inconveniences of overcrowding, undependable meal service and missed connections a part of the adventure. He treats the characters he meets as potential mates and brings to mind my trip on the crowded hard sleeper from Hanoi to Saigon on an anniversary of the Vietnamese win in the American Battle -- we can communicate with small language in common, can feel friendship in sharing an experience and can arrive at the destination as mates despite our cultural and language differences. The only negative I associate with this book is envy that I'm unlikely ever to experience the trip myself.

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    Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar review []  2019-12-20 18:56

    Allow me start by admitting that I have fun Paul Theroux as a writer and I love traveling by train. Paul's introduction is akin to the old song "Gonnna Take Sentimental Journey", he recalls the pleasures of his earlier travels in "The Amazing Railway Bazaar". And like his earlier book he had me hooked within the first few pages. His encounters with fellow travels and their conversations are a amazing collection of snap shots and his self depricating views of himself and all travel writers will bring a smile to the reader's face. The amazing tragedy of the book is the observation that all things change and not always for the better. Having aged, as has Paul, in the 25 plus years since I read Amazing Railway Bazaar we are not the same young, daring adventurer that left London and headed out so a lot of years ago. Time and politics has caused him to alter his travel route and by default the people he will meet in his journey. At times the book has a tone of returning for your high school 40 year reunion an being schocked at how old people seem and disappointed that the vivacious cheer leader or robust quarterback have gray hair and a paunch.But for amazing travel narrative and sometimes ascerbic observation, Paul Theroux is still a master of the genre. Read Ghost Train and then dig out your well worn copy of Railway Bazaar and recall both your youth and Paul's awesome journeys and the people he yde Beury

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    Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar review []  2019-12-20 18:56

    I gave my father a copy of Ghost Train to the Eastern Star for Father's Day. After he read it, I borrowed his copy. I have read almost all of Theroux's travel books and I had very high expectations for GTES; it exceeded them. The primary idea behind GTES is irresistible to Theroux's fans; he would attempt to retrace the 1973-1974 journey that he took across Asia and then recounted in his first travel book, The Amazing Railway ES is a amazing adventure. But it has something else. In reenacting his first journey, Theroux seemingly became more philosophical and less edgy than he had been in a lot of of his previous books. Theroux reveals that he took his original trip through Asia in agony, due to his then-wife's infidelity; Theroux admits that it took him a long time before he could write about that chapter in his eroux (who was born in 1941) is also acutely aware of his age and of all that has changed since his first journey. Theroux states that he is becoming invisible to others as he ages, becoming a ghost. Eventually, the reader realizes that the "Ghost Train" that Theroux mentions in the title carries deeper meanings in light of Theroux's focus on aging and revisiting the past. In one attractive and haunting line Theroux notes that his travels have been "...a method of living my life, a trip without end where the only destination was darkness" (p. 493).In the past, Theroux's critics have characterized him as both a grouch and an elitist. I have always thought Theroux's sharp opinions worked both versus and for him; he can be caustic, but his opinions interject life into his books. The only parts of GTES where I thought that Theroux was overly "preachy" were the chapters on Vietnam; he runs on at length over how poor the U.S. was during the War. Ironically, Theroux notes several times that the Vietnamese people have moved on from the Vietnam War; I thought that it was ironic and a shame that Theroux could not do the same.I asked my father what he thought of GTES and he told me that he sees Theroux's travel books as "one huge story" that covers the world. We both think that Theroux, with all of his thoughts on aging, might have intended to "close the loop" with GTES, ending his series of travel books by returning to his first book.Will Theroux ever venture forth and hear the train whistles again? I hope so, but I don't know. If not, he closed on a high note with GTES.

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    Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar review []  2019-12-20 18:56

    I read a lot of Paul Theroux in the 1980's and enjoyed returning with him to this huge swath of the East. As a not too adventurous older female, it's amazing to see things from a perspective that I'd never be likely to experience firsthand. He draws my attention to certain things I'd failed to notice, such as the fact that Vietnam today is about as capitalistic as it could be. Who would have predicted that 40 years ago? Theroux is often the character of his amusing small anecdotes, but in a method that I search convincing and usually appealing. I might not wish to travel with him indefinitely, and perhaps his wife enjoyed the nice long break that his trip provided for her. At least he's doing something that expands his mind. Plenty of people obtain no farther than the local golf course and leave their spouses with just as much time on their hands in a typical year. I only bothered to type on this subject because other reviewers seemed to be surprised by it, and at least one of the people in my book club saw fit to mention it in our discussion. Not all of us have the same idea of how much togetherness is important or even desirable in a marriage.

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    Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar review []  2019-12-20 18:56

    I love Paul's observations of people and places. One moment it makes me wish to jump on a plane and go somewhere various and exotic, the next I feel content with where I am and what I have around me. The lure of distant lands, the sights, smells and experiences entice, the odd, sometimes abrasive people Paul meets are often not so enticing. I also search it fascinating he tells of how he has set off with some stranger down dark winding lanes in find of something different. He is either supremely confident and brave, or possessed by that odd spirit that takes you over in a strange place. The spirit that has you believe that because you come from some relatively wealthy country, the locals wouldn't dare touch one golden hair on your magnificent head. Sadly, I and people I know have fallen for this spirit's spell, only to search ourselves in deeper than we thought was possible. Sometimes you obtain away without losing anything, sometimes it's a few dollars, sometimes it's much, much more......................I will reread this book, the wonders and horrors(?) are like small treats that can be enjoyed over and over. That it happened to someone else, someone that lived to tell the tale, makes it, for me, all the more enjoyable.

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    Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar review []  2019-12-20 18:56

    Paul Theroux's intention in GHOST TRAIN TO THE EASTERN STAR is to retrace the journey he took 33 years before and chronicled in THE GREAT RAILWAY BAZAAR, his breakthrough travel book. While repetition of a journey that Paul (I feel like I know the guy) took as a marginal and penurious thirty-something does add insight, GHOST TRAIN really rises and falls on the mature Paul's curiosity, scrupulous observation, and preparation. Together, these achieve a three-dimensional view of every town he visits, where his travel experiences often fall into a pattern. First, Paul sketches the history or reputation of a town or recalls his own youthful travel impressions. Then, Paul explores in 2006, seeking both high and low experience. When he has finished, Theroux has usually revealed a town of unexpected tenor, as well as a rich and surprising range of local phenomena.Certainly, an simple illustration of this technique is Paul's visit to Istanbul, which he establishes as a modern, secular, and diverse town of robust economic activity, not a Muslim threat to Europe. This is a welcome surprise, with Paul entering Istanbul after traveling through Bulgaria and Romania, two European countries mired in economic desolation and poverty undifferentiated from the Brezhnev era. Delighted with Istanbul's diversity and vitality, Paul pokes around, where he inadvertently upsets a Russian prostitute in a bar. (Paul, not the pimp, is the person lacking sensitivity). Then, Paul goes to a party and meets Orhan Pamuk, just before he wins his Nobel Prize. Pamuk seems, well, sort of a hero and a small scattered socially. They talk about together, Paul travels in 18 countries in GHOST TRAIN, where he stops at roughly 40 destinations, all but a few (Angkor in Cambodia is an exception) modern cities. Throughout, his technique is to hop on the train, where he shares a compartment with other travelers. These can be anyone, but they sometimes clarify a cultural current, such as the Jain accountant who travels with Paul to Jaipur. Then Paul reaches his destination, gets off, and eroux has sections of exceptional insight in GHOST TRAIN. These contain his rant about Singapore (pages 319-332), his creepy premonitions about Tokyo (422-24), and his unbelievable explanation for the renaissance of Viet Nam. Theroux is also a prodigious reader and his book includes references to authors (my count is 24) whose own books enrich his understanding of the cultures he visits while providing rewarding diversion on the trains. There's beauty too. Here's Paul entrained in Sri Lanka."... the [railroad] line rising from the coast, passing through the gardens and villages on the slopes, the rice terraces full of still, silvery water and mirroring the sky, the rock temples hacked out of cliffs, the monasteries at their higher elevations. Coconut plantations, vegetable farms, pineapple fields, markets overflowing with blossoms: the method to Kandy was strewn with flowers."This is a unbelievable book and highly recommended.

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    Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar review []  2019-12-20 18:56

    Like Gore Vidal, I am a amazing fan of Paul's nonfiction works, while I am lukewarm at best to most of his fictional efforts. I guess what I love best about both authors is their voice -- that inescapable, special interior framing, phrasing, and articulation -- that makes just about everything they do or write interesting to me. It's that first-person view of things that I just love from is book is one of Paul's best -- a rumination on aging, memory, time, travel, and the world. Paul takes a journey few of us are capable of, and his powers of observation, and the wide-ranging knowledge he brings to his journey, create his insights utterly unique. He takes it mostly by train, in communal settings surrounded by people, in mostly uncomfortable trappings. He goes locations I barely knew existed( the "'stans") and visits locations I know much about but which are fresh to me in his eyes (Vietnam, Cambodia).My only quibble is how quickly he wraps it all up -- I wanted him to spend as much time and depth in Japan or Russia as he did in locations like Singapore or India. Alas, the book had to end sometime.A superior entry in an already stellar collection.

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    No issue with the magazine. I just don't know how I got signed up for it. I haven't used my Kindle in a long time and all of a sudden I am being charged a yearly fee.

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    Amazing magazine love all the puzzles

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    Received only 2 magazines and thats all, there isn’t anyway where I can track or see what is happeningComplete desaster

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    Have fun following entertainers. Amazon price was fantastic. First time ordering via Amazon and will do it again!

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    Just a gossip magazine that I’ve been reading for about 30 years! As a gift has 2 amazing crosswords and a seduko puzzle in every issue.

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    Star review []  2020-1-16 19:14

    It's what you expect. It is bashing celebs whether created up, truth stretch or sometimes the screw up is so public it's simple and they go for the worst photo. Stars without makeup. Yeah. Next week Stars are too fat and here's their pictures. Yeah. I bought it. Not proud. Kindle Fire works amazing though.

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    Delivers on time every time. Amazing quality simple to read not grainy or anything like that.

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    If you have time to waste, like at an airport, then I recommend this rag. It is cheap entertainment. I like that this rag downloads to my Kindle Fire, and I do not have to carry the actual magazine. It is embarrassing to be seen with this magazine, and at least on the Kindle no one knows what I am reading. Yes, I am addicted to this Hollywood gossip, but I don't advertise it.

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-22 21:23

    As a lot of are aware there is kind of a mess with the Star Battles novels in terms of what is and is not canon material. Every novel that was place out before Disney acquired the rights to Lucasfilm is relegated to Legends/Expanded Universe non-canon material (aside from the novel Tarkin which was grandfathered into the fresh canon storyline). Anything place out after the Disney acquisition, regardless of format (novel, TV series, movie, comic, video android games etc are considered canon). However, the young adult novels, such as this and novels like Ashoka are not included in the main official timeline. So while it is a part of the canon material, it is considered ancillary to the main storyThis book is set about 3-4 years before A Fresh Hope when Leia is 16, and undergoing the trials to be named the heir to Alderaan. The back cover claims it includes clues to the fresh film The Latest Jedi. It really has no clues, more like tie-ins, such as how she met Laura Dern's hero and learned of the base on the planet Crait. It is really the story of how she learned about and became involved with the Rebellion. The book also has the most in-depth look at her parents. Of course, her father Bail has shown up since the prequel films in the canon material, but this book really established who he was and his thoughts on the Rebellion more than any of the other books, shows, and films ven when it was set, the book includes, or at least mentions a lot of things that would bear out in the original trilogy. For example we learn about the mercy missions that Vader refers to when he captures her ship in A Fresh Hope, we see how she met Tarkin, and of course, the Emperor is referred to a lot. There is no mention or inclusion of Darth Vader in the book. There is also a amazing tie back to a hero from the prequels that occurs putting Leia in danger that she is not even remotely aware of. And, Artoo and Threepio create an appearance as well.Overall the book does a amazing job of making Leia not quite the hero she was in A Fresh Hope but showing how much of that person was within her. We obtain tips to that yes, she is force sensitive even if she is not aware of it, and as I said above there are several nice tie-ins to the original movies, the prequels, and the current trilogy. It also leaves begin the chance of another novel (whether another young-adult main storyline adjacent novel or even main storyline novel) set before A Fresh Hope to flesh out her backstory even more. Even though it is a young-adult book, it is written well enough and tells a amazing enough story that it can easily be enjoyed by adults. I highly recommend it.

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-22 21:23

    This was the Star Battles book I’ve been waiting for.When Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2014 and effectively rebooted the canon, allowing for a complete narrative overhaaul of the novel line, I was beautiful psyched. For years, I had longed to jump into the Star Battles novels, but had always found the sheer size of the EU’s canon simply to be too overwhelming. A new reset allowed me the opportunity to jump in from the beginning, and ever since the release of the first new-canon novel “A Fresh Dawn,” in August 2014, I’ve more or less read everything that’s been e downside to reading every “Star Wars” book published? Most of the novels, with a few notable exceptions, have fallen closer to the ‘eh’ side of the spectrum than the ‘OMG that was amazing’ side, at least for me. Especially over the latest year, I’ve found that most of the fresh “Star Wars” novels that have been published have been diverting at best, outright cash-grabs to other, “more important” Star Battles media at worst. “Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel.” “Ahsoka.” “Rebel Rising.” “Thrawn.” “Guardians of the Whills.” All of these are books that were well-written enough…but none of them, at least for me, left close to any when I tell you that “Leia, Princess of Alderaan” DOES leave an impression, and currently stands as one of the very few “Star Wars” books published post-2014-reboot that I unabashedly loved…believe me when I tell you that, for me, that was a beautiful huge deal, not to mention also a beautiful huge relief. I had honestly begun to wonder if I would ever read another Star Battles book that I truly loved…and would ya look at that: Claudia Gray came to the rescue and delivered just that.What makes this book work is the same thing that created “Lost Stars” (also written by Gray) so good: the focus on characters. Rather than getting bogged down in stories that just feel like rehashes of happenings we’ve seen or read countless other times across other Star Battles media, Gray puts the focus first and foremost on developing the relationships between young Leia and those around her: her mother Breha. Her father Bail. Her mate Amilyn Holdo. Her love interest Kier. These relationships, and all of the complex emotions that come with them, are the basic things that fuel this book and give it the energy that it has; they’re also what create it such a compelling read: you as a reader are invested in the plot not because you’re expected to, but because Claudia Gray actually gives you a REASON to. It’s unbelievably refreshing, not just to see that in a Star Battles novel, but to read it in ANY novel, period, and if “Lost Stars” or the beautiful amazing “Bloodline” hadn’t already done it, then “Leia, Princes of Alderaan” completely solidifies Claudia Gray as THE best Star Battles author currently working today.“Leia, Princess of Alderaan” is the definition of a “breath of new air”: it’s well written, has characters you care about, and rarely if ever drags. It’s the type of Star Battles novel that you want every Star Battles novel could be like, ones that values the relationships and development of its protagonists over lightsaber wars and starship battles. Here’s hoping this is far from the latest time Claudia Gray pays this far, far away galaxy a urney to Star Wars: The Latest Jedi: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: the Latest Jedi)

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-22 21:23

    She just at much was evident when I read BLOODLINE latest year, which quickly turned into one of my favorite novels of the fresh canon. In BLOODLINE, we got a gorgeous and nuanced portrayal of an older -- though no less sharp -- Leia. And in this novel we obtain yet another gorgeous and nuanced portrayal of Leia -- this time in her youth. Both of Gray's portrayals are remarkable in that they are distinct enough to signify growth, while still remaining very much real to the voice that Carrie Fisher helped make for the character. It's a delight to Carrie Fisher's latest book, THE PRINCESS DIARIST, there were included some entries from a diary she kept during the filming of Star Wars, when she was barely 21 years old. Her voice in these entries is melodramatic and highfalutin and emotionally honest, in the method only young writers can be, but it is no less poetic and beautiful. It's safe to assume that Gray read the book, and that it only helped to shape her portrayal of the Leia-in-the-making that appears in this novel -- some of the passages manage to evoke that raw energy Fisher's early writings e story itself is relatively straightforward, although it is not without nuance (if Gray does anything well in her work, it is nuance). The plot is tense and thrilling enough to satisfy the action-adventure aspect of the Star Battles franchise -- but this a story that is more emotional than anything. Knowledge of the subsequent stories casts a huge shadow over the happenings in this novel, and the effect is that you read this as a tragedy, despite the fact that the story we are currently reading is a largely hopeful one. "Your home will always be here," Leia's mother, Breha, tells her at one point. And we just know. Moments like this one are scattered throughout the novel, and the result is ter LOST STARS and BLOODLINE, I knew that I was going to read anything and everything Gray wrote in this universe. LEIA, PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN only strengthens that commitment.

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-22 21:23

    One of cinema's most beloved characters, Princess Leia juggles a lot of roles. In the original Star Battles film, we are introduced to a 20-year-old who is a senator, a princess, and a rebel. To her credit, Carrie Fisher created viewers believe that the woman on screen could encompass all of these titles and more. However, I (and I assume a lot of others) were curious as to how Leia Organa earned and balanced all these mantles. Princess of Alderaan chronicles her claim to the throne of Alderaan, her first forays into the arena of galactic politics, and her increasing involvement with the nascent Rebel audia Gray imbues Leia with the same strength and grace that fans have come to expect from her through the years. Even when Leia is unsure of her next steps, the reader never doubts that she has the capability to live up to her legendary status. Writing in the voice of an iconic hero must be difficult, especially in a novel where the hero is still coming of age. Gray proves that she is more than up to the task.I recommend this book to anybody who has been inspired by Princess (or senator... or rebel... or General) Leia. (And for those who can't wait for The Latest Jedi, there are several nuggets of info for the sharp-eyed reader!)

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-22 21:23

    I read the Kindle ver of this book.We know Leia, we've known her for 40 years. She's feisty, fast witted, beautiful, teenaged leader of men. The latest Princess of Alderaan and Imperial Senator. We also know she's the daughter of Darth Vader and Queen Amidala. But what do we know of her pre-A Fresh Hope.I've enjoyed Claudia Gray's Star Battles books, and I think this is my favorite so order to be recognized as the real Princess and heir to the Alderaan throne, Leia must undertake three challenges, of the body, mind, and heart. Through the book, Leia succeeds, fails, has her first love and first kiss. She also learns about politics, treachery, and is is a amazing book for Star Battles fans. Yes, young women will love it, but middle aged men will as well (at least I did).

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-22 21:23

    Claudia Gray is one of the best authors writing Star Battles right now. And that's saying a lot, because there have been some unbelievable Star Battles books in the past few years. If you haven't read Lost Stars (the YA forbidden love story that takes put over the original trilogy ending in the War of Jakku) or Bloodline (Leia between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens) you need to go read them NOW! It is not important for reading this book, but there are some is book shows Leia when she is going through her coming-of-age rituals on Alderaan. I really enjoyed learning about Alderaan's culture. Queen Breha is such an amazing character. This book does so well filling in gaps in the Star Battles universe. Since this is one of the books created leading up to The Latest Jedi, there are references to locations and people featured in the movie. You obtain to meet Holdo when she was a junior senator just meeting Leia. I'm hoping for a Holdo book that explains her absence from the original ere is so much heart in this book. The relationship between Leia and her parents is written so well. There are things that create Leia the woman she is in the original trilogy. There's also some amazing moral dilemmas that arise. Claudia Gray portrays galactic politics so well in her books.I obviously give this book a 5/5. If you're a Star Battles fan like me, this is definitely worth picking up. Even if you've never read a Star Battles book before and just wish a YA book about Leia, this is it!

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-22 21:23

    Another solid contribution to the Star Battles by Claudia Gray, and a book that further helps define fan-favorite (and often under-represented) Leia. This book focuses on Leia's coming of age, as she deals with struggles with several traditional themes of the genre, expertly styled to fit the Star Battles setting and Leia's special audia Gray does a unbelievable job of once again pulling from inspiration from true life to create a timeless story, but can also hit additional hard given current event. Leia is torn between her loyalties to the greater galactic community and her own peaceful home world, and is caught between the tyranny of the Empire and the prospect of a bloody and violent rebellion, as she attempts to maintain her honor and integrity while growing up to become the beloved hero we know from the original trilogy.Just because you think you know how this story ends doesn't [email protected]#$%!'s power as a moving and emotionally charged narrative about coming into adulthood during tumultuous and uncertain times.

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-22 21:23

    This book is WHY books are meant to be physically held and read! The cover is attractive and dreamy, while the weight of the book tells you to not rush reading it, because it promises a unbelievable adventure worth savoring. I love My Star Battles books and appreciate that the book reviews don't give away any spoilers so I'm simply going to say that you are instantly pulled into the story, into fearless Princess Leia whose wit and charm are unique, and uniquely written in a method real to the character-- Claudia Gray perfectly captures Princess Leia with writing which flows from beginning to end, and I look forward to reading more of her work! I'm happy to have purchased a couple of copies to give as bonuses since it really is a amazing read at an unbeatable price--absolutely the sort of bonus I love receiving. If you like it as much as I did, you won't wish this book to end.

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-22 21:23

    Claudia Gray's "Leia, Princess of Alderaan" beings with Leia Organa's Day of Demand, when she asserts her claim as heir to the throne of Alderaan. Following this, she begins developing the skills that will lead her to become the Rebellion leader we meet in "Star Wars: A Fresh Hope". She joins the apprentice legislature to take an active role in galactic politics, takes survival courses to develop her physical strength and confidence in her abilities, and undertakes charitable missions to support those in need. Alongside this, Leia learns of her parents' role in the nascent Rebellion and negotiates her desire to support war versus Palpatine's oppression with her parents' goal of protecting her from the coming ay successfully blends elements from the original and prequel trilogies in this story. At one point, Leia undertakes a charitable mission to one of Naboo's moons, where she meets with the local moff, Quarsh Panaka, who served Queen Amidala in "The Phantom Menace". When he sees Leia, he stops short, "eyes wide with shock" (pg. 156). He suspects her parentage, but an attack from Saw Gerrera's partisans prevents him from following up on his suspicions. This recalls the stage in Marvel Comics' "Princess Leia, Part II." In foreshadowing later events, Leia's mother, Queen Breha, offers the dating advice, "Sometimes it does a girl amazing to fall for a bit of a scoundrel, now and then" (pg. 217). Later, when Leia has to save a classmate in the pathfinding program, she makes a leap reminiscent of that on the Death Star while possibly drawing upon the Force (pg. 260). She and one fellow apprentice legislator Amilyn Holdo also explore a senator selling quadanium to an imperial known as Director, likely Orson Krennic from "Rogue One" (pg. 320-321). In tying this novel to the forthcoming "Star Wars: The Latest Jedi", Gray makes the planet Crait a major plot point as an early Rebel base and Leia becomes amazing mates with Holdo, who will be a grand admiral in the eighth film. Gray writes that they become "friends for a lifetime" (pg. 394).This is Gray's third "Star Wars" novel and each is amazing. She previously wrote "Star Wars: Bloodline", which focused on Leia following the happenings of "Return of the Jedi". Being able to go back to Leia's early years allows Gray to discover the development of those characteristics she focused on in her previous novel. Though Gray writes for a young adult audience, she never panders and tackles some serious problems about ethics and morality in a method that will hold even the oldest "Star Wars" fan riveted.

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-22 21:23

    This book has my heart! I was scared to pick it up because you never know with books about best-selling franchises if they’ll be amazing (it’s why I don’t read Star Trek novels). This book blew me away. Leia isn’t my most favorite hero from Star Battles (don’t hate me!), but I loved getting to see a bit of her origin story. This starts out with Leia turning 16 and getting ready to take on challenges to officially be the Crowned Princess of Alderaan. You obtain an in depth look at what happened leading up to her joining the rebellion, and you even see how she became a part of it. You also got to see a lot more of her parents which was intriguing because everyone (or at least I did) kind of wondered about what her parents were like. This book had a bit of everything. Some humor, some romance, some drama, some tragedy. Also I got to see C3PO and R2D2… okay mostly I cared about R2, but this explains how Leia had those two droids. This created Leia more of my favorite hero than she was before. Now I understand her a small bit better, and I love her a bit more. Definitely pick this up if you’re a fan of Star Battles or just of Princess Leia!

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    Track Cars Replacement only,Toy Cars for Magic Tracks Glow in The Dark, Racing Car Track Accessories with 3 Flashing LED Lights, Compatible with Most Car Tracks for Kids Boys and Girls(4pack) review []  2020-1-25 22:7

    My boys have the original magic track and vehicles from Christmas latest year and they live it! They place together so a lot of special tracks and can play for a while nicely with each other (win for me too!) I’m excited to give them these fresh vehicles for Christmas this year, I place batteries in and created sure they worked, which they definitely did, so now they’re all wrapped and ready. Solid, sturdy and simple to use, excited to give them the cars.

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    Track Cars Replacement only,Toy Cars for Magic Tracks Glow in The Dark, Racing Car Track Accessories with 3 Flashing LED Lights, Compatible with Most Car Tracks for Kids Boys and Girls(4pack) review []  2020-1-25 22:7

    My son has the track already but lost the vehicle that came with it. I ordered these so he can use his track again. These are so much cuter than the original ones. You obtain four, it’s nice to have extras. They work exceptionally well and you won’t search any that are cuter.

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    Track Cars Replacement only,Toy Cars for Magic Tracks Glow in The Dark, Racing Car Track Accessories with 3 Flashing LED Lights, Compatible with Most Car Tracks for Kids Boys and Girls(4pack) review []  2020-1-25 22:7

    There's Dino vehicles works with magic tracks. My son is always loosing the vehicles for the magic track and I was so glad I found replacements for them. Nice set of four and work on the tracks and off the tracks as well. The vehicles itself were unbelievable and my son loved them. They "race" each other all the time and work "off road" as he likes to call it. Created well and withstood my son's rough handling and playing.

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    Track Cars Replacement only,Toy Cars for Magic Tracks Glow in The Dark, Racing Car Track Accessories with 3 Flashing LED Lights, Compatible with Most Car Tracks for Kids Boys and Girls(4pack) review []  2020-1-25 22:7

    My children have several sets of the tracks these vehicles go on and they are seriously the coolest thing. I found this package of 4 vehicles and thought it would be a amazing addition to the track. When they are lit up they look so cool with the lights off. And create sure you pay close attention because if they getting the track they will hold going! They are beautiful fast! These additional vehicles create it even more interesting when they are all going round and round in a circle.

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    Track Cars Replacement only,Toy Cars for Magic Tracks Glow in The Dark, Racing Car Track Accessories with 3 Flashing LED Lights, Compatible with Most Car Tracks for Kids Boys and Girls(4pack) review []  2020-1-25 22:7

    These vehicles are actually more durable than the vehicles that came with the race track. They’re loads of fun. One even got caught in my son’s long hair and we were able to pop off the wheel and detangle it and hold the vehicle in working condition. And didn’t have to chop his hair. Phew!

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    Track Cars Replacement only,Toy Cars for Magic Tracks Glow in The Dark, Racing Car Track Accessories with 3 Flashing LED Lights, Compatible with Most Car Tracks for Kids Boys and Girls(4pack) review []  2020-1-25 22:7

    I bought these to add to the one vehicle I received for the Magic Tracks set. My son loved the fact that they were dinosaurs! They worked perfectly on the track and only take 1 triple A battery as opposed to 3 double A batteries that go in the original vehicle that came with the set.

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    Track Cars Replacement only,Toy Cars for Magic Tracks Glow in The Dark, Racing Car Track Accessories with 3 Flashing LED Lights, Compatible with Most Car Tracks for Kids Boys and Girls(4pack) review []  2020-1-25 22:7

    These worked amazing for my son’s Dino glow magic track. The quality is actually nicer than the vehicle that came with the set. I like that it uses one AA battery instead of the little cell batteries. The graphics are fun too rather than a traditional looking car. My son really enjoys them.

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    Track Cars Replacement only,Toy Cars for Magic Tracks Glow in The Dark, Racing Car Track Accessories with 3 Flashing LED Lights, Compatible with Most Car Tracks for Kids Boys and Girls(4pack) review []  2020-1-25 22:7

    These dinosaurs vehicle were excellent for the magic tracks. My twins got magic track dinosaurs theme kits and I got these vehicles as extras and they boys loved them more than the vehicles that came with the kid. Just takes one battery and they go for awhile.

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    Track Cars Replacement only,Toy Cars for Magic Tracks Glow in The Dark, Racing Car Track Accessories with 3 Flashing LED Lights, Compatible with Most Car Tracks for Kids Boys and Girls(4pack) review []  2020-1-25 22:7

    Only two of the vehicles even worked well enough to use. One didn’t work at all. The two that go decently quick don’t stay in the track. Not impressed. We ended up getting the vehicle with the remote that comes with track for less than we payed for this and it’s method cooler. Don’t waste your money.

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    Track Cars Replacement only,Toy Cars for Magic Tracks Glow in The Dark, Racing Car Track Accessories with 3 Flashing LED Lights, Compatible with Most Car Tracks for Kids Boys and Girls(4pack) review []  2020-1-25 22:7

    Take only one AA battery and grandson loved them. Work on floors as well as tracks Screwdriver included should be a phillips and not a flat blade as screws for battery cover plates are phillips.

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    What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives review []  2020-1-18 19:22

    I have no relationship with the author or his subject. Like a lot of previous reviewers, I was interested in an overview of current scientific research into healthy aging. The author is a journalist who writes in an engaging, contemporary style. The issue is, a lot of aspects of his approach are so unscientific that it undermines the credibility of even the wobbly conclusions he tries to is extends to the fundamental premise of the book as expressed in the subtitle. What can we generalize from a lady track athlete that is so old that she literally has no competitors? As one geneticist is even quoted as saying, nothing! A primary principle of medical research is that trying to explain something after the fact, with a little sample size, is a recipe for misdirection. In this case, we are supposed to learn from a sample of one, with a very primary piece of info unvalidated: Olga doesn’t actually have a birth certificate! This reminded me of the historical hoax of the health secrets of Russian centenarians. As if to highlight the futility of his approach, the author expresses confusion over the contradictory health tip of other leading senior athletes.Olga aside, the book could still have worked as a summary of show evidence regarding different lifestyle choices. But this always seems to be reduced to a glib minimum. There are no citations or endnotes. The bibliography of less than three pages consists largely of lay rowing journalistic objectivity out the window, the author clearly forms a relationship with his topic over the course of several years. There is touching insight into how this may be his method of addressing the premature death of his father, but that should have been a completely various kind of book. Topic and author dine, go to track meets and even attend medical tests together. Strangely, considering the explicit mention of the importance of social ties in longevity, Olga’s own family remains largely voiceless. This is all the more striking considering that she lives in her daughter’s basement! Perhaps this omission has something to do with the fact that she has already written her own story elsewhere. To me, it just seemed r a more objective attempt at reviewing the science of longevity, consider Spring Chicken by Bill Gifford. For a more light-hearted, well written treatment of the same subject, you may have fun Drop Dead Healthy by AJ Jacobs.

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    What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives review []  2020-1-18 19:22

    Simply loved this book and found it to be inspirational as well as providing a sense of hope. In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson in collaboration with Olga Kotelko captures a quest for the reason why a 93 year old woman defies the aging stereotype. Grierson searches for the secret to this track star’s secret by examining an array of contributing factors. Factors looked at include, diet habits, sleep habits, use of spare time, family history, personality traits and attitude. Their quest allows them to work with scientists around the globe to add to the data collected in the zone of aging. Grierson does a amazing job revealing this unbelievable woman’s lifestyle, goals, and philosophy. Throughout the book, the bottom line is that we need to create sure we use our bodies and our minds so that they can work to their fullest potential and for a long time. Being active, being around others, building friendships, being optimistic and positive all contribute to aging gracefully. But, the reader also needs to know that the DNA we received also plays an necessary part the aging process. DNA is a part but not the whole which is a relief because the reader walks away knowing that they have some control in the shaping of their health and longevity.

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    What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives review []  2020-1-18 19:22

    Here's a amazing book for anyone who is lucky enough to be aging! Olga took up soft ball after retiring from years as a school teacher and finally took up track and field tournament in her 70's. The author, by contrast, is a sedentary couch potato trying to regain some semblance of fitness. He accompanies Olga to medical centers who are interested in finding "the secret" to her success, and through their friendship learns her story and method of life. I realize that I do not have the natural talent to compete as Olga has, but simply setting aside my laptop to walk each day will increase my strength and enjoyment of life. Olga is an inspiring role model, and Grierson has told her story well. Give your copy to your doctor when you finish reading it. People need to realize that older people need to work and do things instead of sitting around losing muscle mass. So Olga's best tip is simply "Get off your butt and obtain moving!" Dale

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    What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives review []  2020-1-18 19:22

    I'm approaching 60 and my well-being is on my mind a amazing deal. I read this book because I don't wish to hobble into and through my senior years. I wish to run, roll in the grass, swing and play with my grandchildren. I wish to have fun doing things and going locations and kick tail through those golden years. Olga's story was very enlightening and inspiring. Encouraging. Grierson tells it in an simple to read style, filled with fact and scientific documentation, but well laced with humor, humanity, and reality.I'm ready to rock. Let's do it!

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    What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives review []  2020-1-18 19:22

    Gave high rating because it's an inspirational, encouraging book for senior athletes. It doesn't assure a senior reader that he/she will automatically become a world-class athlete by using Olga's workout style, but does demonstrate that a properly-chosen routine can lead to a dramatic increase in fitness.I liked inclusion of sections re other athletes and also comments about how humans have developed athletic abilities. Particularly liked frequent mention of "multiplier effect" of mental activity plus vigorous physical exercise.Would recommend the book to other seniors AND to younger people who would like to see their grandparents become more active.

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    What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives review []  2020-1-18 19:22

    Very amazing book if you are looking for inspiration to hold putting one foot in front of the other, which will pay off in your senior years. I thought I was in my senior years at age 56, but with Olga's story, I intend to hold running for a lot of a lot of years. It got a small scientific and even technical at times, but I most enjoyed the parts about the competitions she entered, and the close knit friendships that develop between the masters runners. She is a representative of a growing community of senior athletes, and i think there will be more and more of them (hopefully I am a part of them!) as science continues to support people not only live longer, but live well!

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    What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives review []  2020-1-18 19:22

    This is an attempt to understand why some individuals live longer and more active lives. It starts with some easily understood biological considerations, goes through Olga's personality and living style, looks for similarities with others who are doing well into their gifted years. It does begin ones eyes at the potential of living longer, healthier, happier lives. As an older athletic I found it encouraging with direction.

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    What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives review []  2020-1-18 19:22

    I read this book during a trip and could not place it down. I am 60 and have lately had thoughts of my own mortality. How much longer do I really have? After reading about Olga, I realize that I may not be near the end, but on the edge of a fresh beginning. In reading this I realized that even though I am extremely busy, I am doing things to support others accomplish their goals at the expense of my own. Interestingly, my husband is doing a lot of things that Olga does! I am already taking notes on what to do to LIVE like Olga! Although I just read that she passed in 2014, she LIVED!!

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    What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives review []  2020-1-18 19:22

    Loved hearing how an elderly person like me broke all the stereotypes! Lots of amazing tip on exercise and nutrition.

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    What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives review []  2020-1-18 19:22

    This book motivated me personally (as a 70 something attempting to control my own health). It's a terrific and meaningful story. What I didn't expect was such a well written book. The style of writing is just the right balance of humor, recorded data, and the most unexpected of all...the ongoing development of the respect and friendship between the author and Olga. As a 50 something, the author seems to learn what is in shop for him going forward if he accepts the challenge. I had the sense he simply expected to write a story. As he discovers, Olga's lifestyle is easily duplicated for the rest of us if we are willing to place in the work for the reward of the highest quality of life affording the greatest amount of private freedom from health issues. I have recommended it to all around me.

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    Sleep Journal: Sheep and Stars 6x9 - Eight Weeks of Tracking Your Sleep Patterns - Sleep Journal Log - Monitor Sleeping Habits and Insomnia review []  2019-12-30 19:7

    Allow me start by stating I'm a chronic insomniac, but it's only been lately I've realized how self-induced that is with avoiding bedtime. Getting myself recording my sleep/nighttime behaviors has been absolutely 100% instrumental in changing my nightly patterns. In that respect, this journal rocks.BUT - It is not organized intuitively. The layout and scales for rating "sleep quality" and such are...backwards? Like, scoring "1" out of "10" = best quality sleep. I'd assume 10/10 = best. So, that's how it's "backwards".I honestly just obtain around this by scratching out the "best" and "worst" and use what makes sense in my brain, i.e. 1/10 = worst quality sleep, 10/10 = ere's a fair number of pages, and I really like that there's a "weekly review" page after every 7 everyday logs for you to plug in all the relevant info from the week and compare your sleep habits in a more overarching r ~$5, I can't complain though. It does the trick. There are some faults, but it is just fine.

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    Sleep Journal: Sheep and Stars 6x9 - Eight Weeks of Tracking Your Sleep Patterns - Sleep Journal Log - Monitor Sleeping Habits and Insomnia review []  2019-12-30 19:7

    I love this journal and everything about it is perfect. My naturopath wanted me to hold track of why I don't sleep. When I showed him this journal he also loved it and will be recommending it to his patients. It does the trick for finding out why I didn't sleep well. Thank you Premise Content. I have 12 of your journals and I love them all.

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    This journal is as unbelievable I hoped it would be - and more! And IT'S SO CUTE!!!! Thank you Premise Content for making my (sleep) life so much healthier. I am now aware of what held me back. I'm gonna buy more of these journals. Perfect!

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    Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi: The Legends of Luke Skywalker (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review [Book]  2017-10-31 18:1

    I've been waiting for this book and it didn't disappoint. If you're fans of Timothy Zhan's star battles EU, you'll message that Zahn did a very amazing job of portraying Luke's character, particularly in the Hand of Thrawn duology and Survivor's Quest. Ken Liu continues to capture the essence of Luke's hero but he delves in deeper in only a series of short stories, a remarkable feat. Three stories (an imperial's pov, the Tide and exogorth) , stood out to present the depths of compassion and wisdom Luke is learning in his journey to understand the force, more so than being a Jedi. If the EU spend more time to present Luke's masterful role as a Jedi master, this book turns the tide a bit by showing that Luke's destiny is more than what happened on ROTJ. Although I do love the heriocs of Luke depicted in EU, this series shows a deeper side of Luke and the farmboy integrity that he upholds to treat all beings of the force with respect. I give it four stars as there were two stories (the myth buster and the mote) which feel a small flat. Other than that, can't wait to see Luke in The Latest Jedi.

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    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-23 0:10

    As a lot of are aware there is kind of a mess with the Star Battles novels in terms of what is and is not canon material. Every novel that was place out before Disney acquired the rights to Lucasfilm is relegated to Legends/Expanded Universe non-canon material (aside from the novel Tarkin which was grandfathered into the fresh canon storyline). Anything place out after the Disney acquisition, regardless of format (novel, TV series, movie, comic, video android games etc are considered canon). However, the young adult novels, such as this and novels like Ashoka are not included in the main official timeline. So while it is a part of the canon material, it is considered ancillary to the main storyThis book is set about 3-4 years before A Fresh Hope when Leia is 16, and undergoing the trials to be named the heir to Alderaan. The back cover claims it includes clues to the fresh film The Latest Jedi. It really has no clues, more like tie-ins, such as how she met Laura Dern's hero and learned of the base on the planet Crait. It is really the story of how she learned about and became involved with the Rebellion. The book also has the most in-depth look at her parents. Of course, her father Bail has shown up since the prequel films in the canon material, but this book really established who he was and his thoughts on the Rebellion more than any of the other books, shows, and films ven when it was set, the book includes, or at least mentions a lot of things that would bear out in the original trilogy. For example we learn about the mercy missions that Vader refers to when he captures her ship in A Fresh Hope, we see how she met Tarkin, and of course, the Emperor is referred to a lot. There is no mention or inclusion of Darth Vader in the book. There is also a amazing tie back to a hero from the prequels that occurs putting Leia in danger that she is not even remotely aware of. And, Artoo and Threepio create an appearance as well.Overall the book does a amazing job of making Leia not quite the hero she was in A Fresh Hope but showing how much of that person was within her. We obtain tips to that yes, she is force sensitive even if she is not aware of it, and as I said above there are several nice tie-ins to the original movies, the prequels, and the current trilogy. It also leaves begin the chance of another novel (whether another young-adult main storyline adjacent novel or even main storyline novel) set before A Fresh Hope to flesh out her backstory even more. Even though it is a young-adult book, it is written well enough and tells a amazing enough story that it can easily be enjoyed by adults. I highly recommend it.

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    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-23 0:10

    This was the Star Battles book I’ve been waiting for.When Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2014 and effectively rebooted the canon, allowing for a complete narrative overhaaul of the novel line, I was beautiful psyched. For years, I had longed to jump into the Star Battles novels, but had always found the sheer size of the EU’s canon simply to be too overwhelming. A new reset allowed me the opportunity to jump in from the beginning, and ever since the release of the first new-canon novel “A Fresh Dawn,” in August 2014, I’ve more or less read everything that’s been e downside to reading every “Star Wars” book published? Most of the novels, with a few notable exceptions, have fallen closer to the ‘eh’ side of the spectrum than the ‘OMG that was amazing’ side, at least for me. Especially over the latest year, I’ve found that most of the fresh “Star Wars” novels that have been published have been diverting at best, outright cash-grabs to other, “more important” Star Battles media at worst. “Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel.” “Ahsoka.” “Rebel Rising.” “Thrawn.” “Guardians of the Whills.” All of these are books that were well-written enough…but none of them, at least for me, left close to any when I tell you that “Leia, Princess of Alderaan” DOES leave an impression, and currently stands as one of the very few “Star Wars” books published post-2014-reboot that I unabashedly loved…believe me when I tell you that, for me, that was a beautiful huge deal, not to mention also a beautiful huge relief. I had honestly begun to wonder if I would ever read another Star Battles book that I truly loved…and would ya look at that: Claudia Gray came to the rescue and delivered just that.What makes this book work is the same thing that created “Lost Stars” (also written by Gray) so good: the focus on characters. Rather than getting bogged down in stories that just feel like rehashes of happenings we’ve seen or read countless other times across other Star Battles media, Gray puts the focus first and foremost on developing the relationships between young Leia and those around her: her mother Breha. Her father Bail. Her mate Amilyn Holdo. Her love interest Kier. These relationships, and all of the complex emotions that come with them, are the basic things that fuel this book and give it the energy that it has; they’re also what create it such a compelling read: you as a reader are invested in the plot not because you’re expected to, but because Claudia Gray actually gives you a REASON to. It’s unbelievably refreshing, not just to see that in a Star Battles novel, but to read it in ANY novel, period, and if “Lost Stars” or the beautiful amazing “Bloodline” hadn’t already done it, then “Leia, Princes of Alderaan” completely solidifies Claudia Gray as THE best Star Battles author currently working today.“Leia, Princess of Alderaan” is the definition of a “breath of new air”: it’s well written, has characters you care about, and rarely if ever drags. It’s the type of Star Battles novel that you want every Star Battles novel could be like, ones that values the relationships and development of its protagonists over lightsaber wars and starship battles. Here’s hoping this is far from the latest time Claudia Gray pays this far, far away galaxy a urney to Star Wars: The Latest Jedi: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: the Latest Jedi)

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    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-23 0:10

    She just at much was evident when I read BLOODLINE latest year, which quickly turned into one of my favorite novels of the fresh canon. In BLOODLINE, we got a gorgeous and nuanced portrayal of an older -- though no less sharp -- Leia. And in this novel we obtain yet another gorgeous and nuanced portrayal of Leia -- this time in her youth. Both of Gray's portrayals are remarkable in that they are distinct enough to signify growth, while still remaining very much real to the voice that Carrie Fisher helped make for the character. It's a delight to Carrie Fisher's latest book, THE PRINCESS DIARIST, there were included some entries from a diary she kept during the filming of Star Wars, when she was barely 21 years old. Her voice in these entries is melodramatic and highfalutin and emotionally honest, in the method only young writers can be, but it is no less poetic and beautiful. It's safe to assume that Gray read the book, and that it only helped to shape her portrayal of the Leia-in-the-making that appears in this novel -- some of the passages manage to evoke that raw energy Fisher's early writings e story itself is relatively straightforward, although it is not without nuance (if Gray does anything well in her work, it is nuance). The plot is tense and thrilling enough to satisfy the action-adventure aspect of the Star Battles franchise -- but this a story that is more emotional than anything. Knowledge of the subsequent stories casts a huge shadow over the happenings in this novel, and the effect is that you read this as a tragedy, despite the fact that the story we are currently reading is a largely hopeful one. "Your home will always be here," Leia's mother, Breha, tells her at one point. And we just know. Moments like this one are scattered throughout the novel, and the result is ter LOST STARS and BLOODLINE, I knew that I was going to read anything and everything Gray wrote in this universe. LEIA, PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN only strengthens that commitment.

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    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-23 0:10

    One of cinema's most beloved characters, Princess Leia juggles a lot of roles. In the original Star Battles film, we are introduced to a 20-year-old who is a senator, a princess, and a rebel. To her credit, Carrie Fisher created viewers believe that the woman on screen could encompass all of these titles and more. However, I (and I assume a lot of others) were curious as to how Leia Organa earned and balanced all these mantles. Princess of Alderaan chronicles her claim to the throne of Alderaan, her first forays into the arena of galactic politics, and her increasing involvement with the nascent Rebel audia Gray imbues Leia with the same strength and grace that fans have come to expect from her through the years. Even when Leia is unsure of her next steps, the reader never doubts that she has the capability to live up to her legendary status. Writing in the voice of an iconic hero must be difficult, especially in a novel where the hero is still coming of age. Gray proves that she is more than up to the task.I recommend this book to anybody who has been inspired by Princess (or senator... or rebel... or General) Leia. (And for those who can't wait for The Latest Jedi, there are several nuggets of info for the sharp-eyed reader!)

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    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-23 0:10

    I read the Kindle ver of this book.We know Leia, we've known her for 40 years. She's feisty, fast witted, beautiful, teenaged leader of men. The latest Princess of Alderaan and Imperial Senator. We also know she's the daughter of Darth Vader and Queen Amidala. But what do we know of her pre-A Fresh Hope.I've enjoyed Claudia Gray's Star Battles books, and I think this is my favorite so order to be recognized as the real Princess and heir to the Alderaan throne, Leia must undertake three challenges, of the body, mind, and heart. Through the book, Leia succeeds, fails, has her first love and first kiss. She also learns about politics, treachery, and is is a amazing book for Star Battles fans. Yes, young women will love it, but middle aged men will as well (at least I did).

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    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-23 0:10

    Claudia Gray is one of the best authors writing Star Battles right now. And that's saying a lot, because there have been some unbelievable Star Battles books in the past few years. If you haven't read Lost Stars (the YA forbidden love story that takes put over the original trilogy ending in the War of Jakku) or Bloodline (Leia between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens) you need to go read them NOW! It is not important for reading this book, but there are some is book shows Leia when she is going through her coming-of-age rituals on Alderaan. I really enjoyed learning about Alderaan's culture. Queen Breha is such an amazing character. This book does so well filling in gaps in the Star Battles universe. Since this is one of the books created leading up to The Latest Jedi, there are references to locations and people featured in the movie. You obtain to meet Holdo when she was a junior senator just meeting Leia. I'm hoping for a Holdo book that explains her absence from the original ere is so much heart in this book. The relationship between Leia and her parents is written so well. There are things that create Leia the woman she is in the original trilogy. There's also some amazing moral dilemmas that arise. Claudia Gray portrays galactic politics so well in her books.I obviously give this book a 5/5. If you're a Star Battles fan like me, this is definitely worth picking up. Even if you've never read a Star Battles book before and just wish a YA book about Leia, this is it!

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    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-23 0:10

    Another solid contribution to the Star Battles by Claudia Gray, and a book that further helps define fan-favorite (and often under-represented) Leia. This book focuses on Leia's coming of age, as she deals with struggles with several traditional themes of the genre, expertly styled to fit the Star Battles setting and Leia's special audia Gray does a unbelievable job of once again pulling from inspiration from true life to create a timeless story, but can also hit additional hard given current event. Leia is torn between her loyalties to the greater galactic community and her own peaceful home world, and is caught between the tyranny of the Empire and the prospect of a bloody and violent rebellion, as she attempts to maintain her honor and integrity while growing up to become the beloved hero we know from the original trilogy.Just because you think you know how this story ends doesn't [email protected]#$%!'s power as a moving and emotionally charged narrative about coming into adulthood during tumultuous and uncertain times.

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    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-23 0:10

    This book is WHY books are meant to be physically held and read! The cover is attractive and dreamy, while the weight of the book tells you to not rush reading it, because it promises a unbelievable adventure worth savoring. I love My Star Battles books and appreciate that the book reviews don't give away any spoilers so I'm simply going to say that you are instantly pulled into the story, into fearless Princess Leia whose wit and charm are unique, and uniquely written in a method real to the character-- Claudia Gray perfectly captures Princess Leia with writing which flows from beginning to end, and I look forward to reading more of her work! I'm happy to have purchased a couple of copies to give as bonuses since it really is a amazing read at an unbeatable price--absolutely the sort of bonus I love receiving. If you like it as much as I did, you won't wish this book to end.

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    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-23 0:10

    Claudia Gray's "Leia, Princess of Alderaan" beings with Leia Organa's Day of Demand, when she asserts her claim as heir to the throne of Alderaan. Following this, she begins developing the skills that will lead her to become the Rebellion leader we meet in "Star Wars: A Fresh Hope". She joins the apprentice legislature to take an active role in galactic politics, takes survival courses to develop her physical strength and confidence in her abilities, and undertakes charitable missions to support those in need. Alongside this, Leia learns of her parents' role in the nascent Rebellion and negotiates her desire to support war versus Palpatine's oppression with her parents' goal of protecting her from the coming ay successfully blends elements from the original and prequel trilogies in this story. At one point, Leia undertakes a charitable mission to one of Naboo's moons, where she meets with the local moff, Quarsh Panaka, who served Queen Amidala in "The Phantom Menace". When he sees Leia, he stops short, "eyes wide with shock" (pg. 156). He suspects her parentage, but an attack from Saw Gerrera's partisans prevents him from following up on his suspicions. This recalls the stage in Marvel Comics' "Princess Leia, Part II." In foreshadowing later events, Leia's mother, Queen Breha, offers the dating advice, "Sometimes it does a girl amazing to fall for a bit of a scoundrel, now and then" (pg. 217). Later, when Leia has to save a classmate in the pathfinding program, she makes a leap reminiscent of that on the Death Star while possibly drawing upon the Force (pg. 260). She and one fellow apprentice legislator Amilyn Holdo also explore a senator selling quadanium to an imperial known as Director, likely Orson Krennic from "Rogue One" (pg. 320-321). In tying this novel to the forthcoming "Star Wars: The Latest Jedi", Gray makes the planet Crait a major plot point as an early Rebel base and Leia becomes amazing mates with Holdo, who will be a grand admiral in the eighth film. Gray writes that they become "friends for a lifetime" (pg. 394).This is Gray's third "Star Wars" novel and each is amazing. She previously wrote "Star Wars: Bloodline", which focused on Leia following the happenings of "Return of the Jedi". Being able to go back to Leia's early years allows Gray to discover the development of those characteristics she focused on in her previous novel. Though Gray writes for a young adult audience, she never panders and tackles some serious problems about ethics and morality in a method that will hold even the oldest "Star Wars" fan riveted.

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    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi) review []  2020-1-23 0:10

    This book has my heart! I was scared to pick it up because you never know with books about best-selling franchises if they’ll be amazing (it’s why I don’t read Star Trek novels). This book blew me away. Leia isn’t my most favorite hero from Star Battles (don’t hate me!), but I loved getting to see a bit of her origin story. This starts out with Leia turning 16 and getting ready to take on challenges to officially be the Crowned Princess of Alderaan. You obtain an in depth look at what happened leading up to her joining the rebellion, and you even see how she became a part of it. You also got to see a lot more of her parents which was intriguing because everyone (or at least I did) kind of wondered about what her parents were like. This book had a bit of everything. Some humor, some romance, some drama, some tragedy. Also I got to see C3PO and R2D2… okay mostly I cared about R2, but this explains how Leia had those two droids. This created Leia more of my favorite hero than she was before. Now I understand her a small bit better, and I love her a bit more. Definitely pick this up if you’re a fan of Star Battles or just of Princess Leia!

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    Droid Stars - Tank Star Battle review [App]  2019-1-28 13:30

    doesnt work at all, won't even load since the modernize .... deleting

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    Droid Stars - Tank Star Battle review [App]  2019-1-28 13:30

    won't give me any other tanks and thecheesy keeps giving the same useless thing

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    Droid Stars - Tank Star Battle review [App]  2019-1-28 13:30

    cheap rip off of tank stars

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    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars review []  2020-1-10 19:4

    I really enjoyed reading the backstory of one of my favorite characters on Discovery, Sylvia Tilly. We got a glimpse of her troubled relationship with her mother in a Trek Short. This book provides the info on why Tilly has such a dysfunctional relationship with her Mom. We learn how she evolved into the Starfleet Cadet we now know and love. It's hard to review the book without discussing spoilers. Allow me just say the author does a amazing job making the story of young Tilly fit the hero from Season One. You obtain a sense of where she came from, her strengths, and her weaknesses. It will create Tilly feel like a well-rounded hero as we watch Season 2. If you have fun Discovery, you'll wish to read this book.

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    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars review []  2020-1-10 19:4

    They just need to hold Una on retainer to write all of their books for them. This is the best one so far. She got Tilly down perfectly. Absolutely amazing! I read it in less than 2 days, I loved it. I can't wait to see what they come up with next.

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    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars review []  2020-1-10 19:4

    I am a huge DISCO fan and have read all the similar novels that have been released. The best ones are prequel adventures with Captain Philippa Georgiou, Michael Burnham and Saru aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. I want all the books would follow this path for now. That would unfortunately leave out characters that did not serve aboard the Shenzhou. I adore all the DISCO characters but maybe they should keep off producing novels about some of them. The streaming present is still in its infancy. Once it has been on a few more years, the authors can set stories in the timeframe of the earlier seasons. Then they can utilize all the characters.Tilly is becoming one of the most famous DISCO characters. So how do you produce a satisfying novel when they hero is still being formed on the show? You search an experienced TREK author to write a pleasing coming of age story set in the TREK universe. Una McCormack skillfully fleshes out this younger ver of Sylvia Tilly and takes her on a fun adventure. McCormack seems to understand the mind of a talented teenage girl.Tilly’s mother is a well-renowned diplomat. She wants her daughter to following in her footsteps. We obtain a glimpse into her world. This is the side of the Federation that practices diplomacy instead of exploration. This is a fascinating aspect of the TREK universe that we don’t see enough.“The Method to the Stars” is amazing but sometimes it feels like something written for the young adult market. I think most DISCO fans will still have fun it. They should just be prepared to discover the mind of a teenage girl.

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    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars review []  2020-1-10 19:4

    (note - for once, i bought the paperback, not audible, even though i have not good eyes. I was VERY relieved to search out the book had both a respectably readable font and decent line spacing - i can read any book still, but a lot of give me headaches. the quality of the paperback edition is Excellent)I want I had the time to write a large review for this book - it is 5 star for more than one reason.I picked it up thinking it would be "light reading", sort of pulpy star trek pew pew Tilly saves the day. I adore Tilly on the show, and this writer comes highly reviewed, so bring on the mind is book is not pulpy mind-candy. It is a "legitimate" (yes i am cringing as well as I use that descriptor), deep, well-written book about the process of growth and private discovery of a teenager transitioning into adulthood. The fact it happens to be a hero from a TV present does not reduce its power, or the depth of the surrounding cast of characters, or the difficulty of the decisions facing our protagonist. And her reactions to them are all credible and believable, and we grow with her. Her name happens to be Tilly, but thats not really necessary to the unbelievable enjoyment this author brought to the ge large large recommendation. I will admit, some of the tension and conflict the author sets up between mother and daughter, mother and father, and father and daughter, is intense! While every page was immensely enjoyable and well-written, this is not all light fare emotionally.Which, of course, is what makes it so believable.

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    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars review []  2020-1-10 19:4

    On Star Trek: Discovery, Cadet Tilly is what a lot of us might be if we found ourselves in Starfleet: occasionally overexcited, and sometimes she swears a small in her pure excitement at the wonders of the universe. Also, she's smart, down-to-earth, and proving to be an necessary member of the y introduces a fresh ship and a fresh mode of transport - the "spore drive" - into Trek canon. So why would this fresh-faced cadet be working on a highly classified, cutting edge technology like this?Well, it turns out that Tilly has a prior passion for mushrooms, and we search out what makes Tilly tick in this novella: how she broke out from under her ambassador mother's firm hold; how she was willing to work for what she believed in; and the elements that are still shaping Tilly.Of the different ST: Discovery books so far, I have liked this one the best -- it fills out her backstory in a solid method that helps you understand her role on the ship much better.

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    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars review []  2020-1-10 19:4

    This is the fourth novel that gives background info on different cast members of Discovery. In this case it's Tilly's turn for a book. Unlike the other three that either used a science fiction or action/adventure story as the driving force to tell the character's story this book is simply a book about a female teenager with mommy problems that happens to be set in a science fiction universe. This same story could easily been written set in North America or Europe in the early 21st century. It fits Tilly, but when one sees the words "Star" and "Trek" on the cover of a book one assumes that it'll be a "Star Trek" book and not something out of the young adult section of Barnes & W since the 2nd season of Discovery is much more like Star Trek than that horrible first season I'm temporarily halting my using the abbreviation STD when talking about the show. If it goes back to being more like Battlestar Galactica or the Expanse then it'll be back to calling it STD for me. If only they could figure out how to slay off Michael Burnham. She's really annoying.

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    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars review []  2020-1-10 19:4

    This reads too much like a teen drama novel to me. I got to chapter 2 and skimmed the rest and it didn't look any better. I guess if you wish some hero background on Tilly, you'll like it. It would've been more compelling to me to have weaved in a Star Trek adventure in with the story of her youth, at the very least. Want I could obtain my cash back on this one...

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    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars review []  2020-1-10 19:4

    I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read a lot of Star Trek novels but I do read a lot of harder science fiction and I really appreciated this story. It presents everyone's favorite obsessive as a relatable yet imperfect young lady dealing with the entirely familiar pressures of her teen years while also straining under the weight of her mother's crushing personality and expectations, and this struck a chord with me on a private level. If you're looking for transporters and phasers and mad aliens this isn't your book, but rather it's an emotional, outlandish, yet entirely relatable story of Tilly's journey to adulthood. It isn't groundbreaking or overly brilliant but I feel that it's the kind of story that brings the heart and substance to the globe of Star Trek.

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    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars review []  2020-1-10 19:4

    Read the book in one sitting and wow - the author captures Tilly's personality, mannerisms, thoughts and more in such a way, you could *hear* Tilly in your mind while reading the story.I also enjoyed the humanity the author brought to her mother as well; we've all known such DragonParents in our past, I think. The latest conversation, however, was just so *on point* - the narcissist personality of the mom outweighed mother love and created it impossible for her NOT to create every discussion *about* her (and not Tilly).Truly a gem (and I will have to look up the DS9 books this author has written as well!). Highly recommended!

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    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars review []  2020-1-10 19:4

    I love the Disco backstory books! Tilly, who I adore on the show, isa but whiney and annoying in this book. It's less star trek and more young adult fiction. I still enjoyed it, but it really doesn't for in the Discovery storyline AT ALL. She is in high school during this book!! If you live Tilly, you might have fun this, but don't expect anything Disco-related and be ready for teenage drama!!

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    Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Captain Phasma (Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Captain Phasma (2017)) review [Book]  2017-11-22 18:1

    Amazing cap and also introduction on an intriguing hero we met in Episode VII. This comic showed us a ruthless hero who was willing to do anything to advance her put in the First Order. Got to wonder how intelligent she really is though. Snoke, Ren, and Rey will all see right thru her. However, it’s cool to see what an ambitious and brutal Stormtrooper might do in the Star Battles Universe. This comic series showed us that clearly and if nothing else gets the reader excited for Episode VIII in just under a month!

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