Star Wars Reads Day Is Here!

Everyone, the sixth year of Star Wars Reads Day has arrived! Check your local libraries, bookstores, and comic book stores to see what activities they’re doing to celebrate. Speaking of comic book stores, most might be carrying a special free comic in honor of the day. Brought to you by Marvel just for Star Wars Reads Day, they’re giving out a Star Wars Comics Sampler volume.  

Head over to StarWars.com to learn more about this special day and download some cool things.

Enjoy the day and may the force be with you!

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Force Friday II: A listing of all of my Star Wars themed posts

Here’s the list:

A Poem for the late Carrie Fisher

Black History Month Spotlight Infographic: Black Star Wars Characters & Actors

Musings of a Blerd: Awesome Star Wars Books: The Perfect Weapon

Musings of a Blerd: Awesome Star Wars Books-Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections

Musings of a Blerd: 12 Things Learned From Star Wars: The Clone Wars

NaPoWriMo 2017: Day 17

By: T.C. Harrison

Copyright 2017

XVII.

You were a mother

A daughter and a

Sister, one who

Will be cherished

Always

 

A mental health

Advocate one

Who spoke out

Bravely and often

Unashamed

 

An amazing writer

The one people

Counted on for

Fixing a script

 

You were a friend

Bearing an amazing

Wit and dark humor

 

An onscreen

Princess, Hut slayer, and

General of the resistance

Always fighting for freedom

Against the dark lords of

The Empire and First Order

 

Now gone after

Being drowned

In moonlight and

Strangled by your

Own bra,

You’re up in the

Big night sky

Looking downward with

Those big brown

Eyes, a sly smile on

Your face as you

Lovingly extend your

Onscreen brother and

Friend in real life

The middle finger.

Star Wars Reads Day Is October 10th!

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Star Wars Reads Day is coming next Monday on October 10th!

The celebration is in it’s fifth year and this year there’s a month long push of storytelling events and activities, including author signings, readings, and games planned for bookstores, libraries, and schools across the globe.

In a statement published on StarWars.com, Jeanne Mosure, senior vice president and group publisher, Disney Publishing Worldwide, had the following to say about the event:

“Over the past five years, the Star Wars Reads campaign has organically grown into an annual event that celebrates reading through the new and familiar stories for families and fans of all ages. We’re thrilled to continue the momentum in 2016 and invite parents to encourage reading while introducing kids to Star Wars through printed books, graphic novels, and digital stories.”

For more information, visit StarWars.com and the Star Wars Reads community Facebook page.

Star Wars Reads Day 2013

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As I’ve mentioned earlier in the week, today was Star Wars Reads Day and it was awesome! This was the second year for the event.  For those who don’t know, Star Wars Reads Day is:

“Star Wars Reads Day is the kind of initiative that we at Lucasfilm love to support” says Carol Roeder, Director of Publishing at Lucasfilm. “Reading and Star Wars have gone hand-in-hand since 1976, when the novelization of the original Star Wars movie was released. Over the years, many fans have discovered the joy in reading through Star Wars books, and we hope to continue encouraging more people to read.”

This was my first time attending, and I attended the Star Wars Reads Day event at the ImageUniversity of South Florida in Tampa.  Hosted for the first time by USF’s SOLIS (Student Organizations of Library Information Science) club in the CIS building, the event had free food, crafts, raffle prizes, sci-fi books to purchase or swap (I bought The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy for 50 cents!),  as well as video and card/table games, trivia, a costume contest, and an author panel. Members of the 501st Legion: Vader’s First were also in attendance (my sister was the Magma Trooper (the red one)).

The authors on the panel were Barbara L. Daniels Phillips, Alva Underwood, Cheri Roman, and John Hope. The panel was informative and interesting. The panelists gave great advice and I had the opportunity to speak to three of them and they gave me their cards. 

After the event was over, my sis and I along with her 501st friends headed over to the nearby Taco Bus to eat. Folks I’m going to tell you right now, Taco Bell has got nothing on Taco Bus! I had a Burrito, a Taco, and a Soda and my goodness it was wonderful! 

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This was a great ending to a week which began with a painful ear infection. I hope you all enjoyed Star Wars Reads Day and for those who didn’t attend a local event, come out next year. You won’t regret it!