Monday, September 7, 2015

Deanna Listens: The Star Wars Stacks

Deanna Listens is a monthly feature on the first Monday of every month I created to showcase some of my favorite podcasts. This month I am talking about The Star Wars Stacks.

I've only listened to a handful of the episodes on this podcast, but the reason why I am doing this one now is because I think it will really interest fellow nerdy book lovers. The Star Wars Stacks is a monthly book club for the Star Wars Expanded Universe books. Each month they talk about a different book in the EU. I really like this one because if you haven't had a reason to delve into the EU this is where you can do it. And if you're like me it forces you to go back to the books you loved.

I got obsessed with Star Wars when I was a kid after Attack of The Clones came out. When I obsess I like to go back to the original source materials, so of course I went back and watched the original trilogy (which is so much better than the prequels!). But there was a SW void in my life and that was when I discovered the EU. I love the concept of this podcast so much. I read a lot of the EU books when I was in middle school, and I felt so very alone because I had no one to talk to about them. I fell in love with Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy & Hand of Thrawn duology and I just adored the character of Mara Jade. So when I found out about this podcast, I had a lot of feels about it. Finally there were other people that read these books! People discussing these books! It really made me happy that I could finally listen to what others had to say about these novels.

I'm really glad I found this podcast, because I think it's going to make me start reading EU books again. The "old EU" has turned itself into this "legends" series, which is fine whatever, but there are also going to be new EU books that will be considered canon so I'm interested in exploring these new books that the trio will discuss. I already have a few on my list to start reading before I listen to the episodes. 

So the reason I haven't listened to too many of these episodes is because I haven't read all the books yet! But I definitely want to get there. So look at for some more SW book reviews on my blog.

Here are a few of the episodes I've already listened to and enjoyed:

If you're a fan of EU books, or you're a fan of SW and want to get into the EU books, I would highly recommend start listening to this podcast.

Happy Reads Everyone!