Star Wars: Ronin

Author: Emma Mieko Candon
Publisher: Del Rey
Genre: sci fi, fantasy
Rating: ⭐️⭐️/5


This one was exceptionally underwhelming. For a Star Wars book, I was hoping for a clean cut plot and action packed that tugged at my emotions. But I feel like I got none of that. Yes there was action, but it seemed so subdued. Plus I was pretty confused for a fair part of the book.

I would not recommend this book to anyone. Well, I wouldn’t, my husband might. He likes the Japanese influence in the story. I’m not a huge fan of it though it was described beautifully. Along those lines, I would not read it again either.

I felt like nothing was really resolved in this book. As a standalone, I’d like everything to kind of be resolved and everything back in its place. I want there to be a big change from beginning to end. The only thing to change was a planet came back and somehow even that was underwhelming. I have no idea how she did that, make an entire planet coming back so boring!

I just didn’t feel anything reading this. It was almost a DNF for me. What kept me from stopping? I was hoping it would get better. It never did. It gets one star for being different and that glimmer of hope that it would be exciting. The second star was for the beautiful description of the galaxy and everything in it. But that’s it.


2022 Reading Goal

Book #11 out of 50

2022 Reading Challenge

None

Light of the Jedi

I found this book at Walmart. It can also be found in Target and possibly your local bookstore.


Author: Charles Soule
Publisher: Del Rey
Genres: SciFi, Action/Adventure
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Following the perspectives of several characters in the Star Wars galaxy, we follow a timeline of an accident in hyperspace and the consequences of it. Then we follow along various events that occur around the galaxy simultaneously, political decisions, secret hideouts, and rescue missions.

It’s a wonderful adventure that dives deep into the Star Wars galaxy and we get to see a glimpse of the new version of the High Republic. I’m still bitter that Disney canned all the Old Republic and Solo twins etc. But I was pleasantly surprised with this story all the same and I am definitely going to read the next book.

The bridge ripped open. Hedda Casset died, not knowing if she had saved anyone at all.

Light of the Jedi

Learning how the Jedi dynamic was during the High Republic was very interesting. Plus their technology was way cooler back then as well. The detail and story telling of what technologies are available, how hyperspace works, and how disconnected the Outer Rim was during the High Republic and then the question of why it’s still disconnected during the Old Republic timeline.

It has definitely raised a lot of questions for me and I suppose I’ll just have to keep reading to learn more. I highly recommend this read for Star Wars fans out there. Even if you’re just as upset or more upset about Disney’s takeover and erasure of the old content, it’s still a really great read and it adds more to the galaxy we all love. If you’re not a Star Wars fan or haven’t seen any material from Star Wars at all, you might get confused by alien species and some other stuff but you don’t need to have watched the movies beforehand. You could be absolutely new to Star Wars and you’ll be able to follow along.


2022 Reading Goal

Book #2 out of 50

The Journey: Episode Twenty

AUGUST 23, 2020

Well nothing really to report. However, I got my blood test done for my A1C and my number isn’t looking too hot. I was at 7.9 in April and now I’m at 8.2. So it’s gone up a little bit and I’m not too happy about that. All the insulin injections and blood sugar checks and I’m no better. But on the bright side at least it’s not at 11% like it was last year so in a year’s time I’ve managed to drop by 3% so that’s good news.

My doctor appointment with my endocrinologist is this Thursday so I’ll have an update by next episode.

I’ve been drinking the cinnamon tea some more. I talked with my diabetes coach and she said there was no concrete evidence it really helps to lower your blood sugar. I decided to make an experiment of it. But I can only do it for a week. Here’s how it would work:

For three days, I won’t drink cinnamon tea, Wednesday I would drink only the nighttime tea, then the last three days I’ll drink both teas. I’ll eat the same food at the same time every day, take my medications at the same time and check my blood sugar at the same time. That means alarms will have to be set on my phone and I’d have to try and sleep around the same time to be able to wake up around the same time.

I have to wait a couple weeks so I can save up money to buy the food for meal prepping and more prescriptions. Plus, I’m not sure if my doctor is going to give me a new insulin and I’d like to give it at least a week to figure out how it works for me. But when I do start my experiment, I’ll record about it here. I’m kind of excited about it because it’s going to make me feel like a scientist with all the note taking and experimenting.

I’m going to try a couple of days without the tea to see if there is any significant change in my blood sugar readings. So far it’s been looking pretty good although I take my tea either right before or after taking my blood sugar right now so I have to figure out the best time to drink and check. I’ll figure it out eventually.

Oh hey a self love update! I bought a t-shirt and lounge pants with The Child on them and I love them so much. However, the pants were way too long for my short legs so I cut them off at the knees, just below the graphics. Which is good because I can’t inject insulin in my thighs with pants on. I love it like this and I can use the cut off material to either make pillows or face masks, I have options.

The t-shirt is kind of thick and big so I cut the sleeves and collar off and I turned it into a crop top. It comes down to my belly button and it’s very comfy. I’ve decided to use it as my new pajama set, it’s been kind of warm lately anyway. Maybe when it gets colder and I get a little bit more confident I can wear it out in public. I might do it with other shirts that I have. I’m totally in to crop tops right now.

I’ve had issues with loving myself lately with this pandemic and my diabetes so finding something that makes me feel great about myself is a win in these dark times. I greatly encourage you to find that something in your life that makes you love yourself and enjoy it. You don’t have to take it out in to public if you’re not comfortable with that but you deserve to love the way you look and who you are. No matter who you are and what you look like, you deserve to love yourself and the body you’re in.