Tag: Star Wars

The Princess Diarist

The Princess DiaristThe Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Carrie Fisher is one of my favorite writers. I really enjoyed this book, especially the beginning which is written in the voice I’m accustomed to her writing in. It was a little more difficult reading the actual diary entries, not because they weren’t well written, they were, but they were also so tragic. It’s heart wrenching in the way that only a young woman in a bad relationship can be. This is a good read but I prefer her other memoirs and fiction. On the other hand, if you want to know about her and Harrison during the filming of Star Wars: A New Hope, this is your book.

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R2D2

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For Christmas, my sister Julie gave me a bluetooth speaker shaped like R2D2’s head. I confess to having a soft spot for robots and while this little speaker doesn’t technically qualify as a robot, it tickles me anyway. When I turn it on it makes an R2D2 whistle. When it connects to my phone and plays an Audible file it makes a different kind of R2D2 whistle. This delights me more than it probably should. I’ve been listening to Winston Churchill’s My Early Life: 1874-1904. It’s a good book, but Frederick Davidson who narrates it can sound so insufferable at times that having R2 whistle at the beginning and the end makes it more tolerable. I highly recommend this little guy specifically for listening to books while you cook, because if someone calls, you tap his eye and answer the phone. So fun and convenient.