Just thought everyone should know: Parappa the Rappa 2 is a complete waste of time. My only solace for renting that game (and expecting it to be as funny as the first one) is that I rented Devil May Cry for free, and the disk was cracked so I got another free rental. Ah, now I feel better.
the zahn books kick ass... you won't be disappointed. the han solo trilogy is also very good... Paradise Snare/Hutt Gambit/Rebel Dawn. if you want to meet a lot of new characters, michael stackpole's X-Wing series is a lot of fun.