We all have passions and should be proud
Yeah, I like the idea of pre-historic Star Wars, and post-Empire stories. Trying to cram stories in between the films is risky, though.
I am proud to be a Star Wars geek.
Most of those crammed between the films are among the worst books, (a few are good though, especially the ones written by Timothy Zahn, he's the author that wrote the first Expanded Universe book, and brought the series into another direction). So, if you ever want to start on it, you should really start with his Thrawn Trilogy series, happening 5 years after Episode VI.