It was these books (Tales of the Jedi series) and KoTOR that really got me into Star Wars more so than the movies (the movies introduced me to it all tho). I remember thinking how awesome Odan-Urr was, not for his martial prowess, but rather for his intellectual prowess. To be able to study not only the writings of the Jedi, but also the writings and history of the Sith and not fall to the dark side.
I've always fancied myself a huge fan of the lore from the EU and love reading stuff like this. Keep it up!
Ood Bnar was another awesome Jedi I think you should write about