While there’s no new recap for this week (I promise to have one next week), I thought I’d talk about Rory’s reading habits. I know sometimes I find Rory’s taste in books a little strange and sometimes unbelievable. Again, what 10-year-old actually knows about The Fountainhead…and then tries to read it?
Generally speaking, I try NOT to judge people- fictional or real- on what they do/do not read. It’s just not cool. But Rory’s apparent love of books on the required reading list is a bit strange. I totally admit to comparing my reading habits to that of a 16-year-old character on a t.v. show. And while I didn’t start to read/like/appreciate some of the same books until a few years ago, I do think it’s cool that Rory loves to read and that it’s not what I’d expect from a 16-year-old. At the very least, I don’t recall anyone in high school seeking out classics, but it wasn’t something that came up, so it’s entirely possible that I knew people who share Rory’s taste in books and I didn’t know about it.
I’m really rambling, aren’t I? I suppose it’s time to get to the point of this *particular* post.
Recently, a friend passed along a link to someone who has a Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge going on. I am intrigued with this, because it would be nice to read some of the books mentioned on the show. And I keep telling myself that I’m going to branch out a little…and that I need to read more classics. It’s definitely a good list for expanding my reading horizons. I definitely don’t want to put a timetable on it, because that usually don’t work for me. It’s an interesting list, and I’ve read a few. I think there’s a few I won’t be reading, because I have zero interest or because I’ve tried to read but couldn’t finish.
I think it would be a fun project, but trying to figure out which one to start with…that’ll be hard. Maybe I could put the titles of pieces of paper and randomly pick one!
Actually, I might just make it up as I go along. It’s sort of my thing. I’ll definitely share any progress…even those books I find myself unable to finish- and I’m sure there will be a few.