Gilmore Girls Interlude: Required Reading

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.

Happy reading!

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