Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gilmore Girls Obsession

Ok -- I have been totally obsessed with the Gilmore Girls since last weekend when I read about the Perpetual Rory Gilmore Books Project. I have visited her website several times, hemmed and hawed about joining the challenge, read through the Excel spreadsheet of all the books mentioned in the series, watched in awe as I read the post that lists the books BY EPISODE, and viewed the following youtube video more times than I care to count (I originally found the video on this site, but for your viewing pleasure I have embedded the video here):


I totally blame Shona who is hosting this challenge and I am wondering if she plans to start a support group soon for those of us she has lured into this addiction.

Now, I rarely watch movies or television, but since reading the list of books by episode (and wondering who on earth had time to watch and document all that data), I have now decided that I want to watch all episodes in order. I did periodically enjoy the show when it was on network television, but I don't think I tuned in until the 3rd season. So tonight, while my husband and I were out and about, I suggested that we just pop into Half Priced Books to have a look around. Well, call it fate - call it karma - whatever you want.....they had the first four seasons of the show on the rack on newly received items. It was meant to be. An early birthday present to myself. So I did what I never, ever do....I made an impulse purchase and bought all 4 seasons at one time!! I have rationalized that this will be a great way to unwind each evening after grading finals.

So, as if you hadn't guessed, I am going to officially sign up for my first reading challenge of 2010. I debated about joining the Gilmore Girls reading challenge hosted by Lisa of Lit and Life , but somehow it was just too much pressure to read the books in a single year. I would not want to be an Emily (she is such a know-it-all), but truthfully the Rory level of reading 20 books in a year seems rather daunting. I much prefer the ongoing - never ending challenge (that is, I can just read one book in a year and still be successful). Some of you may prefer both challenges as you are allowed to double-dip so to speak, but I don't want to over-join too early in the 2010 season.

There are still a couple of other challenges that I am very close to joining, but I will save that for another post. Now it is time to sign off and watch the first episode of the modern day classic.

10 comments:

Alyce said...

You are in for such a treat! The Gilmore Girls rock! I hope they do a reunion show or pick the series up again. I miss it.

Jessica Kennedy said...

Thanks for the info! I"ll read that site tomorrow at a more suitable hour.

I've been watching GGs via Netflix for a while now. I'm up to Season 3: Disc 5 or something like that.

I love this show. It's a nice escape. Great characters and actors.

Shona said...

Wow.. I have the first two seasons and I love watching them again and again.. U definitely got a good deal there..:) I too cant handle pressure so I made it a perpetual project.. :) Read at my leisure ..

bermudaonion said...

I've never seen Gilmore Girls, but I watched that clip and I adore Rory. I have fantasies that if I had a daughter she'd be just like that. Have fun with the challenge.

Paperback Reader said...

I love the Gilmore Girls! I have all seven seasons and watched all of them in a very short period of time. Rory's bookishness is wonderful and that clip reminds me of so many great moments. Enjoy!

Also, have a very happy birthday.

Michelle said...

I own all 7 seasons and I have probably watched them all 5 or 6 times. It's by far my favorite show. I haven't joined either challenge yet, but I'm considering it.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Hooray for impulse buys. I know you're going to love seeing all the shows one right after the other. I did that a couple of summers ago (from Netflix) and got completely caught up in it. I'm thinking about joining you but still thinking. Good luck with the challenge.

Veens said...

Thank you Molly for joining the challenge!
I hope you drop by the blog and let us know what you are upto :)

http://rorygilmorebooksproject.blogspot.com/2009/12/updates.html

Jenners said...

I never saw the show but now I wonder if I should!!! Sounds like a fun challenge!

Bonnie said...

I've not watched this show and I've seen the posts about this challenge and it has me interested! Thanks for sharing that youtube clip. I had no idea their was such a bookish focus to the show. I've put the series on hold at my library and can't wait to watch the series. I am not too successful with completing challenges so I'm not sure yet about joining any next year.

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