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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:36 PM

:lol: I love it when you accidentally read a book off the list! 



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Posted 30 November 2014 - 08:25 PM

It will be my challenge for 2015! :yahoo:



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 02:56 AM

Gilmore Girls was put on Netflix about a month or two ago and I have been re-watching the whole series, which just makes me want to do this challenge even more than I did before.  :D  :D  :D  :D

 

Definitely part of my goals for 2015 reading. 



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 03:59 AM

But I'll try! You can do a little pushing if you want :giggle2: Oh and I've been thinking about reading The Phantom Tollbooth soon, now that I have my mojo back! :exc: It's such a short book that I'm sure it won't take a lot of time to read and therefore I can really concentrate on it :yes:

 

What's happened to our book reviewing :( Yikes! But do write one of TDitWC at least! :smile2: I don't know if it's the pressure of having to write them, or if it's the pressure of the ideal review one would like to write... I've been thinking I'm going to start doing really mini-mini-mini reviews. A couple of sentences and that's it. No pressure! Bam!!

 

Hurry up and read The Phantom Tollbooth, woman!

 

I haven't done proper reviews for at least a couple of years now. I just gave up because I never had time and felt too much pressure. :( And I hated my reviews because they were never very good. I kind of wish I had tried harder to keep up though, because when I read my old reviews now, they remind me of things that I have since forgotten about the books.

 

I didn't realise The Shining was on the list. Ooh yay, will get to cross it off ;)

 

Yay! Like Frankie said, I love it when you 'accidentally' read a book off the list. The Rory list has so many great books on it that it's bound to happen occasionally.

 

Gilmore Girls was put on Netflix about a month or two ago and I have been re-watching the whole series, which just makes me want to do this challenge even more than I did before.  :D

 

Definitely part of my goals for 2015 reading. 

 

Excellent! I'm going to try to read a few books from the list in 2015. And I'm due for a re-watch of the whole series. It must be a couple of months since I last finished watching it!



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 12:09 PM

It will be my challenge for 2015!

 
This is great news! :exc: I'm looking forward to seeing which books you read off the Rory list. I hope I can join you on a few reads!
 

Gilmore Girls was put on Netflix about a month or two ago and I have been re-watching the whole series, which just makes me want to do this challenge even more than I did before.  
 
Definitely part of my goals for 2015 reading.

 
Great to hear you are also planning on doing more books off the list next year! :exc:
 

Hurry up and read The Phantom Tollbooth, woman!


Daaaamn! I've been waiting for you to hassle me about this earlier!! I really want to read it, but I have tooooo many library books. I'm still finding the novelty of new libraries and different selections a great way to pass my time that I need a good nudge to read something else besides the library books :blush:

 

I haven't done proper reviews for at least a couple of years now. I just gave up because I never had time and felt too much pressure. :( And I hated my reviews because they were never very good. I kind of wish I had tried harder to keep up though, because when I read my old reviews now, they remind me of things that I have since forgotten about the books.


I know what you mean about the pressure and thinking the reviews are not good enough. And I also know what you mean about going back to the older reviews and being delighted to see all the details written down. I've noticed that if I don't write reviews, I have a lot harder time trying to remember what happened in a book :blush:

But we should really forget about the pressure. We should remember that we're writing the reviews for our own sake and from our own viewpoints. They are as good as we think they are. If they benefit someone else, that's just an added bonus :yes:

 

 

Excellent! I'm going to try to read a few books from the list in 2015. And I'm due for a re-watch of the whole series. It must be a couple of months since I last finished watching it!


I really want to start watching the series, too, have been wanting to for a while but my friend still has the first two seasons. :blush:


By the way, I went to visit a new-to-me library in Helsinki a week ago and found a copy of What Happened to Baby Jane? and the title sounded familiar and I thought it must be a book on some reading challenge or another. Sure enough, when I got a chance to check my list, I found out that it's on the Rory list :exc:



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Posted 23 December 2014 - 09:11 AM

Daaaamn! I've been waiting for you to hassle me about this earlier!! I really want to read it, but I have tooooo many library books. I'm still finding the novelty of new libraries and different selections a great way to pass my time that I need a good nudge to read something else besides the library books :blush:


You don't have to wait for me to hassle you...just read it!! :D

I read Girl, Interrupted this week. I went in with low expectations so I was very pleasantly surprised. I had a couple of niggles, but overall I really enjoyed it. I was even surprised to find some parts of the movie in there; I had assumed that the book and the movie would be nothing like.



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Posted 23 December 2014 - 03:58 PM

You don't have to wait for me to hassle you...just read it!! :D

 

 

But I've wanted and needed the hassle! I've needed the reminder :D :blush:  :friends3: 

 

I read Girl, Interrupted this week. I went in with low expectations so I was very pleasantly surprised. I had a couple of niggles, but overall I really enjoyed it. I was even surprised to find some parts of the movie in there; I had assumed that the book and the movie would be nothing like.

 

I'm so happy that you enjoyed it!! :smile2: Do you think you were able to enjoy it more because you expected it to be rubbish, because of what I said? Or do you think that even without my comments you would've enjoyed it as much?



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Posted 23 December 2014 - 09:12 PM

Oh wow!! Talk about what just happened to Alexi and reading books off the list by accident! :D I'm currently reading She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb and I searched the first page of my reading log just to see if I had the book on my wishlist, and the search came up with three entries, one of them being in a Rory list! :exc: :D If I hadn't done the search, I never would've known. I had no idea the book's on the list! I only know about Wally Lamb because some people on here have read his books and talk about them.

 

I've read only about 10-20 pages but seems good so far. I think I will enjoy it. It's a long one, 500 or so pages.

 

Edit: Although in general, I have to say that I think some of the books on the list are there because they have been mentioned in the series, but they've been mentioned as movies. Has anyone else noticed that?


Edited by frankie, 23 December 2014 - 09:14 PM.


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:56 AM

Yes, they definitely add the movies too. I like to think that Rory would always read the book as well. :)



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Posted 24 December 2014 - 12:33 PM

Yes, they definitely add the movies too. I like to think that Rory would always read the book as well. :)

 

Yeah, me too :) I wonder if she usually likes the books better :giggle2:



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 08:30 AM

I finished She's Come Undone last night and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Such a great, long read, which I didn't want to end.  :readingtwo:



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 07:39 AM

I was re-reading this thread from random page (20) onwards and by golly, I miss the times when we did our little group reads on the Rory novels  :wibbly:  Those were some fun times! This thread was packed and lively! 

 

Edit: I recently started watching Fresh off the Boat and it made me think of Amy Tan, and I've also been interested in reading Natalie Goldberg's books on writing, and now re-reading this thread has made me think I really ought to read Amy Tan's The Opposite of Fate. Some of us read it for the Rory challenge a few years ago. I was also reading it and loving it but for some reason I never managed to finish it. I only had maybe 40-50 pages left but something came up :(  I'm seriously considering picking up the book again for the booktubeathon next week. Would anyone else be interested in reading the book? Those of you who haven't read it yet, that is. 


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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:34 PM

Okay, we need to compile a list of the books mentioned and referred to in the new GG season :D If anyone finds a list, please post here! I'd really appreciate it! I'm off to google, myself. 

 

Edit: I found this and I'm now going to make a list. 


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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:45 PM

The List provided by these two sources here and here.

 

 
 
Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting
Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings
Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass

(there are other titles in the picture on the link. “Some other favorites featured include Proust and Euclid. “)
Jack Kerouac: On the Road
Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up
Sun Tzu: The Art of War
David Foster Wallace: Consider the Lobster
Cheryl Strayed: Wild
Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
Sholem Aleichem: Tevya The Dairyman and the Railroad Stories 
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 

Nora Ephron: I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman  

Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Karl Ove Knausgård: My Struggle

Edmond Rostand: Cyrano de Bergerac

Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman 

Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre

David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas 

Diana Gabaldon: Outlander

George R.R. Martin: Game of Thrones

William Wordsworth: Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood

Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat, Pray, Love

William Shakespeare: Macbeth

Jack London: Call of the Wild

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House in the Big Woods


Edited by frankie, 02 December 2016 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 01:11 PM

Ooh, thanks Frankie! I didn't pick up on all of these as the show aired, but I'm glad someone was paying closer attention. I'd say around half of these books were referenced in the original series. And according to the spreadsheet I keep, Huck Finn has been referenced more times than any other book. :) 



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:09 AM

I'm watching the episodes again and picked up on another reference: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (in the spring episode).



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 06:34 PM

Ooh, thanks Frankie! I didn't pick up on all of these as the show aired, but I'm glad someone was paying closer attention. I'd say around half of these books were referenced in the original series. And according to the spreadsheet I keep, Huck Finn has been referenced more times than any other book. :)

 

 

Yep, most of them are 're-mentions' :) I was hoping for more new titles, modern ones! :)

 

I'm watching the episodes again and picked up on another reference: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (in the spring episode).

 

Oh yeah, Cloud Atlas was actually the one that I noticed myself! It was in reference to the Shropshire book, right? :)

 

 

In other news, Kylie's informed me of another list of the new titles and I shall now update the one I made last week. 

 

Edit: I updated the list in my previous post above ^  but you can also read it here: 
 

The List provided by these two sources here and here.

 

 
 
Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting
Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings
Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass

(there are other titles in the picture on the link. “Some other favorites featured include Proust and Euclid. “)
Jack Kerouac: On the Road
Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up
Sun Tzu: The Art of War
David Foster Wallace: Consider the Lobster
Cheryl Strayed: Wild
Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
Sholem Aleichem: Tevya The Dairyman and the Railroad Stories 
Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 

Nora Ephron: I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman  

Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Karl Ove Knausgård: My Struggle

Edmond Rostand: Cyrano de Bergerac

Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman 

Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre

David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas 

Diana Gabaldon: Outlander

George R.R. Martin: Game of Thrones

William Wordsworth: Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood

Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat, Pray, Love

William Shakespeare: Macbeth

Jack London: Call of the Wild

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House in the Big Woods


Edited by frankie, 02 December 2016 - 06:55 PM.





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