Friday, July 31, 2015

Let's Make a List!

I set a bunch of new goals for myself recently, and I am just now realizing that one of my goals inhibits the fulfillment of another. Let me explain. I set a goal to update this blog at least once every other month. This should be possible because I have a goal to read at least 2 books a month; so I can read stuff I want as well as read books from Gilmore Girls to review here. The problem lies in another goal to only watch one hour of television or one movie per day. I need to rewatch more episodes of Gilmore Girls to compile my list of books to read, yet I'm also stuck on watching another television series currently. I can only pick one or the other each day; I don't have enough time allotted to myself to watch an episode of each!

Maybe you can help. That is, if there is anyone left checking in on this blog occasionally. If you happen to watch an episode of Gilmore Girls would you be willing to write down each book (or even short story) mentioned? I'm also interested in any titles you can read in Rory's hands that may not be mentioned in dialogue. Sometimes the camera moves too quick, but sometimes you can figure out what she's holding! To keep this list organized I'd like to know which season and episode the books came from as well. 

I know there are some lists out there on the internet that claim to list all of the books Rory read, but I have yet to find one that references where in the series they showed up. I'd like to change that. Anyone willing to help compile this thorough list of books?

(Just so you know - I've read and written about all 4 in the pilot episode.)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Copper Boom!

Happy New Year! I'm not sure I have any readers left since I haven't posted on this blog for a while (cough - threeandahalfyears), but I've been having the feeling it is definitely time to revisit this little project of mine.

This last year I have been able to find plenty of time to read my tried and true favorite books that reside on my shelf, but I have had little budget to add to my collection. I know libraries can help fill this need, but I haven't been proactive enough to seek out a branch that is the most convenient to my current routine, and in all honesty, I like to be selfish with my books. I want them to be mine. I don't want them to smell like a stranger's dirty hands. I don't like dealing with someone's dog-eared pages and broken bindings. I don't like the pressure of having to read a large novel before the due date on a check-out slip, even if the option of renewing the book is available. I like to place each book I have finished reading on my shelf like a literary trophy for all to see.

My budget for books this year, at least right now, is still pretty skint. Alas, I will be heading back to a library very soon because I am just that motivated to read books I haven't already read 10 times.

In order to really make this blog work for me I think I need to revamp it a little. I want to make it easier to understand what books I have read, what I'm planning on reading next, and where each book shows up in the Gilmore Girls series (as a reminder, I'm not choosing these books off of a list I found online; I am watching each episode of the TV show and writing the list myself). I also want to make sure I fine tune my labeling system so that it's easy to find different categories. Want to find out which books were mentioned in season 3? Boom - there will be a label for that. Novels? Another label. You get the idea.

Part of this revamp will probably include some changes to the titles of previous posts, but I don't anticipate anyone will care about that. I mean really, if you haven't gotten upset that I have neglected this blog then you're probably not going to be upset that I'm making changes to previous content.

So, come along for the ride if you wish. You can read along with me and leave comments with your take on each book, or just read the blog for a bunch of spoilers on the books you'll never get around to. Whatever interests you. My personal goal is to read at least two books per month this year, though I can't guarantee that every book I read will be for this blog, I do want to make this project a priority again. "Copper boom!"