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Buckle Down With ‘Rory’s Required Reading’

There have been Twitter weddings and Twitter news bulletins and endless porings over every conceivable detail of Gilmore Girls.

Now one Gilmore Girls fan is tackling one of the more formidable aspects of all things Gilmore: Rory’s bookshelf.

Jen Heiser over at the Rory’s Required Reading Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/rorysreqreading) started this Herculean task this week with Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Good luck, Jen, and also a good call not going after The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire!

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  1. October 7, 2009 at 7:37 am

    That’s going to be more than just tough.

    In 2×04 “Roadtrip to Harvard” Rory says (and I quote)
    “I’ve read like, what, three hundred books in my entire life and I’m already sixteen? Do you know how long it would take me to read thirteen million books?”
    when finding out how many books the library of Harvard has.

    Now let’s say she started reading herself when she was … what? 3? 4? … Even though that’s very early, but hey, it’s Rory. Let’s say she was at least 6 when she began reading “grown up” books, which I guess are the one she’s counting.
    That would give her 10 years for the aprox 300 books she read.
    10 years equals about 3650 days (not counting leap years), divided with 300 she read one book in 12 days.

    …good luck with that.

    And yes: I AM a nut case, thanks for asking. ;o)

  2. October 7, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for clearing up that whole Are You a Nutcase thing. And I’m really going to have to take your word for the numbers here — I’m a word guy; numbers freak me out.

    That said, 12 days to read a book seems pretty good, depending on the book, of course. Anything short of Proust could probably be polished off in half that time, especially if you’re Rory and you read everywhere you go. Still, I’m guessing Jen doesn’t have loads of free time like Rory did. What say, Jen?

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