Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Rory's Book Club

I am not a fan of the Gilmore Girls, myself, finding it just a little too cute and unbelievable. Am I the only one who thinks that mother and daughter get along way too well? And I know Connecticut. Wherever that place is that they're supposed to be living, it is notConnecticut.

However, on one of my travels through the Net, I found Rory's Book Club, which is a site for people (I assume mostly girls but, hey, I'm not restricting this) who want to be more like Rory. The site is a list of books to read to make you more like Rory with links so that you can find out more about them. The list includes "the books smart people everywhere have been talking about" as well as classics. It looks as if you can also give them some feedback.

This is an extremely well-intentioned site, the goal being to encourage reading and promote "smart people" as cool. The books do seem to be a little on the heavy side, though. Except for David Sedaris' Me Talk Funny One Day (which I loved, btw), there isn't much in the way of laughs here. Come on, Rory! You got into Yale. Lighten up.

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