Once again I’m a bit late to the show (I found out about NaNoWriMo last year the day before it started), but my excuse is that I only just found out about A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) this morning.
Lovers of incredibly fast-paced and witty TV show Gilmore Girls will know that Rory Gilmore is the ultimate book worm.
In 7 seasons, she has been seen reading and heard referencing a plethora of books, from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to The Yearling.
Many a viewer has tried in vain to spot each and every literary reference the Gilmore girls dropped in their daily conversations. To keep up with the mother-daughter-duo, you’d have to be extremely well-read, know your pop culture and current affairs and deliver it all at twice your normal talking speed.
The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge is a list of all 340 books included in the show, and the challenge to read them all. I’ve marked the ones I have read so far. 114 out of 340 isn’t too shabby!
How many have you read? Have you done the Challenge or are you doing it?
Here’s the full list:
It was about this time last year, when I first heard of NaNoWriMo.
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and the month in question is November. The idea behind it is simple: Write (or try to write) 50,000 words of the first draft of a novel within the 30 days of November.
You read that right. 30 days, 50k words, 1 book.