If you haven't seen the television show "Gilmore Girls" you are missing on out on some fast talking, diner food eating, book reading goodness. This blog is about celebrating the book reading aspect, but you might also find additional references to "Gilmore Girls" or reading in general throughout. Some awesome soul compiled a list of 349 books read or featured on "Gilmore Girls", and this blog is my attempt to read all of them in two years. Join me for the good, the bad, the oh-my-gosh-i-don't-wanna-read-that, and more. For every book I complete, I will be donating books to children.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Gilmore Girls ~ Episode 1: Pilot and the Rory Gilmore Reading List

This morning, while lounging on my living room floor in a pile of blankets and a sleeping bag due to holiday guests using my bedroom, I revisited the first episode of "Gilmore Girls" on Netflix. I was looking at the episode titles and, of course, being the first episode it was just called "Pilot." For some reason it struck me as really funny though.
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Anyhow, while I watched, I made note of the books mentioned throughout the episode. I tried to get the titles of the books shown when Rory cleans out her locker in preparation for transferring to Chilton, but I couldn't see the titles clearly enough - was my screen too small? Was my ability to freeze frame not good enough? Or were they just not visible? From other websites, it looks like some of the books mentioned were the ones from her locker, but I'm not positive that all of the books from her locker are accounted for. Anyhow, from my watching of the episode and a few other sources, I came up with this list of books from "Episode 1: Pilot" of Gilmore Girls:
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 
  • The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

Having just binge watched the entire series, finishing up a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by a few things from the first episode:
  • Rory and Dean look SO YOUNG while Lane seemed to appear the same throughout the entire series.
  • Emily's hair in the first episode was AWFUL! It made her look much older and as the series progressed and her clothes and hair changed a bit, she looked much better, in my opinion.
  • Dean's voice is already fairly deep or developed in the first episode, but changed quite a bit by the end of the series. So did his appearance.
  • Sooki stays a bit ditzy throughout, but thank goodness she didn't stay as ridiculous as she was during the first episode! I think her character would have become grating very fast had they continued with her as such a bumbling klutz! 
Check out Season 1, Episode 2 HERE.
Check out Season 1, Episode 3 HERE.

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