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[02 Aug 2010|10:23am]


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[23 Jul 2007|12:00pm]


We're all Gilmore Girls fans right? Well, who wants a season 8? I'm aware it's a little late but I just got the email today.

If you would like to see a season 8, please visit: http://www.savethelorelais.org/

I'm sorry if this isn't allowed, I just had to at least try and spread the word. 
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sounds weird... [09 Jan 2007|09:29pm]

Hey, I'm Shannon, I'm new.

This is an odd question, and MODS feel free to delete if you think this is not appropriate.

I was wondering if anyone had stills from this years season of Rory's notebooks? i just remember seeing a picture a while back and thinking "thats a really cute scheme!" , so with the new semester coming up, i figured i would get organized again.

or if you guys know of another community i should post to instead of here, please let me know.

thank you!!
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Recommendations [16 Aug 2006|08:10pm]

[ mood | crazy ]

I'm currently reading The Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury and I'm gonna try to read The Portable Dorothy Parker again like Rory did in the first season. I'm also reading Howl by Allen Ginsberg.

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[15 Apr 2006|12:59am]

[ mood | tired ]

So yes I am new to this journal and it doesn't seem like anybody really updates it anymore. Just thought I'd say hi and list a couple of the books I am currently reading and there are quite a few...

* Memoirs of a Geisha - I am only like 80 pages in but it is pretty good so far. I want to finish it before I get the movie downloaded though so this is the book I am the most into right now.

* Mirror, Mirror - This is by the author of Wicked (Gregory MaGuire). I have all of his books so far but this is only the third one I started working on. I probably would have finished it a few weeks ago but I can't actually find it. It seems to have disappeared so far it is pretty good though. I have also read Wicked (which was ok, I like the musical better) and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (the story of one of Cinderella's stepsisters), which I really love, my favorite so far.

* I also have a few other books I will pick up every once in a while and they are...The Canterbury Tales, I believe I am on either #4 or 5 in the Anne of Green Gables series, there is Mansfield Park, and there are probably more I just can't think of them at 1:30 in the morning.

I have been looking into reading a lot of the books that I haven't read from Rory's Book Club. I have read quite a few of them already but there were quite a few that I want to either re-read or read for the first time.

Somewhere down the page here I read something about somebody asking about favorite authors and books so I thought I'd post those too...

*Authors - Gregory MaGuire is up there, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, J.K. Rowlings, Jack Weyland and Gerald Lund. (The last two are Latter-Day Saint authors for those of you who have never heard of them.)

*Books - Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, The Work and the Glory series (Latter-Day Saint series by Gerald Lund), Harry Potter series, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Anne of Green Gables, and my favorite Shakespeare piece is Much Ado About Nothing.

Ok so that is all for today. I'd like to know what others suggest I read...I like just about anything really. I may be in my twenties but I still absolutely love some of the children and Young adult books. I am slowly working my way out of that phase and into all kinds of the older literature.

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Merry Christmas from your neglectful maintainer! [26 Dec 2005|03:22pm]

Merry Christmas!

What's everyone reading right now?
I'm reading White Oleander. So far very good, and like most books, better than the movie.

If anyone wants to make a contribution and see this community speed up email me:
venusasagirl_@hotmail.com and hopefully I can find some maintainers to help out.
Include in the e-mail what you want to do for the community.
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dorothy parker and dawn powell [26 Aug 2005|10:38pm]

Hi. As I was watching season three of Gilmore girls, i thought about asking any of you readers if books by Dorothy Parker and Dawn Powell are worth reading. thanks guys.
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[22 Jun 2005|01:51pm]


im obsessed with rory and books

what are some good sugesstions for the start of the summer

aim me silverbellz295
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[14 Jun 2005|11:57pm]

I am reading by far the best book I have every read. I'm not even finished and I'm still going to say Leonard Cohen is genious. The book is called Beautiful Losers. It's erotic, hilarious, and disturbing; three of my very favorite adjectives.
If you get the chance to pick it up and read it, I sincerly suggest you do.
For those of you who have had the chance to read it, what do you think?

Beautiful Losers - Leonard Cohen

Will update the books soon, I promise. Sorry for the neglect.
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[09 May 2005|09:48pm]
I wanted to point you all to a great site for book lovers, it's bibliophil.org. You can make your own profile and name all books you have read, you can rate and review them, you can find users that have read similar books to you, you can make buddies, lean out books (although I never do that - I just found about about the site though) see the 100 most read books of the site, etc etc. It really is a site I can browse for hours to look at all the books there are left to read yet (not advised if you are in an important testing period for school as I am now).

Anyway, my name there is morninggray, and maybe we could take a look at eachother's profiles and find suggestions on what to read - if there are any more a member of this site.
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Book tips? [05 May 2005|03:41pm]

[ mood | lost ]


I'm new here and I was wondering if any one of you could reccomena a good book for me?

I was also wondering if anyone has read "Wifes of Bath", and if so, was it any good?

/ Meesh

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[17 Apr 2005|04:02pm]

[ mood | calm ]

Hi everyone,

I joined this community two months ago but this is my first post. I love reading and spend a fortune on books every month. I never go anywhere without at least one book in my bag. I am currently reading The Scarlet Pimpernel by Madame Orczy and Second Glance by Jodi Picoult. I have been a member of Rory's Book Club for over a year and have read many of the books on the list.

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i <3 books! [14 Apr 2005|09:54pm]

[ mood | content ]

i've read a lot during my life, but recently it's gotten out of control (haha, j/k!) i've been using rory's book club to check out a few new books. i've only read 15 of the books on her list, but believe me thats not all i've read. my mom and i travel to the book store once a week or once every two weeks. i've actually been given a limit of 3 books i can get each time. last time we were there i got my 3 (My sisters keeper by Jodi Picoult, How the light gets in by Mj Hyland and Photograph by Penelope Lively) and while wondering around i found 7 more that i want. I love discussing books and reading new ones so feel free to hit me up on AIM evilglowduckie!

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[01 Apr 2005|11:19am]

i'm sorry it's taken me so long to get around to posting this, and i'm not sending it to each of you that asked for it individually. things have been incredibly hectic..

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[24 Mar 2005|02:28pm]

sorry i haven't posted in awhile. BUT, guess what.

i made a list of 100 books (its actually only at 65 right now) to read within a year. i've always wanted to do this, and i feel as though the list i've got (plus whatever completes it) is the strongest i'll ever have. i started this a few days ago, and have finished my first book (and half of my second.)

the first was the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by mark haddon, and this second one now is great expectations by charles dickens.

anyone ever read either?
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introduction [18 Mar 2005|04:33pm]

i'm new here, so i thought that i'd present myself : i'm 22 and i live in paris, france (so i may sometimes talk about authors/books that you don't know, although i mostly read english litterature).
my favourite books are :
on the road (jack kerouac)
the one hundred and one ways (mako yoshikawa)
through the looking glass (lewis caroll)
the scapegoat and all the malaussene series (daniel pennac)
melancholy death of oyster boy (tim burton)
the neverending story (michael ende)
loving sabotage (amélie nothomb)
the house of the spirits (isabel allende)
the rules of attraction (bret easton ellis)
le dictateur et le hamac (daniel pennac)

my favourite authors are bret easton ellis, kate atkinson, jack kerouac, truman capote, charles baudelaire, j.d. salinger, daniel pennac.

otherwise, i have a book journal here (_themadones) where i list the books that i'm reading.

voila :)
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[14 Mar 2005|07:30pm]

what is the most beautiful thing you have ever read? (book, article, quote, poem etc)

and who is your favorite author?
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Harmony Korine is my hero [12 Mar 2005|12:21am]

I'm was looking up the director of Gummo, (because he's absolutely nuts!) and I see he's written a book.

A Crack-Up At The Race Riots
Harmony Korine
In this first book of fictional set pieces, Korine captures the fragmented moments of a life observed through the demented lens of media, TV, and teen obsession. Korine reinvents the novel in this highly experimental montage of scenes that seem both real and surreal at the same time. With a filmmaker's eye and a prankster's glee, this bizarre collection of jokes, half-remembered scenes, dialogue fragments, movie ideas, and suicide notes is an episodic, epigrammatic lovesong to the world of images. Korine is the voice of his media-savvy generation and A Crack-Up at the Race Riots is the satiric lovechild of his dark imagination.

I'm going to hunt this book down, and read it. I've read a couple of interviews by Korine and he definitally has his own ideas.
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The REAL March 2005 [10 Mar 2005|10:23pm]

These are the March books, I've got the months all mixed up. I'm sorry. Everyone getting the e-mails from the book club must be thinking I'm nuts.


The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner follows the story of Amir, the privileged son of a wealthy businessman in Kabul, and Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant. As children in the relatively stable Afghanistan of the early 1970s, the boys are inseparable. They spend idyllic days running kites and telling stories of mystical places and powerful warriors until an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever, and eventually cements their bond in ways neither boy could have ever predicted. Even after Amir and his father flee to America, Amir remains haunted by his cowardly actions and disloyalty. In part, it is these demons and the sometimes impossible quest for forgiveness that bring him back to his war-torn native land after it comes under Taliban rule. ("...I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded, not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.")

Read the first few pages: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1594480001/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-9665580-7340939#reader-link

The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
It is 1642 in the Puritan town of Boston. Hester Prynne has been found guilty of adultery and has born an illegitimate child. In lieu of being put to death, she is condemned to wear the scarlet letter A on her dress as a reminder of her shameful act.

Hester's husband had been lost at sea years earlier and was presumed dead, but now reappears in time to witness Hester's humiliation on the town scaffold. Upon discovering her deed, the vengeful husband becomes obsessed with finding the identity of the man who dishonored his wife. To do so he assumes a false name, pretends to be a physician and forces Hester keep his new identity secret. Meanwhile Hester's lover, the beloved Reverend Dimmesdale, publicly pressures her to name the child's father, while secretly praying that she will not. Hester defiantly protects his identity and reputation, even while faced with losing her daughter, Pearl.

Hailed by Henry James as, "the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country", Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is a masterful portrayal of humanity's continuing struggle with sin, guilt and pride.

Read the first few pages: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0553210092/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-9665580-7340939#reader-link
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[09 Mar 2005|09:47pm]
I have joined this community about a month ago. I have never posted anything here though. Hello I'm Iris, 17 years old and I'm from the Netherlands. Well this last thing should explain some things: like why I do not have so many favourites yet and why I haven't read that many English books yet. The choice isn't that wide here in Holland (I have to borrow from the library in my town, which isn't that big and I like to read English books in the actual language and not translated), I'm trying though :)

a few favourites (It might so not be literature):
- Pride and Prejudice
- The Time Traveller's Wife
- Jane Eyre

I have joined this community to get to know more English books, because I love the language and the literature in general. I want to get to know more about it. I am rather busy with school the upcoming months though, but after that, I will fully commit myself to books :P.

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