Sunday Salon: Making a list

The Sunday Salon

This weekend my love of lists reached obsessive proportions.

I realised while rewatching The Gilmore Girls that the “Rory Gilmore Reading List” that I had was of every book title mentioned on the show, rather than of books specifically owned by/read by Rory. For instance, there’s a scene where Rory is getting into a state about all the great books out there and how she won’t be able to read them all in her lifetime, and her mother tells her that she needn’t bother with Tuesdays With Morrie or Who Moved My Cheese?, yet those two titles were both on the list.

And this bothers me because apparently I am obsessive about such things. So I am editing the list as I rewatch the show, making sure it only includes Rory books and adding in ones previously missed. The updated list is here, one of my new challenge pages.

What is it about lists that are so appealing? And I don’t just mean giant long book lists (though they do appeal, obviously). I have always enjoyed making lists (particularly if I get to cross things off them, though that isn’t compulsory).

Perhaps all the snow is sending me a bit doolally.


Today I might try to read a little more in-between list updating. What have you been up to this weekend?

5 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: Making a list

  1. CaroG January 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I will wait a bit for you to finish purging the list and I might join your challenge. I loved that series!. I also like lists, I think they help me to keep things organized and to actually do the stuff I want to do.

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  2. Nose in a book January 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    CaroG I’ll have to put out an announcement when the list is done!

  3. The Girl January 21, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I spent the weekend deciding to use GoodReads as a way of tracking what books I have read/need to read. I put all the books I have on my shelves that need reading. I felt bad, especially considering I’ve gone a year without buying any books!

  4. Nose in a book January 22, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    The Girl Amazing how they continue to stack up, isn’t it? I’m thinking of moving my TBR from the library to the bedroom but I’m worried I’m just giving myself more room for expansion!

  5. Jinjer June 25, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Sometimes I feel like I enjoy making my book lists more than reading the books. Lists, lists, I love lists! I could make lists all day long.

    Thanks for making this Rory booklist!!!!!

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