Round about November I began to think that setting the Rory goal at 20 books was just plan crazy. Maybe, I thought, that's just me because I'm having such a hard time reaching it. But when I asked for any of you who had reached 20 books to let me know, I only heard crickets chirping. Hooray, I'm not alone!
So my Christmas present to you is that the Rory level goal is now only 15 books. If you were shooting for the Rory level and you've gotten that far, give yourself a pat on the back!
Next year, we're starting off with more realistic goals!
Books played a big part in the television show "The Gilmore Girls." Rory was an avid reader. When Rory and Lorelai were going to Europe, Rory wanted to bring 12 books. Mind you, she was carrying everything in a backpack. Recently, a friend sent me a link to an episode-by-episode listing of all of the books seen, read, or mentioned in the series and the idea for a challenge was born. The good news is that there should be something in this for everyone. Rory and company read everything from Homer to Dan Brown and poetry to social commentary. The challenge will officially run from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. You can begin reading now and anything that you're not more than half way through right now can be counted. Crossover books from other challenges are allowed. A lot of the books on the list have also been made into movies and those will count as well. Audio books also count.