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Weekly Book Nerdspiration: Rory Gilmore

Who is a bigger book nerd than you? I can only think of a few people, but there are a ton more who totally inspire me to keep on with my nerding self. This is a new feature to RBR, and I’m excited about getting it rolling!

Book Nerdspiration: Rory Gilmore

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Book Nerdspiration is an original Read.Breathe.Relax. feature that honors the biggest book nerds of all time. They may be fictional or famous, but they all must be well-read. These are the people who inspire us to read more, read well, and let out our inner book nerd.


This Week’s Pick: Rory Gilmore

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*Breathes in* Yes, yes it does.


For the first ever Book Nerdspiration feature, there was no one else I could possible choose except Rory Gilmore, extreme lover of books and moderate lover of cute boys (still not a Logan fan…).

Caught Reading: Everything. This girl reads everything and then some. On the show, she’s read Proust, Sylvia Plath, Mark Twain, P.G. Wodehouse, Hunter S. Thompson and more…much more. If you’d like to take the Rory Gilmore challenge, check out a list of books Rory mentioned here.

Favorite Genre and/or Book: The Classics. Although Rory does read a wide variety of genres (Harry Potter included, the smart girl), she mainly sticks with the canon. She goes to Yale, though, so I’m not too surprised.

Most Likely to Tweet: Reading outside again. Loving this book…wait, is that an ambulance? Oh, someone got hit with a football. #didntnotice #backtoreading

Why She Inspires: Rory doesn’t let ANYTHING get in the way of reading. Not the judgement from bad boy Tristan or holier than thou Paris. Plus, it draws people to her…including her first two boyfriends. Dean because he was impressed by her ability to be completely sucked into a book. And Jess because he reads just as much if not more than Rory and has attitude about it.

Are We Book Soulmates? Answer this one for yourself! Personally, all of Rory’s obscure Russian novel references and pop culture nods would be cute at first, but I know I would eventually find her a tad annoying. There’s only so much time to read Dickens and Foucault and Chaucer, and she has a suspiciously easy time getting through them all…I think Rory and I are more like book acquaintances.

Who is your personal book nerdspiration?! Suggestions for this feature are welcome!

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Xixi

    Hermione Granger has to be on this feature at some point.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Absolutely!!!