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Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between | Lauren Graham
In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of "Gilmore Girls" and "Parenthood" recounts her experiences on "Gilmore Girls "the first "and"second time and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to earth voice that made her novel, "Someday Someday Maybe, " a "New York Times" bestseller. This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling working years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. You probably think I m talking about my incredible achievement as Dolly in "Hello, Dolly!" as a Langley High School junior, a performance my dad called you re so much taller than the other kids. But no! I m talking about Lorelai Gilmore, who, back in 2008, I wasn t sure I d ever see again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick. Lauren Graham"
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AndreaLove
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laur89
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New #bookmail just in time for the perfect fit for #JulyColdplay!

Lauren Graham sure can #Talk fast... like, REALLY fast. It‘s not just an act when she plays Lorelai! Watching her interview is like watching Lorelai Gilmore herself brought to life. I love her character and her as a person ❤️☕️

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 1mo
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BacklistReader
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Time for a Check-In

1- I‘ve read 10 of the 24 I‘d like to read.
2- All of the books I‘ve read so far count towards the beat the backlist reading challenge.
3- Most of the books (but not all) were borrowed from someone.
4- My read along of George RR Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire Series has not gone very well as I have only completed book one and am about to be 2 books behind 🙈 (but that‘s ok I‘m still planing to continue)

wordslinger42 Eragon is one of my favorites! Also, I love your Lion King painting! 😊 2mo
BacklistReader @wordslinger42 it‘s one of my favorites too. I‘m currently in the middle of Eldest. 2mo
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BacklistReader
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Pickpick

And another one bites the dust! Loved this one. Already planning to read it again when I can get my hands on the audiobook so I can become even more immersed. Definitely pick this one up if you‘re a fan of Gilmore Girls or of Lauren Graham.

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BacklistReader
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70 pages left. Let‘s do this.

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BacklistReader
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Just passing the time while doing laundry

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laur89
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Can‘t deny a request like #PetsandRecs! Here‘s Peaches, Chewing as Fast as She Can (and as messy too)! 🐹🥬 @Clwojick

I loved that this audiobook was read by the author, whom I loved watching on both Parenthood and Gilmore Girls 😊😊 She‘s funny and the book is a great listen! Would‘ve totally been a different experience had I read it. 😄

Clwojick I am a huge fan of both of her shows as well! ♥️ I loved this one! I was thinking of her other book which I had a hard time getting into to... but I still might do a reread of this one on audio. (edited) 2mo
laur89 @Clwojick It‘s totally worth a reread - especially on audio!! It‘s like having Lorelai read to you haha 2mo
sammisho My almost 13 yo daughter is a gilmore girls book and wants to read this. Is there anything that wouldn't be appropriate for an impressionable preteen girl? 2mo
laur89 @sammisho from what I can remember, there was only one part that discussed nudity, but in the line of “this was Hollywood business at the time I first started acting” - besides that, I can‘t think of anything else. There was a ton of great behind the scenes/background story info about Lauren Graham and her acting career! 2mo
sammisho She can handle that for sure! I just didn't want any detailed accounts of secual escapades or something like that! Thank you! 2mo
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Smarkies
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A quick #audiobook made more enjoyable with the author's narration.
I am counting this as "something with music" as Lauren Graham talks about and sings some of her Broadway bits and the theme song of the Gilmore Girls in the audiobook. ?
#nonfiction2019
#somethingwithmusic

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Smarkies
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Next #audiobook in line. I can't seem to land on a physical book to read (am currently flitting between 3) but I seem to be in an audiobook mood.

I hope this is a good one cos I love her! 😊

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MKbookworm
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When the birds outside at 1:30 am are keeping you awake, might as well keep reading. But also what are these birds doing up it‘s like at least 3 hrs too early. I can fall asleep to sirens and street noise but these birds are out of control. #citybirds #latenightreading

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Suet624
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This is a nice breather. Fluff extraordinaire. Great to listen to if you like Lauren Graham, if you like the Gilmore Girls, if you‘re driving, or if you‘re babysitting a little one. Doesn‘t take too much concentration. 😀

saresmoore Overalls! 😍♥️😍 4mo
Suet624 @saresmoore Green velvet overalls. Even better! 4mo
Tanisha_A Yes, and that polka dotted yellow top! So cute 4mo
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batsy That outfit 💛💚 4mo
readordierachel What a great picture! 4mo
Suet624 @readordierachel Thank you! 4mo
BiblioLitten So cute!! 4mo
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laur89
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#MarchStats #MarchWrapUp

Favorite book: Tagged. Love #GilmoreGirls 👭☕️📚
In progress: The Fountainhead & A Confederacy of Dunces.

Looking forward to opening day of #FunkoPopAndBookSwap next month! 💌🎁👀

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! 📖💖 5mo
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laur89
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This was great!! Lauren‘s narration made it even funnier. I loved her roles in Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, so it was very insightful to get some background of her acting career and some perspective into her personal life.

Really enjoyed the behind-the-scenes information about the relationships between the Gilmore Girls cast members and the work environment on set.

Would totally recommend to fans of her work!

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laur89
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Started the audiobook so I have something lighthearted while I read The Fountainhead.

Such a special treat that it‘s read by Lauren! I loved her as Lorelai, so this makes this narration a lot more fun.

Really enjoying it so far!

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CrimesAndCabernet
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I thoroughly enjoyed this “book”. I don‘t normally listen to audio books because I can‘t focus on them well enough with my bad ADD but I‘m so glad I decided to do that with this book because I don‘t think it would have been the same without her voice. She‘s so funny and hearing about her back story, she went to SMU 🤯 and all the thoughts behind her 2 best roles of Lorelai and Sarah were so wonderful. I loved it!

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bookvixen
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Great read so far, she writes how I thing very easy to follow😊🤣🤗🧖‍♀️

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Deborah42
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A collection of essays about Graham‘s experiences as an actress, with some behind the scenes glimpses of her time on Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. She narrates the audiobook herself, which is a treat.

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GloVerdino
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Panpan

Don‘t get me wrong I love Gilmore Girls, but I just see no reason for this book to exist in the world. I didn‘t find it funny or insightful at all. Maybe memoirs just aren‘t my thing... it does make me want to go re-watch the Netflix season of Gilmore Girls though

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Puredragonstar
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Deal alert! Kindle deals!!! Head over there! #gilmoregirls

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Puredragonstar
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I don‘t have the heart to cut it up... Rows of Rory‘s books, and it‘s such a pretty fabric.
www.etsy.com/shop/dragonstardesign

DivineDiana I love this! 6mo
tpixie Awesome!! 6mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s a quilt waiting to happen! 6mo
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 6mo
britt_brooke 😍 6mo
tpixie Or book sleeves! 6mo
Librarybelle Oh! 😍 6mo
teebe 😍 6mo
Puredragonstar @tpixie I think that‘s just what I‘ll do! 🤩👏🏻 6mo
tpixie @Puredragonstar ♥️📚♥️🥳🥳🥳 6mo
CrimesAndCabernet That is amazing! 6mo
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GloVerdino
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I usually listen to Podcasts when I‘m on the treadmill but the ones I normally listen to aren‘t holding my interest lately, so today I decided to download an audiobook. About an hour in and not really loving it so far...

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Skyrimir
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When you are babysitting after work and forget to bring a book....you hit up Goodwill I actually found a nice sized stack rather than just buying one for the evening...I guess it‘s good I‘m babysitting! Haha

Tashaxlynn I love her! I found this book to be pretty funny. I could hear her voice in my head as I was reading it too. 7mo
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Q84
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If you loved Gilmore Girls then you've probably already read this but if not you should. It is such a great way to recap and see how things were from Lauren' eyes. I loved the audio version with narration by Lauren herself. I love her personality!

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Chrissyreadit
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Our storm ended, just cold and high winds - but the sun is shining! Just finished this audiobook while preparing a pot of carrot soup. I loved it. I love Lauren Graham, the way she read the book, the info she shared, all of it. #winterstormreadalong Now off to do my school assignments. Fingers crossed quick and easy!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
Pricel101 A good day for soup! Storming here too! ☃️ 7mo
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brpyle
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This book has been on my shelf since the Gilmore Girls reboot. It doesn‘t spend much time on Lauren‘s years on GG, but I loved seeing all the ways her quirky personality influenced one of my favorite TV characters. I might have to revisit the Gilmore Guys podcast now too. #feelingnostalgic it fills my “Related to a Podcast requirement for #booked2019

Cinfhen I can‘t believe I never watched the Gilmore Girls 🙈need to remedy that!!! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job on the prompt! 👊🏻📚✔️♥️ 7mo
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ReadingMeagan
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Starting this one today. I figured a little snack was in store because Gilmore Girls. Dexter agreed 😆

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KarenUK
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#musicalnewyear
#Seasonsoflove made me think of the 4 seasonal episodes of this revival of the wonderfully bookish Gilmore Girls....
Also as a bonus.... for anyone doing #pop19 , this show (or the original series) is perfect for the prompt featured above in the pic.... The Goodreads lists are in the comments 😊👍

Cinfhen Thanks for the link ~ super helpful 8mo
Leftcoastzen Thanks, I know you can tell a reader by how fast they go to the remote to pause the screen to see what the characters are reading.😂📚 8mo
vivastory Well played! I have never seen an episode of Gilmore Girls 😬😂 8mo
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Mindyrecycles
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Consider joining #Gilmoregirlsreadingchallenge in 2019. The challenge is very laidback and many of the books are fabulous.

nudibranch This works for at least one of the #popsugar2019 challenges, too! 8mo
Mindyrecycles @nudibranch Yay! Love to double dip. 8mo
sprainedbrain This is a great idea! 8mo
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Nicki_K
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I loved Gilmore Girls and couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. It didnt disappoint Lauren Graham is as genuine, entertaining and endearing as any Gilmore Girls fan would expect. A great read. #laurengraham #talkingasfastasican #litsy #tea_sipping_bookworm #bookstagram #goodreads

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RealLifeReading
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1. Gilmore Girls!!
2. Hanging out with my mum who flies back to Singapore Dec 29
3. Speculative fiction
4. Getting breakfast ready
5. Being able to read the news without going “WTF?”
#humpdaypost

AlaMich #5 🙌🙌🙌 8mo
Leftcoastzen Yes ,how about less of that WTF news.👏 8mo
Bklover Oh hell yeah to #5! 8mo
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Shemac77 GG!!!! My favorite too! 8mo
BookishJess Am I the only one cringing over how Rory cracked the spine in that book? 😅 8mo
wordslinger42 Gilmore is my favorite, too!! 8mo
SnGilmoreGirl That's also my favorite TV show! 8mo
Qpri That‘s my FAVORITE show too!! Rory‘s valedictorian speech 💖💖 #3 The Stranger by Albert Camus 😊😊 (edited) 8mo
RealLifeReading @Shemac77 👍👍 ❤️ 8mo
RealLifeReading @BookwormAHN @teaa41 thanks for the rec! I did read that when it came out but this is a good reminder for me to read the rest of the series 8mo
RealLifeReading @BookishJess actually I never noticed it until you mentioned it! 8mo
RealLifeReading @SnGilmoreGirl @Qpri I‘ve rewatched it so many times! 8mo
Qpri Glad I‘m not the only one! And every time I find a new book reference 🥳 8mo
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As a Gilmore Girls Guru, and a fan of Lauren Graham, I found this memoir to be fun, profound, and quirky, just like her. Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. Now excuse me while I rewatch the entire series, including the Netflix series, again. ❤️

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monalyisha
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Sign up for the #NewYearWhoDis Readathon event (taking place all January long); it‘s gonna be a blast & — added bonus! — reading over all your responses will totally save me from my ennui! Be the hero I need!

https://goo.gl/forms/WNH1tXDmpcPGynUT2

Sresendez12 Love Gilmore Girls! 9mo
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Im pretty sure I need this in my library!!

Mgruidae Yes! (I have been re-watching the series.) 9mo
Puredragonstar Yasss I‘ve been rewatching the series as well it‘s my favorite! I love this sign! 9mo
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WordsPersisted
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I got this box not too long ago in the mail. I'm curious as to how Talking As Fast As I Can is. I guess I'll find out!
#toberead #gilmoregirls #laurengraham #talkingasfastasican

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 9mo
DebinHawaii And check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon to get better connected. There are links to great tips for navigating Litsy in the profile. 9mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 9mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 9mo
thereadingowlvina Welcome to Litsy!!! 🤗🎉 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊 9mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 9mo
RaimeyGallant Fun! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 8mo
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LauraP15
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Pickpick

I have been on a sad story kick and needed something light to get me through the holidays. This has been just what I needed. I'm pretty sure Lauren is actually Lorelai Gilmore. If you enjoyed the fast banter of Gilmore Girls you will like this book.

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wordslinger42
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Anyone else watching the Gilmore the Merrier marathon this week?! 📚☕❄

Literary_Siren What?? I didn‘t even know about this! What‘s it on so I can?? 9mo
wordslinger42 @Literary_Siren UpTV! If you sign up for the sweepstakes on their website & answer trivia questions on Twitter, you get a bunch of entries for the grand prizes they're giving away! This is the second day & it's been lots of fun 😊 9mo
Literary_Siren Is that available in the US? I‘ve never heard of UpTV. 9mo
wordslinger42 Yep, I'm in the US! On my tv channels, it's in the 200s 9mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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Finished this gem of a book! Started out reading then borrowed the audio from the library! She reads it and of course at 3x speed it‘s almost normal! 😂 Love her and Gilmore Girls of course!

BarbaraBB Great pic 💕 9mo
merelybookish Nicely done! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! Great bookface! 9mo
Ash.on.the.line @erzascarletbookgasm thanks! My first real attempt at a bookface! 9mo
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monalyisha
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This totally isn‘t a hint for my #stuffedstockingswap match or anything... ❄️🙃

Snow globe available at a discount (I don‘t know how much & if it‘s expensive, forget I said anything!) starting at 9pm tomorrow (Nov. 16th) @ starshollowmonthly.com.

I‘m also partial to Hep Alien swag. 👽✌🏻😉

Quirkybookworm That is gorgeous! 9mo
SamanthaMarie Wow. I somehow fell down the rabbit hole in your link and ended hp subscribing to the quarterly box 🤦🏼‍♀️😂😂 9mo
monalyisha @SamanthaMarie omg 😂😂😂 9mo
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Mccartershanon
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This was so great to listen to!

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lycomayflower
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Not sure how well this worked, but I couldn't resist for #booksbycelebrities

#riotgrams

Linsy That‘s perfect! 10mo
laytonwoman3rd Wow! 10mo
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HannaPolkadots
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This was like hanging out with a good friend you haven't seen for ages, and realizing that she is even awesomer than you remember.

Amabear Exactly my thoughts! 😍 loved this one especially the audio book 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! I felt the same way with that audiobook! 10mo
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Amabear
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I enjoyed this book so much! I listened to the audio, and hearing Lauren narrate it herself was a huge treat. It was so much fun to relive some of my Gilmore memories while hearing behind the scenes and about the life of Lauren graham as she worked on the show both times. She is so easy to relate to, and SO funny. I can‘t wait to read her other books now.
So many quotable phrases in this book- I need the physical copy for sure! #gilmoreforever

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Shannon_McKinney
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Started listening to this tonight. Oh my word I ♥️ Lauren Graham. It is seriously ahh-mazing that she reads this #audiobook #gilmoregirls

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BibliophileLibrarian
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While waiting for my best friend to come to her wedding dress fitting, I thought it was appropriate to start a new book.

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larah17
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Lauren Graham writes about how her career as an actor, focusing on her portrayal of Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls. I listened to the audiobook, read by Lauren Graham herself, and it was absolutely delightful. And now I want nothing more than to rewatch Gilmore Girls from beginning to end 😂

spharo I think I might be the only person in the world who has never seen Gilmore Girls! It seems so charming and funny though so I'm not sure why I've never tried to watch it. 11mo
larah17 @spharo I only watched it maybe 2 years ago, it‘s absolutely wonderful and so sweet and funny and witty, it immediately became one of my favorite series! 11mo
SamanthaMarie I love Gilmore Girls! (And Parenthood.) Lauren's memoir is one of my very favorites. 11mo
larah17 @SamanthaMarie I‘ve never watched Parenthood but I really must get to it! 11mo
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MicrobeMom
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1. On occasion. I prefer fiction.
2. This year is 50:1 🤣
3. Science and history
4. The Sixth Extinction Elizabeth Colbert
5. Tagged
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 11mo
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ferskner
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I JUST finished a Gilmore Girls rewatch, and this book made me want to jump right back in. Charming, personable, and revealing.

#pop18 #pastgoodreadschoiceawardswinner #readharder #essayanthology @bookriot #readingwomenchallenge #essaycollection @thereadingwomen #Idratherbereading #bookofpoetryaplayoranessaycollection

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Mindyrecycles
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Please let me know if you're interested, and please share the photo on your feeds. Here is a clickable link to the list: https://www.blackwhitereadbooks.com/the-official-list #Gilmoregirlsreadingchallenge

TheBookAddict Sure, I‘ll give it a go. Odds are that the book I‘m reading is on that list anyway 😆. When do we start? Do we read the same book together or the we pick one on our own and get to it? 12mo
HannaPolkadots I'd like to join! 😀 I think I've read about a third of them already, though... can I still be a part of this? 12mo
BooksAtNight I‘m interested; just glancing through the list tells me a lot are on my TBR already. It‘ll definitely be a slow slug for me because I‘ve got a dozen challenges to juggle, but I‘m game! 12mo
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Mindyrecycles @TheBookAddict @HannaPolkadots @BooksAtNight Yay, we have a nice little group to start! What I had envisioned was a very relaxed format where we are all working on the list at our own pace. No group reads as many of us are already committed to challenges with more strict requirements. Those are great but this would be something different. 12mo
Mindyrecycles If any of our TBRs or current reads or finishes are part of the Gilmore list, we should post about them on Litsy as we feel led, and include the group hashtag. Simple as that -- what do you all think? 12mo
HannaPolkadots I think!😀 Sounds perfect💙 12mo
Mindyrecycles Oops -- @HannaPolkadots I meant to say yes! I've read about a third as well. And those who have read zero are also welcome of course. 🙂 Here is something cool: a Google Docs that you can copy and save. Then as you check off what you've read, it tabulates your percentage. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rDSxhR-xATlcQ63cYyJ82JttNLeg8aDaL32s34lL... (edited) 12mo
BooksAtNight Sounds like a plan! 12mo
TheBookAddict Awesome! 🙌🏽 my kind of reading challenge. I usually fall behind on challenges because they‘re too strict and I just go with the flow when it comes to reading. 12mo
TheBookAddict I‘m at 4.7% read! 12mo
Carolyn11215 This sounds like a fun challenge. Printing out the list... 8mo
Mindyrecycles @Carolyn11215 Great, welcome! 8mo
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Pickpick

I rarely read celebrity books but exceptions were made - who doesn't want to know what happened behind the scenes in Gilmore Girls? I loved the relaxed, chatty style of this-it was like catching up over a coffee with a friend. Plus, I picked up some useful writing tips and life advice which, coming from Lorelai Gilmore, I feel duty bound to observe. Good fun, lots of laughs plus some brilliant insights into a wonderful show.

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