This is what I always think to myself—but then I have to remind myself that just because I can take a book doesn’t mean I should. That being said…I try to always bring my current read in my purse anyway, just in case. Unless it’s a giant hardcover, because that just won’t fit.
Whenever I’m packing for a trip, I kind of feel like this:
LORELAI: Just take your schoolbooks and leave some of the other books.
RORY: I need all of my other books.
LORELAI: You don’t need all of these.
RORY: I think I do.
LORELAI: Edna St. Vincent Milay?
RORY: That’s my bus book.
LORELAI: Uh huh. What’s the Faulkner?
RORY: My other bus book.
LORELAI: So just take one bus book.
RORY: No, the Milay is a biography, and sometimes if I’m on the bus and I pull out a biography and I think to myself, ‘Well, I don’t really feel like reading about a person’s life right now’ then I’ll switch to the novel, and then sometimes if I’m not into the novel, I’ll switch back.
LORELAI: What is the Gore Vidal?
RORY: Oh, that’s my lunch book.
LORELAI: Uh huh. So lose the Vidal or the Faulkner. You don’t need two novels.
RORY: Vidal’s essays.
LORELAI: Uh huh. But the Eudora Welty’s not essays or a biography.
LORELAI: So it’s another novel, lose it!
RORY: Unh uh. It’s short stories.
LORELAI: Ugh. This is a sickness.
But I usually read novels almost exclusively, so I don’t need so many types of books…just different topics/genres of novels and the occasional collection of short stories or novellas.
Even so, I’ve always identified pretty strongly with Rory Gilmore, and I’m sure many of you book bloggers out there do as well!by