I’m Not Going

I’m Not Going

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.
RORY: Right.
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!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

8 thoughts on “I’m Not Going

  1. I feel you! I take a book along with me everywhere, too. I keep thinking that the “which book to take?” issue would resolve itself if I just got an eReader, but I prefer having the real book in my hands. I guess I’m doomed to carry a heavy purse with me for all of eternity.

    • I prefer real books too! I’ve been considering getting a kindle, but I don’t want to spend the money when I don’t really like reading on an iPad. I know it’s different, but I like being able to flip through the pages and all that.

  2. Lorelai is right – it is a sickness. But a good one.

    My problem is that I usually only read one book at a time (although I’ve got two on the go at the moment), and sometimes I might not be in the mood for whatever that book is. But I keep reading it anyway – I hate picking a book up after a few days and being unable to remember what happened last time I read. It’s a hard life being a reader.

    • Yeah, I’m usually reading only one at a time as well, unless I’m also reading a short story collection or something at the same time I’m reading a novel. I too dislike picking something up and forgetting what I had read a few days ago. Such a tough life! 😉

  3. Oh, yes. I know this feeling very well – I used to bring a book with me to the gas station! ‘Cause you never know, right? I mean, I could get stranded at the gas station during a freak storm or something and what would I do if I had nothing to read?!

    And yes, traveling is tough. I’m with you on the many genres thing – I’m a total mood reader so not only do I have to be prepared for the possibility of finishing every book I’ve brought (in other words, I must have enough on hand so that doesn’t happen) but I have to prepare for what mood I might be in when it comes time to start a new book! My husband just rolls his eyes and tells me I’m in charge of my suitcases.

    • Yes to all of this! I’ve never brought a book to the gas station specifically, but there’s almost always one in my purse (or at least I try to always have one) for exactly those reasons. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *