Title: Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between (2016)
Author: Lauren Graham
Read: 21st January 2017
Genre: non-fiction; memoir
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
No one can deny that Lauren Graham’s Talking As Fast As I Can was released at the perfect time for maximum exposure; with Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival premiering in the same month, every fan of the show was eager for more. More episodes, more behind-the-scenes, more Lorelai Gilmore. (In fact my one critique of the book would be I would have liked a little more!) But that is what this is – it’s a funny, light-hearted, and, at times, heart-warming memoir of the woman behind Lorelai Gilmore, Lauren Graham. If you like Lauren, you will like this memoir, which seems like an obvious thing to say but let’s just establish that now. If you don’t already like her, I wouldn’t say this is ground-breaking and will change your mind. It’s for fans of Lauren, fans of Gilmore Girls, and (I presume) fans of Parenthood, though I still haven’t got round to watching that yet. Although this book reminded me of that fact, it principally just reinforced why I love Gilmore Girls so much.
“Because who wants to Fast Forward anyway? You might miss some of the good parts.”
It’s yet another Tuesday, so that means another Top Ten Tuesday. For those who don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the book bloggers and list lovers, The Broke and the Bookish, and each week they post a topic for bloggers to respond to.
This week’s theme is Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree (or non-book bookworm items). Handily, these past few years I’ve come to an arrangement with my parents that they will transfer money into my bank account with which I will then proceed to buy books/DVDs off my Amazon wishlist to my heart’s content/as long as the money holds up. Then they take them all away (booo) and wrap them up (yaay) and we pretend I don’t know what I’m getting for Christmas when really I picked them all out myself. It’s a good system, I’m very grateful for it, and it’s one I recommend in fact!
Because of it, by every November I well and truly have a Wish List of books all ready and bookmarked for when my mum starts talking about my Christmas gifts… so this Top Ten Tuesday isn’t too difficult. Those books (this year) only account for about 3 or 4 things though, so we have to hope that the rest of my family/friends are psychic, or they consult Santa on what I told him I was interested in. I think fingers need to be well and truly crossed there! Here are my Top Ten Books I’d Like to See Under the Tree this Christmas! (If they’re not methinks some Amazon shopping will be on the cards on 26th December!)