Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest

by Jennifer Crusie | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 1933771178 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Annadlx of Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on 8/19/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The quirky world of Stars Hollow and the incredible relationship of the Gilmore Girls--mother Lorelai and daughter Rory are best friends--continues to engage viewers after seven seasons, with its lightning-fast dialogue, dry wit, and unusual take on family relations. In this satirical yet sensitive collection of essays, leading writers weigh in on how this unique show has successfully broken the teenage-sitcom mold and gained viewers of all ages. Addressing questions such as "What are the risks of having your mother be your best friend?" "How is "Gilmore Girls" anti-family, at least in the traditional sense?" and "What's a male viewer to do when he finds both mother and daughter attractive?" this anthology also looks at how the characters are shaped by the pop culture they consume and how prevalent a feeling of class consciousness is within the series.

Journal Entry 2 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This book will make its round as an international ring as soon as I've read it.
Please sign up only if you're able to read this book within the maximum time of three month. If you are usually stressed because of too many rings at your place, please don't sign up.

I am a fan of ***ratings as well as written reviews. Please feel free to go wild.

Here are the rules for this ring:
#journal the book upon arrival
#journal the book whith a review when finished reading
#journal the book when you send it off to the next reader
#don't keep it for more than 3 month (maximum stay at one place)
#enjoy.


The mailing order might change due to mailing preferences.

Europe:
#01 Jessi626 (Germany - no preferences)
#02 -aoirghe- (Germany - EU shipping preferred) ~~~ no reply => skipped ~~~
#03 auweia (Germany - unknown preferences)
#04 gg-Ena (Germany - unknown preferences)
#05 Dundee1204 (Germany - unknown preferences)~~~ no time => skipped ~~~
#06 Annieselan (Germany - EU shipping preferred)
#07 Mary-T (Germany - unknown preferences)
#08 foenig (Germany - EU shipping preferred)
#09 spazumpel (Germany - German shipping preferred) ~~~no response, was skipped~~~
#10 Diotallevi (Germany - no preferences)
#11 solskinn (Austria - EU shipping preferred)~~~ asked to be skipped on o1/o1/2010 ~~~
#12 Annimanni (Finland - no preferences)
#13 Tubereader (Luxembourg - EU shipping preferred)
#14 Vekiki (UK - EU shipping preferred)
#15 Vamperstein8782(UK - EU shipping preferred)
#16 nediamnori87(UK - no preferences)
...

North America:
#17 Aramena (USA - US shipping preferred)
#18 JennyC1230 (USA - US shipping preferred)
#19 cartergirl97 (USA - unknown preferences)
#20 merrymari (USA - US shipping preferred)
#21 Megi53(USA - no preferences if it's after Dec 1st 2009)

Australia:
#22 peggypostcard (AUS - AUS shipping preferred)


Last stops:
#23 lopeanha (Germany - unknown preferences)
#24 kiki1928(Germany - unknown preferences)



...
#end back to me (Annadlx)

Journal Entry 3 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Sunday, August 23, 2009
It's probably my own fault that I didn't enjoy this book too much. I had such high expectations for it and waited years for it's former ring to start and get to me. I finally decided to buy my own copy but well it wasn't really worth all the wait and the trouble.
Some essays are nice to read because it helps revisiting Stars Hallow and some have nice reviews of Gilmore Girl's characters but I guess it's missing the kick for me.
The best esayy for me was the one about Star's Hollows businesses.

I'm looking forward to read what everybody else thinks about this collection of essays.
I hope you'll enjoy the book more than I did.

The format of this book is also somewhat difficult to read while hanging out in the sun...

Please enjoy this ring!

Journal Entry 4 by Annadlx at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, August 23, 2009

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will be in the mail and on its way to Jessi626.
Save journey dear book.

Journal Entry 5 by Jessi626 from Otterberg, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The book arrived today and I'll start right away :) Thanks for the ring and for sending it to me!

Journal Entry 6 by Jessi626 from Otterberg, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Wednesday, September 02, 2009
I don't know what I expected, but this book is boring for me. I just can't finish it.
I love the Gilmore Girls and I was looking forward to reading this book. However, it wasn't fun for me to read. I've read 2 or 3 stories and since then I always preferred other books to this one. That's why I finally decided to abandon it. But it was nice to "come" to Stars Hollow again. I guess I'll have to search my home for the DVDs now ;-)

Journal Entry 7 by Jessi626 at Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, September 19, 2009

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I haven't heard anything from -aoirghe-, so the book will travel to auweia now.

Journal Entry 8 by wingauweiawing from Ober-Ramstadt, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, September 23, 2009
book arrived today and I´ll reading it on weekend,very curious if I´ll enjoy it

Journal Entry 9 by wingauweiawing from Ober-Ramstadt, Hessen Germany on Saturday, October 10, 2009
I know what I expected : a book just in the same style as the series and I was astonished to find a wannabe-analyzis about the protagonists and their environment. I misses sarcastic phrases and was looking for any humorous words,but can´t find it.
It´s a pity, this book missed the chance for big entertainment and I will handle it like Jessi626 : put it away and look for the DVD´s

Journal Entry 10 by wingauweiawing at Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Friday, October 16, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (10/17/2009 UTC) at Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany

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wird bei einem konspirativen Treffen auf der Buchmesse an gg-ena weitergegeben

Journal Entry 11 by gg-Ena from Strömsund, Jämtland Sweden on Sunday, October 18, 2009
I got the book yesterday from auweia, thank you :)

Journal Entry 12 by gg-Ena from Strömsund, Jämtland Sweden on Sunday, November 15, 2009
I also could not finish this book...
I expected something else and I am disappointed. I really love the Gilmore Girls and I like the quotations in this book, but I think the stories in "Coffee at Luke's" don't have the same atmosphere like the TV series.

Dundee1204 doesn't have time at the moment, so I'll send the book to Annieselan tomorrow.

Journal Entry 13 by Annieselan from Fulda, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The book arrived today and I´m looking forward to read it.

Journal Entry 14 by Annieselan from Fulda, Hessen Germany on Thursday, November 19, 2009
The book was not so bad as I feared, reading all the other JE. I enjoyed reading it, though of course it hasn´t the same atmosphere as the series itself. It was written by fans for fans and so some stories are better than the others. I really liked the story about Rory and her three "dads" and it was interesting to read about the connection between GG and food. Three of the stories were more or less crap for me: Heather Swains "Whimsy goes with everything" about her adored Kirk (I really don´t like Kirk, no way) and Stephanie Whiteside´s "`When Paris met Rory" which started good but then she drew the conclusion that Paris is the ideal soulmate for Rory in EVERY way - urrghs- and Jill Winters` "Happiness under Glass" the so called truth about Lorelai and her life in Stars Hollow, which only annoyed me.
Really funny was Chris McCubbins` "Golden Age Gilmore Girls" transferring the Series to a classic Movie from 1952.

Thank you for letting me join this ring, Annadlx! After reading the book I now have the strong desire to see all volumes of the TV series again.... ;-)

Journal Entry 15 by Annieselan at -- Per Post/Persönliche Weitergabe--, Hessen Germany on Monday, November 23, 2009

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Abgereist zur nächsten Leserin!

Journal Entry 16 by wingMary-Twing from Bretzfeld, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, November 30, 2009
Arrived safe and sound.
Thanks Annieselan. :)
And thanks Annadlx for the ring. :)

I'm curious...
03-Feb-09
The book is on its way again.
I liked to read about Stars Hollow and all these people. But it was not my best read.
As for the others, I'm looking forward to watching my DVDs once more.... :o)

Thanks

Journal Entry 17 by foenig from Gladbeck, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, February 12, 2010
Das Buch ist sicher angekommen und ist sicher bald gelesen:)

12.03.10
Kurzer Zwischenstand: Ich lese noch und befinde mich nun im Endspurt!

16.03.10
Die Zeit, die man damit vergeudet die gesammelten Essays zu lesen, kann man besser dazu nutzen sich die Gilmore Girls direkt anzuschauen. Ich fand die meisten Beiträge einfach nur langweilig oder sogar nervig! Selbst Hardcore-Fans der Serie würde ich dieses Buch nicht empfehlen! Es gibt aber auch einen kleinen Lichtblick: Your Guide to the Real Stars Hollow Business World von Sara Morrison. Dieser Beitrag hat mich wirklich amüsiert. Es werden die einzelnen Geschäfte in Stars Hollow betrachtet und überlegt wie hoch die Wahrscheinlichkeit ist, dass das Geschäft in der realen Welt überlebt.

Trotzdem vielen Dank für den Ring!!!

07.04.10
Leider konnte ich Spazumpel nicht erreichen und probiere es jetzt mit dem nächsten Teilnehmer in der Liste...

Journal Entry 18 by wingDiotalleviwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, April 22, 2010
Arrived here safely, thank you :)

Journal Entry 19 by wingDiotalleviwing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, June 13, 2010
I will hand down the book to the next participant, Annimani (Espoo) during a meetUp tomorrow :)


Journal Entry 20 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, June 14, 2010
The book's with me after Diotallevi personally delivered it to me in Helsinki today. Can't wait to get started!

It was nice meeting you, Diotallevi!

Journal Entry 21 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, June 28, 2010
Unlike, it seems, nearly everyone else, I liked this book! I don't know what the previous journalers were expecting, but I got exactly what I was waiting for: easy-to-read, light-hearted and entertaining essays dealing with one of my favourite tv shows. Admittedly not all of them were particularly insightful, but then that's always the case with collections like these. Most enjoyable to me were "In Defence of Emily Gilmore", "Your Guide to the Real Stars Hollow Business World", "Dining with the Gilmores" and "Reading, Rory, and Relationships". I'm now more eager than ever to get the DVD sets and watch the show all over again from beginning to end!

The book's now off to Tubereader in Luxembourg. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 22 by Tubereader at Luxembourg / Lëtzebuerg, Kanton Luxemburg Luxembourg on Monday, July 12, 2010
The book has arrived safely and I have already started reading it.

14TH JULY UPDATE: I have read more than half of this book and have PMed Vekiki for her address.

Journal Entry 23 by Tubereader at Luxembourg / Lëtzebuerg, Kanton Luxemburg Luxembourg on Thursday, July 15, 2010
I must agree with Annimanni, I really liked the book. I was watching the series at home from the DVD when I signed up for the ring and had finished watching all the episodes by when I got the book. And now I want to watch the series again!

I've got Vekiki's address and I will post the book on as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 24 by Tubereader at Luxembourg / Lëtzebuerg, Kanton Luxemburg Luxembourg on Saturday, July 24, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (7/24/2010 UTC) at Luxembourg / Lëtzebuerg, Kanton Luxemburg Luxembourg

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The book has been posted today to Vekiki who is next in line.

Happy reading!

Journal Entry 25 by Vekiki at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I'm really looking forward to reading this - I should be done with my curent read by the end of today so I'll get straight onto this - thankyou so much for sharing

Journal Entry 26 by Vekiki at -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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I really enjoyed this - interesting, yet light hearted essays about one of my favourite shows. I thought the book, like the show, walked the line very well, so as to be clever and full of ideas, but not take itself too seriously

Posted on to the next person

Journal Entry 27 by AMJ-898913 at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Arrived safely, thanks. Am currently reading another bookring but will get onto this right after. Looking forward to it

Journal Entry 28 by AMJ-898913 at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, October 15, 2010
A quirky, somewhat snarky look at the world of Gilmore Girls. Enjoyed reading this, made we go steal my mom's boxsets so I can watch the series all over again.

Just waiting for nediamnori87's address then I'll send on.

Thanks for sharing

**update October 25th - no response from nediamnori87 and an ISO yielded response that this member's not been heard of for quite some time so moving on to Aramena who's next on the list**

Journal Entry 29 by AMJ-898913 at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk United Kingdom on Thursday, November 11, 2010
Apologies for holding on to this for so long - have had a very sick horse who landed me in hospital with a concussion so I got held up mailing this out, but it finally went yesterday.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 30 by Aramena at Moore, Oklahoma USA on Monday, December 13, 2010
Arrived today! I'm eager to read this, I still love Gilmore Girls!

Journal Entry 31 by Aramena at Moore, Oklahoma USA on Monday, December 27, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (12/27/2010 UTC) at Moore, Oklahoma USA

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This is finally on it's way to JennyC1230!

Edited: I just realized after I made the release note that I didn't make a JE after I read it! I really enjoyed the essays in this book, and reading about Gilmore Girls made me long to watch the series again. I'm gonna have to put it at the top of my Netflix queue!

Journal Entry 32 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Saturday, January 01, 2011
The book is here! I have to admit, I adore this TV show, I have all the shows on DVD, it's a wonderful show and I'm looking forward to reading more about the show. I will read this soon and pass it on to the next person. Thanks for hosting this Bookray!

Journal Entry 33 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, January 04, 2011
My Review: I really enjoyed this book! Gilmore Girls is one of my all-time favorite tv shows. It's smart, fun, entertaining and the characters seem real if a bit eccentric.

Here are some of my favorite lines from the show found in this book:

RORY: Hey. My mom's not wearing any underwear.
LORELAI: Oh!
RORY: Well you aren't.
TAYLOR: You're just being selfish, Luke.
LORELAI: Still they don't notice. I can't take it anymore.
TAYLOR: We're talking about the spirit of fall.
LORELAI: (gets the coffee herself and lifts the cover off the muffins) What kind of muffin do you want?
RORY: Blueberry.
LUKE: You know where you can stick the spirit of fall? (hands Lorelai a utensil to pick up the muffins) Here, don't use your hands.
TAYLOR: I don't think you're taking me seriously.
LUKE: What gave you that idea? (to Lorelai, who is leaving) No tip?
LORELAI: Oh, yeay, here's a tip...serve your customers.
LUKE: Here's another...don't sit on any cold benches.

PARIS: We're friends?
RORY: I'm not sure if there is an exact definition for what we are, but I do think it falls somewhere in the bizarro friends-ish realm. Come on stay.
PARIS: Okay. But if you're doing all this so you can freeze my bra. I'll kill you.

LORELAI: It's from my mother.
RORY: What is it?
LORELAI: It's heavy. Must be her hopes and dreams for me.
RORY: I thought she discarded those years ago.

RORY: The longer you wait the harder it's gonna be.
LORELAI: For the love of God, will you please ring the bell.
RORY: You can tell them before dinner.
LORELAI: I will tell them when I'm ready to tell them. You have to accept that because I'm the mother and you're the daughter, and in some cultures, that means you have to do what I say.
RORY: If you don't tell them in two weeks, I will.
LORELAI: Though apparently not in this one.

RORY: I don't know. I just snapped and got sick of everything. I wanted to go anywhere.
LORELAI: So you picked hell?
RORY: It was the first place that came to mind.

PARIS: We're going to reveal the seedy underbelly of small towns--starting with yours.
RORY: Stars Hollow does not have a "seedy underbelly". We don't even have a meter maid.

RORY: If the house was burning down, what would you save first, the cake or me?
LORELAI: Not fair! The cake doesn't have legs!

Journal Entry 34 by JennyC1230 at New Haven, Michigan USA on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Journal Entry 35 by cartergirl97 at New Haven, Michigan USA on Monday, April 25, 2011
I have no idea what I was expecting, but this wasn't really it. It was an interesting look at the Gilmore Girls characters, town, and story line though.

*I'm awaiting the next person's address to get it sent along.*

Journal Entry 36 by merrymari at Traverse City, Michigan -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, May 01, 2011
Book has arrived safely in Traverse City and I will pass it along to the next person when I am done.

*I am making progress on the book, I have sent a second msg to Megi53. Please advise what I should do if she doesn't not get in contact, as I had preferred U.S./Canada shipping. Thanks!

I just saw the rule about adding a 2nd je, I hope this additional edit is acceptable. I also
really enjoyed the essay about Kirk. Sookie( & Lane) was one of my favorite characters on the show because she didn't really intentionally or unintentionally hurt anyone, as far as I can recall. I only really watched the first 5 seasons, and then it got too hokey for me. I liked the thoughts in the various essays, but overall the book wasn't what I expected. I still enjoyed reading it though so thank you for the ring. Cheers!

Journal Entry 37 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Saturday, May 21, 2011
Came in the mail yesterday and I dove right in -- read two essays in the middle.

Sara Morrison's "Your Guide to the Real Stars Hollow Business World" was every bit as good as I'd expected -- I love Television Without Pity! "Happiness Under Glass" by Jill Winters was great -- she points out how similar Lorelai is to her mother Emily.

The envelope came with an elegant sketch of the town gazebo. I cut it out and am using it for a bookmark!

Journal Entry 38 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Thursday, June 30, 2011
Fun book! I knew what to expect, since I'd previously read scholarly analyses of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone novels and one of my other favorite TV shows, The Simpsons (argghh! tried to add links but can't seem to do it. Oh, well -- just search G is for Grafton and The D'oh! of Homer with my username).

My favorites were the more snarky, fun-filled essays, such as Sara Morrison's business analysis of Stars Hollow and Heather Swain's adoration of Kirk Gleason. Every sentence in Chris McCubbins' "Golden Age Gilmore Girls: How Classic Hollywood Comedy Defines the Show" was a joy.

"Mama Don't Preach" by Carol Cooper was too ponderous and; sadly, since it was about food, Gregory Stevenson's "Dining with the Gilmores" veered off into weirdness with its comparison of Stars Hollow to St. Paul's Philippi.

As I said in my first j/e, another bright spot was "Happiness Under Glass", wherein Jill Winters reinforced my impression that Lorelei and Rory were vain and arrogant. In fact, all the characters on the show irritated me massively, but I still can't get enough of it!

Thanks very much for the ring. I received peggypostcard's address so this will be moving on soon -- after my exam.

Journal Entry 39 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Sunday, July 31, 2011
Exam's over, grade's posted, so it's time to pack this book up and mail it off to Australia tomorrow as soon as the post office opens! (and going by the next recipient's name, I'm going to add a couple of postcards to the envelope)

Journal Entry 40 by Megi53 at Glen Iris, Victoria Australia on Monday, August 01, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (8/1/2011 UTC) at Glen Iris, Victoria Australia

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Mailed from Teal Court post office.

Journal Entry 41 by peggypostcard at Glen Iris, Victoria Australia on Thursday, August 25, 2011
The book arrived safe and sound at my place yesterday.

Journal Entry 42 by peggypostcard at Glen Iris, Victoria Australia on Friday, September 16, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (9/16/2011 UTC) at Glen Iris, Victoria Australia

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I skimmed Coffee at Luke's as opposed to reading it thoroughly but it is that kind of light book. At the beginning I feared the previous reviews were right and I found the first few essays tiresome. The constant reiteration of who the characters are and their relationships to one another, though making each chapter complete as an essay, was irritating for someone familiar with the tv show. However I stuck it out and found the second half of the book far more interesting than the first.

Lopeanha does not wish to participate in the bookring anymore, so the book is now on its way to kiki1928 in Germany. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 43 by kiki1928 at Neresheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, September 30, 2011
Eventually I recieved this book after it´s long trevell around the world!
I read a few pages and I´m a bit disappointed. I hope it gets better....

Journal Entry 44 by Annadlx at Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Friday, February 24, 2012
Thank you everyone for participating in this ring and keeping it moving and alive.
No replacement copies were needed to complete this which is pretty amazin, I think.

The book looks well read, just like it should. It has a few more stickers on it as well as stains. Wonderful.

Thanks again for making this my most successful ring ever.
The book will continue its journey. It's now reserved for my brother who dicovered the GG's after I sent this book off on its journey. :)

Cheers!

June 12th 2012: now reserved for mottte

Journal Entry 45 by Annadlx at Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Friday, June 29, 2012

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travelling to yet another stop.
Save journey, dear book.

Journal Entry 46 by mottte at Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Vielen Dank für diese hübsche Wunscherfüllung. Ich freu mich riesig!

Journal Entry 47 by mottte at Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Habe einige Male in den Essays geschmökert. Ist mMn eher ein Buch, um sporadisch mal zu lesen. Aber auf jeden Fall das Richtige für Gilmore Girls Liebhaber!
Darf zu neuen Leser weiterreisen.

Browsed through the novel several times. ImO it is rather a book to read sporadically. Anyway the right thing for Gilmore Girls enthusiasts!
Is going to travel to new readers…

Journal Entry 48 by Carpe-Diem77 at Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Sunday, April 19, 2015
catched on the MU in Kiel yesterday; nice to see, that there ´re other GG fans - I´m curious how I´d like this book.

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