The Other Boleyn Girl (Bookring)
9 journalers for this copy...
Dazzled by the golden prince, Mary's joy is cut short when she discovers that she is a pawn in the dynastic plots of her family. When the capricious king's interest wanes, mary is ordered to pass on her knowledge of how to please him to her friend and rival: her sister, Anne.
Anne soon becomes irresistible to Henry, and Mary can do nothing but watch her sister's rise. Anne stops at nothing to achieve her own ambition. From now on, Mary will be no more than the other Boleyn girl. But beyond the court is a man who dares to challenge thw power of her family to offer Mary a life of freedom and passion. If only she has the courage to break away - before the Boleyn enemies turn on the Boleyn girls...
Participants so far (not in shipping order):
librarymousie (NH, USA - international)
hetku77 (Finland - prefers Europe)
squirrel818 (PA, USA - prefers USA)
stacyinthecity (New York, USA - prefers USA)
genielady (West Virginia, USA - prefers USA/Canada)
gypsyrose02 (Australia - prefers Australia)
bookhunter21 (Minnesota, USA - international)
mskdm20 (Texas, USA)
bluefenix211 (Brunei - international)
dospescados (New York, USA - prefers USA)
chocolatemummy (UK - prefers Europe)
Suzy26 (The Netherlands - prefers Europe)
AmberMoon (New York, USA - international)
oisec (Germany - international)
amber-h (GA, USA - USA)
1. bluefenix211 (Brunei)
2. hetku77 (Finland)
3. Suzy26 (The Netherlands)
4. chocolatemummy (UK)
5. oisec (Germany)
6. mskdm20 (TX, USA)
7. amber-h (GA, USA)
8. genielady (WV, USA)<--- Currently Here
9. squirrel818 (PA, USA)
10. stacyinthecity (NY, USA)
11. dospescados (NY, USA)
12. AmberMoon (NY, USA)
13. librarymousie (NH, USA)
14. bookhunter21 (MN, USA)
15. gypsyrose02 (Australia)
16. Back to MonkeCatcher (New Zealand)
1. Please journal the book as soon as you "catch" it in your mailbox to let us know that it arrived safely.
2. Please try to read the book in under a month. If you are unable to do so, please send it to the next person on the list, and we may be able to send it to you again at a later date. Also please refrain from lending the book to others - it doesn't matter just how fast they might read, it would not be fair on the people waiting on the list to have to wait even longer.
3. When you have almost finished the book, please PM the next person on the shipping list to get their mailing address.
4. Once finished, please make a second journal entry to tell us your thoughts on the book, and also when you intend to ship it to the next person.
Happy Reading :)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
27.4. I finished the book yesterday. This was the first book I've read by Philippa Gregory, but I've heard many saying that her books are really good. After the first shock of small children having fixed marriages, having sex and getting pregnant in Tudor England, I was absorbed in the story. I love historical fiction books anyhow, so it was expected. I imagine the book described very well how it was like to live in court in Tudor England - spying, scheming, plotting, competeting of the favour of the king... Siblings being the only one to trust, but yet rivals to each other. I enjoyed reading the book even though most of the time it wasn't pleasent or nice to read.
23.5. I managed to mail this only this morning, sorry about that. My home still looks like a warzone after the move...
I have pm'd chocolatemummy for her address.
thanks for sending on
thanks for sharing a great book and introducing me to a new author!
Address for next participant asked for and will send as soon as is practical after recieving it.
Thanks for sending, chocolate-mummy!
update August 30, 2006:
I started reading the book about 4 days ago and it is going slow, very slow :-( But so far I enjoy reading it. It made me search for more info on the characters, something I haven't done in a while...
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I just sent the book off to the next participant. I don't think I could finish the book within the next two weeks. Since I really enjoyed the book up to where I got I will try to get it again one day, but besides reading I have to finish an important paper till Sept 18...
It is a wonderful book and it was a good read so far :-)
Many thanks!! I need to finish another bookrelay, and then I will start this one. I'm almost finished with my other book.
I did finish it a while back, but never journaled it. I got so caught up in work, that I haven't really done much of anything.
Well, I really did enjoy the book. It pretty much tells the story of Anne Boleyn's sister, Mary. Mary was once King Henry's favorite, then he set his eyes on Anne. This is her story, and how she must help her sister seduce the man she once loved.
Reserved for the next person on the list.
sending on Friday, enjoy!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Wonderful book. I really enjoyed it. Sent it along next to AmberMoon.