The Other Boleyn Girl (Bookring)

by Philippa Gregory | History |
ISBN: 0006514006 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MonkeCatcher of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 12/15/2005
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by MonkeCatcher from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, December 15, 2005
Mary Boleyn catches the eye of Henry VIII when she comes to court as a girl of fourteen.

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...

Journal Entry 2 by MonkeCatcher from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, January 01, 2006
I'm hosting a new international bookring with this book. If anyone is interested, please PM me to be added to the list. The shipping order will be posted once bookring closes.

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)

Journal Entry 3 by MonkeCatcher from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Final Shipping Order


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)

Please Note

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 :)

Journal Entry 4 by MonkeCatcher from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, January 05, 2006
I'll be shipping this book out in about 1 hour. Happy reading everyone :)

Journal Entry 5 by MonkeCatcher at New Zealand Post in Rangiora, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, January 05, 2006

Released 14 yrs ago (1/5/2006 UTC) at New Zealand Post in Rangiora, Canterbury New Zealand

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Journal Entry 6 by bluefenix211 on Monday, January 16, 2006
Book from Bookring just safely arrived and will start on reading it :D will journal again after I finished it

Journal Entry 7 by bluefenix211 on Monday, February 06, 2006
Sending this book off to hetku77 in Finland today. Will write the review later. Had to jot this part first before I forget ^_^

Journal Entry 8 by winghetku77wing from Nokia, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, March 29, 2006
29.3. I received the book today, thank you bluefenix211! And thank you MonkeCatcher for organizing this ring!

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...

Journal Entry 9 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, June 15, 2006
It has arrived at last! On my birthday of all days! This book sure took its time to get here. Hetku77 and I were getting quite worried, so it was a great relief to find it in my mailbox today. Can't wait to start reading, but first I have to finish my current read.

Journal Entry 10 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, July 02, 2006
I liked this book tremendously. What a story! So well written that it made me feel like I was at King Henry VIII's court myself. Of course I knew beforehand that Henry would marry Anne eventually and that Anne would end up at the scaffold, but even so this story kept me on the edge of my seat all through its 529 pages. I was surprised to learn that Anne was such a conniving piece of work. I always had her down for an elegant, graceful lady. It is also amazing to realize how little a woman's life was worth back in the 16th century. Even to your own family you were nothing but a piece on the chessboard, not supposed to have any feelings at all.

I have pm'd chocolatemummy for her address.

Journal Entry 11 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Book is on its way to chocolatemummy.

Journal Entry 12 by chocolatemummy from Lewisham, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, July 22, 2006
Arrived today and will be read when I've read the book and a half in front of it!
thanks for sending on

Journal Entry 13 by chocolatemummy from Lewisham, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, August 06, 2006
this was very readable and is about my favourite period in history so loved all the characters being brought to life. Been to the library yesterday and found The Virgin Lover by the same author so am looking forward to that to

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.

Journal Entry 14 by rem_BPO-303097 on Wednesday, August 16, 2006
I got it today and can't wait to read it, though I most likely won't be able to start reading right away :-(

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...

Released 14 yrs ago (9/1/2006 UTC) at fellow bookcrossing member in By Mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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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 :-)

Journal Entry 16 by mskdm20 from Van Alstyne, Texas USA on Monday, September 11, 2006
Received today.
Many thanks!! I need to finish another bookrelay, and then I will start this one. I'm almost finished with my other book.

Journal Entry 17 by mskdm20 from Van Alstyne, Texas USA on Thursday, January 18, 2007
I am terribly sorry for keeping this book for so long.
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.
Mailing tomorrow

Journal Entry 18 by mskdm20 from Van Alstyne, Texas USA on Monday, January 29, 2007
I e-mailed, "amber-h (GA, USA)" several times for her address, but she never replied. Does anyone know her address? If not, I'll have to mail it to the next person. I'll wait a few more days for a reply.

Journal Entry 19 by mskdm20 from Van Alstyne, Texas USA on Friday, February 09, 2007
Well, I never received a reply for an address to ship this book off, so I'm going to have to pass it along to the next reader. I'm sorry.

Journal Entry 20 by mskdm20 at —- Controlled release in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
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sending on Friday, enjoy!

Journal Entry 21 by Genielady from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA on Saturday, March 03, 2007
The book arrived today. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 22 by Genielady from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA on Friday, April 13, 2007
I've PMed squirrel818, but haven't heard back. It's been a week, so I'll try the next person.

Journal Entry 23 by Genielady from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I haven't heard back from the next 2 people, so I'll try dospescados next.

Journal Entry 24 by Genielady from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA on Saturday, April 28, 2007
I haven't heard back from the next 3 on the list, so I'm PMing AmberMoon.

Journal Entry 25 by Genielady from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I was sent a copy for my birthday from Kimmi and it's in better shape, so I sent it along to AmberMoon in Scotland. The new book is here. Hope that was okay.

Released 13 yrs ago (5/16/2007 UTC) at for a bookring in to a fellow bookcrosser, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

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Wonderful book. I really enjoyed it. Sent it along next to AmberMoon.

Journal Entry 27 by SylviaGhorbani at Cumberland, Maryland USA on Sunday, June 03, 2012
Found book in foyer of rocky gap state park. Hope to read soon.

Journal Entry 28 by SylviaGhorbani at McLean, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 26, 2012
This was a wonderful book filled with so much history and insight regarding the era of HenryVIII. I am excited to read more of Philippa Gregory's books. Sorry to have had the book so long but will forward it next week to the next reader.

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