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vivico1
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does everyone else have this movie ad to the right here, of "the other Boleyn girl"? I know there was a book by that name, havent read it yet, and wondering if some of you in here did. It was fiction wasnt it? I do know that Henry did have Ann Boleyn's sister before he had and wed her. I really like stories about Ann and her daughter as queen,Elizabeth. I think Ann was the smarter of the two sisters in real life. It starts Feb 29 and has Natalie Portman, Scarlette Johansson and Eric Bana. I LOVE Eric Bana, the older brother in Troy. But I just cant see him as Henry VIII. He looks more like an Italian or Spanish King! From all descriptions and paintings of Henry, he was a much lighter skinned man, maybe even a red head. He was a Brit for heavens sake and here is Eric with those dark good looks, mmm, nice to look at but not right for Henry. So if you read the book, was it any good?
Vivian
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Hello everyone! My name is Charlotte and I live in Texas. I am really glad to be in the next book club and look forward to begin reading "The Sister."

I look forward to reading the groups thoughts on the book and sharing my opinions.

Have a great week!
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I read The Other Boleyn Girl and enjoyed it very much. I thought Philippa Gregory did a great job explaining how women's worth was valued and then manipulated during this time frame. In other words, the woman was only as good as her womb, or so it seemed in this novel. I am looking forward to the movie too. Eric Bana is a bit "tall, dark and handsome" for Henry, but he is so nice on the eyes, I can overlook it! =)

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vivico1 wrote:
does everyone else have this movie ad to the right here, of "the other Boleyn girl"? I know there was a book by that name, havent read it yet, and wondering if some of you in here did. It was fiction wasnt it? I do know that Henry did have Ann Boleyn's sister before he had and wed her. I really like stories about Ann and her daughter as queen,Elizabeth. I think Ann was the smarter of the two sisters in real life. It starts Feb 29 and has Natalie Portman, Scarlette Johansson and Eric Bana. I LOVE Eric Bana, the older brother in Troy. But I just cant see him as Henry VIII. He looks more like an Italian or Spanish King! From all descriptions and paintings of Henry, he was a much lighter skinned man, maybe even a red head. He was a Brit for heavens sake and here is Eric with those dark good looks, mmm, nice to look at but not right for Henry. So if you read the book, was it any good?


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kbbg42 wrote:
To- Frank_n_beans; Your perfect day sounds just like my perfect day. I love browsing in a bookstore. There's just somthing about the smell of a bookstore that makes me feel so good. I could spend hours just looking around at the different books and checking out all the different sections. It's such a rush!




You are so on the right track! It's like I can't leave, its check this table over here, and did I check this side and what about the other corner. I never go that I am not in a bookstore for at least a hour and t hat is when I have to make myself leave. Its like a magnet that is drawing me back into the door once I do leave.
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vivico1 wrote:
does everyone else have this movie ad to the right here, of "the other Boleyn girl"? I know there was a book by that name, havent read it yet, and wondering if some of you in here did. It was fiction wasnt it? I do know that Henry did have Ann Boleyn's sister before he had and wed her. I really like stories about Ann and her daughter as queen,Elizabeth. I think Ann was the smarter of the two sisters in real life. It starts Feb 29 and has Natalie Portman, Scarlette Johansson and Eric Bana. I LOVE Eric Bana, the older brother in Troy. But I just cant see him as Henry VIII. He looks more like an Italian or Spanish King! From all descriptions and paintings of Henry, he was a much lighter skinned man, maybe even a red head. He was a Brit for heavens sake and here is Eric with those dark good looks, mmm, nice to look at but not right for Henry. So if you read the book, was it any good?




What right? What left? Yes, it was a book. I read it and its very good. I do not know if I want to see the movie or not. That Henry the eight, was a man that didn't know how to handle power, that is for sure. Phillippa Gregory wrote the book along with alot of others about all king henry's wives. Cant think of the titles of them. Later!
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kiakar, we are definatly simpatico! LOL
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vivico1 wrote:
does everyone else have this movie ad to the right here, of "the other Boleyn girl"? I know there was a book by that name, havent read it yet, and wondering if some of you in here did. It was fiction wasnt it? I do know that Henry did have Ann Boleyn's sister before he had and wed her. I really like stories about Ann and her daughter as queen,Elizabeth. I think Ann was the smarter of the two sisters in real life. It starts Feb 29 and has Natalie Portman, Scarlette Johansson and Eric Bana. I LOVE Eric Bana, the older brother in Troy. But I just cant see him as Henry VIII. He looks more like an Italian or Spanish King! From all descriptions and paintings of Henry, he was a much lighter skinned man, maybe even a red head. He was a Brit for heavens sake and here is Eric with those dark good looks, mmm, nice to look at but not right for Henry. So if you read the book, was it any good?




Nope, bought the book on bargain, but haven't read it yet.
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My name is Leola. I live in Tennessee. I am enjoying the First Look club. I am trying very hard to feel more comfortable with the boards. I also want to keep up with the messages.
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Hi Leola,

Sounds like the message boards can be confusing to you also! Glad I am not the only one. Once I get into a thread I try to read as much as I can because I often can't find my way back. I am sure it is simple, but I am a reader...........not really a computer person!! Looking forward to this next First Look read.

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I read the book and thought it was pretty good. If not reading non-fiction, I love historical novels especially, so it was right up my alley. It is still available in the bargain books too.

Mary
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llamareader wrote:
Hi I'm Anne. This is my first time doing something like this. I love to read, maybe too much? My favorite author right now is Jodi Picoult. I read what catches my eye, whether it is a recommendation, something I see at Target, whatever. I love it when I get a recommendation based on other books I have read. Although I'm only 36 I grew up without a TV in my house,no siblings, and we lived way out in the country. Reading was a way of life, I cannot remember a time when I could not read.
Any advice for a first timer, would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Anne

PS I am a terrible typer, so please excuse my mistakes.




Anne, there's no such thing as reading too much and I wish I had grown up without TV maybe it wouldn't have taken me so long to get back to reading.
As far as advice goes just have fun and contribute often, we all want to hear what you have to say.
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Hola Vivian~

Yes!!! It was a great book. Definitely worth your time. I love all of Phillipa Gregory's books. I also agree on the King Henry mis-cast. In the book, I believe he is indeed red haired and fair. In reality, I don't think he was the handsomest of men either. Seems like Hollywood wanted to pull in as much $$$ as possible with a hot King Henry!! I am looking forward to the movie......

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ploabhawes wrote:
Hola Vivian~

Yes!!! It was a great book. Definitely worth your time. I love all of Phillipa Gregory's books. I also agree on the King Henry mis-cast. In the book, I believe he is indeed red haired and fair. In reality, I don't think he was the handsomest of men either. Seems like Hollywood wanted to pull in as much $$$ as possible with a hot King Henry!! I am looking forward to the movie......

Lisa


Well they still could have done it with a good looking fairer skinned actor lol. I will be thinking of the Spanish King the whole time! They were at war with them alot. One of my all time favorite movies is one called Ann of 1000 Days. Its about Henry and Ann Bolyn with Richard Burton as Henry, of course, no one did him better, and Genevieve Bojould as Ann, her first movie and she was great! I had it on VHS but I cant find it anywhere on DVD, I would love to have a copy of it on DVD, the old vhs is wearing out and cant be copied. One of the best historical love/hate movies!
Vivian
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Hi everyone. My name is Laura and I am from Knoxville, TN. I am glad to be joining you. This is my first book club and I look forward to it.
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vivico1 wrote:
does everyone else have this movie ad to the right here, of "the other Boleyn girl"? I know there was a book by that name, havent read it yet, and wondering if some of you in here did. It was fiction wasnt it? I do know that Henry did have Ann Boleyn's sister before he had and wed her. I really like stories about Ann and her daughter as queen,Elizabeth. I think Ann was the smarter of the two sisters in real life. It starts Feb 29 and has Natalie Portman, Scarlette Johansson and Eric Bana. I LOVE Eric Bana, the older brother in Troy. But I just cant see him as Henry VIII. He looks more like an Italian or Spanish King! From all descriptions and paintings of Henry, he was a much lighter skinned man, maybe even a red head. He was a Brit for heavens sake and here is Eric with those dark good looks, mmm, nice to look at but not right for Henry. So if you read the book, was it any good?




vivico1 - This was the first book I read by Philippa Gregory and it is her best, in my opinion (I've read all of her books except for 2). The really cool thing about her writing is that she sticks as much as she can to facts. If she says the Court went to this place for the winter in whatever year, then they in fact did that. She does an intense amount of research into her books (although, obviously, dialogue and motives must be made up and the story must be intriguing enough to sell). I highly highly highly recommend this book. If you have any questions about this author, feel free to email me.

One other thing I should add...this book is really about Mary Boleyn; Anne Boleyn is just a minor character in this book. There's another book that she dedicates to Anne Boleyn.
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My name is Barry. This is my second book on the "First Look" book club. I am sure this one will be just as great as the last! Can't wait to discuss it with you all.

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I read the Other Boleyn Girl and I enjoyed it.
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LauraR7612 wrote:
Hi everyone. My name is Laura and I am from Knoxville, TN. I am glad to be joining you. This is my first book club and I look forward to it.





Hey Laura, I am also from TN....go Vols!! Dawn
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Hello Everyone!

I am one more "mutt-reader" (as LizzieAnn so eloquently described in her post) joining this group for the first time. I am excited to have received my confirmation and the opportunity to participate in the "First Look" group as a newby. I make a habit of picking up books by random authors (that I have never read) several times a year and am looking forward to reading and discussing The Sister. I live in what is commonly referred to as sunny California, although lately it has been more rainy and snowy. :-)

See you on the boards! Nelley
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Hi Nelley & welcome. Glad you like that term! :smileyvery-happy: It does seem to cover it, doesn't it? I can sympathize with the less-pleasant weather as well. Here in Western NY our wind chills were in the minus twenties yesterday, and they still haven't gone above zero. Our snow is now frozen solid!
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