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Book Club Invitation-Let's Discuss!
October 8, 2009
3:48 pm
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Gina
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Hello Everyone! I have been toying with the idea of a book club specifically aimed at Tudor era Ficton and non-fiction. I thought that we could post a poll each month to select a book to read and then set up a date to discuss it, in perhaps a chat room setting. (hopefully we could find an appropriate date and time that would accomodate everyone…if not we could also utilize the forum for our discussion as well!)

I was thinking we could start with either: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel or perhaps The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir. We could have our first discussion in November!

Please let me know if you are interested and which book you would prefer! I look forward to \”meeting\” you all and having great discussions!! 

 -Gina 

October 8, 2009
4:46 pm
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That's a great idea, Gina! I think I can sort out a special chat room for Book Club members and also a poll. Other new/newish releases in the Tudor world are:-

Eric Ives' Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery (just out and on its way to me!!)

1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII by Suzannah Lipscombe

Elizabeth's Women by Tracy Borman

The King's Rose by Alisa Libby

The Virgin and the Crab by Robert Parry

However, I think the two you mentioned are great because Wolf Hall has just won the Booker Prize and obviously Alison Weir's book focuses on our Anne!

Debunking the myths about Anne Boleyn

October 9, 2009
5:06 am
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Sabrina
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I would be down for a book club..

Let not my enemies sit as my jury

October 9, 2009
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Rochie
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It sounds like a good idea. I guess not everyone will be able to get through a new book every month, though.  But if we could keep it loose – i.e. just go with the flow, and contribute if and when we can, it should work out OK.

October 9, 2009
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Melissa
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I love this idea!  Book clubs are the intellectual salon of the 21st century.  And I'm with Rochie here-  \”Go with the flow\” sounds good.  I just searched the titles mentioned here and most of them have not yet come in to my local library.  I definitely want to read Wolf Hall and Lady in the Tower, so chances are I will just buy them, but the others I'm going to try to get from the library.  Yay Tudor book club!

Ainsi sera, groigne qui groigne.

October 10, 2009
4:27 pm
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Gina
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LOL like I have mentioned before, I go through books a little too quickly so I apologize if the time constraint of a month is too much…I am open to any suggestions anyone may have to make this fun and easy for everyone to get involved!

October 11, 2009
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I would love to join in a book club. I'm currently reading the Aalison Weir book, 'The Lady in the Tower'.

October 11, 2009
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So do I. Actually I'm fond of litterature about Tudor Era, fiction and non-fiction. So I'm going to look for The Lady in the Tower, even if it's seems to be harsh toward Anne. Which one do you suggest for the next month?

October 12, 2009
1:48 am
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Gina
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HI there, we are in talks right now to try to pick one. We are thinking of a poll! What books have you read so far? I would love to discuss ones that I have already read too!

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