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Hi, I'm taking over the book club forum!
August 4, 2010
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Hi! I'm Alyssa and I'll be taking over the Book Club Forum. I love everything Tudor, especially Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I. I'm so excited to be doing this, and I hope everyone is too!Smile 

For this month's book club, I'd love some suggestions on the book (a Tudor book). Anyone who has a good book in mind should comment and say which book they want to be the new book of the month. Claire will organize those into a poll and we can vote. Then you'll have a few weeks to read the book and Claire and I will arrange a date for discussion on it to begin. Then the process will begin again Laugh

Thanks! Feel free to ask me any questions or tell me any other suggestions.

xx Alyssa

"Grumble all you like, this is how it's going to be"

August 5, 2010
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Awesome! I'd love to help run it if you ever need any help! Um, as for suggestions (they are not all completely Anne Boleyn related):

-Elizabeth's Women (Tracy Borman)

-Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions (G. W. Bernard)

-The Other Tudors (Philippa Jones)

-The Mistresses of Henry VIII (Kelly Hart)

-Anne of Cleves (Elizabeth Norton)–> or any of her other six wives bios.

-The Six Wives of Henry VIII (David Loades)

-Henry VIII: Virtuous Prince (David Starkey)

-The Lady in the Tower (Alison Weir)

That's all I can think of right now.

August 13, 2010
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I'm happy to run a poll to choose a book but it would be good to get some more people interested. Perhaps I'll put something on facebook.

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August 13, 2010
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I would love to read The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir.

 I also just got a copy of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

August 13, 2010
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Hi Alyssa nice to meet you. I have to look at the books I have read to give more idea but i have read alot of the book put forward redrose_2121. There alot of great books out there, David Starkey, Alison Wier have write loads of books on Henry and he wives.

Really looking forward to the book club

Emma x 

August 13, 2010
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V. excited about the Book Club Forum…I thought I had read every “Anne” book I could get my hands on until I happened upon the “Anne Boleyn Files” one day.  I'm currently reading:

” The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn” by Retha M. Warnicke (loaded with facts and very well written). 

I also enjoyed “Anne Boleyn – A New Life of England's Tragic Queen” By Joanna Denny (very lovingly-written)

“The Lady in the Tower” – Alison Weir….had some interesting theories which I had never considered before.

“Dear Heart – How like you this” by Wendy J Dunn.  (written from the supposed viewpoint of the dashing Sir Thomas Wyatt.)

Two books that were good but not great (in my humble opinon):

“The Concubine” by Norah Lofts

“Wolf Hall”..too much Crowmwell and not enough Anne.

Can't wait to read and discuss…thanks so much.

 ~Cecily Beth Tedeschi

   (Avid Anne Fan)

August 15, 2010
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I chose a few of the books mentioned and made a poll so that we can vote and choose a book. I think we need to cast votes by next Sunday, 22nd.

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August 15, 2010
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I'm intruiged by Woolf Hall so I voted for it.

I did finish The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir last week and loved it.

August 23, 2010
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel won the poll so how do you want to do this, Alyssa? Do you want to give people a few weeks to read it and then set a date for discussions to begin?

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August 23, 2010
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Yes, I think that is the best way. What do you think the discussion date should be?

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August 30, 2010
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Wolf Hall is released in paperback in the U.S. August 31!  When do we start?

August 30, 2010
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Would a month give people enough time to get the book and read it?

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August 30, 2010
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I think so, Claire. What about if the staring date for discussion is October 1st?

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August 30, 2010
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I have started reading Wolf Hall and am looking forward to the discussions.  I seem to be having a problem with the way the author writes.  “He, Cromwell, said”  Having trouble figuring out who is saying what or who is thinking what.  Anyone else run into this?  Love the story, though.

August 30, 2010
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I haven't started it yet, Sharon, but I've read a few books like that and I see what you mean. Does one month work for everyone?

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August 31, 2010
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Works for me.

September 1, 2010
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Picked up my copy today.  I'll be ready.

September 3, 2010
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Oh, I'm so excited to be a part of this. Smile

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