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Subject: How Many Like Phillippa Gregory?
Date Posted: 7/22/2007 5:32 PM ET
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I just was given The Other Boleyn Girl and I'm not sure I want to read it.  It just seems so dry to me. Has anyone read it?

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 6:30 PM ET
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Oh, it's not dry at all!  It's wonderful!  I'd never read anything of hers, either.  Now, she's a favorite author.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 6:30 PM ET
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Cute bichons, by the way!

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 6:37 PM ET
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Thanks Penny, so is yours cute....what kind; I can't tell.  Doberman??

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 6:54 PM ET
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she's great and that book is fantastic!  def. give it a try

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 8:26 PM ET
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I agree. I loved the book and have started collecting her others

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 10:00 PM ET
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That is the only one I've read of hers so far and I love it!  I'm waiting for The Boleyn Inheritance which I am really looking forward to.  I also have a few others in my TBR pile.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 10:04 PM ET
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Thanks everyone for your opinion.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 10:15 PM ET
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Yep, she's a Doberman.

The sequel, The Boleyn Inheritance, is quite good, too!

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 1:28 PM ET
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The Other boleyn Girl is on its way to me so now I am psyched about this thread.

I love the doberman.  I grew up with them and yours reminds me of our first.  Vorman.  She was the best dog in the world and we have had a few before and after her.  Looking at your pic makes me want to talk high pitched.  lol

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 5:34 PM ET
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First, I love everyone's pups! :)  Had to change my avatar to my youngest (she's 10 years!) pup. 

I have mixed feelings about Gregory's books - I liked The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance, I was lukewarm over most of The Queen's Fool, but I absolutely loathed what I read of The Virgin's Lover.  I couldn't even get past the first chapter of that one before I listed it here for someone to take off my hands.

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 6:24 PM ET
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Marci; with all the hype about these books, I tried to read one of them, don't remember which one, and just didn't like it, so I posted it and it was gone right away.  Now I have The Other Boylan Girl and will try it.  I will post it after I'm done, so if any one of you want me to post to your shelf, let me know.

I also love all the pups pictures.  My Bichons absolutely own us!!!     Let's see more pics....;)

June

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 7:03 PM ET
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I've read The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen's Fool.  I really, really enjoyed the first and merely liked the second.

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 7:30 PM ET
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She has quickly become one of my favorite authors as well.  Nothing dry about it.  I have now read 4 of her books and loved every one.

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 7:49 PM ET
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I've been reading PG for about 10 years.  I read The Wise Woman at a friend's house out of sheer boredom, and absolutely loved it.  The Other Boleyn Girl is possibly my favorite of her books.  It's not remotely dry.  Definitely give it a try!

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 9:38 PM ET
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Oh - I tried the the Wideacre trilogy.  Rubbish (IMO).  Passed it along to someone who would enjoy it.  It wasn't my cuppa. :)

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 8:35 AM ET
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I got The Other Boleyn Girl as a gift and I ended up giving up on it after a few pages and posting it here. I like historical fiction and have read a lot of it, especially when I was younger, including quite a few books set in Tudor England. Maybe because of that, it just didn't seem very interesting to me, and I didn't think much of the writing (the tone seemed anachronistic).

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 8:39 AM ET
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I want to start reading her books, but I have  no idea which order to read them in? Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 7:47 AM ET
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I love her books!

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 9:37 AM ET
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I read A Respectable Trade and loved it!  She's a wonderful writer.  I have several of her books on my WL....I say read it.

S -
Date Posted: 7/25/2007 4:10 PM ET
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The Other Boylen Girl was my favorite of hers. Right now I'm reading The Virgin Queen and just can't get into it.  

 

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 5:27 PM ET
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I'll be posting The Other Boylen after I read it.  Does anyone here have it on their WL?

Date Posted: 7/26/2007 5:15 PM ET
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Yesterday there was one Other Boylen Girl in the system, and now there are 5 wishers for the version I have.  Thanks for starting this topic.  I guess I'll have to put that one at the top of my TBR pile.

Date Posted: 7/30/2007 8:36 PM ET
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I too tried the Wideacre trilogy and trudged through it (the last was the best) but of the 4 books I have read they are just uncomfortable to read because of the topics that get used.
Date Posted: 7/30/2007 9:02 PM ET
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The first one I read was The Other Bolyen Girl.  I really enjoyed it and flew through it.  Then I moved on to The Virgin's Lover and it was a struggle to finish it.  I just didn't find it engaging or interesting at all.  I recently finished The Bolyen Inheritance.  While I didn't love it as much as TOBG it was pretty good.  I have A Respectable Trade wishlisted... we'll see how I like it.

Sara

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