Jen's Book Club
I am currently reading The Other Bolen Girl and I have to say, it's already my new favorite book. I don't normally like historical works; I generally find them boring and prefer more modern works. However, this book is written is a very contemporary style--incredibly entertaining and funny. It's lengthy--661 pages (and the print is very small, at that)--but worth it.
It basically tells the story of Mary, Anne's sister. Although Anne went on to marry the King, her younger sister Mary fell in love with him first. Mary was "pimped out" to the King by her own family when she was 14; they figured that if she got knocked up by the King, her family would hold a much higher place in the kingdom. This whole thing was planned out in a very cold, calculating way and poor Mary was caught in the middle. She had to go along with what her family said and then seduce and sleep with the King. The whole family was in on it, from her dad (ewwwwwwww) and uncles to her sister. Along the way, though, she fell in love with him and it wasn't just a "game" to her anymore...so imagine how she felt when her family decided that her sister Anne was to have a crack at him next.
Anyway. It's SO GOOD. I know it's now a movie but I'm not going to watch it until I'm done with the book (so I may be watching it on DVD, LOL).
Go get it!