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The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald
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Apr 16, 2010

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3.5 stars: I am not a big fan of The Novel. It was okay, just not my genre. It got off to an overwritten, slow start and I was thinking about not finishing it. But my best chum from elementary school is the author--how could I give up? And I'm glad I continued because it got better. It's a strange but moving story, and at the end, where Henry winds up in London among the hip and the mod, I was reminded of another friend's older sister, who found herself in London with the hip and the mod and in very similar circumstances (and at about the same time, late 1960s).

On NPR, Jan 6 2011: http://www.npr.org/2011/01/06/1327080...
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Reading Progress

April 16, 2010 – Shelved
January 19, 2012 –
page 20
January 22, 2012 –
page 60
January 25, 2012 –
page 75
18.2% "not grabbing me :-("
January 27, 2012 –
page 100
January 30, 2012 –
page 160
February 3, 2012 –
page 220
February 7, 2012 –
page 250
Started Reading
February 11, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Hayes No, it's one of the ones I'm offering for my bookiversary RABCK. Shall I put you down for that one too?


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Bettie☯ Not as irresistible as one hoped, eh?

Hayes A little "overwritten"; I will carry on, however. It may improve now that the part based on fact is over and we move into supposition.

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Hmmm...I have this on Kindle and I tried to start it once. I assumed that my mood was the reason that it didn't grab me.

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Bettie☯ Wonder if Henry House has a cat:

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·Karen· Interesting story.

If there are animal care schools out there looking for candidates for a similar scheme, I'd volunteer our cat any time.

Hayes Poor kitty... is he not irresistible?

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Bettie☯ See those eyes - I have some enamalled earrings just like that - I'll take a piccie

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·Karen· She. Is ancient. Smelly. Suffering from dementia. Does nothing except eat, sleep and shed hair everywhere. Oh and shouts at the staff (me), but is not always quite sure what it is she wants. But there was something. You should know.

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Hayes Karen wrote: "Does nothing except eat, sleep and shed hair everywhere."

Hey... that's me!! ;-)

Love the earrings, Bettie.

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·Karen· Hayes wrote: "Karen wrote: "Does nothing except eat, sleep and shed hair everywhere."

Hey... that's me!! ;-)"

Ah, but you clean your teeth.

Hayes This is true...

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Bettie☯ Hayes wrote: "This is true..."

Once a month without fail

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