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Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

What a moving portrayal of bullying in high school and the possible horrendous outcome. I was impressed how this was written to make your sympathies rise for the shooter and antagonism towards his victims.
There are no winners in this book and anyone who is a parent reading the novel will inevitably find it painful and at times, terrifying. My only fault is the slightly unexpected and not too convincing ending. But this has to be one of my favorite (if not my very favorite) Jodie Picoult novel thus far.
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A terrible habit...

I have a terrible habit of deciding I am going to start blogging on a regular basis only to get depressed and stop altogether. I've been terribly down since my visit home. My son gets the best of me and once he goes to bed or school, I keep to myself and don't really do much of anything but read.
I've read over 10 books in 2 months and that's with taking 2 weeks to list everything that wasn't tied down on ebay to help raise some extra money (to make up for my husband's business' slow season). The good news is we've raised £500.00 so far on stuff that was just lying around the house. I got over £300 for just my old 35mm camera equipment (which hurt to sell, but in my heart I knew it wouldn't be used again in this digital age).
I think the big drop in my mood was going to meet the American girl I recently met. I had high hopes that somehow we'd become fast friends and partners in crime. That surly didn't happen. During our first meet-…