Friday, June 10, 2016


Gillion over at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings, Freda over at Freda's Voice hosts The Friday 56, and Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict hosts Book Blogger Hop.  Head over and check them out, you may find your next book.

Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult

Product Description(
Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by a school shooting. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes--or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show--destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.

In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn, color your hair, watch a third of a hockey game.  In nineteen minutes, you can bake scones or get a tooth filled by a dentitis, you can fold laundry for a family of five.
Nineteen minutes is how long it took the Tennesse Titans to see out of tickets to the play-off.  It's the length of a sitcom, minus the commercials.  It's the driving distance from the Vermont border to the town of Sterling, New Hampshire.
In nineteen mintues, you can order a pizza and get it delivered.  You can read a story to a child or have your oil changed.  You can walk a mile.  You can sew a hem.
In nineteen mintues, you can stop the world, or you can just jump off it.
In nineteen minutes, you can get revenge.

This first section of the book grabbed me right away.  The title did it too.  I never thought about all the things you could do in nineteen minutes.

THE FRIDAY 56..... 
"You told me you were an EMT!"
"I said I'd had medical training!"
"Ben's an Eagle Scout," the principal said.
"I couldn't leave Mr. McCabe.  I...applied pressure, and it's working, see?  The blood's stopped."
Guenther gently removed the boy's bloody hand from his teacher's stomach.  "That's because he's gone, son."

The question this week....
Are giveaways part of your blog or just reviews?

I don't have giveaways, but do post reviews of the books I read.  I also review books for authors and publicists.


  1. I've had this book for ages but haven't started it. Your 56 makes me want to read it. Enjoy!

  2. That 56 is rough! It makes my heart break for the boy who is trying so hard to save his teacher. I love the beginning though I don't think there's any way I could mow my grass in 19 minutes!

  3. I've heard great things about her stories, but have yet to read anything. Sounds emotional, but in a good way. Happy weekend!

  4. I usually have a giveaway on my blog.

    I hope you are having a good weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  5. I hope you like Nineteen Minutes. I read it a couple years ago and liked it. It was an emotional read.

    I occasionally hold a giveaway, but not very often anymore.


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