What can you do in nineteen minutes? Tons of things if you really think about it. This latest novel by Jodie Picoult entitled Nineteen Minutes is one of those books I HATE but cannot put down. Dealing with the horrific topic of a school shooting, the emotions the characters go through are so raw and honest that the book is difficult to keep reading (between sobs!). You feel compelled to delve deeper into the thinking of each of the characters from different perspectives. In a review from Publisher's Weekly :"The author's insights into her characters' deep-seated emotions brings this ripped-from-the-headlines read chillingly alive." This is a must read book for parents, teachers and humanity in general.
The content of this blog will be the random and sporadic musings of a tech happy teacher librarian. I'm inspired by using technology with students, professional development for teachers, am an avid reader (especially YA fantasy genre), and have a slight obsession with live music and discovering new musicians. I may occasionally have to share my feelings about reality shows (like American Idol and The Bachelor) which are my off-brain guilty pleasure.