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I'm A Book Shark

Freelance copyeditor to all amazing self-published and independent authors. Check out my editing page for more information. <3 Mickey is the blogger behind I’m A Book Shark. She really wishes there was a better explanation for why she’s a book shark. A new twitter name was needed, and it had to be about her favorite hobby: reading! For whatever reason, sharks also came to mind, and a book shark was born. Besides reading, Mickey is a natural reddish-headed, late-twenties, tattooed, entertainment-of-all-kinds lover, wife of husband, mother of reptiles (and a cat and two puppies, all spoiled), student, employee, boss, and (mostly) raw vegan. Oh yeah, and she likes to blog. www.imabookshark.com

Currently reading

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World
Dalai Lama XIV, Howard C. Cutler
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
Joseph Bruchac, Kersten Hamilton, Sara Zarr, Mitali Perkins, Mari Mancusi, Stasia Ward Kehoe, Ellen Hopkins, Dave Roman, Don Tate, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Caridad Ferrer, Jessica Lee Anderson, Melissa Walker, Carrie Jones, Charles Benoit, Jo Whittemore, Mariko Tamaki, Jenn
Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors
Jenny Baranick
Budget Savvy Diva's Guide to Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% or More
Sara Lundberg
The Edge of Never
J.A. Redmerski
Camouflaged
Selena Laurence
The Heist - Lee Goldberg, Janet Evanovich You know what? I *really* liked this one. I wasn't thrilled at first with the narrator, but I ended up enjoying his voice throughout. This book reads very much like a TV show or movie. It's entertaining, funny, and slightly sexy. I enjoyed it a lot. Here are my notes:

-The focus of the book seemed a little fuzzy until the middle there. I get that a lot of this had to be some background, and looking back I feel like it all worked out okay. But I did write that down because the first half of this book is about finding Nick and then a bit of her life after finding him.

-Apparently the editor is unfamiliar with the subjunctive mood.

-I wasn't quite sure why they needed the laptop in the end. My friend explained it to me, saying that the bank info was on his laptop. I guess that makes sense. Hmm.

-Derek hadn't spent ANY of that money they recovered? I get that he was on an island and really couldn't spend it on much, but it didn't make sense to me.


All in all, I liked Kate and Nick and the whole crew. Kate is tough but sensitive. Nick thinks of everything. Together, they're fun and smart. I hope there's more to them, but with JE, it's hard to tell. ;o)

It was so fun! It's like Oceans 11 in a way. They're a rag-tag team, and it's a pretty good time. There were a couple typical Janet Evanovich funny moments, and I enjoyed those. It was an entertaining ride the whole time. I'm looking forward to the rest of this series! I hope the rest of the crew comes back for the next book.

I definitely enjoyed this one, and I think I'll do a dream cast post for this one on the blog. My friend Pam will also come up with hers. It'll be fun!