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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
Selena Laurence
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - Mindy Kaling I really enjoyed listening to Mindy Kaling's book. I'm not terribly familiar with her, really. But I've been wanting to watch her new show, so I thought I'd give this a shot. Obviously I'm not a regular viewer of The Office, but I still giggled while listening and actually enjoyed hearing her tales. Plus she threw in some good advice and anecdotes. It's definitely worth a read or listen if you're into this new celebrity memoir/comedy novel thing. :o)

I did get a bit tired of hearing her talk about her weight though. She does finally say that she's a size 8, which I am as well. That's not fat! Maybe in the celebrity world it is, but geesh. Anyway, she does own it though. There's a good story in there about her taking charge of that. People can't control your life if you don't let them!

My favorite part was her section on love and married coupons, being pals, and how divorced people are the least depressing people she knows. Her comments on the whole being pals thing really hit home for me. Josh and I have a rare bond for our time, I guess. We're THAT couple, and while I wouldn't want to brag, I'm very thankful that I have him in my life. It made me smile to listen to that part of her novel. Thanks!