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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
Triangles - Ellen Hopkins This book is why I love Ellen Hopkins. Her writing is honest and gritty. She writes in first person, present tense, multiple POVs. She writes in gorgeous verse that jumps off the page and takes on true meaning when read different ways. She's a seriously talented writer. She has a such an ability with words. I've loved all of her stuff, but this adult book took it to a whole different level.

This book is outstanding! It's real and in your face. It's easy to get lost in the lives of these three women. Every page is a new twist and turn. There are so many characters, so many lives at stake. Hopkins has a writing style that's all her own. While it takes obvious effort, she makes it look effortless. Each woman has her own back story and trouble to deal with. They blend and mix until your turning the pages so fast you can't keep them apart. It's raw and just so interesting. I read most of it in one morning. Great stuff.

It's exactly what I needed to read right now. Thank you, Ellen Hopkins.