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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
Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good - Corey Taylor See full review here!

Seriously.. this is my favorite book of this year. Non-fiction at least. Corey Taylor is an effing hilarious genius. His arguments for all the reasons why the seven deadly sins shouldn't be what they are currently are brilliant. And his justifications for what should actually be the real seven deadly sins are rather enlightening. I will not spoil a thing for you as to what he posits they should be. All you need to know is that, while this book is actually informative, biographical, and opinionated, you will laugh at least half the time and actually learn something, even if it's just about Taylor's life. He's definitely an interesting man, and he's grown quite a bit.

While I enjoy his music, I never thought it was particularly well written. This book, however, is very, very well done. It's obvious that he knows what a thesaurus is (not just because he actually mentions one in the book), and he is just really well spoken. Also, he narrates the audio book version. This is how I enjoyed this masterpiece, and he's seriously one of the best male narrators I've ever listened to. His voice is perfect for a job of that nature. He's funny, charismatic, and dramatic at all the right times. This is just a freaking awesome audio book!