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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
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Jenny Baranick
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Sara Lundberg
The Edge of Never
J.A. Redmerski
Selena Laurence
Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult 4.5 stars

I was really worried at first because I didn't want to hear about wolves. But by the end I found myself caring more and more about Luke's wolf family than his real life family. I even cried at one point. I don't want to say which part, but I think if you get into this book like I did, you'll know which part it is.

Cara and her father get in a car accident. His ex-wife calls his son, Edward, who has been living in Thailand for 6 years, to come make life decisions for his father since Cara is a minor. This novel deals with family, hard decisions, and the inability to come to terms with the past. Picoult has a way with words, making taboo topics come to life in a thrilling way. She always sucks me in and makes me cry. Love her novels!

This one, though, had some humor in it! Some of her characters were a little eccentric (see Helen Bed and Z), and some scenes actually made me laugh. There was the obligatory described sex scene, of course. I don't have many complaints, but this was fairly predictable. I was always hoping for something big, but what I figured would happen happened. Either way, I enjoyed this one. Twists and turns, late revelations, good stuff.