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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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson The first 8 hours of this audio book could be summarized in about five sentences. I get that this was all back story, and that the details were needed, but I found myself so bored sometimes. Then, all of the sudden, this book gets really interesting. When Mikael and Lisbeth finally cross paths, this book becomes really good. But up until that point it was either rape, legal woes, and Henrik blabbing about his huge crazy family.

If I'd paid closer attention, maybe it wasn't hard to figure out who the bad guy is, but I had no clue. And a lot of the details in this book were either so gross or so extraneous that my attention went down after a while. I don't need to know what he bought at the store if it isn't important. And goodness, the next two are even longer. But the relationship that builds between Mikael and Lisbeth, plus Lisbeth's badassness and troubled life, will keep me intrigued for the next two.

I believe this book is titled "Men Who Hate Women" in Sweden, and that's much more accurate than "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" because her life is a side story in this novel. She's hardly in it until she meets up with Mikael, and even then this book is mostly about him. But the stuff she does and the way she helps make it all possible. :o)