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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
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn, David Levithan I'm a little torn about this book. While I mostly enjoyed it, I felt like these teens are way too profound for being so young. OR maybe I felt like they were younger than they actually were. I don't know. It just felt a little over the top and a bit much. I'd definitely like to see the movie now, since I could feel the movie and see it playing in my head as I listened to this one.

I will say a couple more things: even for me the swearing was a bit too much. Perhaps it was just uncomfortable for me with these narrators. They didn't sound like the swearing type for some reason, and these teens say the F-word every other word sometimes. It just felt unnecessary and it took away a little bit. Swearing is okay when it's appropriate for the time/place/group/etc. This just wasn't right.

And the last thing is that I didn't appreciate all the labels. Straight edge, punk, queer-core, etc. Blahhh. Not everything fits in one category, and it's okay to be a little bit of other things. Blah.