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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
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver 2nd warning - this is spoilery!

I guess I understand the point of this book, but goodness. This is basically teenager Groundhog's Day. Samantha Kingston keeps living the same day over and over again after she dies in a car accident. It seems like she needs to change things to make them better, and I kept thinking that perhaps she would live if she made it right. But she didn't. She lives this day 7 times but for nothing!!! That was the most irritating thing of all. NOTHING CHANGED. She still dies at the end. This wasn't a dream or the afterlife. We don't ever find out what the deal really is. She just "knows" that it's the last time. And it's almost torture for her and everyone else. I just didn't see the point.

And the narrator was not very good. Her normal voice was fine, but the voices she did for EVERYONE else sucked. Bad. They were so exaggerated, and they really got on my nerves. BLAH! I'm having some bad luck with audio books lately. I need a good one.