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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
Labor Day - Joyce Maynard I thought this was a young adult novel, but it was really a novel about a young adult. There is a big difference in these two things. The more I think about it, the more I wonder why any adult would want to read (basically) an adult novel written from the perspective of a very young teenager. This story of this family couldn't be told from any other perspective if the reader wants to understand the fundamental details, why things happen the way they do, etc. Henry is the son of Adele, a hermit of sorts. One of the rare times they head off to the store, Henry finds a bloodied man who needs a ride. They take him home and learn that he's in big trouble. He makes short work of the time he has and really meshes himself into this little family. Meanwhile, Henry's dad has a new family that includes a wife, a perfect step-son, and a new baby sister for Henry. Henry also means Eleanor, and she creates a little drama in his life. This book is slightly predictable, but fairly short and pretty deep. It's heavy stuff.