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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
Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult This is the best novel I've read by Jodi Picoult in a long time, and it's the best book I've read in a while as well. The characters feel so real, and it invoked emotion like no other book has done. It touches on a brave topic, and that really impressed me. Being gay in this day and age isn't quite in style. Picoult really makes some great points and wrote from both sides extremely well. Readers can see the right and wrong and all the gray. Even I saw the ease in which someone can be convinced of the religious side, and I am always on the side of equality. Also, I love the first-person, present-tense writing style, and she used it for each character.

I feel like I could talk about this book forever, but I'm having trouble putting everything into words. More later, perhaps.