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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
How It Ends - Laura Wiess This book really captured me. Four stars has been given because it really made me laugh and cry and really hit me personally a time or two. Hanna has a lot to deal with, mistakes to make, and friendships to make and break. She's new in her school and immediately takes a liking to the bad boy. She also has a long-standing relationship with a neighbor, Helen, whom she even calls Gran. Gran gets sick and wants to confess her lies. She does it in a unique way and it really reaches Hanna. The author really wrote the characters' speech patterns in an authentic manner. You can hear a bit of a snotty teenager with a lot to learn from Hanna and a grown woman's voice from Helen. It's first person, so you get thoughts and hopes from each of the two and wish they could get it together before it's too late. I certainly never want Parkinson's disease. Wow. I really cried in this one. Sobs. It was very touching.

One line that really hit me was when Hanna was asking her parents if they would cheat on each other. Her father said no, because, "No roll in the hay is worth losing what I've got." Ouch. That hit home, but it's a good way to look at it.