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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
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger This book is a LOT to take in. First off, I adore the cover of this book. I always have. However, now it makes a whole lot more sense since I've read the book. It perfectly sums it up.

The time line is hard to keep up with at times. I had to go back and check dates and do math for ages and such, but it was worth it and made about 99% sense in the end. I appreciated alternating points of view, especially since it was in first person, present tense for the most part. Henry and Clare tell their story, and you can see Clare grow up from her dialogue, while Henry always seems grown up like she should be.

It's a strange thing to think about, time travel, especially when there didn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to it. It seemed like sometimes Henry knew things and sometimes he didn't. He didn't like to lie, but he hardly wanted to tell people the truth about their futures. He said that things couldn't be changed, but I feel like sometimes they were (see the part about not dating the picture Clare made). When they reached 9/11, he knew it was going to happen already, but he didn't know other stuff about the future. Not knowing how it works or why was frustrating.

The ending wasn't what I was hoping for, though. The reader already knows what's going to happen, and it jumped so many years that it didn't feel like a nice, neat, wrapped-up ending. Plus, it got very sad for a while there. It was a big convoluted and very heavy, but it made me laugh and cry all over the place. Very good story. Now I need to see the movie!

Also, I actually had to look up a couple words. The band name dropping was a bit obnoxious, and all the tiny details were a bit unnecessary. It did strike me that she actually knows the city though.. so that made me happy.