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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 Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women - Jessica Valenti This book was terrifying. Sometimes I'm surprised by the crazy stuff that happens in this country. Sure, I knew abstinence-only education existed, but this book really shed the proper light on its harmful effects. It goes beyond the virginity movement and purity balls to religious and federal organizations creating negativity regarding women's sexual health and choices. They give half-truths, bold-faced lies, and incorrect statistics in order to keep our youth in the dark about safe, healthy sexual experiences. Being pure and returning to traditional gender roles drive these groups. Very, very dangerous.

This is a must-read for anyone concerned with the future of our country when it comes to our bodies and choices, laws and regulations regarding birth control and abortions, and comprehensive sex-education for our country's children to make informed decisions.