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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
Eats, Shoots  &  Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation - Lynee Truss I have wanted to read this book for a while. I am a punctuation/grammar "stickler," and I will be one still. The author is British, so the differences were recognizable, but she made them clear throughout the book. I found it difficult to continue after some of these marks were ripped to shreds, examined under a microscope, and brought to the surface with uses that should be quite obvious. However, they must not be since errors are seen in the most unlikely of places at times. In any case, by the chapter on semicolons and colons I just wanted to be finished. It was very humorous and sad all at the same time. I wish this knowledge could just be imparted telepathically so everyone knows how to use these marks. It wasn't very light reading, but it is very understandable - at least to the more intelligent. This isn't a book for truly learning much; if you're reading this book, it is probably because you feel the same way she does. It's not because you don't know how to use correct punctuation/grammar. It's cute and fun and very serious with many an opinion contributed by the author herself. Enjoyable for the first 100 pages; then it just seems overplayed and stretched out.