Good morning, Write Edge readers! In a slight departure from my normal routine, I’m going to post both of my book reviews at the same time. One book is meant specifically for writers looking for inspiration and instruction. That book, Colum McCann’s Letters to A Young Writer has joined the reading list on The Write Edge Writing Workshop. Here’s an excerpt of my review:
A quick rundown of the table of contents reveals the nuts and bolts of writing: punctuation; dialogue; the importance of research; tackling structure; the cruciality of reading broadly; staying open to failure. In essay form, each letter may seem short, but writers shouldn’t let the lengths of the pieces deceive them. McCann makes sure to use every inch of space of every letter to drive home points that every writer needs to remember.
The second book review today is for general readers. I’m sharing what I thought of Textrovert by Lindsey Summers. Here’s an excerpt:
When a shy high school senior accidentally switches phones with a football star, she gets more than a week-long text exchange. The teen finds out she can be funny and outgoing and all the things she imagined only other girls embodied. As she finds out, however, people can only reveal the truth about themselves when they’re actually face to face.
Have a fantastic week, readers!