Book review up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you today. I’m sharing my thoughts on You Have A Match by YA author Emma Lord. Check out the opening to my post:

A teen makes a startling discovery after signing up to get her DNA sequenced. As she grapples with the results, a number of other secrets come to light. Through it all, the teen will need to decide what family and friendship really mean to her. Author Emma Lord brings to life her complicated characters with minor hiccups in the endearing novel You Have a Match.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Wear a mask, stay socially distant, wash your hands, and bundle up out there. Have a lovely day, readers!

E.R.G.

Second week of January…

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A very good (late) evening to you, Write Edge readers! Whew, I wasn’t sure if I would get to post this evening, but here I am. It’s been a good day; just a busy one.

As I do every day, I spent quite a bit of time thinking about writing and my life’s passion to express myself with this craft. Sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes it takes a lot of courage. This week’s motivational quote speaks to both ideas:

“In order to achieve anything, you must be brave enough to fail.”—Kirk Douglas

It’s Monday, which means a new piece. This week, I elected to write a micro nonfiction piece, so I won’t share an excerpt. But it’s definitely a direct reflection of what’s on everyone’s minds these days. Check it out now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop.

On Wednesday, I’ll share a new book review with you. Come back to find out what I thought of the YA book You Have a Match by Emma Lord. You can find that review on The Write Edge Bookshelf.

Then, at the end of the week, I go back to Instagram. Check out old posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg. Come back for new ones on Friday!

I normally tell everyone here at the end to mask up, stay socially distant, and wash your hands. Today I’ll add, “Listen to one another — really.” Maybe, if we did more listening, we’d have less reason to be so wary.

Thinking of you, readers.

E.R.G.

Instagram posts!

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Hello, Write Edge readers. Like most of you, I was saddened by the attack on our Capitol this week. I hope this gives our entire nation pause and a moment to reflect on what we’re actually fighting for. What matters more: the strength of our democracy or proving a point?

I hope, after some time and distance from the event, that at least a few of those who participated will realize the futility and the absurdity of what they tried to do on Wednesday. Even if they don’t, I hope they realize that they took part in an action that will mark them forever. It will mark them out forever. We won’t forget this day.

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On a lighter note, I wanted to let you all know that I shared my latest Instagram posts. Check out what I’m reading, a fun new book for kids, and more. Find them now and older posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page.

Stay safe out there, readers. Wear a mask, stay socially distant, wash your hands, and please, please consider the far-reaching consequences of your actions.

E.R.G.