Word Revel

Book blogger, recent Sociology grad in her twenties. Stares at labels when no books are in sight. Disproportionately reads YA. This is a companion blog to http://wordrevel.com.

I read Free to Fall by Lauren Miller over the weekend, which had a very interesting premise — complete reliance on a handheld device that made all the decisions for for its owner. What drink should you get at a coffee shop? Which topic should you pick for your term paper? Did you have enough time to talk to your friend before your next class?


These ideas about the integration of smartphones into our lives is a very pertinent issue today. Set in 2030, this book visits a possible future that would make me shudder. Yet it is fascinating what kind of an impact technology can have on humanity. Also, who is ultimately in control?


Anyone who has ever asked these questions might be interested in checking out Free to Fall. I'll be posting my book review in the coming days.

Currently reading

A Corner of White
Andrew Eiden, Peter McGowan, Fiona Hardingham, Jaclyn Moriarty, Kate Reinders
Post-TV: Piracy, Cord-Cutting and the Future of Television
Michael Strangelove
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas
Girls, Texts, Cultures
Clare Bradford, Mavis Reimer