Wednesday, January 11

Book Review: What Falls from the Sky

What Falls from the Sky by Esther Emery // Oh, how well timed this book was for me! I just went dark on my social media accounts. It was a decision that I had been waffling back and forth on for most of 2016, and started the process of stepping away from social media in December.

This book was written by Esther Emery, a successful playwright and theater director, wife and mother. Faced with a period of crisis where she felt empty, alone in her marriage and grasping for identity that wasn't defined by busyness, Emery felt it was time to make a change. And so she and her husband moved across the country, and she spent a year without internet. (Now, obviously if I'm posting this book review, I'm not going as far as to give up the internet like she did. I mean, she used a paper MAP and phone book to find places!). She gave up the internet in 2009/2010, and the use of the internet and social media is MUCH more prevalent today than it was 7/8 years ago. It's a bit trickier to give up those things in today's world, but the need for a "reset" and all the things Esther gleaned from her year is still beyond applicable. I truly enjoyed this book! I thought Esther's writing style was fascinating. It was definitely a different style of writing, so be prepared for that.

Disclaimer: This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Also, affiliate links used. This means that if you purchase a book via the Amazon links, I'll receive a small percentage. Thank you for supporting my blog!

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