As a quick update, yes, the jet lag is getting better. It's just moving much more slowly than I would have thought. We're almost a week out, and I'm just now able to fall asleep after midnight without struggling. Now, I just have to move that bedtime up! :)
As something new to fight the sleeplessness, I tried out my first manga, Emma. I had seen these reviewed on my friend Tasha's blog Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books. I've been intrigued by graphic novels and mangas, and this story looked interesting, so I gave it a try! Thankfully, it was a good choice for me this week.
Review: First of all, if you haven't read a manga before, it takes some getting used to. I'll admit that it took me a little time to figure out that I had to read from the back of the book, and from right to left. It was a fun twist though, and I was quickly sucked into the story.
Since this is my first manga, I have little to compare it to other than graphic novels. This might not be a good comparison, so I took it on face value and found it to be a lot of fun to read. As a fan of Victorian England, I loved the setting and its class distinction. Emma is a servant, but like many stories, she is the love interest of a rich highborn young man. These class distinctions make for a nice tension and bit of ironic humor to the story. As a quick new introduction into mangas, this was a fun start!
"Gaga Lenses" back on July 7th. Interesting trend to see coming out of the publishing world. I wonder what other trends mirror those found in publishing. Are there others that I've missed or ones you think would be cool to see?