Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena
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Time to relax

Somehow we ended up being ridiculously tired this weekend. It kind of makes sense for last weekend, because there was a lot of overexertion, what with Disneyland and unfamiliar experiences at fancy restaurants, but I thought this week was pretty normal. It was exceptionally hot and humid, though, and maybe we never really fully recovered from last week.

Anyway, this week, we had stake conference, which means church ended early, and we find ourselves with a surprising amount of time to rest and relax. We almost wouldn't be sure what to do with it, if we didn't already have a long list of things we'd like to be able to do when we had time to relax. So today, we're finally going to start reading the manga we ordered from Kinokuniya about...six weeks ago.

Athena will be reading the latest (or second latest?, based on how long it took us to get to it) volume of Gakuen Babysitters, and I will be reading A Silent Voice. We heard about A Silent Voice when we went to the Kodansha USA panel at Anime Expo, and it sounded very interesting, so we made a mental note to check it out. All I remember is that it's about a boy who bullies a deaf girl, and it goes into the mentality of bullies and why they do what they do, not as a means of justification, but more as a means of understanding, I think? At least, that's what I gathered from the way they described it. We'll find out!

But first, we're going to go read some of Grandpa's book! Right now we're reading An Approach to the Book of Mormon (that's a link to the full text of the book, not just an Amazon page, in case anyone is interested). It's about all the culture and history and geography surrounding what's written in the Book of Mormon, and we find it fascinating.

Today I'm thankful for having time to read manga today, also having time to just sit and relax, a lovely if alarming stake conference, having cookies with chocolate in them (I've been feeling chocolate deprived lately), and having Noragami to look forward to very soon.
Tags: a silent voice, grandpa, manga
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