Jan 25 – 31, 2021

Just a regular Monday. Eat, Work, Sleep.
The 72nd Republic Day ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ also marked the 31st anniversary of my Holy Communion.
Max was disappointed on not catching up the tanks and other military hardware for the Republic Day Parade as he had a similar event at school.
Met up colleagues at a wedding after more than 10 months.
Another regular day at work and home.

I had started a Latin language course on Duolingo. I’m surprised that I managed to get through a week’s streak. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
I picked up The Last God for reading and I’m very much impressed by the storytelling.
Since Master was out on Amazon Prime, it became the Friday night movie instead of our game night.
I finished The Last God and wow! What a book!
We went shopping for clothes again for my nephew’s birthday party.
A late night Scrabble game that ended midway because Sophia was about to declare bankruptcy.

After having squandered points to a table-bottomer mid-week, I expected a strong comeback from visiting Arsenal โšฝ. While it wasn’t as boring as the Liverpool-Manchester United draw, this was a bit better but again another draw. Though the record of being unbeaten for 18 away matches was nice, the inability to stay on top the table is worrying. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
Completed Nemesis Games around midnight.

Nemesis Games by James SA Corey

The fifth book in the NYT bestselling Expanse series, Nemesis Games drives the crew of the Rocinante apart, and as they struggle to survive, the inner planets fall victim to an enemyโ€™s catastrophic plan.

A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.

Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price.

And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left.

Book 7 of
Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ January 17, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ January 31, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญโญ

I started this after watching a few episodes of The Expanse Season 5.

Compared to the previous stories, this is more of an exploration of the crew’s individual forays into a world they’ve left behind when they wound up together on the Rocinante.

Hoping to catch up on the rest of Season 5 and also see where the story heads to in the next book.

The Last God by Phillip Kennedy Johnson
THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threatโ€ฆ30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.ย Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The legendary companions became the rulers of their world and ushered in a new era of peace and prosperity.

Book 6 of

Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ January 29, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ January 30, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญโญโญ

The Last God was an amazing piece of high storytelling by Phillip Kennedy Johnson. Riccardo Federici‘s artwork is simply out of this world. I spent a lot of time on each panel marvelling at the drawings.

I read these as individual comics: (The Last God: 1-12 and Specials: The Last God: Tales from the Book of Ages and
The Last God: Songs of the Lost Children).

Now I’m looking forward to read more stories set in the Cain Anuun universe.

Jan 18 – 24, 2021

restarted ๐Ÿšถ and ๐Ÿง˜ practices
started listening to Mythos by Stephen Fry ๐ŸŽง
started reading Wonder Woman: Dead Earth ๐Ÿ“–
bought a new tab for Max since his class hours are extending for 3 hours.
joined a book club initiative as a core member at office.
attended two meetings simultaneously ๐Ÿ˜ฒ. One meeting was on the ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ”‰ and the other on ๐ŸŽง. I wasn’t required to talk on both luckily. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
tried walking on the treadmill for a change just mix up my walking routine.
continuing reading Nemesis Games by James SA Corey ๐Ÿ“–. Since I’ve watched most of the Season 5 of the Expanse, this should be a quick read as the characters and locations can be imagined from the series.
Woke up at 3 am with a low blood sugar rate. It must’ve been the effect of the previous evening’s exercise.
Max’s new tab arrived. I have set up a rather strict parental controls and usage schedules for him. I also side-loaded Blokada for ad-blocking and Tachiyomi for reading comics.
I missed last night’s 2-1 win against Fulham. I wish they would play at Old Trafford they play away games.๐Ÿคจ Looks like the title hopes are looking more brighter this year.
Time for the quarterly ๐Ÿฉธ test.
Finished reading Wonder Woman: Dead Earth by Daniel Warren Johnson
Caught up the Expanse ๐Ÿš€ and Batwoman ๐Ÿฆ‡ TV series.
Went out for dinner to a restaurant for the first time in a year.
What was supposed to be a simple jaunt to the shop to get some garments for Max wound up a shopping spree ๐Ÿ›’.
Watched Outside the Wire ๐ŸŽฅ.
Started and completed The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire Volume Two by Mike Butterworth ๐Ÿ“˜
Compared to the insipid #ManUtd vs Liverpool match last weekend, this week’s Round 4 of the FA Cup against Liverpool was a better match and a 3-2 victory made it sweeter. ๐Ÿ™Œ

The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire Volume Two
Among the distant stars, fractious tribes come together to found a mighty empire that will wage war against aggressive kingdoms, battle alien invaders, and conceive of incredible new technologies. This extraordinary volume continues to chartย the glorious Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire!
Cover of The Rise anf Fall of the Trigan Empire Vol II

Book 5 of

Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ January 24, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ January 24, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญโญ

The second collection of the Trigan Empire stories are a great set of pulp sci-fi stories and amazing artwork to boot!!!

Wonder Woman: Dead Earth by Daniel Warren Johnson
Itโ€™s Wonder Woman as youโ€™ve never seen her before-fighting monsters in a postapocalyptic Earth, as brought to life in a daring sci-fi epic by visionary writer and artist Daniel Warren Johnson! Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Manโ€™s World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering the secret of this dead Earth-and how she may be responsible for it. Collects Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1-4.
cover of Wonder Woman: Dead Earth

Book 4 of
Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ January 18, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ January 22, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญโญ

What if Wonder Woman was the most powerful superhero ever? What if she could destroy the world?