The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that โ€œresistanceโ€ is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

Book 11 of
Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ February 10, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ February 10, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญโญ

I listened to this in a post-prandial stupor. It was a short book.

Steven Pressfield tackles the problem that people face when they are struggling to create something. He calls it Resistance with a capital R. Itโ€™s a combination of self-doubt, deception, fear of change and success. Resistance is a negative force that opposes any creativity and keeps us from fulfilling our dreams.

Dark One Vol.1 by Brandon Sanderson
Some worlds are made to be broken. Paul is a young man who sees visions of strange and fantastic worldsโ€•visions he initially believes are hallucinations. But these visions turn out to be prophecies, dark projections of a world in which Paul is a tyrant who destroys the world and the creatures that reside there. Dark One examines the dual roles we often take on in life - the ability to be a savior as well as a destroyer. Created by & Story by: Brandon Sanderson Written by: Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly Drawn by: Nathan Gooden Colors by: Kurt Michael Russell Letters by: Andworld Design

Book 9 of

Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ February 6, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ February 6, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญ

What if you are the person destined to be the villain, the destroyer of the world?

The Organised Writer by Antony Johnston
The Organised Writer is a practical, no-nonsense system that allows you to write without worrying about administration, business affairs, or scheduling. This straight-talking guide will help you become more productive, cope with multiple projects and make time within your life to write - while also dealing with non-writing tasks more efficiently.
Cover of The Organised Writer

Book 8 of

Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ January 25, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ February 3, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญ

This is an interesting take on being organised as a writer. It is more like for writers. Nothing new to me but others might find this interesting…

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.

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?

The Last Odyssey by James Rollins
To save the world and our future, Sigma Force must embark on a dangerous odyssey into an ancient past whose horrors are all too present in this page-turning thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins that combines cutting-edge science, historical mystery, mythology, and pulse-pounding action. For eons, the city of Troyโ€”whose legendary fall was detailed in Homerโ€™s Iliadโ€”was believed to be a myth, until archaeologists in the nineteenth century uncovered its ancient walls buried beneath the sands. If Troy was real, how much of Homerโ€™s twin tales of gods and monsters, curses, and miraclesโ€”The Iliad and The Odysseyโ€”could also be true and awaiting discovery? In the frozen tundra of Greenland, a group of modern-day researchers stumbles on a shocking find: a medieval ship buried a half-mile below the ice. The shipโ€™s hold contains a collection of even older artifactsโ€”tools of warโ€”dating back to the Bronze Age. Inside the captainโ€™s cabin is a magnificent treasure that is as priceless as it is miraculous: a clockwork gold map embedded with an intricate silver astrolabe. The mechanism was crafted by a group of Muslim inventorsโ€”the Banลซ Mลซsฤ brothersโ€”considered by many to be the Da Vincis of the Arab worldโ€”brilliant scientists who inspired Leonardoโ€™s own work. Once activated, the moving map traces the path of Odysseusโ€™s famous ship as it sailed away from Troy. But the route detours as the map opens to reveal a fiery river leading to a hidden realm underneath the Mediterranean Sea. It is the subterranean world of Tartarus, the Greek name for Hell. In mythology, Tartarus was where the wicked were punished and the monstrous Titans of old, imprisoned. When word of Tartarus spreadsโ€”and of the cache of miraculous weapons said to be hidden thereโ€”tensions explode in this volatile region where Turks battle Kurds, terrorists wage war, and civilians suffer untold horrors. The phantasmagoric horrors found in Homerโ€™s tales are all too realโ€”and could be unleashed upon the world. Whoever possesses them can use their awesome power to control the future of humanity. Now, Sigma Force must go where humans fear to tread. To prevent a tyrant from igniting a global war, they must cross the very gates of Hell.
Cover of The Lost Odyssey by James Rollins

Book 3 of
Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– โ€“ January 14, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ โ€“ January 14, 2021
My rating: โญโญโญ

Some parts of it was exciting and interesting and some bit of info-dump.

Wherever Hal Jordan goes--from the crumbling city inside his Power Ring, to a fantasy planet of wizards and dragons--an entire Multiverse of allies old and new await to help him in his quest. But even though Hal can always count on partners like Green Arrow and Carol Ferris to be in his corner...he'll have to face his greatest challenge alone. The evil Blackstars have created the ultimate engine of destruction: the Anti-Matter Lantern. Now a journey into the anti-matter universe will take Hal to the very edge of reality--where the Green Lantern will have to make his final stand!
Cover of Green Lantern Vol. 2

Book 1 of

Started Reading ๐Ÿ“– – January 1, 2021
Finished Reading ๐Ÿ“˜ – January 2, 2021
My rating: โญ

The art was wonderful but the stories weren’t that great.