Jan 25 – 31, 2021

Monday
Just a regular Monday. Eat, Work, Sleep.
Tuesday
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.
Wednesday
Met up colleagues at a wedding after more than 10 months.
Thursday
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
Friday
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.
Saturday
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
Sunday
Completed Nemesis Games around midnight.

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.

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.

Partly good but I’m left confused at what is the point this movie is making. Is it a statement that everything is related to politics? Or is it a statement that juvenile prisons do not reform people but rather makes them career criminals?

Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi do enough justice to their roles as one might expect from them. I have not clue as to what roles the female characters had in this movie. Malavika Mohan was just to add a female presence just like Nayanthara in Bigil or Keerthy Suresh in Sarkar. And Andrea seems to be there just to make up for the pre-climax action sequence.

Jan 18 – 24, 2021

Monday
restarted ๐Ÿšถ and ๐Ÿง˜ practices
started listening to Mythos by Stephen Fry ๐ŸŽง
started reading Wonder Woman: Dead Earth ๐Ÿ“–
Tuesday
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.
Wednesday
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.
Thursday
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.
Friday
Finished reading Wonder Woman: Dead Earth by Daniel Warren Johnson
Saturday
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.
Sunday
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