Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

#23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

I finished quite a few more books this last week probably because I had slowly worked several books up to be in striking distance of completion over the last month. Anyway, the following:

First was Osprey Fortress #52: The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068 – 1945 which I found fascinating. A tiny piece of real estate in a strategic position, nearly impregnable with a long history. I'd recommend this one to anyone interested in military history.

Next was Osprey Men-At-Arms #51: Spanish Armies of the Napoleonic Wars, quite a bit older piece of work with lesser artwork and somewhat boring text. Not horrible, not really bad.

Then, The Dungeoneers: Blackfog Island, the first sequel to a book I read recently with others planned. Odd, a bit fun for those who are into RPGs. Enjoyable.

Next one I read then was Osprey Men-At-Arms #53: Rommel's Desert Army, once again an older Osprey with better text than the previous work but the plates aren't up to later standards. Good data on the Axis forces in North Africa.

Following that I finished Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz, part of a series I've been slowly reading over some time. The books are written from the point-of-view of Isabel Spellman, a private investigator who works in the family business, and much of the book deals with her investigating almost everything except for the case in front of her. I've really enjoyed these books but there's only one more left in the canon so I think I'm likely to get to it in the next three months or so and finish it off. I find them a fun read.

Finally there was Osprey New Vanguard #26: German Light Panzers 1932 – 42 a book about the tanks that were a major part of the original Blitzkrieg, running into Poland and France. Solid work.
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