Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Bill Paley

A little here, a little there. It's amazing how many smaller books I can read when I'm not reading a really big book!

First one was The Sworn Sword, another novella by GRRM, a follow-on from yesterday's The Hedge Knight, and in some ways, this one is better. Wow.

Next, Osprey Men-at-Arms #10: The Buffs, another really old release that doesn't stand up to the later publications. Poor illustrations.

Finally, Osprey Men-at-Arms #26: Royal Scots Greys; this regiment is famed for a charge at Waterloo depicted by a famous painting. Once upon a time, we had a Percheron mare who would have been a mount for such a charge, and when she would race around the corral in the backyard, the house would shake. This helped me to understand what it would be like if 500 or more such horses were charging down on a unit, and what that would be like. Did this book help me learn much more? Not so much. Too bad...

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