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

Having been "off" the last several days, including long flights, I'm sure that it won't come as a surprise that I've finished reading several books:

First was Queen & Country: Definitive Edition: Volume 04, a graphic novel. Apparently, there's some three actual novels involving the characters of this saga. I hope to get to them early next year. This deals with some of the characters of Volumes 01 - 03 in earlier times with various adventures hinted at. Nice background work. I'd recommend the entire series.

Then there was Babylon Steel by Gaie Sebold, the first book of a series. Fantasy; female protagonist. A little disjoint, it deals with a series of interconnected worlds and the Babylon finds herself far from her world of origin living on her wits and skills. Not bad, not the best book I've ever read, but it is a change from much of the fantasy works that I've read. I do think that I'll move on to the next book in the series, just not right away.

Next, Osprey Vanguard #2: Panzer-Grenadier Division 'Grossdeutschland', a discontinued book of this line. Mildly interesting, but as with other really old books from Osprey, the art isn't as good as the more modern books became. It is a quick review of the unit history of this German WWII division.

Then, The Running of the Bulls, another short story by Harry Turtledove. It's not exactly a tale about dissolute expats from the New World going from one city to visit Pamplona for the runnig of the bulls, because ... well, you'd have to read it. Downloaded from Tor via a link on Turtledove's Wikipedia page.

Next, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) (A Memoir) by Felicia Day; her autobiographical tome bringing you up to approximately last year in her career. For those of us who've seen her work (The Guild, for example, or her work on Eureka), this will give us some background on the actor. For those who haven't, don't bother reading it. I like her work, and I hope to see more of her on screen. I may have to dabble more on Geek & Sundry. The book does make it clear that everyone has hardships.

How was your week?

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