Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Bill Paley
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I was too busy last weekend to find time to post, and the weekdays just slip away, so let's try to catch up today...

A while back, a friend posted a recommendation for a graphic novel which I managed to scare up, called Orc Stain set in a world overrun by orcs. I found it fairly amusing and a quick read.

After that, I finished reading Osprey Fortress #27: French Fortresses in North America 1535 – 1763: Quebec, Montreal, Louisbourg and New Orleans. Now, my education as a child in Wisconsin mostly taught me that the colonization of North America by Europeans was done by the work of the English, with a bit of Spanish influence as well. Somehow they never really discussed the French all that much. This book reminds me of how extensive the French presence really was. Pretty good.

Next, I read Osprey Men-At-Arms #65: The Royal Navy 1790 – 1970 which honestly is too big a bite to reasonably chew in this small format. Not the best Osprey that I've ever read.

Then I started to catch up on the Lewrie series of books by finishing A Hard, Cruel Shore, another Napoleonic sea story. Not as exciting as some of the earlier books, but the protagonist is working his way up the Navy List and is no longer in frigates. Apparently the new book of the series was released Tuesday, so I'm only a little behind. I will continue to read these, though I'm not sure where the author is going with it (which might be a good thing...).

Finally I finished reading Osprey New Vanguard #34: Sturmartillerie & Panzerjager 1939 – 45. If you don't read German, basically the book deals with German assault guns (essentially tanks that gave direct support to the infantry) and tank destroyers (tanks that are defensive in nature, heavily armed but not particularly agile). In truth I found the book really clarified this whole topic for me, so this is a good one!

Have a good week of reading!
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