Apr. 2nd, 2017

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I didn't think I'd read so very much this week, but there it is...

The first book I finished was a Sociological thing called Jennifer Government by Max Barry, which deals with a world where corporations have extreme power, but governments' powers have become very limited. It's a weird way of looking at things and was handled pretty well.

Next was Osprey Elite #215: British Light Infantry & Rifle Tactics of the Napoleonic Wars. I expected to learn a bit from this book, especially in light of my love of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series of novels, and I did. One of the better Ospreys.

Then, Osprey New Vanguard #230: Imperial Roman Warships 27 BC – 193 AD, not quite as engaging as the previous book. Read it, not retaining much...

Finally I also read Osprey Fortress #86: English Castles 1200 - 1300. There's a lot of terrific photography of those castles that still stand, and there's a number of maps that lay out the structure of a number of others. Pretty fascinating.

On to the next week!
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This was a very busy week. It included our 29th wedding anniversary and going out to a restaurant we've frequented many times over the years, me scurrying around to all of our clinics doing quarterly reviews, tearing apart our bedroom for some deep cleaning and furnishing changes, watching the ISS fly overhead one evening, having a couple of evening firepits to unwind. The deep cleaning is finished except for the steady return of items to their places after we've pared them down which I expect will take a few more days. The dogs and the male cats like the changes, our senior lady cat does not...

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