Sunday, 31 July 2011

Holiday Reading

We arrived yesterday and have now unpacked everything ready for the usual summer holiday activities. I haven't yet had time to un-box the 28mm stuff but have it ready at hand once all the dust settles. In the meantime, I've been piling up the books for the holiday reading marathon.

I've chosen a selection of paperbacks that I've picked up over the last few months, mainly in discount bookshops and second hand charity shops, along with a couple of new ones from Waterstones. The first is The Lost Heart of Asia by Colin Thubron. I haven't read any travel books for a long time but this looked interesting from a Back of Beyond point of view.
The second is Zulu by Saul David, which happened to catch my attention while browsing in Waterstones, so has been added to the book pile. I haven't read any Zulu War related stuff, although I have quite a few books on the shelves, so I thought this would be a good place to start. Who knows, it may start me off on yet another colonial themed escapade?

Finally, I have Dusty Warriors by Richard Holmes. It's about the only book that I haven't read by the recently deceased author, mainly due to the subject matter which isn't top of my list as a potential wargaming project to say the least. Nonetheless, I've always enjoyed his books and have never been let down by his work, so it's on the reading list as well.

I have a few more paperbacks stashed in the bag for rainy days but these will keep me occupied for the next couple of weeks at least. The weather is supposed to be fairly crap this week so I should be able to get some decent reading in, along with the 28mm figures that I've brought along to paint up.

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