Saturday, May 8, 2010

Napoleon anyone?

I've been on a Bernard Cornwell kick lately reading my way through the Richard Sharpe series. Gotta love a series, especially a LOOOONG series. A bit heavy on the fighting but the hero is a British soldier who seems to have landed in every major battle of his lifetime, surprise surprise.... But nice escapism of the variety, how nice it is not to be dodging bullets, evil jettis and sinister double-agents... It's Mother's Day weekend and I don't have my children so have a large stack of books, some junk food and glorious weather. Must go and indulge in a lounge chair so I can eat my bon bons in comfort.


  1. I haven't read those. Most of my Napoleon history comes from romances. MM introduced me to Heyer, and I've been gobbling them up ever since.

  2. Well the series started in 1799 and I'm up to 1809. I think the poor guy has another 12 years or so of fighting ahead of him so I have a few mroe to plow through. I'm enjoying using the library for the first time in years. Trying hard to curtail the book buying as my bookcases are in danger of collapsing :)

  3. I read the first one of these and just never had a great urge to go any further. Are they really that worthy? :-)