After four months in the job I finally take a week off as holiday. After near two years of less than low activity the fast pace has been hard to get used to and has been especially bad this last month or so with me taking naps in ever increasing amounts. So a rest was a little overdue and very much appreciated. Given it's the school holidays I will have a week with the kids and whilst we won't be out every day we plan on doing a fair few trips out.
But as an added bonus the book I ordered off Amazon Marketplace arrived. I am sure you have guessed what it is. I have seen this book going for £15-£25 consistently so when I saw it for just over £4 I did not hesitate. For a little under £7 all in I got this posted from the States, you just have to love the Marketplace for that type of deal.
I did not expect too much as it was listed as average condition but in fact I would list it as good. It's an ex-library book but looks to have not been popular. I now can add this to my reading list. I have read the second volume a month or so back (flip back to see the review) and already know some of the things Hofschroer has to say will annoy I still look forward to reading it, especially since agreeing to put on Quatre Bras. I may even read exerts to the figures to give them a little morale boost.
Talking of Library it seems the local town library is having a book sale next Friday so we will pop over and see if they have anything to tempt me, the kids are sure to come away with books, they love reading and had finished the local library challenge within ten days of it opening (read six books over eight weeks) OK neither was reading War and Peace but they put in some serious time in. I am pleased to report that since finishing the challenge they have continued to read like mad.