Thursday, August 19, 2010

What a lovely surprise - World War 2!

I have the loveliest wife imaginable. She has no interest in military history - in fact I suspect she is rather appalled by the idea - but yesterday she presented me with Anthony Beevor's "D-Day". What a great gift! I have to admit I have put my current read ("Last Night in Twisted River") on hold for the time being - I had a quick look at my new book last night before bed, and before I knew it I was at the end of the first chapter. He has a great way of getting on with the story and drawing you in from the first page. The opposite of stuffy.

Must get Breakout Normandy on the table again!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Well I just beat Keldon Jones' Race for the Galaxy AI. OK it went to the tie-breaker, with 33 points each, but I beat the **** thing at last. I think this is worth blogging about.

Key to my victory - thinking hard.