Archive for June, 2011

June 2011 Wrap-up

Posted: June 30, 2011 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats June 2011:

Bought for Month:      0                                                 For 2011:     144

Painted for Month:     1                                                  For 2011:     14

Finished a 1:2400 Panzerschiffe DKM Graf Spee and got a start on the rest of the ships I got from Panzershiffe several months back.  I also finally got time to clean up and prime a human BloodBowl team.  Now, if only the humidity will go back down so I can spray some varnish to seal coat a couple of sets of finished figs.

+ I also based 24 15mm cavalry  and 48 15mm French Line that I had bought from GAJO at Cold Wars.


Current Reading June 2011

Posted: June 26, 2011 in Books

Currently I am Reading:

Dragonriders of Pern  by Anne Mccaffery

I read this book probably 25 years ago.  Ran into a copy for $2.00 at Half-Price Books and I am enjoying it all over again.

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits  by Philip Fisher

One of the foundational books on investing.  I usually read one or more solid (non-fad type) books on investing in a year.  This year I decided to read Philip Fisher.  I was going to read one of several books by his son Ken Fisher, but decided to start with the older work.  It’s one of the books that lit Warren Buffett off on his career.  (Not that I’m going to make a new career out of investing).

Winning on Purpose  by John Edmund Kaiser

“How to Organize Congregations to Succeed in Their Mission”  Our Ministry Council of Lay Elders and Pastors is reading through this together to give us perspective on where we stand as a Council, Congregation, and Church body.

What I’ve finished Reading:

The War of Wars by Robert Harvey

“The Epic Struggle between Britain and France 1789-1815″  I’ve finally finished this beast. (it weights in at somewhere north of 900 pages in paperback).  Overall it was an interesting read.  I had hoped it would pull in more politics and it started out well that way, but somewhere around half-way the politics became an afterthought to the battles.  Harvey seemed at his best when writing about the naval aspects and about Wellington.  I haven’t read anything else of his but I wonder if those areas are his favorites or specialty.  If you haven’t read much on the overall scope of the wars of French Revolution and Napoleon then I would recommend this book.  For those who have read moderately to extensively I doubt there is much new information to chew on.