Good morning. This is going to be a fairly brief roundup this week – I don’t have a great deal to talk about!
One book I finished this week was The Bronze Key, the third in Holly Black and Cassandra Clare’s Magisterium series. The Magisterium series owes a lot to Harry Potter, set as it is in a magic school, following a protagonist linked to the Enemy of Death. This third outing sees our heroes trying to identify a spy in their midst all while keeping secret Cal’s connection to Constantine Madden. The Bronze Key is another solid outing in the series and I enjoyed it very much. While it doesn’t have Rowling’s wit, charm or gorgeous worldbuilding, I do like the depth that Black and Clare have given to their characters. It’s series I will certainly follow to the end.
I gave The Bronze Key four stars out of five.
I’m currently reading Sarah J. Maas’ Empire of Storms, the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series and am loving it so far. It’s funny to see on my GoodReads news feed how many of my GoodReads friends are currently reading this book! Expect more thoughts when I finish it.
This week saw rumours that the great Dame Angela Lansbury (she of Murder, She Wrote and Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast) had joined the cast of Game of Thrones for season 7. That could have been great – I could imagine some really wonderful scenes between her and Dame Diana Rigg. However, the rumour was recently debunked. Ah well. Jim Broadbent does seem to be confirmed though – maybe someone from the Citadel?
Today was the unveiling of the latest iPhone and Apple Watch. Other than watching Tim Cook do Carpool Karaoke, I wasn’t particularly excited about any of the news. I’m perfectly happy with my iPhone 6. The new wireless AirPods could have been cool until I saw they were priced at $219 CAD. I’ll stick with my Bluetooth streamer for my hearing aids and my EarPods for when I’m in bed!
That’s all I have for today! Have a good weekend.