Having loved the original trilogy so much, I had some misgivings about seeing The Bourne Legacy, with Jeremy Renner picking up where Matt Damon left off. Not quite–one of the neatest things about this movie is that for its largest part it takes place at the same time as The Bourne Ultimatum, the last of the Damon movies. I’m trying to think of children’s books (or any books) that do the same–Farmer Boy? The Bully of Barkham Street? The Alexandria Quartet?
In other series news, I’m just about done with A Discovery of Witches, encouraged by Elissa’s post. It was great beach and back porch reading, at its best reminding me of Katherine Neville’s deliriously over-the-top The Eight but with a better sense of humor. Or a more efficient Possession. (I loved how quickly Deborah Harkness dispatched the menstruation question that Stephenie Meyer never quite answered in Twilight.) But I may have to wait a while to try the sequel as the Labor Day weekend stack is already piling up with the new Denise Mina and a non-Brunetti by Donna Leon.