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6 July 2021

 Song mood: The Sun Always Shines on TV by A-Ha.

I finished listening to The Carter of ‘La Providence’ by Georges Simenon today.  The second Maigret novel.  In audiobook format, most of the Maigret novels are three hours long.  They’re not like the whodunits of today.  Maigret has a hunch, he has one of his men look up something.  Then he explains things in the end.  And then you remember the clues he talks about but know that there is no way you could have guessed who done it with those clues.

Next up.  Well, this is a longer list.  The Courtiers by Lucy Worsley, where she goes over the history of the people who lived in the royal courts.  One by One by Ruth Ware, a mystery I heard was like And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Then, if there is time: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, which is a ghost story.  Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia comes out on 17 August, which I pre-ordered.  Certain Dark Things, also by Moreno-Garcia comes out on 7 September, which I also pre-ordered.

I’m getting back into Tai Chi.  There were a few weeks where I didn’t do Tai Chi.  Then I changed my thought process.  I’m okay with only doing the first couple of movements.  Then I switch do rolling the ball for my shoulders.  It’s where you imagine that you are rolling a ball with your hands and it can grow in sizes.  My shoulders pop a lot when I do this exercise.  It’s an exercise that helps with shoulder pain, or a range of motion exercise.  I’m so tense at the moment, I’m like grinding my teeth all the time.  So it may be a while before the exercises in Tai Chi relax me.

I’m making slow progress on my writing, but I’m okay with that.  Little steps.  Just like in Tai Chi.  Little steps.


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