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28 August 2021

 Song mood: I Melt with You by Modern English.

I finished listening to Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.  I think this was one of her best books yet.  Although Mexican Gothic, also by her, was my favorite.  Mexican Gothic is kind of like Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Next up is The Unsettled Dust by Robert Aickman.

I’m currently listening to the podcast Edwardian Secrets by Stephen Fry while I’m driving around doing my Saturday thing.  Which, I’m thinking is pretty good.  Well, I like Stephen Fry.  His voice is so mellow and very British.  I found out he also has a podcast Victorian Secrets, which I added to my library.

Right now, it is too hot to really do anything.  I did my walk this morning and was sweating a bit by the end.

Goal for today, write 300 words in my mystery.  Read 30 pages in the mystery I’m reading: The Hand by Georges Simenon.  I really want to buy more books.  But I need to read stuff I already have.  The other book I’m reading because it was in my Kindle library for a long while is Adam Neville’s Before You Sleep: Three Horrors.


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