Day 949: The Dead Ex

Day 949, September 13th, Thursday started again in Penarth, a town just next to Cardiff where I shall spend my very first house sit with two lovely dogs. Overall, not feeling great, hard to breathe with that runny nose. But the sun came out and I took a book to sit on a beautiful bench and read. The promenade and the pier are splendid in Penarth!

Progress Report

1. Own and live in a house.

Another day with lots of work to make money for the house. A bit tired of it all because of the health condition.

2. Write AND publish a book.

Didn’t write but started reading a fiction book. Decided to try and read a bit every day to sharpen my creative mind and train the mindset. Turns out the family has lots of thrillers lying around. I kind of like them. Guessing the secrets until the end, letting the author take you on a ride through the twists and turns of the plot, arriving at the finish line/last page and thinking about the particular characters and their lives for a few days after the book is complete. Why did someone do what they did? What were their motives? How did the author think of creating such a character? What was the author trying to do with this chapter? I do think about the writer’s position while reading, not only the story. I started my reading journey with Jane Corry’s The Dead Ex which is about an epileptic woman who cannot remember things after her seizures and who is accused of a murder. There are a lot of layers in the book. Lots of characters who do not make sense in the beginning. Who do not make sense even halfway through it. Surprises. Corry does know how to play with her readers.

3. Win a major race.

Another easy run for 45 minutes. Pace still slow but heart rate low. So far, so good.

Photo of the Day

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The sun’s out! This made me feel slightly better but not quite OK yet.

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