Monday, December 17, 2012

Just Deleted Over 300 (unread) E-mails!

What a fun way to spend two hours of my evening. The sad thing is I still have 390 (unread) e-mails waiting for me to figure out what to do with them. There was one with the subject line "You have a new bill from ______ Credit Card" dating back to October 2011. Hopefully that was paid otherwise we will have a big surprise interest payment coming up. LOL! So much junk mail from so many on-line companies... obviously there was a big jump in these since the middle of November. As much as I hate having them clog up my inbox I do appreciate grabbing a coupon here or there or being "reminded" that I "need" to buy something.

How do you tackle the never-ending stream of e-mails? If you have a tip (besides using the delete button more often) please leave it in the comments.

And so, there is no MMGM today, again.

But I am reading Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker and have enjoyed it so far. She is the Co-Coordinator for the Western WA region of the SCBWI and I enjoyed her fun sense-of-humor as she announced things at the conference this past April. Cool to be reading a debt from a local author!

Daughter (8 years old) is still loving the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull. We went to the used bookstore yesterday and her picks were The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (which I read to her earlier this year but she wanted her own copy), A Little Princess also by Frances Hodgson Burnett (which I have a feeling I will be reading to her as well in the near future!) Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (because Little Women wasn't available) and Matilda by Ronald Dahl (which she scanned through and pointed out the word "ass" to me and then wanted to know why people use bad words. Uhhh...)


Marvelous Middle Grade Monday (MMGM) was created by Shannon Messenger. To find other bloggers participating in MMGM go to her blog for a list of links.


  1. I don't know how to deal with lots of unwanted e-mails except for deleting them or unsubscribing to groups you're not interested in. I have stopped joining some Facebook events where every comment is e-mailed to me. Those e-mails add up.

    I've got to read more of the Fablehaven series. Like your daughter, I like it. Happy Holidays!

  2. 300! Wow. I have my filter on my hotmail account set to 'high.' So basically anyone NOT in my contact list gets sent directly to the junk folder. Then once a week or so I'll skim through that folder reading the subject heading in case something slipped through by accident. Then once a month that folder gets deleted automatically by hotmail. I tell myself if it's really important, they'll find another way to contact me. Good luck with the next 300! :/

  3. Email is a never-ending battle for me too. With my phone, I go through and delete the ones that are just ads. I glance at other emails quickly and mark as unread the ones I need to deal with in depth later on. Then when I have more time, I sit at the laptop and answer the ones I had marked. Spam always goes into its own folder in gmail, but I have trouble remembering to check it once in a while!

    I love The Secret Garden. Glad to hear your daughter wanted her own copy!