Archives for the month of: March, 2009
Google has introduced an unsend feature that, apparently, really works (unlike Outlook’s recall feature). The only drawback is that you have to have a Google account, if you consider that a drawback.
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If you haven’t heard of it yet, Gmail has recently introduced the “Undo Send” feature to recall an e-mail that you’ve sent.

This latest tweak allows you to reclaim your sent mail if it happens to be within 5 seconds of hitting the “Send” button. And that’s nothing short of an official manna from heaven as far as habitual offenders like me are concerned – my entries to the e-mail hall of shame are one too many as I most often end up clicking the “Send” button on my e-mail instead of the “Save” button.

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Notebookism has posted another organizational system. This one, however looks like it might be one that us visual learners can use without the pain and suffering of other more word based systems.
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The Circle – a simple ToDo System to Get more Things Done


Sigurdur Armannsson wrote in to invite us to an article he wrote last week about a simple to do organising
system for notebooks.

“this is the Circle system. It’s simple and it does not
cost you anything and you don’t need to read a book about it. I (and
you, when you have adopted the system) gain several things: A really
reliable and fast working visual overview of the status of every
project. I see instantly if a page has circles that are not fully
filled. In a while you will notice that you try to get all the circles
filled up so you don’t have to look back on older pages. You will be
aware that you are actually getting more done. The circles are the

Learn more.

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I am not sure why I am surprised that Justine Picardie has a blog. It is a literary blog and I have added a couple of interesting sounding books to my Goodreads list.
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Justine Picardie

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Bibliotherapy: what to read during travel delays

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It has a number of elements that I enjoy:

1. written using letters between the different characters

2. era is right after World War II

3. not much overt violence

4. Quirky, the way we know people really are, and not unbelievable.

I also like the style of writing. The authors show how reading can change a person’s life and the authors highlight a variety of readers. There are people who read everything. There are people who read one book only and there are people who only read one author or about one author.

Juliet is an author on a book tour who is looking for her next book project and trying to get over the horrors of World War 2 in London. Her book tour is highlighted by Juliet throwing various pieces of crockery, books and even a teapot. She is brought back to earth by a letter from a stranger who bought a book that she sent to a used bookseller.

That letter starts a chain of events that leads to Juliet’s new adventures.

Part of the attraction is that the reader gets to see into people’s lives. There are no extraordinary events, but the book makes regular events seem extraordinary.

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