Sunday Post # 168 – Happy 4th of July Weekend

July 5th, 2015 Kimberly Sunday Post 56 Comments

5th Jul

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For the month of June I managed to read/listen to nineteen books. I played around with CSS Friday night. I had some custom coding done when Ashley designed my theme that no longer worked with the new version of UBB and was determined not to have to pay for them again. I am so proud of myself. A little research, and learning every element of a blog post and I was coding like a boss. *hehe* I had to pat myself on the back, 2 years ago I knew nothing about coding and blogging has pushed me to learn more. The hubby was off Friday so we are enjoying the three day weekend. Of course we had to grill and watch fireworks. I hope those of you in the US celebrating had a wonderful 4th. Enjoy your Sunday and stay caffeinated!

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  • Ink And Bone By Rachel Caine (review)
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  • Flight From Death By Yasmine Galenorn (review)
  • The Shore By Sara Taylor (audio review)
  • Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D. Ficklin (review)
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56 Responses to “Sunday Post # 168 – Happy 4th of July Weekend”

  1. Deborah

    I’m the same. My TBR pile keeps growing!

    I’m seriously behind in my blog reading (I’m yet to finish going through blogs from your linkup last week) not to mention this week’s blogs.

    Well done on the CSS stuff. I’ve had website issues today and my host says it’s my theme, but I’ve reinstalled it and it seems okay. Kinda. I hate being so obtuse about it all so wondering if I should upskill a little!

    I’ve had less new arrivals (bookwise) of late but everything seems to coming out at once!


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  2. Lillian

    Sounds like you guys had a nice 4th! Ours was rained out 🙁 But we still had a good weekend and the rain paused just long enough to see some fireworks. Can’t wait for your review of Ink and Bone…was it good? I’m dying to get my hands on it. Have a great week!

  3. Katherine

    Coincidence of Coconut Cake looks good and I always look forward to a new Sabrina Jeffries! 19 books is seriously impressive! Enjoy the rest of your 3 day weekend and have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - July 5
  4. Michelle

    Yay for coding! I use to know how to code…but hated it with a fiery passion so I haven’t done anything lately. I’d probably have to reteach myself at this point. I’m glad you enjoyed the long weekend. I’m trying to catch up on the sleep my body seems to think it needs, even though I get a full 7 hours each night, lol.

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  5. Greg

    Yay for 3 day weekends! Glad you had a nice 4th- it went by quick! We had a good one too. And congrats on the coding- I think that’s great. I don’t know jack about coding, unfortunately!

    Have a great rest of the weekend.

  6. La La in the Library

    It rained here, so we were all inside playing charades, but there was booze, so… ha ha! I am interested in Ink and Bone, so I will be visiting for that review. Have a fab week. 😀

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  7. Celine

    19 books, that’s great! And awesome job on fixing the coding yourself. In all my years of blogging I still haven’t figured out how to work CSS, ha.

    Have a great week 😀

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  8. Grace

    Awesome job on the coding! Love the Fourth and we have had such a great long weekend barbecuing with friends and family. Glad you are enjoying it too. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake looks adorable! Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

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  9. Jan

    Good for you, Kimba! I’m impressed you did some CSS coding. I haven’t done much with that, but it is one of the things I enjoy about blogging–that I learn new things.

    Ink and Bone is a book I’m considering getting so I’ll have to take a look at your review when it goes up! Hope you have a great week!

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  10. Jessica

    OOoh nice haul! Some new to me ones here! But I did just read Led Astray this past week and really enjoyed it! I’ve only read one of the stories previously, so it was nice to read a slew of new stories! Especially loved some of the creepier ones!! Hope you enjoy all the lovely new reads!

    And love that totally random pic! It’s sooooooo true!! 😉

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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  11. Lola

    That’s awesome you did that coding yourself. I am also amazed how much coding you learn thanks to blogging, although there is still a lot I don’t know as well. I am currently reading Led Astray, I also got it for review and it’s really good, lots of short stories in one book. And that quote about adding ten more books to your to-read list for every one you read is so true! I hope you have a great week!

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  12. tonyalee

    Oh, what kind of coding? I have been having issues too and don’t know where to start! LOL

    I am beyond excited for Manwhore +1. Have a great rest of your weekend and week, lady!

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  13. Karen Blue

    I love when I figure things out for myself for my blog sites. I knew nothing when I started and now I run three sites.
    I am really interested in The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Just One Lie. I will be watching your site for those reviews. Happy reading!

    Karen Blue recently posted: The Sunday Post #42- 5 Star Week
  14. Mandy

    Looks like you had a awesome June 19 books is great! I love those weekends of grilling with the hubby home. I should spend more time messing with code but it’s so overwhelming. Ah well one day I’ll be motivated. You had a great week. I can’t wait to check our your reviews. I’m not afraid to admit I’m a little jealous of some of your new books. Can’t wait to see what you think. Happy reading!!!

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  15. Lark

    You rock with the CSS, Kimba! I haven’t tackled any CSS yet, but I’ve learned a little html to fine-tune posts and also for links and italics/bold in Goodreads reviews. I want to upgrade to UBB3 soon, so I’ll probably have to get in there and mess around “under the hood” so to speak.

    Love your new books and I’m glad you’ve been having a happy 4th-of-July weekend!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post – 7/05/15
  16. Rita

    Okay, the coconut cake cover grabbed me because I love that type of cake, lol! It’s silly to be so affected by covers, but some can make or break it for me. A plain, boring cover might make me not want to spend the effort to find out more about it.
    I just finished the first in the Thunder Point series and I’m officially hooked. The small town is believable, most of the characters were engaging to me and I want to know more about them. I also am pledging to read a Heather Graham book this month, whichever I can get my hands on. Some people recommended The Hexed as a good one to try her out with. Do you agree? Have a simply wonderful, relaxing few days with hubby. Hope your fireworks were great!

  17. Kathy

    Great job on the coding!! I need to learn that too because I have no idea what they are talking about when I try to read articles about CSS.

    The XOXpert package for this month has a lot of great books. There are 3 I want to try to read this month. What are you planning on reading? Just One Lie sounds like you have to read the previous books (which I haven’t yet) so that’s the only book that I won’t be reading.

    I hope you had a great 4th of July and have a great week!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #61
  18. Kristin

    I suck at HTML but if you need help with CSS elements, I’m your girl 😉 FANTASTIC XOXO books!!! SOOO jealous (I’m on a publicist’s email list for some of those books, tho, so it’s not too terribly bad 🙂 )

    Happy 4th!!! Off to play putt-putt!!!

  19. Madiha

    Yay, glad you had an amazing weekend 🙂 I’ve just started with CSS as well and I agree, its so much fun, especially when we can integrate it into our blogging! I can’t wait to see your review of Chasing River, I absolutely adore K.A. Tucker <3

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  20. Elsi

    Congrats on sorting out the CSS coding. It can be a terrific challenge! I see that most of your new books are romances of one sort or another. I added very few books to my stash this week (YAY!) Hope you’ve enjoyed the holiday weekend — we certainly did.

    Elsi recently posted: Sunday Summary: 5 July 2015
  21. Ro

    Kudos on all those steps AND getting to 19 books in a month! I was just watching Black Hat and was amazed at how people just know how to code that stuff. Mad props for having the skills to figure it out and to save a little money! Happy weekend to you and BIG hugs…Ro

  22. Lisa

    Yay for the coding victory!! That’s awesome. I learn little things here and there myself. It’s something I wish I knew more about. It’s so interesting to me! 🙂

    Lisa recently posted: June 2015 Wrap-Up!
  23. kindlemom1

    Hope you had an amazing 4th!! And yay for learning coding, I know what you mean. I still don’t know a lot but I know so much more than I did even a year ago.

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  24. Teddyree

    Great work on the coding, it’s something I’m slowly picking up but I’d love to “coding like a boss” lol. Good job on the steps too, hope you manage to kick that cough! The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is on my read list, I’ve heard good things about it. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

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  25. Christina T

    I loved The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and I can’t wait to read Ink and Bone. I’m on the waiting list for it at my library.

    I had a nice 4th of July weekend visiting my parents. We didn’t watch any fireworks but we did grill burgers. I was so glad that it didn’t rain. I think we could use a break from it!