Sunday Post #360 I am too old for this….

March 17th, 2019 Kimberly Sunday Post 71 Comments

17th Mar
Sunday Post

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Wow, I am finally using Gutenberg. Kill. Me. Now. Short-codes and HTML are your friends people. You can use the classic editor, but that will phase out in 2 years and Gutenberg 2 is well on it’s way. I figured it was better to get ahead of the learning curve.

Our weather was crazy. We warmed up with tons of rain, fog and melt off. By Weds we could see some grass for the first time in months but everywhere was flooded. We hit a high of 60° so naturally people were out in shorts! Since the temps have dipped and the wind has been crazy. Stay Caffeinated!

Last Week on the Blog
This Week on the Blog
  • Finding Katarina M. By Elisabeth Elo (review)
  • The Hiding Place: A Novel By C.J. Tudor (audio review)
  • Murder With Collard Greens And Hot Sauce By A.L. Herbert (review)
  • Nightchaser By Amanda Bouchet (audio review)
New Arrivals at the Caffeinated Cafe

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Learn more: The Ghost Hunter Next Door, Emily, Gone, Death in Kew Gardens, The Last Year of the War, The Rogue of Fifth Avenue, Between Shifts

A special thank you to Tantor Audio, Bette Lee Crosby, Penguin Random House and Avon Books

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71 Responses to “Sunday Post #360 I am too old for this….”

  1. Tyler H. Jolley

    What is this Gutenberg that you speak of? I’m already terrified to google it. Code, website and things like that are not in my wheelhouse of expertise. I hope you have a great week!

  2. Charlie

    I tried the Gutenburg a while back when I thought I was coming back, and it was frustrating to use. I can’t find hardly any of the features. I feel like the Gutenburg is going backwards…

  3. ShootingStarsMag

    Hah! Love the Totally Random. So so true. The weather is supposed to gradually get warmer this week and I’m so ready for that! Maybe I can get some outdoor reading time in!!!

    -Lauren

  4. Leona

    I really didn’t want to switch over to the editor but I’d toyed with it before the update and it didn’t seem as sinister as I was thinking, but I’m so irritated with the post details (tags, categories, etc.) that I really wish they weren’t phasing out the classic editor.

  5. MarthaE

    I’ve picked up lots of html over the years. It is your friend!
    Sorry to hear about the flooding.
    I hope you have good reading to take your mind off the weather.
    Happy Reading!

  6. Sophia Rose

    We had a few days of short sleeves and windows open, but then snow. LOL Hope you kick Gutenberg in the butt soon.
    I got Ghost Hunter Next Door and Death in Kew Gardens, too.

    Have a -hopefully sunny- good week, Kimberly!

  7. Lorna

    I wondered about and your weather when it was all over the news, but saw you on Facebook so realized you were okay. We got to 76 a couple of days ago and seventies the day before that but back in the 40’s today. Weird weather for sure- but definitely not as bad as yours!

  8. sjhigbee

    Yes… our weather this week has been challenging – lots of storm-force winds and rain, which at times has been drenching. Our screen fencing is now shredding… As for Gutenberg – *groans* I’m going to wait at least until the summer holidays when I’ll have finished teaching at Northbrook and will have a bit more headspace to wrap my pummelled brain around this stuff.

  9. Berls

    I do not envy your weather at all! I complain when we hit the 30s and 40s… so I would be so grumbly in your cold 🙁 We’ve had beautiful weather this week – its been 60s and 70s and sunny, so I’ve spent a lot of time on my balcony (where I’m at right now). I sure hope it gets better for y’all this week!

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  10. vvb

    Had a couple days of nice spring weather on my end. Looking forward to more. Enjoy your latest books.

  11. Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

    I hate Gutenberg LOL. I tried it a little bit, but couldn’t use the Ultimate Book Blogger plugin with it. I think you can now, but still.

    Thanks for linking to my post Kimba. 🙂

  12. Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

    I have seriously thought about changing my blogging platform more than once but I know I would be lost for a bit so I just leave things alone. I am sure you will be a pro at the new system before you know it. Nice new reads this week. I hope you have a great week!

  13. Sam

    it was 70 degrees thursday and then we got a huge snow fall saturday and it was like 20 degrees. I was thoroughly upset, lmao! I’m so ready for spring

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  14. Anne - Books of My Heart

    I just figured that out after our short discussion on the add media issues I am having. I’d love to do a series on the changeover but I have too much happening to take it on right now. Maybe in a few months.I’ll turn off the Classic Editor and try to figure it out. Or maybe someone one will do a tutorial of sorts online.

    I also got the Danielle Garrett audio. I don’t do as many cozy anymore but I am liking these so far.

    Have a great week with better weather, health and books, my friend.

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  15. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    You know I tried the Gutenberg thing, and I just went back to the normal WP editor – I just can’t deal with new coding stuff right now. I am zombified as it is (and don’t even talk to me about age!)
    I love the look of your new books, and hope you’ll enjoy them.
    Have a wonderful week ahead, Kim, and happy reading.

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  16. Lily B

    The Ghost Hunter Next Door looks like a lot of fun 😀 I hope you enjoy it. I myself am excited about The Last Year of War
    I never heard of Gutenberg 2 ;/

  17. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    Good luck with Gutenberg! I haven’t switched yet, but I know I need to. I’m a little apprehensive. Especially, I hope it doesn’t mess up my older posts. (And I’m definitely backing up first!) Please let us know how you like Gutenberg as you get more familiar with it.

    I hope you haven’t been, and won’t be, too badly affected by all the flooding. It hasn’t been getting the national attention it should, but I’ve seen a few reports of how bad and how widespread it is.

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post – 3/17/2019
    • Kimberly

      Friends have lost homes, farms and more here. We have been fortunate, but around us it is so sad.

  18. LORI CASWELL

    Rough week for me. 4th anniversary of my son’s death, but we made it through.

    I tried the new WP and gave up and turned on the Classic Editor. Hoping they get all the bugs worked out and I can try it again when I have a lot more time and can get tips from people with book blogs about it. :).

  19. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    I am just so happy spring is here! I just can’t stand the winter anymore and look forward to warm. We shall see! Have a wonderful week. I am still hopping around so you should see me around here.

    Mary

  20. A Voracious Reader

    I had to look up what Gutenberg was before I could agree to kill you now. Ok, I see where you’re coming from, but I think I will pass on the hit this time and give you some space and time to get used to it before we revisit that option. lol

    Our weather has been fairly nice and this coming week is looking promising. We may evenbe able to pull out the pressure washer and wash the cars. Yay!

    I hope you have a fantastic week, Kim!

  21. Stormi Johnson

    Bummer about the flooding but at least you can see grass!! 🙂 Hope it starts warming up everywhere I am ready for Spring! I got Death in Kew Gardens too! Can’t wait to read that one!

    I don’t even know what Guttenberg editing is so I think I might be in trouble if that has anything to do with wordpress, but if its just for those who code then I am okay as I don’t know much about that either…lol.

    Have a great week!
    Stormi

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  22. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    Ugh, I tried Gutenberg’s block editor for one post when it first came out and absolutely hated it. I didn’t know the Classic Editor was being phased out so that’s disappointing to hear.

    I think we’re finally leaving winter behind here. The temps aren’t quite where I want them yet but there’s no snow or sleet in the 10-day forecast and it has actually been sunny for three days in a row, whcih I think may be a record for 2019, lol.

  23. Lola

    I didn’t realize the classic editor would phase out, I’ll probably keep using it until it goes away as I am not liking the idea of Gutenberg. I just want to be able to write my posts from the html part. Good luck with the learning curve for Gutenberg.

    Your weather sounds crazy, here we’re still having winds and rains most of the week. It’s not as cloudy today which feels like a miracle already. I plan to check out that Danielle Garret book on audiobook eventually. Not sure if I have to finish the Beechwood Harbor magic series first. Have a great week!

  24. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Yeah the weather was a little wonky here too. A little chilled, then warm, then back to cold. I had to switch my flannel sheets to regular ones after one night because I got too hot, worked out better later in the week when it warmed up. Yeesh.

    Nice new reads!! All totally new to me ones. Between worlds looks intriguing by its cover alone! I hope you enjoy all the lovely new reads!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  25. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    A big part of the reason I just keep a free blog is because of all of the coding. The weather has been crazy where I am too. Warm back to cold and so windy. Happy reading!

  26. RacheLeanne

    I was inspired by your post to try out Gutenburg as well, it wasn’t as bad as I feared, but it took some getting used to. However, my images refuse to align centre which is a real pain… 🙁

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    • Kimberly

      Yeah. It isn’t bad for just a simple post, but i now need to memorize the code to add a scrolling excerpt box or use certain features of UBB. Those use to be options on my tiny mce. Hopefully we see the option for adding these.

  27. Sumedha

    Wow you still have winter! The temperature is higher than normal here compared to all my life (20 years) of being here. I hate summer and prefer winter so this is annoying me haha.

  28. Sophie

    Wow Kimberly you had a crazy weather indeed! Here we got a storm and lots of wind and rain for days! It’s killing me as I love walking outside but you have to time up with the rain. And I didn’t know that the classic editor will stop in two years! I guess I will try Gutenberg this summer when I’ll have some days off work then. Have a great Sunday!

  29. Greg

    It’s been similar here with the warm up, although we didn’t get quite that warm. We hit mid 50’s I think for one day lol then it dipped again, but at least most of the snow is gone. I am sooo ready for spring! And we had a thunderstorm! I actually heard thunder! lol I missed it. 🙂

    • Kimberly

      It is the latest version of WordPress. If you look at your dashboard it tells you what version you use. 5.1 is Gutenberg.

  30. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Lovely books! Emily, Gone is headed my way, so I’m excited about it.

    Your weather does sound crazy. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy the week.