Sunday Post | It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Linking up with Kimberly @ Sunday Post and Kathryn @ It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Hello & happy spring, or happy fall if you’re in the southern hemisphere!

🎉 I just celebrated my 11th blog anniversary. March 17th ☘️ marked eleven years of Book of Secrets. For some reason, I vividly remember the moment I hit “publish blog” and then immediately had second thoughts about the whole thing. Suddenly, I looked down and already had my first follower, which inspired me to keep going. (I remember who it was! We still follow each other on Instagram. Sorry, I probably tell that story every year, lol.)

Speaking of blogging, WordPress made a switch this week and tried to force me to use their new-ish “block” post editor, lol. That’s a huge NOPE from me. I hate it. After spending an hour trying to recreate my very simple post style in Block (which was a fail), I googled how to change the admin page to default to the Classic editor. 😅 Whew, I was relieved to get it back. I know it’s probably just delaying the inevitable, so I’ll enjoy it while it lasts. Did I mention I hate the new Block editor? 😂

From Instagram:

✋🏻 This is the Five Finger Book Challenge! Looked fun, so I had to join in.

👍🏻 A book I give a thumbs up to: CONJURE WOMEN — Loved it!

☝🏻 A book I’d recommend: WILDFLOWER HILL — It’s been a favorite for many years.

🖕🏻 A book I really didn’t like: BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME — Nothing wrong with it per se, just not my cup of tea.

💍 A book with a character I’d marry: Mr. Rochester — Yes, Jane Eyre’s Mr. Rochester. Sorry. 😂

🤙🏻 A book I promise to read soon: THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA — I’ve only heard wonderful things…can’t wait to read it!

What I’ve Been Reading:

WATCH OVER ME by Nina LaCour (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
THE VALLEY AND THE FLOOD by Rebecca Mahoney (⭐⭐⭐)

What I’m Currently Reading:

🚨 Bear Pond Books is hosting a virtual book launch for Jennifer McMahon via Zoom on the evening of April 6th if you’re interested! Click here for the details:

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful week! — 𝓓𝓲𝓪𝓷𝓪

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28 thoughts on “Sunday Post | It’s Monday! What are you reading?

  1. I don’t understand why both Blogger and WordPress changed their formatting. It seems so nonsensical and I can’t see any real benefit to the changes they made. The Jennifer McMahon sounds really good. Have a great week!


  2. I hated when Blogger changed things up and would no longer allow me to post, comment using Safari – ugh. Congrats on 11 years, the years do fly by – I’ll be 13 in June and never expected to keep it up. Have a great week.


  3. Congrats on 11 years! In April, I will mark 13 years.

    I also hate Block Editor. I did find a way to click on the Classic format through the block, but it is still so much harder than our previous method. I was able to stall the use of it for a while, going in the “back door” of admin…but then they blocked that!

    Good luck.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.


  4. The five finger challenge does look fun. And congrats on 11 years! That’s amazing. And I love that you remember the beginning so vividly. ❤️❤️❤️


  5. Happy anniversary! I remember when I started my blog last year, I was terribly confused about how many things changed in three years since my previous blog. I then bought a lovely template from Etsy and the same weekend Blogger also had an interface update. My template, however, stood the test of time and it still does! I am so glad about that. ‘Cause I am completely useless with techno lingo.

    You have such lovely books featured today! I need to remain here a bit longer and look in more detail.

    That Instagram challenge does look like a lot of fun. I might use it for a Friday Fives post!

    Hope you will have a good week and happy reading!

    Elza Reads


  6. Happy Anniversary! I really don’t like WordPress’s block editor, but I’m glad you were able to make it work for you. Love the book choices for your challenge! Have an awesome week!


  7. Congratulations! That’s amazing! That’s a neat story too about your first follower. :)

    I’m sorry to hear about the new block editor. Blogger has made changes too and some of them have been very frustrating. I’m tech challenged anyway lol. I definitely feel your frustration though!


  8. Such great book covers and that’s a fun challenge. Happy blog-versary! Time flies!

    I don’t like the new WordPress editor but have gotten used to it. It’s very annoying and I had to take away my “read more” link so I try to shorten my posts now.
    Happy reading this week!


  9. I’ve been using the “new” WP editor for a while and I still hate it. Ugh! I’m sure that once I finally get used to it, they will change it again. It seems that is the way of technology!


  10. Yeah the new editor is a pain but I just chose the Classic block and that really helps. I hope to read The Sweet Taste of Muscadines some day, I see you liked it.


  11. Happy anniversary! I really don’t like it when my blogging platform makes changes. I hope you can keep Classic. Nice looking assortment of books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!


  12. Happy Blogaversary! I am at thirteen or fourteen years myself. It goes by so fast! I just love to interact with other readers. I’ve met so many in person too and they are always exactly as they are on their blogs.


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