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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Posted November 23, 2017 by karenbaron in Update / 0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I have many things to be thankful for this year, but some of them would have to be the wonderful books that I have read and for all of you who find the time to read my reviews. Let’s not forget the outstanding authors that created the fabulous worlds for us to enjoy.

Thanksgiving is quiet this year as it is just the three of us. My Mom is funny as she says “I am not making a lot of food this year because I don’t want leftovers for a week.” and what is she doing making two pies, salami and cheese tray, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, a couple of vegetable dishes, gravy, cranberry sauce and rolls (there might be more I am not sure). Really, we will have leftovers for a week. Which is good since I like Thanksgiving leftovers, see the blessing is counted there.

Another tradition that we have is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After the parade Christmas carols can be played in our house. That last part is a long-standing rule brought to life by Grandma Tina.

Since my Mom and step-dad like making Thanksgiving dinner together, I will get to hang out and read (maybe wash some dishes if they get behind). Before I escape into another world with my new friends I found a couple of quotes, a poem and a blessing I thought I would share with all of you.

Thanksgiving Poem

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
~ Author Unknown

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” ~ Charlie Brown

Old Irish Blessing This Thanksgiving

May Love and Laughter light your days
and warm your heart and home.
May Good and Faithful friends be yours
wherever you may roam.
May Peace and Plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.

From my home to yours.
Slainte

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of Thanksgiving.” ~ W. T. Purkiser

 

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Memorial Day 2017

Posted May 29, 2017 by karenbaron in Blogoversary, Update / 0 Comments

Happy Memorial Day, Everyone

The countdown for Baroness’ Book Trove’s 3rd Blogoversary is coming up on June 11th. I am really excited! I have some really great giveaways this year.  Check out the posts for them on June 1st.

All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 11th. Hopefully, they will be mailed out on Monday, June 12th. Well, except for the one book that hasn’t been released and that will be shipped directly to you.

Keep watching for the Giveaways.

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend and were able to get in a little reading. My weekend has been great. I did some shopping with my mom, some reading, a little work on the blog and relaxed with my cat of course.  I am wrapping up it up with a family BBQ.

Karen the Baroness

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Baroness Book Trove’s New Look

Posted May 5, 2017 by karenbaron in Update / 0 Comments

Hi to my fellow book lovers.

I’m so sorry that I haven’t been really active on the site. I was sick for the last few weeks and I couldn’t really concentrate on what I was reading.

However, I wanted to tell you guys about my new skin for the site. As you can see the site got a huge makeover. I finally got the site to the way I wanted it. I feel like it’s really good and I am super excited. This is how I wanted my blog to look when I started it on blogspot. I think my banner also works very well with my slogan for the site of traveling through the books.  I also like how it looks like I’m surrounded by books which make it look like I’m in a trove. Overall this is what I have wanted for the site. I am very glad that it’s finally done and I can show it to all of you.

My posts are different if you haven’t really noticed. I got a new plugin specifically for book reviews on the site and I love it. I’m still getting used to it but I think it works wonderfully with my new look as well.

I want to shout out to a few people who helped get the site perfect. First, to Jen at Jen Yurko Designs, she created all the graphics used. She is such a great artist/designer. She really got what I was looking for. Then to Shelley at Web Crafters. Shelley really helped with the coding and making sure the site worked. She also gave us the most honest opinions about the overall design.  Next to Ashley at Nose Graze for creating the Tweak Me Theme and the Ultimate Book Blogger plugin. I totally am loving these.

Oh, and I have enabled the comments so please feel free to leave comments on the posts. If you see something that isn’t working please send me an email.

Also, my 3rd Blogoversary is coming up. So, keep your eyes open for the upcoming giveaways.

I hope that all of my fellow book lovers love my new design and the posts.

See you soon,

Karen the Baroness


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to my lovely friends that have stuck by me for these past two years. It’s Christmas time again and it’s snowing here in Montana. I am glad to say that I hope all of you are having a wonderful Christmas time with your family. I also hope that all of you have gotten […]

Posted December 25, 2016 by karenbaron in Update / 0 Comments

TWO YEARS!!!

TWO YEARS!!!

TWO YEARS!! I still can’t believe that two years has passed since I started my book review blog after moving to Montana. I started it because I have needed something to keep myself busy and I found myself reading more than I did before. So I decided that I would create this blog on blogspot […]

Posted June 22, 2016 by karenbaron in Blogoversary, Update / 0 Comments