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
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 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 what you wanted for Christmas especially books! I mean who doesn’t love books? Sadly, though, I was told that if I put any books on my Christmas list that I wouldn’t get any because I have plenty right now. That’s okay as I love the other things that I have on my list. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas.
Baroness’ Book Trove.
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 then after a year I transferred to wordpress and here I am another year later, thoroughly enjoying reading the books, writing the review and adding a little bit more now and again.
I had a lot of fun this past year. I have gotten a lot of requests from publishers and authors for reviews. Which has been a lot of fun reading books by authors that I would never have found otherwise. I am really happy with my blog and how much I have grown since starting it. I have had fun corresponding with the authors and publishers. I enjoy waking up to seeing a new request for me, reading books that are different and exciting, the excitement when a author likes my tweet or even just having a normal day with where I can sit down to read a book and play with my cat. I also had fun learning all the stuff for the site and I am truly blessed to have it last this long and see people enjoying my posts to.
My goals for this next year are to try to read more and really get this site hopping with activity. I am getting better now about notes and getting my reading done in a more timely manner. I am hoping to keep up with this streak of reading a book in a few days or less. My biggest goal for this year is to get more books read and the reviews on the site in faster. I would also like to do more blog tours and have a few more giveaways.
As for the activity I love seeing the stats I get emailed to me about with how many of you have come onto my site to look at my reviews. I am really pleased about it and it is a wonderful way to start my day. I am quite happy blogging, having fun, and loving everything that is happening on this site. I don’t think that I would change much about this site really. However that doesn’t mean that in the future I won’t make some big change, I like to leave everything open to the possibilities.
Anyways I am very happy that this blog has reached it’s two year Blogoversary and is still going strong with people viewing my posts/reviews.
Thanks again and enjoy the next year at the Baroness’ Book Trove.
Always and until the next time,
Karen the Baroness
Graphic Image was created by: Kimeric Kreations, exclusively @ the Digichick.
Oh my god my Happy New Year post is very late, by like ten days to which I am very sad about, but Happy 2016 to my wonderful loyal fans that have been through this whole journey with me. I am very happy to see how well my blog has done for the past, ALMOST TWO YEARS NOW, to which I am incredibly pleased to have all of you here with me.
Anyways I hope everyone is loving 2016 so far. I am pleased to say that I plan to read about 75 books this year. To which I am hoping to do. I am also thinking about doing more stuff for the blog later on but not quite sure yet. I am still getting used to it and I am grateful for these almost two wonderful years that I have been doing this book blog.
And I am thankful for all the wonderful book requests that I have been getting. I am also hoping that I will be able to do a better job with answering my emails and paying more attention to this book blog than I have in the past.
Anyways I hope you all have a wonderful 2016 this year and I hope that this year will be filled with a lot of awesome books for you to read!
Baroness Book Trove out!