Monday, December 13, 2010

Cindy Pon's Words To Kristi + Giveaway!

I had the pleasure of meeting Kristi in person at ALA chicago in 2009. She says she's shyer in person than online, but I found her to be sweet and genuine with a ready smile. Throughout the conference, I'd see tweets from kristi with "Cindy Pon sightings" which really cracked me up. She was definitely the best stalker ever. But even before we met in person, she was always very gracious and professional in our email exchanges and this is something an author values so much from book bloggers. She definitely made a favorable impression on me, and beyond that, I truly appreciate her special features like LGBT theme week and People of Color Authors Week to spotlight diverse books that may otherwise be overlooked by young adult readers. It was a pleasure to guest post for the latter. I just know that Kristi will come up with more ideas and features in the future for book lovers to enjoy. All this on top of her book reviews! How does she do it? Simply amazing. Thanks so much Kristi for running The Story Siren so beautifully! --Cindy Pon, Author of Silver Phoenix


Cindy Pon has been generous enough to donate one (1) copy of Silver Phoenix in honor of Kristi's 3 year blogoversary and the Story Siren Appreciation Week. Thank you so much Cindy! *EDIT* She also is adding a Panda Card and a really beautiful Silver Phoenix Postcard to the giveaway!

To enter:

- Leave a comment, with a way we can get in contact with you, either congratulating Kristi on 3 years of blogging, telling her what she means to you or sharing a fun Kristi moment! :)


  1. The Story Siren is an awesome blog! Thanks for all you do Kristi!


  2. Congrats Kristi. Your an awesome blogger with a valuable view on what's hot in the literary world. Keep up the good work.

    Jennifer @ Book Noise
    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  3. The Story Siren is one of my favorite blogs that I visit every single day. Congratulations on 3 years Kristi!

  4. Congrats Kristi! Story Siren is one of my first stops each day!

  5. Congratulations Story Siren! Kristi is the reason so many have dared to start blogging. TSS was one of the first book blogs I started following.

    Thanks & Happy Blogoversary!
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  6. I've only discovered kristi's blog recently but I already know it's by far one of the most well written, exhaustive resources for ya lit out there and it's definitely something I admire.


  7. great contest! Kristi is one of the Bloggers tht gave me the courage to create my own blog. Kristi showed me the wonderful supportive side of the blogging community, She also has singlehandedly made me a lover of YA fiction :)


  8. When I first started reading blogs about 5 montsh ago Kristi's was one of the first ones I read and followed. She runs her blog with poise and she makes it look easy. Congrats on 3 Years Kristi!


  9. As a new blogger, The Story Siren has been invaluable as a source of information on how to get started. Her thoughtful reviews have also added significantly to my TBR pile! Congrats on an amazing 3 years Kristi and thanks!

    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  10. Congrats on your three years of blogging Kristi! You are truely an insipation to us other bloggers out there. I llok forward to the next year to come! Thanks you!

  11. Hi Cindy :)
    Thank you for the great post.
    It's great when a relationship can blossom from internet to real life.
    All the best,
    rkcharron AT

  12. Ohmygosh.
    Congratulations on your three years! You really inspired me to make a blog. Anyways, congrats and thanks!

  13. I never would have thought of networking with other blogs if I haven't stumbled upon IMM.

    Now i check Kristi's site everyday to check on the latest reads so I could wait out for them at our local bookstore!

    Thanks for this giveaway :)


  14. Kristi's VLOGs are how I found IMM which is now definately part of my Sunday. Thank you for helping us meet fellow bloggers!

    baychriz at gmail dot com

  15. I really like your post, Cindy. :D I really NEED to read your books, and especially buy the ORIGINAL version of Silver Phoenix [How DARE they change the covers! (I'm asian too)].

    Congrats once again, Kristi. :)

    cc932005 at hotmail dot com

  16. Congrats to the blogversary ^^
    3 years it's amazing, and really good for our pleasure. I hope there will be many other blogversary ! =)


  17. I just love reading Kristi's blog and her vlogs are the most awesome ever! CONGRATULATIONS KRISTI! *throwing confetti* and wishing you all the luck in the world for the coming Story Siren years!

    marjoleinbookblog at gmail dot com

  18. Congratulations Kristi! She has an awesome blog and I must say she is a real inspiration! Thanks for the people who is doing the appreciation week, it's a wonderful thing to do!

    gungorgercek (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. Congrats Kristi!!. You're an awesome blogger that make a really valuable contribution in this literary world. Keep it up with the good work, we appreciate it ^^


  20. Congratulations from me too, Kristi! Keep up the good work!


    charlotteslibrary at gmail dot com

  21. Congratz Kristi :)

    Your blog is an inspirations for book blogs around the world. I wish you the best :)


  22. Congrats Kristi! I remember meeting you for the first time this year at BEA and thinking how down to earth and warm you were. With a sly wit I might add XD This is such a wonderful undertaking to help celebrate what you mean to the YA community at large!

    Lexie C.

  23. Congrats Kristi! I still laugh when I think about you screaming at PAYA!


  24. Congrats Kristi...and WOW on the out pouring of support from you blogging peeps, writers, authors, readers. The list goes on. You. Deserve. It!

    stywrk (at) telusplanet (dot) net

  25. Kristi does such a great job to promote so many books that I may not have noticed otherwise. I always go to her blog to check out the up and coming authors.


  26. Congrats on 3 years, Kristi! As a new blogger, I am constantly referring to The Story Siren whenever I have a question about blogging, hers is the first blog I check. Thank you!!


  27. Congrats, Kristi! 3 years of blogging is totally something to blog home about!

  28. Congrats Kristi! Her blog definitely helped me when I was just getting started, and it still is one of my go-to blogs when I want to read fun interviews and reviews.
    3 years is a lot!

  29. Congrats Kristi, I can't wait for the year of Siren to-come.

  30. Kristi, I love your blog, and love what you do! Congrats on 3 years, you must be proud :)
    Keep up the great work!


  31. Congratulations on your three years of blogging Kristi! I absolutely love your blog and The Story Siren is one of the first things that I check every day. :)

  32. Many congratulations to Kristi, she truly is an inspiration to all bloggers (I know that her site inspired me to start blogging)! =)

  33. Kristi, you absolutely rock! Your blog helped inspire to me to blog and you reviews have led me to many many books. You don't even know me but I want you to know Happy Blogoversary- You're awesome!~Jess,

  34. I love Kristi's vlog - especially her sleepy ones where she appologises for just waking up - if I looked that good first thing I would be very happy

    kirstylouiseconnor (at)

  35. What a wonderful accomplishment to still be going strong after three years of blogging - and always having amazing content! You rock Kristi!!

    mmillet at gmail dot com

  36. Congrats Kristi! You're such an inspiration!

    alexreadsbooks at gmail dot com

  37. Congrats Kristi! I love your blog


  38. Congrats Kristi! Your blog is just plain awesome and has been very insightful.


  39. I've read Kristi's blog for about a year now, and she never fails to make me want to run to the nearest bookstore immediately!


  40. Kristi is great!! I'm excited that I found her blog. Happy Blogoversary!

    soccer_pam[at] hotmail[dot] com

  41. Kristi's blog was the first blog I ever read. Her posts on the ABC's of blogging are literally what got me going on my own blog. I felt so overwhelmed getting started, but she had so much helpful information, it was a breeze. I always think about that- she's so helpful to bloggers and continuously supports us and passes on her expertise. Congrats Kristi! Happy Blogoversary!

    Kim The Book Butterfly
    bookbutterfly9 at gmail dot com

  42. Congrats on three years Kristi! Yours was the first YA book blog I found, and really lit the spark under me to start my own - thank you!


  43. The story siren really drew me in when i stumbled upon it at random buzzers, Kristi's Inspired me to start my own blog, and honestly no one can do what she does. every post keeps me entertained, and makes me check in every day. She has been a huge role model in my blogging life (even though it has been a short one...) and i love how you guys are doing a appreciation week! Kristi, You Deserve It!
    hilgers [dot] dana [at] gmail [dot] com

  44. Congrats!

    I found your blog not too long ago so I'm still catching up but it's great.

  45. Kristi My most sincere congratulations on your three years on blogger!. I want you to know that you were the first blog I started to see in English and so far I'm your fan on youtube too, as you see I follow you everywhere! And you know what?. Totally worth.

  46. Congratulations on 3 years of blog Krist people like you really make a difference.

  47. Congratulationa on three years of blogging, hope you have at least three more.
    Through reading The Story Siren I have been introduced to so many new authors, thanks.


  48. Happy 3 year blogaversary Kristi!

  49. Congratulations Kristi! Your blog is one of my personal favorites. It's full of great information to help new bloggers such as myself. You are always kind and generous to all your followers and it is very much appreciated! A pleasure to follow you :)


  50. Kristi, congratulations on your blogoversary! I can't remember how and when I stumbled upon book blogs, but I do know your blog was one of the first I found. :)


  51. Happy Blogoversary, Kristi. I'd love to read more post about you at gmail dot com

  52. Happy blogoversary Kristi and here's to many more years to come!!:D

  53. Happy blogoversary, Kristi!

    somithee at gmail dot com

  54. Congrats on your 3 year blogoversary Kristi!
    And thanks for the giveaway, Happy Holidays!