Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lesley Livingston's Words To Kristi + Giveaway

Kristi was one of the first YA book bloggers I had the pleasure of getting to know, back before WONDROUS STRANGE, my first novel, was even published. Her unbridled enthusiasm, respect for the work and the authors, and her adorable personality were immediately irresistible. She has since proven to be a driving force in spreading the love and getting the word out about all of the fantastic YA stuff out there and the blogosphere would be a poorer place without her. I not only appreciate her as a writer, I follower her as a reader! She makes me glad to have a character in my books who is a Siren! :-) Happy Blogday, Kristi!  Cheers---Lesley Livingston, Author of Wondrous Strange





*Giveaway*

Lesley Livingston has been generous enough to donate one (1) signed, finished hardcover copy of TEMPESTUOUS (Wondrous Strange # 3) in honor of Kristi's 3 year blogoversary and the Story Siren Appreciation Week. Thank you so much Lesley!




To enter:

- Leave a comment, with a way we can get in contact with you, telling us your favorite feature/meme/event hosted on her blog (POC lit challenge, IMM, Books to Pine For, Dear Story Siren etc. etc.)

52 comments:

  1. Happy Blogaversay Kristi. I must say that the Story Siren inspired me to read more. I know can you believe it. Just to keep up with all the fun weekly commentaries out there and seeing all these great books put out there on her site makes me always want to read all these wonderful books out there. through the site I have found many great reads and many reads I would not have thought of reading about until I saw them spotlighted on there.
    So thank you Kristi! For inspiring me to read more. My husband says no comment for him only for me reminding me that my book budget was capped this month and to not want more ;)
    Happy times readers.

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  2. I love the IMM feature, but it always makes me jealous all the cool books she gets!

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  3. I have got to agree I look forward to IMM each week but I also enjoy Books to Pine For!

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  4. A birthday (Blogaversay) poem (cue piano trill)

    Blogaversays come but once a year,
    and when they do they bring good cheer (higher trill)
    so happy Blogaversay, Kristi, our dear
    happy Blogaversay till next year! (piano goes duh duh!)

    Long live the Story Siren! We Love You Kristi!
    =^-^=
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  5. My most favorite meme of the story siren is her In My Mailbox. I'm always excited to see her youtube videos showing off the books she received. Happy Blogaversary Kristi!

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  6. I'd say IMM but to be honest I really love the 'Dear story siren'. She actually takes the time to answer the questions of bloggers and thats really awesome. Her advice is great and I always love to read her posts.

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  7. My favorite is Dear Story Siren (publishers edition). Recently I have been very interested to see how these publishers think about bloggers and their reviews.

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  8. absolutely love the Debut Author Challenge and In My Mailbox. Kristi's videos are so great!

    chrystal(dot)mclean@yahoo(dot)ca

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  9. I love so many features and memes on The Story Siren. My favorites are Dear Story Siren and IMM.

    Thanks!
    Misha
    mishamary@gmail.com

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  10. My favourite meme is In My Mailbox, not only does it introduce me to lots of new books, but also to lots of book bloggers.

    natalie23(AT)hotmail(DOT)co(DOT)uk

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  11. Lets see.. I love IMM but I also love Dear Story Siren - especially the publisher editions :)

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  12. I love IMM, but Dear Story Siren is a great feature and I've always appreciated that Kristi takes the time to do it. Congrats again!

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  13. Dear Story Siren is my favorite. We get to read all Kristi's fun replies.

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  14. I absolutely love IMM and Books to Pine For. It lets me see so many awesome books!

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  15. Congrats, Kristi. And Lesley--I bought WONDROUS STRANGE because of Kristi, and same for our library! Congrats on number three in the series!

    Without a doubt...IMM! It is drool worthy and so fun to see what everyone is getting....

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  16. Definitely love the IMMs!

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  17. My favorite was IMM because I love seeing what people get!
    -Danna
    adannabanana@hotmail.com

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  19. Oops and my favorites are also IMM's especially when she does her happy dance, or hints that a giveaway is coming (I always check her tweets) I have gotten the best book recommendations from her blog!

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  20. My favorite it´s definely IMM, i always wach the Kristi´s youtube channel and get the news of the cool books!

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  21. My favorite is Books to pine for.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  22. I love IMM and the Debut Author Challenges.

    Joanab951 @ gmail . com

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  23. This is fantastic! My fave is Books to Pine For...though it's dangerous because I always go away with a million more books on my to-read list. annareadsbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I love Books to Pine For.

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  25. Oh awesome! Love this series and Kristi!! My favorite feature on her blog is the publishers Q&A forum. She's given me a ton of great insight into the world of blogger/publisher relations.

    mmillet at gmail dot com

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  26. I am a huge fan of IMM, but I think Kristi is amazing for all the time and effort she puts into her Dear Story Siren feature. So many blogs would be lost without her wisdom and words of advice, mine included.

    Lesley- Go Chloe! Siren's are amazing.

    BellaCarolina33@aim.com

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  27. I love this series! Ahhh Sonny. Can't wait to read this one!

    britneywyatt@gmail.com

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  28. IMM here for me :)

    -Jaime
    arnoldjaime13@yahoo.com

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  29. I love in my mailbox, but my favorite is "books to pine for" as I can always guarantee I will find something definitely worth reading that I hadn't noticed elsewhere.

    Thank you Kristi for your awesome blog!

    fiktshun at gmail dot com

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  31. Happy Blogaversay Kristi.
    And Thanks for the Chance to win Tempestuous. I have to say I really enjoy the IMM with mr linky it is a fun way to see what is out there.
    I am always amazed how much time and info she puts in to her blog. hugs

    And Leslie I want to say thanks to you for being the reader of your books on Audible.. you rock my socks. I always read the book first then get it on Audible. You are a gifted voice actress.

    Lifkdasux@ aol dot com

    Linda
    PS damn spell check ;)

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  32. I love IMM just because it is a cool way to show off what you just got/might be reading soon.

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  33. I personally like the In My Mailbox (IMM) meme because, I get to check out alot of other blogger's blogs, make new friends, and see what they recommend (bought, received) etc. I'm always on the lookout for new books to add to my plan to read pile and this really helps!

    Re-tweeted contest: http://twitter.com/#!/MoonlightGleams/status/15553700558807040

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  34. My favorite meme's from The Story Siren are IMM and Books to Pine For :) It's an awesome way to put books onto other people's radar! Also, I always look forward to seeing Kristi's IMMs - they're so awesome! Seeing the loads of books she receives is mind-blowing, but super awesome!

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  35. My favorite is definitely In My Mailbox and Books To Pine For. Without both of these memes, I would never have heard of half the books that I'm dying to read. For that, I'm grateful that Kristi along with so many bloggers participate in this fun meme (IMM) though my checkbook might disagree ;)

    Amber
    justyourtypicalbookblog(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. By and far my favorite event on your blog is the Debut Author Challenge! It's such a great way to support new authors and spread the word about what is up and coming.

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  37. My favourite has got to be the Dear Story Siren ... I love reading Kristi's answers :) And I'm a BIG fan of her Debut Author Challenge.

    Keep it up Kristi! You're awesome!

    drmitch@rogers.com

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  38. I absolutely love IMM. I have been going through them all day, drooling over all of the books I could only imagine getting my hands on!

    Good job, Kristi!

    kira(dot)thomas(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I honestly like her book review/opinions best. I have read some books I probably would never have found or considered if not for the site. Granted I have only been following for about a year and a half. I do enjoy what she offers. Keep up doing what you do as long as you enjoy it.

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  40. Love her IMM. She's super upbeat, full of humor, and you can tell she adores the world of book blogging. Go Krisi! You rock my socks off.

    mcwilliams.heather@yahoo.com

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  41. Congratulation on 3 years blogging. You are great in your In My Mailbox. I always look forward to IMM videos.You make reading sound fun especially when you do your happy dance. :)

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  42. I really like IMM. I don't get to do it all the time, but it's fun nonetheless. Also, I always find Dear Story Siren to be really informative and helpful! So thanks for all you do for us bloggers, Kristi!!

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  43. I love looking at IMMs. Definitely my favourite! I remember when I first joined blogs, looked into my google reader on a sunday and saw a flood of In My Mailbox. I was like what's his then? So I investigated;) Thank you Kristi!

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  44. Everybody loves her IMM! One of the best meme ever.

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  45. Most definitely IMM... Just barely discovered, but will most def be participating this Sunday :)

    Diana
    lovelygetaway@gmail.com

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  46. Oh I love them all ! but I think my favorite meme is Books to Pine For! =)


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  47. I just love the IMM, it is a great tool to know what new releases. Impossible not to get excited about new books and share it with others who enjoy reading as much as you are fantastic!

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  48. I really like Books To Pine For. It's funny, I just bought the first two books in the Wonderous Strange series partly because of a review I saw on The Story Siren! Thanks for the chance to win this one. Congratulations again to Kristi!
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  49. I love In My Mailbox! It's an awesome way to check out books that other people have got, hear about new, exciting books that we might like to read! There's so many people who sign up ever week, it's amazing how many people have decided to take part in this!!

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  50. In my mailbox has probably been my favorite as I have come to do one every week. Its cool to see what everyone is getting each week!

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  51. My favorite would be In My Mailbox. I love finding out about all the new (and sometimes old) books out there.

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  52. I love IMM each week!
    Thanks for the giveaway, Happy Holidays!

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