Guest Interview with The Story Siren!!

August 27, 2011 Uncategorized 0

The Story Siren
It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Kristi from the Story Siren!  Almost every book blogger knows who Kristi is and if you are a new blogger, this is one blogger that you will hear about a lot! Not only is she one of the great book bloggers in the blog-o-sphere, but she is also one of the nicest out there.  Instead of the regular interviews of normal questions, I decided to delve a little deeper into fun things with Kristi instead.  So lets get started with the fun!

    1. Everyone in the book blogging world knows who you are!
How does it feel to be one of the most popular book bloggers around?

I don’t know…? That’s sort of a hard question to answer because I don’t feel like it’s that way. Granted, when I go to a signing and someone says.. “hey you’re Kristi from The Story Siren.” it’s unbelievably awesome… but I guess I’ve never been easily impressed by myself.

    2. How is Kaylea doing?

She’s doing good! She just had her last in patient treatment at the end of July… just has the out patient ones now. She’s been a real trooper through the whole process. She’s just trying to be a “normal” girl.

    3. Is there currently a place where we can read reviews of yours that are not in the young adult genre?

Not currently, well I have a few on goodreads, but I’ll be blogging about romance books with some other book bloggers at Books ‘n’ Bodices… hopefully it will be up soon!

    4. Besides reading, what are some other hobbies that you enjoy?

I like to cook and bake, although I’m not all that great at either. I love going to the movies! I’m not a big shopper unless it’s for books. 🙂

I love to travel and wish I had the time and money to do more of that.

    5. How do you feel about ebooks and the impact they are having in the literary world?

I think they’re great! Do I still prefer a hard copy…. yes, but our society is all about the “right now” and if they means that more people are reading, I’m for it. I don’t think we’ll ever see a complete extinction of a physical book, well at least in my lifetime, but I think it’s cool that people are excited to read again!

    6. Time for a test! Take a quick glance at your bookshelves.
Now without cheating, how many books do you think you own? 
Wild guess.

700? Although, I’m sure it’s more than that.

    7. How is the Debut Author Challenge coming along for this coming year?

Fabulously! I’ve been slacking a little on my end… I’m so horrible at designating help. I’m one of those “no one will do it as good as I can do it.” people and then I just get over my head and suck it up. It should be better next year, I’ve got several people helping already, so I’m hoping!

I just love promoting books and especially debuts…. some of my favorite authors are ones that I’ve discovered through their debut novels. I want everyone to have that!

    8. You can only choose three books to carry during an emergency evacuation to pass the time with at the shelter! What three books do you value the most in your collection to take with you?

Seriously… you are asking me this! Ugh… probably my signed copy of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. An old worn out copy of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty that my grandma used to read to me, and my kindle with all the books from my bookshelf on there! That wasn’t cheating was it? Well at least the first two were legit… the third is a toss up.

    9. If you were to cast your husband and yourself in a book you have read, 
which book and characters would you like to be?

Hmm… I don’t necessarily think there are characters that I’d say I would like us to be. There are no boys in YA that hold a candle to my honey. There are too many story lines where they hate each other initially… and we weren’t like that, or where the guy is generally a jack-ass and J definitely is not like that. We were never best friends who grew into something more… we are our own original story. (How corny is that!)

    10. Last question and you knew it was coming. Where the heck is that secret contact list of yours so the rest of us can get the goodies and ARCs too? I promise not to tell anyone!

You know I get asked about this secret list all the time, and it’s doesn’t exists people! It’s a conspiracy! I don’t know where you crazy book bloggers come up with this stuff!

Thank you so much Kristi for joining me on my blog today!  Personally, I am so jealous of those bookshelves you have now!  It is stunning!  Stop by anytime!

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