Friday, 15 January 2010

PSnarkiversary: Kristi from The Story Siren

All hail, the Queen has arrived. Kristi (left with Lisa McMann), the lovely chickie dee from The Story Siren, kindly wrote a guest post in honour of PSnark's first birthday.

Kristi is a tireless contributor and supporter of the YA blogosphere and I am honoured to have her contribute to my celebration. Without her organisation, many of us would have no idea what was going on!

First off, I just want to thank Adele for inviting me to be a part of her celebration. I was aghast that she asked me! Absolutely thrilled.... but really surprised!

If you’ve tuned in at all recently to Persnickety Snark, you’ve probably noticed that everyone mentions how sweet Adele is and how they can’t believe her blog is only a year old, because it’s fantastic. And I have to admit, I wholeheartedly agree! Adele is addicting. She has one of those personalities that you’d want in your best friend! I can’t remember the first time I met Adele.... but I’ve felt like I’ve known her forever. It’s strange how you can make a connection like that with people that you’ve never even talked to in person. But that’s just Adele.

Here’s an example of how sweet Adele is: for my birthday last spring, she sent me an email that contained a recording of her singing “Happy Birthday.” How sweet is that?! (I still have that email, btw!) And that addicting quality is present in blog.

Adele’s voice is one of a kind. Persnickety Snark is one of the few blogs I frequent regularly and it’s because Adele’s post are always impeccably written and informative. If there is a blogger that I strive to be like, it’s Adele. Her passion for YA literature and especially Australian Young Adult literature is remarkable. I’ve discovered so many fantastic authors because of her recommendations, including Australian author Melina Marchetta! Who I was able to meet this summer at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Thank you so much Adele, for all you do for the blogging world, and for all you to for Australian YA literature. You are an inspiration! I only with you the best of luck in the new chapter of your life!


Robby said...

I love Kristi. Her blog is great and she is so sweet. :]

Daisy Whitney said...

Story Siren and Persnickety are two of the best!

April (BooksandWine) said...

Can't go wrong with an endorsement from Kristi :-)