Friday, January 13, 2012

It's Party Time!

Good Morning FFFs!
Today is starting out clear but cold with snow still on the ground. Yep, that's right. We finally got some snow. It was only about an inch, but it stayed all day yesterday. I am expecting it to be gone before to long since it is supposed to get into the upper 30s today.

I wanted to thank you all for you guesses! That is the most guesses I've ever had on one of these January Quizzes. :) It sure was fun to see all the different guesses. This is also the first time someone got within 10 of the correct number! Joseph guessed 5,600 and the number of books we have is 5,610! Wow! Of course, that doesn't count the books listed on PaperBack Swap, the cookbooks, the song books or the books we are going to get rid of.

And now it's Party Time! You may be wondering why on earth I'm having a party. Well, since my 3rd blogiversary is the 16th (which is not a Friday) I thought I should have a party. I do like games and parties. Don't you? See if you can get the answers correct in the five games I created just for you, my faithful Friday fiction fans. :)
If you get 23 - 30 answers correct you are an Expert and are qualified to give lectures about me and my work as well as know your way around the blog.
If you get 13 - 22 answers correct you are a Friend who is quite fond of this blog and familiar with my work though you can't recall all the details.
If you get 6 - 12 answers correct you are an Acquaintance who drops by now and then to see how I'm doing, recognizes my name when it comes up in conversations and even knows a story or two.
If you get 0 - 5 answers correct you are the New Kid on the Blog. Welcome, and I hope you'll stick around and enjoy yourself.

So, grab a paper and pen and have fun!
These games are to be played without looking at any other post on my blog.
Game One:
See if you can match the pictures with the story names.
Note: There will be three stories with no picture.


 1. In the Father's Embrace
2. Canoe Trip
3. Whom Should She Trust?
4. Fishing For a Little Peace and Quiet
5. The Emancipation of Chester Reginald Donavan; Esquire
6. The Garden Plot
7. Neglected and Forsaken
8. Mysterious Words
9. One Day Mystery



Game Two:
 Answer these multiple choice questions, if you can.

I. Which of these stories was the most difficult to write?
A. An Autumn Path
B. Ruined Shoes
C. The Storm

II. I enjoyed writing which of these stories so much that I laughed and grinned nearly the entire time I was writing it.
A. One of Those Days
B. The Garden Plot
C. The Emancipation of Chester Reginald Donavan; Esquire

III. I disliked this story when I was writing it and it took me a while before I did like it.
A. On Being Neighborly
B. The Pirates of Rocky Crag Bay
C. Whom Should She Trust?

IV. Which is the only story that I've had to almost completely rewrite?
A. Sergeant Wyatt: SWAT Team Adventure
B. The Garden Plot
C. The Lower Lights

V. This story was the result of a joking suggestion from my father.
A. The Mysterious Solution
B. On Being Neighborly
C. The Graham Quartet and the Lonely Cabin

Game Three:
Unscramble these titles to find out what short stories are going to be included in my book of stories!
1. Mowh Holusd Hes Strut
2. Ni Het Hastfer Cambree
3. Teh Mapointinace Fo Streche lareding vandano sirquee
4. Lal Shintg Orf Odog

Game Four:
Am I telling you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in these statements?
Answer Yes or No.
I. I only write 1,000 words in one sitting.
II. My book "The Unexpected Request" was written after I had read many western novels.
III. I delight in using random names in my stories.
IV. I think about what story I'm going to write in the evening for most of the day.
V. "At the Foot of the Falls" was the first short story I wrote.
VI. I wrote "Mr. Pickup's Problem" after I shopped at Wal-Mart.
VII. Most of my poetry is spur of the moment.

Game Five:
Match the short story trivia with the correct title.

A. Brother and sister go fishing at the beginning and the end.
B. An explosion is heard.
C. In which a cell phone is forgotten.
D. A train is delayed a few days.
E. Everyone insists a person is dead.
F. A short rhyme is necessary for this story to end.
G. There are seven boys and one girl in a family.
H. A snowman gets made.

1. One Day Mystery
2. Tender Reflections
3. A Promise
4. Sergeant Wyatt: SWAT Team Adventure
5. A Christmas Story
6. Ruined Shoes
7. Home for Christmas
8. The Pirates of Rocky Crag Bay

To check your answers go to here and scroll to the bottom of the page. Don't put your answers on the comments! Just leave a comment and tell me what you are. :) 


Grace Mae said...

Hi Bekah,
I am an expert. I got 26 correct.
This was fun. Thanks for the quiz.

Anna @ Feminine Adventures said...

I guess I'm only a "friend." :( But I'm very bad at remembering titles!

Wow, that's a lot of books. I added my guess before checking and was 210 off. Wow! You've really expanded this year!

P.I.C.'s by Breanna said...

Hey that was fun!! :) And I learned some things. ;) Soo, looks like I'm only an acquaintance. :D
I got almost all of your yes and no questions!! Thanks for the game!! Fun Fun! :D

Oh, and wow, that's a lot of books!! :D Great guess by Joseph! :D

I was soooo happy for the snow!!! :)

Hope you have a fantastic day!!

Gloria said...

I'm a friend, which is pretty good since we tend to do mainly the continuing stories.

J.T. had guessed 5601 on the books because 5600 was already taken. I don't know why they didn't post. I did something wrong i'm sure. Thanks for getting us more acquainted with your stories and tempting us to do more reading.

Anonymous said...

I am a friend. I got 22 right.

Christian said...

I guess I'm a friend because I only got 20 right.

Joseph said...

I'm only a friend.:( I don't think i've read some of those stories.Either that or i've read so many i can't remember all of them.

Rebekah said...

Wow, Grace! I wasn't sure anyone would be an Expert.

I'd say it wasn't bad at all, Anna, to be a Friend since there was so much posted when you weren't on here. :) Yep, that is a lot of books, but not as many as we added last year. :P

Breanna, you just need to come read some more. :) Thanks for playing.

Wow, Mrs. N., that is good for someone who hasn't read much of the short stories. Tell J. T. Great guess! :)

Thanks for playing, Noah, Christian and Joseph! I think Friends are great. :) I wondered if those of you who have been reading this blog for a long time would have trouble remembering all those titles. :)

Anonymous said...

leaves me as a friend, Good thing cause I really did not want to be known as an acquaintance:) hank

Abigail in WI said...

Wow, I'm an expert!! I got 26 right! I was so sure I was going to do bad because there was a couple I had to guess on! :) Guess I remember better than I thought!
that was fun! :) You should do something like that again sometime!

Anonymous said...


Annot Amos Koward

Rebekah said...

I'm glad to know you are a "Friend" and not an 'Aquaintance,' Hank. :) That wouldn't be so good. :D

Wow, Abigail! I'm impressed. You must really know my stories. :)

Thanks for playing, Annot. Delighted to hear you are a "friend" as well. :)