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.
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
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
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
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.
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. :)