Monday, May 1, 2017

Thick as Thieves Trivia Contest Now Live!

Trivia contests back by popular demand . . .

Click on this link to enter the Thick as Thieves trivia contest on the Circle C Contests and Giveaways blog. (And to share your favorite scene from the book.)

Contest runs Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 30. Have fun!


21 comments:

  1. Thanks Mrs.M!!

    -Lexi

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  2. Yay! I'm so excited!! :) This will be really fun! :D

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  3. Yay, this is so much fun!! I wiped thru the questions in a blink, but now I'm having trouble picking a favorite scene! There all so fascinating, I think this book is my favorite in the series! <3

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  4. Yippee! People don't normally pay any attention to me...which I'm just fine with, by the way (most of the time when I'm the center of attention, it's because I'm in trouble). But you're an AUTHOR, and an AMAZING one at that, and you listen to ME?! I still can't believe it! Well, I'm probably not the only one who suggested it, so that would explain it. Muchas, muchas gracias, Senora M!
    I took a look at the questions, by the way, and I got 'em ALL right except one, the one about the date of the foal's birth, just the first time I went down the list. In other words, I knew all of them right off the top of my head. I sure don't want to complain, but, at least to me, it seemed like they were maybe just a LITTLE too easy, and maybe too few of them. There, I said it. I'm sorry for sayin' it, but I couldn't help myself. So, Lo siento!
    I really think it's great of you, anyway. Thanks again!
    ~Hope M.
    P.S. By the way, can I ask you a question? I know you're tryin' to make it all fun and everythin'. And I'm all for that. But, well, I was thinkin'. If you can just sit at your computer with the book in your hand, and type in all the correct answers, then how does that benefit those who ACTUALLY KNOW them? I mean, it's one thing to look up a question or two if you can't remember, but to make it like lookin' up a word in the dictionary and writin' it down? Well, that just seems too easy to me. Though, come to think of it, it just so happens that I've always struggled with lookin' up words in the dictionary, it bein' a school thing, you know. *wink*

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    1. Whoops! Sorry for the looonnnngggg comment, I honestly didn't realize it was gettin' that long!

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    2. You're supposed to get them all right if you want a chance at the prize. LOL If you get one wrong, you don't qualify for the drawing (or if everybody misses one, then those with the least number of wrong answers qualify). Do you think that every entry that comes to me is 100%? Uh, think again.

      Maybe to YOU they are easy. They should be if you read the book. I created the questions as I did for the Adventures Trivia Questions. Go to this link, scroll down, and you can see the questions for most of the CCA books.

      https://circleccontests.blogspot.com/p/past-contests.html

      It's like playing Bible Trivia. I either KNOW the answers or I don't. But it's nice to have the Bible handy so I can look it up if I don't.

      Actually, not even I remembered the answers to some of the Thick as Thieves questions and had to double check.

      And, LOL, regarding your P.S. This sounds easy to you and me, but to have to sit down and FIND all those answers . . . wow! Go for it! It probably means the reader didn't read the story very carefully in the first place, and having to look up all the answers will keep them busy for an hour . . . and will get more joy out of reading the book AGAIN. :-)

      Bottom line. What YOU find easy may be a real challenge to others. My purpose is to make it fun and easy and not scare away those who don't have a mind for trivia like you and I do. :-)

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    3. Thanks for the clarification (ouch, that word is a little too long for my likin'). I didn't mean for it to sound like I'm complaining! Sorry if it did! I can kinda understand somebody not takin' that quite right, but I really didn't mean it that way! I'm hardly the knowledgeable (whoah, another of those words I like to avoid) type, but I have read the books A TON OF TIMES, and I love them so much, and they're such a part of me that I know them pretty well. So, keepin' that in mind, I really should be more sympathetic to NORMAL PEOPLE, meanin' people who read books they like about once or twice...whereas I have read Thick As Thieves somewhere around 30 times. Seriously. Of course, I've always had a tendency to be this way...I remember back when I was little (not that that is that long ago, don't get me wrong :), I wasn't even that good at reading, yet, but I read Curious George and the Pizza so many times that I had it memorized, and I would recite it to people all the time. LOL.
      ~Hope M.

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    4. I'm the same way Hope! I read the entire book, then go back and reread my favorite parts, and then again, and again. Then I'll go and read the whole book again. I'll also do marathons and read ALL of the Andrea Carter books, over and over, and over. <3

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    5. I'm that way too Hope, if I like a book I read it over and over. Like the Little House books I've read them all like at least 7 or 8 times. But I try to only read them about once a year cause I other wise don't enjoy them so much, lol. I also reread favorite parts of books. So Hope you are not the only one who does that:)
      <3 MA

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    6. Me too! And the same way with movies I like. I'm very good at Star Wars (episodes 4-6) or original Star Trek trivia. I can tell you the name of the Star Trek episode in the first 30 seconds of the opening scene. And I can almost say their lines with the characters. *ouch* But that's maybe because Star Trek premiered when I was a teen, and it was my absolutely favorite show forever after that. LOL

      So I hear you! But I'm good with Bible Triva too! I answered a "hard" Bible Bowl Question at a convention booth once (I SO needed candy to get me through the afternoon). I said, "Give me a hard one." So he asked, "What was the name of Abraham's wife after Sarah?" Keturah (or close). "What is Jerul-baal's other name?" Gideon.

      Now THAT'S trivia!

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  5. Whoah! You ARE GOOD, Mrs. M! I'm not nearly that good. Star Wars, huh? I haven't seen that since I was REALLY LITTLE, so you can probably guess what I'm goin' to say next. I was scared to death. I hid inside of my blanket when I was actually THERE watchin' it...the rest of the time I was so scared that I actually got up and left. I remember huddling up in my blanket UPSTAIRS (everybody else except my little brother Caleb(I can't remember where he was...probably not there either) was watchin' DOWNSTAIRS :) I can almost laugh at that now...almost. Not quite. I can still remember so clearly (partly because that really wasn't THAT long ago :) exactly how terrified I was. My siblings would always try to convince me to come downstairs and watch it...I wouldn't budge. So really...I didn't even SEE a lot of Star Wars. I'm sure I would like it better now. :D
    The kind of show I like watchin'? Roy Rogers. Yup. I'm crazy about Roy Rogers' shows...I could watch them ALL DAY. Really. But, unfortunately....I never get the chance (imagine that!).
    ~Hope M.

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  6. Well, it looks like, judging from everybody's response, I'd say I'm not alone in my craziness. I'll have to tell my irritatin' older siblings that next time they needle me about refusin' to read Elsie Dinsmore or Jane Austen books because I'm readin' Andi Carter books...again. Honestly. I can't understand how anybody could tolerate THOSE BOOKS long enough to get through them...much less LIKE THEM! But hey! I have pretty low toleration levels. In other words...Patience is not one of my strong-points. The only thing I ever show much patience for is fishin'.
    ~Hope M.

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    1. Hmm..I've read both Elsie Dinsmore and Jane Austen books and enjoy them quite well,they get a little..."dry" at times, and that does cut my patience low. But I tend to read many books at once, so if I'm reading a kind of "dry" part, I just switch to an exciting Andi Carter book and reload on my patience till I'm ready to read through the other book's part again. I'm a little weird, but hey, it works for me! :-P

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    2. I do that too, Sadie. The Jane Austen books do get "dry" sometimes. I don't think the Elsie Dinsmore books do but that's my personal opinion. I read more then one book at a time a lot , Lol. I'm totally the family 'bookworm', the rest of my family reads a lot to but I usually read the most.
      <3 MA

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    3. Elsie Dinsmore books are OK. I can't say much else for 'em, but I understand completely how somebody else would have a different opinion....in fact....to be totally honest, I used to read those books all the time, and I liked them. Whew. Now the secret's out. *Don't tell anybody!* I just feel differently now. But the best Elsie Dinsmore books to me are from 3-6. Past 6 it goes drastically downhill in my opinion.
      And hey, guys! I'm not the book-worm type myself at all. I'm definitely more of an outdoorsy person. It's just that I enjoy certain books...like the Andi Carter books. *wink*
      ~Hope M.

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    4. Nice to know I'm not alone in reading a couple of books at once, MA! I love both Jane Austen and Elsie Dinsmore books, and the Elsie Dinsmore books are definitely easier to read for me. So I kind of agree. After about an hour of reading, my patience begins to wear out though, so if the plot isn't going fast enough, it begin's to get harder to read. :-P Nothing wrong with the book. :-) So like I said, I just need to take a break till I'm ready to focus and read the part again.

      Haha, I won't tell anyone, Hope. :-P I'm a book worm AND an outdoorsy person, half-n-half, I guess.

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    5. Hope I'm kinda half-n-half to:). My favorite Elsie Dinsmore books are the ones when Elsie has kids and the ones with Violet's step kids. So I mostly like the ones after 6. And the Elsie Dinsmore books used to be my favorite books, but not anymore, now I don't really have favorite books anymore, I like a lot of books now, lol:)
      <3 MA

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    6. Those are my favorite Elsie Dinsmore and Violet Travilla books too! I'm actually in the middle of reading book 7 of Elsie Dinsmore. I can't even name all the books I like, I have hundreds, maybe thousands... :-P

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  7. Thanks for doing this trivia contest, Mrs. M! I enjoyed answering the questions and re-reading my favorite parts in the book.

    -Sadie S.

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  8. Is going to be a series of trivas for all the milestone books? I think that would be fun. :)

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