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What’s Your Favorite ‘Bell Mountain’ Book?

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I can’t help being curious about this–what’s your favorite Bell Mountain book? There are 11 of them in print so far, with Nos. 12 (His Mercy Endureth Forever) and 13 (The Wind from Heaven) on the way: eleven of them from which to choose.

And if you haven’t read any of them yet–well, Christmas is coming sooner than you think, and these books make great gifts, if I do say so myself.

But if you have read some or all of them, or even just one, which one do you like the most? I can’t even guess what you’re going to say. And don’t ask me which one is my favorite, because I’m the author and they’re all my babies.

Oh, fap! Now I’ve gone and tantalized myself. Now I really can’t wait to read your replies.

 


Byron the Birthday Bloke

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G’day, earthlings! Byron the Quokka here. And now it’s official–this blog will do birthday greetings for as many readers as would like them.

And guess who’s in charge of it? Moi! I don’t much like being called a “bloke,” but I guess Lee did it for the sake of the alliteration. So I give the old bald guy a break. (Oops!)

Now, we can’t give you a birthday greeting unless you tell us when your birthday is. Then I can write it down and be ready when the time comes. So far, four of you have sent in your birthdays, and I have written them down. The paper’s in my family’s Clue game, so it won’t get lost.

You can leave a comment on any post, and I’ll find it.

And you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that a lot of us quokkas will be toasting you on that special day.


Happy Birthday!

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Today is Patty’s birthday, and I want to thank all of you who have prayed for us. The Lord has heard those prayers, and she’s a lot better off than she was a couple months ago.

I would kind of like to make birthday announcements a regular feature of this blog; but of course I can’t do that unless readers tell me when their birthdays are. We do have a fellowship here, and I think birthday announcements would be a nice thing we could do.

You don’t have to tell me how old you are.

The more I think about this, the more I’d like to do it. What do you think?

P.S.–I’m thinking Byron the Quokka could make the announcements. He needs something to do between contests.


Only 487 Views to Go!

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and the big news is, we’re almost there! Yes, yes–almost to 100,000 views for the year: 99,513, to be exact. And the reader whose comment comes closest to being View No. 100,000 wins a bright red Extra Large official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt.

Everybody here on Rottnest Island has joined the pool to guess who’ll win the prize. We can hardly contain our excitement! Well, we all knew this blog would take off, once us quokkas got involved.

I’m guessing the big day will be tomorrow. There’s a whole bag of pretzels in it for me, if I’m right.


Less Than 1,000 to Go!

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and hey, hey, if you want to win an official Extra Large bright red Quokka T-shirt, the time is growing short!

Those are my friends Henry and Amelia in the background, trying to rein in their excitement. You should see them when the camera’s off!

Well, we’re shooting for 100,000 views on the year, and now we’ve got 99,136. So we’re almost there!

Now, there’s no way we can tell exactly who made the 100,000th view; so the winner will be whoever posts a comment closest to the 100,000th view. Like, if the counter says 100,034 views, the comment that comes closest to that will be judged the winner.

And now my Avira umbrella has suddenly closed, so I’d better get out of here!


Byron: ‘Now What?’

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G’day! Or is it? The big 50,000-comment contest is over, tomorrow I’ll announce the winner of the Bell Mountain trivia contest…and then what?

Byron the Quokka here–and then, I guess, the Quokka’s occupation’s gone. Shakespeare used to say that. He was a quokka at heart.

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The one we’ve got is bright red, not pink, but we couldn’t find a picture of a red one, and it’s Extra Large, so you can use it as a nightie or a pup tent.

The thing is, we haven’t got a contest you can win it in. Lee says I can stay here if I can think up another contest. He doesn’t want to run afoul of the law that says you can’t have a quokka as a pet–but who’s a pet? We’re mates and business partners.

So I’ve got to think of another contest, with the red Quokka T-shirt, Extra Large, as the prize. Something fun for readers, something that a lot of readers will play… Yipes, it’s not as easy as it looks. Let me sleep on it.

(Him up there, that’s me sleeping.)


Byron: the Final Bell Mountain Trivia Question

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G’day–Byron the Quokka here. And I can’t help feeling wistful because the big 50,000-Comment Contest is over and this will be the last question, No. 20, in the Bell Mountain trivia contest. After this, I don’t know what to do with myself. Suddenly playing Clue solitaire seems kind of unexciting.

Anyhow, here it is, Question No. 20:

What legendary creature led Ryons to the banquet hall of the ancient kings of Obann?

The winner will be the reader with the most right answers out of 20, and that wise and learned individual will get an autographed book. If you have all 11 published titles so far, you can hold out for No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever–which I think will be published in March or April of next year.

I do wish there were another contest coming up…


50,000 Comments–and We Have a Winner!

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Byron the Quokka here, to announce the winner of our milestone once-in-a-lifetime comment contest! The winner, the reader who posted No. 50,000, which will never happen again, is….trumpets, please!

“Evreilly”! (We know her as Evelyn.) Her comment came in late last night, just as we were packing it in for the day. You can find her comment attached to the post, “My Interview with Lee Strobel”–it’s a great comment, by the way. So Ev wins an official Quokka T-shirt, either in Large (very dark blue) or Extra Large (bright red). All we need from you, mate, is your mailing address: please email it, and tell us your choice of shirts.

Now watch all the comments dry up because the contest is over. I told Lee that wouldn’t happen on my watch, so I’ll have to find some way to keep things hopping.


Byron Presents: the Next-to-Last Bell Mountain Trivia Question

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Oh, boy! Byron the Quokka here, with the next-to-last question in our Bell Mountain trivia contest! Question No. 19! And that’s Mum and Dad whispering answers to each other so that you blighters out there can’t overhear. Or else they’re pretending to be a pair of bookends. Of course they both know the answer.

But do you? Well, here’s the question:

Who was the Temple librarian who became First Prester?

(If you don’t know what a First Prester is, you haven’t read the books and you’re just out of luck, I’m afraid.)

The winner gets an autographed book. And if you want to hold out for His Mercy Endureth Forever, I asked Lee and he says it’s okay.

 


Just 82 Comments to Go!

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Byron the Quokka here, mates, with the question of the day:

Who’s gonna win the Quokka T-shirt?

Whoever posts Comment No. 50,000 on this blog! And there’s only 82 comments left to go!

Here’s a picture of the shirt. Well, not exactly: couldn’t find a picture showing the shirt in either bright red or dark blue. But you get the general idea.

Quokka T-Shirt | Funny Australian Quokka with Baby You wouldn’t believe how many tries it took me to paste this picture.


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