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Monday, July 15, 2013

Darynda Jones Guest Post + a Giveaway


Happy Monday, everyone! That's not usually a good thing in my book but today I have a second post for the Fifth Grave Past the Light tour, which surely makes this Monday infinitely better! This time it's a guest post from Darynda Jones herself. I've also got another chance for you to enter the tour giveaway (one signed copy of Fifth Grave Past the Light) at the end here.

So a big, big welcome to Darynda Jones!

Charley’s ADD Self-Diagnosing Quiz 

So, yeah, I suffer from ADD, aka attention deficit disorder. Most people know that about me. It figures that I’d suffer from a condition in which caffeine is a remedy. Still, I don’t think my ADD bothers me nearly as much as it does others. I have a short attention span. So do lots of people. Shiny objects are statistically distracting for 78% of the population, not just sufferers of ADD. And every person on the planet, at some point in his or her life, has left the remote control in the refrigerator. 

But what about you? Do you suffer from ADD? Not sure? Want to find out? We can help! Because missing just one trip to Starbucks can prove fatal. 

Take this simple quiz to determine whether or not you suffer from this terrible affliction. And if you do, rejoice! No one can ever complain about your multiple trips to the coffee pot at work again. It’s a win-win! 

Answer the following Yes/No questions. 

1. Do you often misplace your set of car keys? 
2. Do you often misplace your spare set of car keys? 
3. Do you often misplace your children? 
4. Do you have trouble following a conversation because the fluorescents overheard are flickering? 
5. Do you lose items when you haven’t moved from your seat? 
6. Do you read more than one book at a time and never finish any of them? 
7. Do you –SQUIRREL! 
8. Do you forget what you were talking about before you sneezed? 
9. Have you ever put the cereal in the refrigerator and the milk in the cabinet? 
10. Do you stare at your wrists for several seconds before realizing you forgot your watch? 
11. Do you ever miss you turn while driving? Seven times in a row? 
12. Have you ever spent an hour looking for your glasses only to find them on top of your head? 
13. Do you ever make piles to sort your piles? 
14. Have you had seven different jobs in seven different fields in under two months? 
15. Do you have 3,000+ bookmarks in your browser? 
16. Did your class vote you “Least Likely to Survive?” 
17. Do you ever get billed for missed appointments? 
18. Have you been going to college for 9 years and have yet to get an associates? 
19. Have you ever shown up for school on a Saturday? 
20. Have you ever dialed a number then, as it was ringing, forgot who you were calling? 

For every ‘yes’ answer, give yourself one point then see the results below and follow up with your doctor if necessary. 

SCORE: 
ANALYSIS: 

1-5 
Some of these things are natural on occasion. You should be fine. But just to be safe, you might want to up your caffeine intake by one cup a day or switch to dark roast. 

6-10 
You should probably see your physician and explain what you are going through. And just to make ME feel better about YOU, drink more coffee. 

11-15 
See your doctor ASAP. And to avoid a trip to the funny farm, you definitely want to increase your caffeine consumption by about a gallon a day. Don’t worry about those jitters. Lost of people shake. And can thread the needle of a sewing machine while it’s running. 

16-20 
REJOICE! I see much coffee in your future, ‘cause you are out there, baby. Best get thee arse to a doctor who can diagnose ADD/ADHD and invest in a commercial coffee maker. And/or a coffee plantation. Better yet, learn to grind coffee beans in your mouth. And don’t be afraid to lick the coffee pot clean in public. All the cool kids are doing it. 


I hope this helps with your diagnosis. I aim to please. And annoy. Mostly annoy. 

All that being said, trusting an online quiz to diagnose such a serious condition is just silly and you should probably see a doctor either way. Preferably a licensed psychiatrist. 

Cheers!

Haha! Gotta love it!

For more on Darynda, Charley, and the Darklight series, be sure to check out Darynda's website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

And now for the giveaway - just fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter to win. Remember, the more stops you visit the more chances you have to enter (click the banner up top for the whole tour schedule). Good luck!


47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny!

Diane said...

Always the first book of a series; you get to meet the characters, see how they will interact at some point and from there it can only get better!

Marie Brown said...

I love them all but so far my favorite is Fifth Grave because well of the ending mainly. I won't say what the ending entails for those that haven't read it yet but it is AWESOME!!

mariska said...

The first because I meet all the characters and really started loving them and the books. :)

Mariska

BrenRiley said...

Just finished Fifth Grave. When's the next book? I got a 3 on the ADD quiz. looks like I'm OK, but I still want more coffee!

JB DarkScythe said...

I Love this series! Darynda Jones is the best! Seriously wanting more Charley, Reyes, Cookie, Ubie, Swopes, etc... :)

candrbeyer said...

Ahh 5th grave because of the ending. I can't wait to see how Charlie deals with that one!!!!!

laura said...

To combat the key issue, I hang them up in the same place beside the back door everytime.

Always. Try ADD with OCD. It's more than double the fun.

Loved 5th grave. I need to go post a review, but when I log on the internet... I gets distracted.

lagina reese said...

lol Thanks for the ADD quiz it was awesome and I got a 14 and my fav book is......Squirrel!!!!!

I would have to say the first book because thats when my new world comes to life.

Amber Hughes said...

Just to be safe as Darynda suggested, I'm going to up my coffee intake by one cup a day. Lol! I'm all good with that!

Marybeth Costello said...

Thanks for the quiz, I got an 11...so I see more coffee in my future...lol. I love all the books, but I think my fav is this last one....it was totally awesome!!!

Jary said...

I think the first book when we start getting introduced to all the characters are always my favorite books.

Sizzle C said...

Scored a 12...which mean I officially need help... ;) I loved 5th Grave and know it is my favorite one yet! I love Darynda and everything she has written-Squirrel! LOL Great post!

Crissy said...

As much as I loved them all.... I have to say fifth grave was my favorite so far. Oh and I scored a 12 which is pretty crazy for... a Squirrel!

Anonymous said...

I got a 16.. I guess that means.. wait.. 16 what?

Darynda said...

This was so fun!!! Thanks for having me today and for all the wonderful comments. Good luck, everyone!

One Lazy Mom said...

I just need more coffee, I guess! I got a 7. I don't really have a favorite in the series, but i guess it might be the third. I'm not sure why, just because the characters are established, etc.

Perfectly flawed said...

I scored a 12! lol I'm not suprised

Tamran said...

I got 10 hahaha I for real have put the cereal in the fridge and the milk in the cabinet and recently lol

CatPA said...

This last one.

Mel G said...

Can't really pick a favorite, they're all awesome!

Anonymous said...

Love all the books

LauraB78 said...

Ooh shiny! Wait, what? ;-)

nooknutt said...

I love the quizes. SHINY SQUIRRELS!
I love all of the books in the series, but the 2nd book was probably my favorite because it proved that the 1st book wasn't just a fluke (an absolutely hysterical fluke)!!!

Jacki

Traci Horton said...

LOL!!! Love the...SQUIRREL!

Great quiz and 5th Grave was wonderful! My favorite in the series so far :)

Tina Hargis said...

I must see my doctor! I got a 12. Love this series :)

Chris said...

My favorite is probably the first book because it sets up the world and Charley. I wouldn't have continued reading the rest of the series if I didn't like HER. Reyes, of course, is a bonus! Plus Charley & Cookie's relationship gets a huge thumbs up from me. It's super rare to see a 'sidekick' character give as good as she gets, isn't thrown away when the MC gets romantical with the hot piece, and she LIVES. A woman sidekick that LIVES and isn't used as a catalyst.

Sapphyria said...

I took the quiz and got a 9. I certainly agree that I need more coffee!!!

:)
Saph

Dana Alma said...

Holler, funny ass quiz! Bible! Hanging out with lovers of the series is always such great fun. I hope everyone gives this series a chance.
Hugs

elizabeth said...

I loved 5th Grave, is my favorite!

REL said...

It's too hard to pick a favorite because they're all my favorites. But I will say I love the first one because I've always wanted those sandals on the cover :-)

pwolf11 said...

I really love this series. I was listening to Fifth Grave in my father's living room and laughing out loud. My dad was watching Scarface...

Vicki Wilson said...

That was freaking hysterical. Okay, more coffee for me. I was counting my yes's but lost track. ;) haha

claire s said...

took the test got a ten....had to open notepad to write down Y's and N's..that says enough...!!

My fave book - i loved the Fourth, mainly cos of the bikers and the bank robbery - am waiting for them to make a come back!!
Having said that, i love the whole freakin series!!
Claire
xx
http://pennyforthem1.blogspot.co.uk

Janet Harkness said...

AHAHAHA I got a 14, although I'm kind of surprised it was that low... And the bit about "make piles to sort your piles..." SO ME!!! :) LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!! :)

Lheanne Spicer said...

Love this series, 5th Grave is my favorite!!!!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

I adore this series

Denise Z said...

So far I have read books one, two, and three and really enjoyed them all. Second Grave was audio and I enjoyed it, but I think First Grave was really great because it is where the journey began.

Vi said...

Great ADD quiz, I got a... SQUIRREL! I still haven't read fifth grave and is really hard pick a favorite but till the moment third grave is the winner.

Donna Barton said...

The 4th book!!! Because Charley & Reyes finally had some alone time together!!!!!

Timitra said...

I love them all, well the four I've read so far but I'm gonna go with the first book because it introduced me to all these wonderful characters!

Sabrina Johnson said...

I love everything Darynda writes! I can't pick just one!
Thanks for the blog post.

tinah924 said...

I got a 7 lol

Angie White said...

I believe the first book of Darynda's in my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I believe the first book of Darynda's in my favorite.

Redheaded Bookworm said...

I got 9! Guess I need to see a dr. LOL

donnas said...

The first is still my favorite.