10 Truths & 2 Lies – TAKE TWO!

Last time I was traveling, I did a fun filler post called 10 Truths & 2 Lies. Well, I’m traveling again! (Actually I just claim I’m traveling because this type of post was so much fun last time that I just really want to do it again.) This week I’m attending the Realm Makers Conference, which is basically the most epic conference for spec-fic writers out there.

Okay for the newbies to this game, here’s how it works. I list out 12 little odd facts about moi below and it’s your job to guess which two are the lies. (Hence the really snazzy and original name to the game.😛 ) (Tweet this!)

10 Truths 2 Lies Take Two Nadine Brandes

You may guess ONLY ONCE in the comments. And when I return from conference, I’ll reveal the answers in the comments. Winners get an envelope of swag from the Out of Time Series! Woot woot! (Tweet this!) Oh, and speaking of AWESOME BOOK SWAG. Did you know that you can get some just for pre-ordering A Time to Rise? (Shameless plug.) The swag you get for pre-ordering is new and shiny and unseen by mortal eyes. 😛 It is different than the swag you will win from the 10 Truths 2 Lies game I’m forcing you to play. 😛

Okay, who’s ready to guess? You must guess both the lies correctly to win. Guessing just one gives you a non-refundable gold star. 😉

  1. I’m an early bird
  2. I get inspired by rap music.
  3. I don’t like bananas
  4. I used to be a professional drummer.
  5. I’m a slow reader
  6. I’ve never finished an ebook
  7. I don’t own a laptop.
  8. I’ve driven a motorcycle.
  9. I have no pets
  10. According to Pottermore, I was sorted into Ravenclaw
  11. I prefer hardcover over paperback
  12. I once burned a book.

Now perhaps you think these are random. Well, they are. But you may not realize that I give clues in my newsletter every month. Every month I share a random fact about Nadine. And those random facts often show up in this game. So, little sleuths, go scour past newsletters (or just sign up if you haven’t already.)

Your turn!


Tell me ONE truth and ONE lie in the comments. (After you guess mine, of course!) Because I want to see if I’m a good guesser. 😛 I’ll respond when I return from conference!




About Nadine Brandes

Nadine Brandes is an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. She never received her Hogwarts letter, but rest assured she’s no Muggle (and would have been in Ravenclaw House, thank you very much.) This Harry Potter super-nerd has been known to eat an entire package of Oreos (family size) by herself, and watches Fiddler on the Roof at least once a year. She writes about brave living, finding purpose, and other worlds soaked in imagination. Her dystopian trilogy (The Out of Time Series) challenged her to pursue shalom, which is now her favorite word (followed closely by bumbershoot.) When Nadine’s not taste-testing a new chai or editing fantasy novels, she and her knight-in-shining armor (nickname: “hubby”) are out pursuing adventures.
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  1. I guess 2 and 7!
    Hmm, I was sorted into Slytherin and I love the band Red.

  2. My guess is 1 and 6 are lies.
    I make my own kombucha and was homeschooled K-12.

    • First off…YOU WON! Shoot me an email with your address and I will giveth thee some swag. Or you can just wait until “that thing” and I shall bring it to you. 😛

      I’m going to guess that the homeschooling is a lie. Because just the fact that you know the word kombucha means you probably make it. 😛

  3. Hannah Nelson

    2 and 11

    • Thanks for guessing! But 2 & 11 are both truths. I do get inspired by Christian rap music (and will write a blog post on it in the future to explain my weirdness) and I LOVE HARDCOVERS. *drool*

  4. pretty sure I’m going to get this totally wrong, I’m bad at guessing games. XD

    my guess is 3 and 6.

  5. Eesh! Little obsessed groupie that I am–this should be easier! 😉 I vote 2 and 3. *bites nails*

    My turn: I have a heart murmur and I can ride a motorcycle. 🙂

  6. Hmm… I also think 2 and 7.

    Me: My middle name is Brooke. I am addicted to PowerPoint.

    • Hm…I could see you being addicted to PowerPoint. 😛 So I’m going to say that Brooke is NOT your middle name.

      And your guesses were both one number away! 😛 The correct answers were 1 & 6.

  7. Going out on a limb here and going with 1 and 3.

    My turn: I can write left handed and speak a little Russian.

    • I’m going to guess that the left-handedness is a lie. Only because I really WANT you to be able to speak a little Russian so that we can speak a little Russian to each other. 😉

      And your guesses were half right! The correct answers are 1 & 6

  8. 2 and 7

  9. Uhh. This is hard. 😛 I was so wrong last time… I’m going to guess 4 and 6?

    Awh. Only two facts? Okay…

    1. I once hit my head so hard I lost a few minutes of memory.
    2. I once ate a snail. And I liked it.

    • You were almost there! 6 is correct, but 4 is not. I actually WAS a professional drummer. Crazy, right?

      My guess is that you didn’t like eating a snail. But that’s because I am thinking of raw snail. So maybe you DID eat escargot and liked it? Agh! I’m so bad at this!

      • Argh. xP Well, I got one right this time! That is crazy. ^-^ Who were you a drummer for?

        Yeah, I might have been trying to trick you with the escargot thing… xP I’ve actually never had escargot, and never want to. 😛 So that’s the lie. I really did one hit my head hard enough that I lost a few minutes of memory… It’s just a blank between two memories.

  10. Being your mom, I should know these, yes? 😛 So my guesses are #1 & #2

    I’m an early bird…….False
    I get inspired by rap music…..False
    I don’t like bananas……Truth
    I used to be a professional drummer…..Truth
    I’m a slow reader……..Truth
    I’ve never finished an ebook…..Truth
    I don’t own a laptop……..Truth
    I’ve driven a motorcycle…..Truth
    I have no pets……..Truth
    According to Pottermore, I was sorted into Ravenclaw…..Truth
    I prefer hardcover over paperback……Truth
    I once burned a book…….Truth

    Okay, my turn! (1 truth and 1 lie; )

    1. I love skydiving
    2. I once ate giraffe

    P.S. Love your hair in the photo!!

    • You were close, Mommy!! But my well-kept secret is that I listen to rap music. LOL. Christian rap. And the lyrics inspire me a LOT. 😛 Surprise!

      And I know you’ve eaten giraffe before because you’re adventuresome like that. So #1 is a lie! 😛

  11. I’m going to guess that 4 and 12 are lies. I just can’t see you burning a book. Wanting to burn a book, yes. But not actually burning it. 😉

    For me, the two facts are

    1. I have ridden a zebra.
    2. I have ridden a camel.

    Can you guess which one is false? 😛

    • Thank you for guessing! But I was a professional drummer for several years (crazy!) and I actually have burned a book. No, I’m not saying which one. Yes, the book deserved it. 😉

      My guess is that your lie is #1. Though I really want to see a photo of you riding a zebra. 😉

  12. After my complete failure on the last round of this little game, I’m hoping to get at least one right this time! 🙂

    I’m guessing that #1 and #2 are the lies. And I promise that those were based off of my own judgment… I didn’t copy your mom. 🙂

    As for my one lie and one truth:

    1. I had my wisdom teeth out at age 14.
    2. I have never been to Disneyland or Disney World.

    • So close, Kiah! #1 is correct, but #2 was a lie — I get inspired by Christian rap.

      I’m going to guess that #1 is a lie. I think you were probably older…? And I really hope you’ve been to Disneyland. 😛

      • Ah, well, at least I accomplished my goal of getting one right! Maybe next year I’ll guess them both correctly… third time’s the charm, right? 🙂

        You must be better at this game than me because you guessed correctly! I am actually 21, and I still haven’t had my wisdom teeth out. And I only have 2 of them. 🙂 Number 2 was truth; I honestly have never been to Disneyland.

  13. Alice Farrelly

    I’m going to say 1 and 4.
    I have four sisters and I am 16

    • You were so close! 1 is correct, but 4 was actually true — I used to be a professional drummer! Weird, right?

      Okay, I know you have a lot of siblings so….I’m going to guess that you’re NOT 16? *bites nails*

  14. Well I guess 1 is a lie because how can someone who likes wearing pjs as much as you do be an early bird, and anyway you wake up for the day just as I am getting ready to go to bed so you and all Americans are late risers 😀 But as for the second lie I don’t know, ahh, take a random guess… 6 or 2…. I guess I have to choose one of them… I can believe you burned a book… we once found one so terrible we tore it to pieces and threw it out. I will go 6 because it can’t be that hard to finish an e book… mind you you don’t have a laptop so maybe you just don’t like that technical stuff. I don’t know…. 1 and 6… there you have it my guess. But I am probably completely wrong.

    I got one of the jobs I currently have through an email where I was asked if I wanted the job.

    I have photographed four weddings.

    • You totally rocked this! Love your thought process, and you won! Your swag will be on its way next week! 🙂

      Okay, I think your lie is:
      I have photographed four weddings. Personally, I think you’ve photographed MORE than 4 weddings, because your photography skills are so divine!

  15. Ummm…. I think that I’m gonna be totally wrong, but, 1&2.

    Most people don’t seem to be morning people other then me (boo!!), and I don’t see you as a rap person (but if you do, that’s great! So is my sister!).

    I was sorted into Slytherin on Pottermore
    I took a babysitting class when I was twelve.

    • I WISH I was a morning person! *sigh* I just have trouble getting up before my body’s ready. The real problem is…I need to figure out how to go to bed early. 😛

      As for rap — I wouldn’t say I’m a “rap person”, but I would say that rap lyrics (Christian) have inspired me more than any other music.

      Hm…I’ll say that Slytherin is a lie? (Not that Slytherin’s bad…)

      • Haha, no, I’m a Slytherin. I took the class when I was 11 (and I was top of my class at toddler/baby CPR, I’ll have you know! Even if I did fail regular CPR….)

  16. My guesses are:
    1. I’m an early bird……. You also don’t seem like a morning person, lie.
    2. I get inspired by rap music……. This does not seem like you, lie.
    3. I don’t like bananas……. I think you’ve mentioned not liking them because they’re slimy or something? I don’t know, it seems possible, truth.
    4. I used to be a professional drummer……… I’m thinking it’s true, considering your mom said so.
    5. I’m a slow reader……. you mention this A LOT, truth.
    6. I’ve never finished an ebook……. seems legit, truth.
    7. I don’t own a laptop……. In the July newsletter, you said you DO NOT, truth.
    8. I’ve driven a motorcycle……. mentioned it in the last 10T2L, truth.
    9. I have no pets…….. Sure? truth
    10. According to Pottermore, I was sorted into Ravenclaw……. Yup, in your profile, truth.
    11. I prefer hardcover over paperback……. Obviously Truth
    12. I once burned a book……. Knowing you, I don’t doubt it, truth.

    My turn:
    1. I have ridden and fallen off of a horse.
    2. I enjoy long car rides.

    (Have fun guessing!!)

    • You got one of the two correct! 🙂 I actually DO get inspired by rap music, though I don’t listen to it all the time. I prefer other music for every-day listening, but when I want to be majorly inspired I hit up the Christian rap.

      Your lies:
      2. I’m going to guess you don’t enjoy long car rides?? Not many people do.

      • Ah, well, I tried 🙂 I sometimes like Christian rap, too. Lecrae is pretty cool

        And yes, you are right! I hate car trips because I have motion-sickness 🙁

  17. Hann, Jonathan, and I discussed this quite thoroughly. So I think I’m going with #1 and #2 for all the same reasons.


    1. I love white chocolate (excessively!)
    2. I’ve almost drowned twice

    Think of all the publicity you would get if you turned this into a tag! You’d just have to stick your blog name on the necessary image and VOILA, instant exposure 😀 Seriously, this is so fun and unique.

    • Well you got #1 correct! But I actually DO like rap music. 😛 I’ll explain in a blog post soon.

      My guess:
      I don’t think you like white chocolate. And I’m saying this because….I don’t love it. 😛 It’s okay but…I rarely meet people who love love LOVE it.

      And I’m totally going to make this into a hashtag. O.o Why didn’t I do this sooner?!?!?

  18. For some reason I find this excruciatingly hard!

    But I have to guess, so I’ll just go for it! Let’s try #2 and #12 😀

    Ok I’ll make mine pretty impossible for you 😉

    I’m single or I’m 37?

  19. EEK I LOVE THIS GAME but this one I may or may not have recruited the help of a few other people. *cough*hannandabimainly*cough* So I’m going to go with one and two also! 🙂 *crosses fingers*

    Ok mine are:
    1. I’ve finished two novels.
    2. I dislike texting.

  20. I’m guessing 1 and 6 are lies….

    As for me: I used to be a Park Ranger. Classic films are my favorite.

    • You were RIGHT!!! Your swag is on its way!

      My guess:
      Classic films….lie? (Though I hope I’m wrong because classics are WONDERFUL! When you watch the right ones…)

      • Woohoo!! So excited!!

        And yes, you’re wrong 😉 While I do know people who are Park Rangers I’ve never been one myself and I couldn’t live without my classics!! Well okay, I could technically live but what kind of existence would that be? Hahaha! Bachelor Mother is my favorite classic movie 🙂

  21. i am also going with one and two, but I really don’t know!!!

  22. Emily Joy Drown

    Eek, this is so hard, but so fun at the same time!

    It’s a toss-up between #4 and #7, and #1 and #2. *thinks really hard* I’m going to have to go with the former.

    Okay, mine are:
    – I have moved across the country around seven times or so.
    – I have only participated in any NaNo activity twice.

  23. Oh goodness…after thinking hard, and spying on speculating conversations…I’m gonna go with 1 and 2. I dunno, though…

    Here’s mine:

    1. I’ve broken my phone a ridiculous amount of times.
    2. I’ve lived in multiple houses, but never outside the same town.

  24. Nathan Mileski

    My guess is 1 and 8.
    I’ve driven a four-wheeler through a horse pasture.
    I’ve had a job painting people’s houses.

  25. My guess is 1 and 4.
    -I have extra wisdom teeth
    -I’ve never eaten cereal

  26. Okay, after searching through everything I could find, I’m going to say 1 and 2. (My sister constantly accuses me of stalking authors, but all it is is the info already out out there) 🙂

    Mine are: I speak Russian fluently, and I love Russia.

  27. I totally forgot about this!!! Am I too late? Um… #2 and #6 as lies??? I have NO idea :/

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