Last year was the tenth anniversary of Cannonball Read, commemorating the first CBR where Prisco challenged AlabamaPink, a fellow Pajiban who was fighting leukemia, to read 100 books in a year. These days you can read pretty much anything: graphic novels, children’s books, cookbooks, self-help books, fiction, non-fiction, romance, speculative fiction, you name it. You just have to be able to write at least 250 words about it.
We’ve made improvements to the fields where you enter the information about the book(s) in your review. This year you may enter multiple books (along with their respective amazon links), and the website will automatically calculate the quantity and increment your CBR11 total. You can find more detailed information about these changes in the Cannonball Read FAQ. If you are registered for this year’s Read, go ahead and get posting! And if you haven’t registered yet, there is still time to do so.
I’m happy to announce our third and last donation to The American Cancer Society for Cannonball Read 10, in the amount of $200! That brings our total for 2018 to $1,625. This was the most we have ever donated in a single year, and it brings our total donations in AlabamaPink’s memory to $4,625! But it’s never too late to support Cannonball Read.
Many thanks to scootsa1000 for these great books and a cute little set of bookplates. It made my day! Happy holiday book exchange, everyone!
It’s that time of year – wrap-up time! Submit your three best and one worst books of the year below. Include the link to your post so people can get to your review. If you have something you must say about any of the books, add your comment. Submission time for Best/Worst of CBR11 is closed. Watch for our yearly wrap-up post on Pajiba. To see the choices we made in years past, visit our Updates page.
I’m so pleased to announce that we exceeded our fundraising goal of $1,500 in November with a final total of $1,651.65. We appreciate every donor who chipped in to support us, and want to acknowledge one particular anonymous donor who made an extremely generous $500 donation! Thanks to your donations, we have made our single biggest contribution to the American Cancer Society, in the amount of $1,300.00, which puts 2018 on track to be our largest donation year ever. And without further ado, the winner of the 2018 #GivingTuesday prize raffle is[…]
After Thanksgiving, we had Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now it’s #GivingTuesday. Today, we’re asking folks to chip in and donate to celebrate 10 years of Cannonball Read and more than 20,000 books read in honor of AlabamaPink. Our goal this year is to raise $1,500.00. As an incentive this year, all donors will be entered into a raffle! Every person who donates today or by the end of November will get one entry into the prize raffle drawing. One lucky donor will win this amazing book prize package valued at $200.
We had a banner year with the CBR10 #CannonBookClubs, and we’re planning for next year. Please fill out this survey to give us some feedback on your book club experience in 2018. Even if you weren’t able to participate, we still want to hear from you so we can make CBR11’s book clubs even better!