We’ll be having TWO more #CannonBookClub discussions this year, both two day periods, Friday through Saturday: June 8-9 and November 2-3. Make sure to consider price and library availability before you cast your vote. Vote in both of the polls on this page by March 31, 2018.
Welcome to CAnnonball ReAd! I realize it might be too early to tell, but I always ask: can you tell if it’s changing the way you read? Thanks! It’s long overdue for me to join up, but I’m having a great time so far. I’m definitely paying closer attention as I read. I worried that it would slow me down (I’ve never been a super-fast reader), but I really haven’t slowed at all. I’ve started taking a few notes as I’m reading to remember quotes that I particularly like or to record reactions that I might want to include in […]
I looked back and I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since I wrote a review of Still Life, the first book in Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series. I’ve been so happy to see a lot of you are enjoying them too. The Company series by Kage Baker is my next recommendation, but I’m not going to promise you’ll like them. I will say that I love them, and I hope you do too. Of course you must pick up the first book, In the Garden of Iden. The protagonist, Mendoza, time-travels to Elizabethan England to collect samples from the garden […]
Here we go, time to discuss A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle! For many of you, this was a reread of a childhood book. For others, it was your first time delving into L’Engle’s worlds; but we’ve all heard the title over the years, and it’s been a bastion of Science Fiction since the sixties. Science fiction has often been used as a way to explore “otherness” as a theme. Alien beings and distant worlds offer us a way to think about different cultures we are aware of, but don’t feel familiar or comfortable with. L’Engle explicitly uses this […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? I first participated in CBR6, so this would be my 4th Cannonball Read. I first signed up to motivate myself to get back into reading and my first year was a smashing success. The second and third year…we don’t speak of those. Last year I almost made my goal of 52 books, but fell short by one because Christmas and travel and other terrible excuses – I did actually read the book, just never got round to reviewing it. CBR has definitely changed the way […]
With Ava DuVernay’s movie adaptation coming out in a month, we’re tying our first #CannonBookClub of 2018 with this 1962 science fiction fantasy classic. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle won the Newbery Medal and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award among others. Here’s some food for thought as we get ready to discuss on February 23 and 24. Make sure to tag #CannonBookClub if you’re posting about the book, and please share the cover of your version!
2017 might have been a craptacular year in many regards, but there’s one thing that was awesome: you. Yes YOU! In total, 123 Cannonballers reviewed 4,146 books. That’s 30% more than last year. We’ve read nearly 25,000 books in AlabamaPink’s name since the beginning of CBR, and we’ve donated $3,000 to the American Cancer Society in her name.
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? CBR10 is my fourth go-round. Participating has definitely changed the way that I read! I read more, I read more deeply, and I also read more boldly. I am more open now about being (1) an avid reader and (2) loving the books that I love. As a happy result of being more forthcoming, I’m now in a book club and a regular book exchange. That’s big for me. CBR has enriched my life! How many chapters do you give a book to hook you […]