How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? This is my fourth round of CBR. I started with CBR6 at my sister, badkittyuno’s, suggestion. I didn’t take it terribly seriously. I read about the same as I would have every other year only now I would write reviews for what I read. Then last year I made the mistake of requesting the audio version of a book when placing a hold at the library instead of the hard copy. It changed my whole CBR game. I could ‘read’ in the car. I canceled […]
So, you’re at 354 reviews and it’s only August. How do you ever have time to do anything else? DO you do anything else? If you’re trapped in TK’s basement with nothing but a Kindle, use the word “aardvark” in one of your answers and we’ll mount a rescue operation! I am most definitely ahead of where I am most years. It’s been a kind of weird year partly because of my participation in CBR 9 but also in general. Having a count going and having some homework to do with each book does change things a little. I was […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? I started with CBR 5; that year I read 53 books. This year I’m hoping to hit the double cannonball for the first time. Has being a participant changed the way you read? If so, how? Oh for sure. It’s changed the way I read but I think it’s changed me as person a bit, too. It’s gotten me to try out genres and books that I probably would have overlooked, and I’ve learned from those. The sheer volume of books I’m reading has helped me learn about topics that interest me. […]
I’m happy to announce our second CBR9 donation to The American Cancer Society for Cannonball Read 9, in the amount of $150! That brings our total for the year so far to $300. Find out what else you can do to help our mission to fight cancer.
How many times have you participated in CBR? CBR4 was my first year, making this my sixth! Has being a participant changed the way you read? If so, how? Yes — I actually read now. It’s a bit of an exaggeration, but allow me to set the stage for you: I hadn’t properly read for pleasure since before high school, an idyllic time when I threw myself fully into extroversion and a high school boyfriend of questionable compatibility. Suddenly, upon breaking with that guy almost a decade later, I found myself with a lot of time on my hands and […]
Our own Sultan of Stats, ingres77, takes a turn. How many times have you participated in CBR? This will be my third year. I was a long time lurker on Pajiba, and remembered the original Cannonball with Alabama Pink. But the amount of reading I did had nose-dived after college, so I never signed up. I took a job in 2014 that allows me to listen to audiobooks, so I signed up the next year – and here we are. I’m back to physically reading books, too, by the way. As a reader, writer, and all-around word person, I am […]
Cannonballer yesknopemaybe took some time out of running the Cannonball Read Tumblr page to answer a few questions for us. How many times have you participated in CBR? I did one review for CBR5 and then stopped because I was paralyzed by writing anxiety. Finally for CBR7, I said fuck it and signed up again, willing myself to not care so much and just write. Has being a participant changed the way you read? If so, how? It’s definitely influenced my reading list. I finally have all the bookish friends I could ask for with THE best taste in books. […]
We all need some good news these days, so I am pleased to announce that we’ve made our first donation to The American Cancer Society for Cannonball Read 9, in the amount of $150! Find out what else you can do to help our mission to fight cancer.