As part of our anniversary year, I’m pleased to announce that our first ever Bingo Reading Challenge has officially begun! Select five squares across, down, diagonally, or 5-up (four corners + center square), and get an entry into a drawing for some cool prizes. Complete the entire card – a blackout! – and get 15 entries into our drawing. Detailed prize information to follow, but I can say right now that the current list includes autographed books and a CBR tote bag filled with bookish things.
As part of our anniversary year, I’m pleased to announce our first ever Bingo Reading Challenge! Select five squares across, down, diagonally, or 5-up (four corners + center square) and get an entry into a drawing for some cool prizes including autographed books and CBR merch. Complete the entire card – a blackout! – and get 15 entries into our drawing.
I’m happy to announce our first CBR10 donation to The American Cancer Society for Cannonball Read 10, in the amount of $125! But it’s never too late to support Cannonball Read. You can do so by supporting us: On Paypal – make your contribution via “Send funds to friends and family” to email@example.com On Venmo – visit our page on venmo.com By purchasing CBR10 anniversary gear – shirts, mugs, totes, you name it. Of your time – if you’ve got an idea or just want to pitch in, contact MsWas to see how you can become one of our awesome volunteers.
So far, hands down this is the best book so far in “The Company” series. It’s the first one I read, *gasp* OUT OF ORDER! But what a killer title, how could I resist? I was young and naive. 2018 me would never do such a thing! The book starts off with Mendoza in a private hearing in 1863, and right away, she confesses to the two auditors (Company men) that she’s killed seven mortal men. We see that she’s eating Theobromos, the chocolate that intoxicates the operatives. She proceeds to spill the beans. The story begins in 1862 California, far […]
Kage Baker’s “Company” series began with a volume focused on Mendoza the botanist, and in this second volume in the series the narration turns to the man who made her what she is, Joseph. A Facilitator Grade One with the company for thousands of years, Joseph was the one who spotted Mendoza during the Spanish Inquisition and recruited her. In Sky Coyote, it’s 1699, a century and a half since Joseph was the head of the family in Tudor England during Mendoza’s doomed romance. The beginning of the book is set at the luxurious New World One Company base in […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? First of all, I had literally no idea how many times I participated! Thanks to the immortality of WordPress, I now know I have been participating since Cannonball Read 5 (!) so this is my 6th time. I have fluctuated between doing a half and full cannonball, and this year I am back for the whole enchilada. It doesn’t change how I read, but it has changed how I retain what I read. Because I now write reviews for each book, I can better recall […]
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 […]