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.
How many books have you hung on to since childhood? As the daughter of a librarian, my answer is, “not many.” I did hang on to my Scholastic Book Club copy of Marden Dahlstedt’s The Stopping Place, from fifth grade though. I recently came across my slim paperback story of a girl from Brooklyn forced to move to New Jersey’s Pine Barrens when her hippie family relocates. (The horror!) I saved a few books from my childhood, but most of my favorites came from the library. I still remember the thrill when my mother showed me the rest of the Oz series under […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? I started with CBR4! So this is my 6th year, which is hard to believe. Time flies when you’re reading. I used to see Pajiba posts in my FB feed and especially enjoyed the book reviews. I thought it would be good for me to write about the books I read because I’d seen an article about warding off dementia by keeping your brain active with reading and writing. So far so good! Has being a participant changed the way you read? If so, how? I think so. I’ve branched out more […]