Our discussion has begun! Please visit the discussion post to chime in. We will also be talking on our Social Media platforms, and of course in our Facebook group, Cannonball Read Book Chat, we’ll have some additional prompts so please join us there as well. Remember, you don’t have to be registered for CBR11 to speak your mind – feel free to invite a friend along! Hello Cannonballers near and far! The summer is just flying by, and it is getting close to our #Cannonbookclub discussion day! On Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, we’ll be meeting up here and in the Facebook group […]
MsWas (Admin)'s Reviews:
I can still vividly remember clicking onto Pajiba in March of 2009, to see Dustin’s post that AlabamaPink had died from leukemia. I know I gasped aloud and started reading thinking “no, no, no, no.” How could the death of this person I’d never met affect me so much? A young mother, whose witty, snarky comments had made me laugh was no longer on this Earth, and I was just sitting at a computer, expected to carry on the work of the day as usual. That might be the reason I’m doing what I’m doing what I’m doing for CBR. […]
On this Mother’s Day, we’ve made our first donation of CBR11 to the American Cancer Society in memory of AlabamaPink. Thanks to generous contributions from people like you, ad revenue from this site, profits from our merchandise on RedBubble and earnings from our Amazon affiliate links, we’ve been able to give $200 today. Amanda “AlabamaPink” Amos was one of the original “Eloquents” at the pop-culture website, Pajiba, and her challenge with Brian Prisco formed the first Cannonball Read. Since she lost her battle with leukemia, AlabamaPink has inspired thousands of books to be read in her name. Read reviews that she wrote […]
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.