How many times have you participated in CBR? Seven. Has it changed the way you read? Yes, it encouraged me to join more book clubs to read a wider variety and larger quantity of books! If you were to get a book-related tattoo, what would it be? Unfortunately, I can’t get any tattoos, but I’d probably wear a “reading is magic” temporary tattoo for fun. What are your three desert island books? Oh, this one is so hard as I read so many genres. If I’d have to pick from what’s in my house right now, it’d be Neverwhere by Neil […]
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 […]
Check out what the participants of CBR10 have been reading in the first quarter of 2018. Which were the most popular books and authors? Who has read the most books so far? Ingres77 crunches the numbers and tallies up the totals in this stats recap.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
I’m still alive! Almost three weeks into CBR10, and I’ve finally updated the data for both December and CBR9. This year end post won’t be as…..long as last years, but I think the information is presented better. As has been established, we’ll be doing something different for CBR10. I’ll be getting some help, and we’ll be updating less often. Hopefully, you won’t enjoy the updates any less, though. On with the stats! December stats: 510 reviews (Last month: 217) Average rating: 3.79 stars (Last month: 3.71) Most popular book: The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard and Hunger: A Memoir […]
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 […]