Whether you celebrate the Cannonball Read Book Exchange, or some other Winter Gift Giving celebration, the Cannonball Read Volunteers have some thoughts and opinions on which books make great gifts. From social media, to newsletters, to the book exchange, we could not run as smoothly as we do without our volunteers. We have gathered links to reviews of their recommendations below. Mrs Smith Reads: The Hunger by Alma Katsu The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead Frankkissstein by Jeanette Winterson Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez teresaelectro: Feminasty: The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death by Erin […]
Congratulations to elemenopee, the winner of our 2019 33 Days of Giving Prize Pack! Thanks to everyone who donated to support our mission of sticking it to cancer one book at a time in our 33 Days of Giving fundraiser! In total we raised $1,750.00 – more than last year. Don’t forget though, we welcome donations year-round, and there are other ways to help support our mission.
After our biggest exchange ever last year we’re bringing back our voluntary Book Exchange and with the help of Emmalita I’ll be handling the organizational components once again. It’s a lovely part of our community here at CBR and a great way to get to know a fellow Cannonballer a little bit better. It’s also a great excuse to share a little holiday cheer and do some spending through the Cannonball Read Buy Hole. (Remember, any funds generated through the Buy Hole are in turn donated to the American Cancer Society to fight cancer). Those of you who have participated in the past will […]
Your bio says you sought out CBR to use writing as a release from the stress of the political atmosphere, which is a great reason! Have you found it helpful? As the ant said when pissing into the ocean, “Every bit helps.” Honestly, the political environment is so toxic and upsetting right now, I believe we all need multiple mechanisms to cope. Writing does help. So does alcohol. In one of your reviews, you said that “There are some books one reads as a teenager or young adult that help shape their interests, their philosophies, really begin to define the […]
Thank you so much to everyone who played the CBR11 Book Bingo Reading Challenge! Whether you filled every square, or just one, we are so glad you played. Some truly excellent reviews came out of the game. In the end, there were 49 players, 34 had at least one bingo and 16 of you completed your bingo card. Bingo resulted in 729 reviews over 4 months. A big congratulations to the Bingo Raffle winner: CarrieJay! She won this fantastic design by our own Lisa Bee in their choice of classic Red Bubble t-shirt, any size tote bag, or the water bottle, plus a […]
Bingoers! Congratulations! The game is over but your work is not yet done. Please check your totals below. The number of bingos you have achieved is the number of times your name will be entered into the Prize Raffle. If you completed the card, you have earned 15 entries into the raffle. If there is a difference between my count and your count, please let me know in the comments. I need all corrections by 10 am eastern time on Tuesday, November 5. Below the totals, there is a survey. Please take a moment to complete it. Mswas and I […]
I’ve seen and heard folks asking for stories of goodness, people’s best things from the week, or people who are doing some good out there to balance the craziness in the world, and every time I see something about that, I think of you. I think of you and all of the other Cannonballers and CBR supporters, because I’m thankful for each and every one of you!
Congratulations on achieving a Cannonball your first time out! How does it feel? It feels great! I didn’t worry too much about completing it, as I have to read a LOT for work as a librarian. But I still completed it much sooner than planned, so that worked out nicely. How did you hear about CBR? What made you decide to sign up? I am a member of the Pajiba group on Facebook and I believe MsWas commented on a book related post I left there encouraging me to join! Who’s your favorite character to cosplay? Do you ever get to […]