We are going to have a Check In post every month. This post is a place for you to ask questions, ask for recommendations for categories, and find a review buddy if you need one. You can always post your questions in our Facebook group, Cannonball Read Book Chat, or on Twitter @cannonballread. We will also post the prizes we have so far. Finally, we can post administrative notes and reminders.
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? I started CBR6 but only got a handful of books in before I fell by the wayside. I guess I’d almost consider this my first real CBR. I feel that I remember more of what I read now because I’m focused on the review, but I also extra hate bad books because it lingers with me until I get the review out. I’ve been a voracious reader my whole life, I’m grateful that CBR has me more carefully considering what I feed my brain. What’s […]
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.
Now that we’re (more than) halfway through the year, it’s time for the second quarter database update. I’m not going to lie, though, I kind of forgot to do this. That’s the bad thing about not doing this every month, I guess. You kind of get out of the habit of it. And I kind of miss doing the more in-depth posts, but I just don’t have the time for it. Sorry about that, everyone. On with the stats! Monthly review totals: January – 416 (3.68 average) February – 316 (3.72 average) March – 355 (3.55 average) April – 380 […]
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.
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? I did the first six, wrote one review for CBR 8, and then fell incredibly behind. Recently, I have noticed two changes in my reading habits. The first was due to my shift to reading almost exclusively on my iPad/Kindle app. At first, I only used it to read novels didn’t think I wanted/needed physical copies of so I started reading a lot more romance and urban fantasy series. While now I read everything on there, I used to space books in a series a […]
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 […]