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 […]
All the way back in 2009-10, CBR2 saw 103 come together to review 1,381 books. Through the end of April, 2017, we’ve reviewed 1,7771 books. For CBR6, we didn’t reach 1,700 reviews until July. In both CBR7 and 8 we reached it in June. We are having a banner year. On with the stats! April stats: 392 reviews (April 2016 saw 278 reviews) Average rating: 3.69 stars (Feb: 3.61) Most popular book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (4 reviews, 4.50 average) Most popular author: Lemony Snicket (11 reviews, 4.00 average) Most reviews: vel veeter (congratulations on 57 reviews! That makes […]
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.
We are on fire this year. Each of the last three months has surpassed the corresponding totals from the previous three years. And vel veeter is reading and reviewing at a record pace (the previous record for fastest to reach 128 reviews was janniethestrange, achieved on July 6, 2015. janniethestrange would go on to review 230 books that year.) On with the stats! March stats: 446 reviews (last Mar. saw 312 reviews; this is the third highest month of all time, behind Jan. 2017 and Jan 2014) Average rating: 3.61 stars (Feb: 3.57) Most popular book: The Devourers by Indra […]
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 […]
Last year was a great year, and I had lots of fun. I marked a person best for books read, and I upped my participation here by starting the database. I don’t know if I’ll read as many books as I did last year, but I plan on continuing being the resident stat guru. And we’ve had an incredibly prolific month! It was hard keeping pace with your reviews. Anyway, on with the stats! February stats: 431 reviews (last Feb. saw 365 reviews, which was a then-record) Average rating: 3.57 stars (Jan: 3.56) Most popular book: Norse Mythology by Neil […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? I have participated in CBR since CBR 6. Has being a participant changed the way you read? If so, how? In CBR 6, I had to build up my reading stamina after many years of not keeping up with it. After that I started being more selective about what I read because of the time frame. I learned to be more critical and not waste my time with a book that I’m not interested in. Keeping up with certain literary awards like the National Book Award or the Printz Award helps me keep on […]