I’m happy to announce that we’ve made our first donation of the year to the American Cancer Society, and that brings the grand total of our donations to the American Cancer Society to $10,000! Thank you to all of the participants, donors, volunteers, and friends who have helped reach this amazing milestone. We’ve got some great stuff planned for the year, so please consider supporting us today financially if you’re able. You can do so via PayPal or Venmo.
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? Hm, per Cannonball Read itself, this is my 4th time participating. But, per me, I’d say this is really only my second proper go of it. I don’t know if it was something akin to burnout after setting a record (at the time) for most books, which could’ve been higher had I not fallen so behind on the review part of the equation, or if it was just a more […]
I’m in a non-fiction kind of mood right now. Spring has sprung and as the days get longer and the news gets well, you know, I’m craving knowledge. I love books that help me connect the dots. I’m reading Hannah Gadsby’s truly excellent memoir, Ten Steps to Nanette. Along with writing about her childhood, she adds in breaks to give the historical and cultural context that she wasn’t aware of as a child, but internalized anyway. I’m also reading Rachel Maddow’s Blowout, which is also […]
Did you grow up as a reader, or was there a particular book or story that sparked your love of reading? I have been an avid reader since I was a little kid, but I do have an origin story for it! My school used to do a program where older kids would be partnered with younger ones as reading buddies, and I was a kindergartner forcing her fourth grade buddy to read picture books all year. Finally she got very fed up and sat […]
I fall in love every day…with books. I fall in love with characters. I fall in love with authors. I fall in love with other readers when we are talking about books. My ideal gift to receive is money so that I can buy more books. My ideal gift to give is a book. If you want to kidnap me, tell me you are taking me to where the books are, and I will follow. At Cannonball Read, we share a love of books and […]
You were a previous Cannonballer, right? Welcome back! How many Cannonballs have you participated in? This is my second Cannonball, after a looooong break since my first one. I didn’t hit my first one, but I read >100 books last year without the review part, so I’m feeling good about making it this time! You’re going to be stranded on an island and can only pick one genre/author’s books to take with you. What/who do you pick? Does “farce” count as a genre? If I […]