How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? This is my fourth round of CBR. I started with CBR6 at my sister, badkittyuno’s, suggestion. I didn’t take it terribly seriously. I read about the same as I would have every other year only now I would write reviews for what I read. Then last year I made the mistake of requesting the audio version of a book when placing a hold at the library instead of the hard copy. It changed my whole CBR game. I could ‘read’ in the car. I canceled […]
Per request, I’ve started a Google spreadsheet that can be edited by anyone who follows this link. So far, I’ve only uploaded CBR8, but I’ll go back and add CBR6 and CBR7. I’m used to Excel, and I haven’t really played around with Google spreadsheets, but the document can be sorted and edited without much trouble (I think). If any changes are made, please make some notation in the first column so that I can update the master database. So feel free to participate as much (or little) as you like. On with the stats! August stats: 227 reviews (Last […]
So, you’re at 354 reviews and it’s only August. How do you ever have time to do anything else? DO you do anything else? If you’re trapped in TK’s basement with nothing but a Kindle, use the word “aardvark” in one of your answers and we’ll mount a rescue operation! I am most definitely ahead of where I am most years. It’s been a kind of weird year partly because of my participation in CBR 9 but also in general. Having a count going and having some homework to do with each book does change things a little. I was […]
No real news for the month. So, without further ado… On with the stats! June stats: 337 reviews (July 2016 saw 298 reviews) Average rating: 3.65 stars (June: 3.72) Most popular book: Unfinished: A Graphic Novel of Marilyn Monroe by our very own Elizabeth Periale (4 reviews, 4.00 average,) Most popular author: LM Montgomery (11 reviews, 4.20 average) Most reviews: vel veeter (congratulations on 55 reviews!) Fiction: 267 reviews (June 215) Nonfiction: 74 reviews (June: 66) Uncategorized: 2 reviews (June: 0) Most popular genres: Fantasy (47 reviews), Young Adult (29) Science Fiction (31), Romance (27), Mystery (35), Memoir (24), Graphic Novel […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? I started with CBR 5; that year I read 53 books. This year I’m hoping to hit the double cannonball for the first time. Has being a participant changed the way you read? If so, how? Oh for sure. It’s changed the way I read but I think it’s changed me as person a bit, too. It’s gotten me to try out genres and books that I probably would have overlooked, and I’ve learned from those. The sheer volume of books I’m reading has helped me learn about topics that interest me. […]
I’m happy to announce our second CBR9 donation to The American Cancer Society for Cannonball Read 9, in the amount of $150! That brings our total for the year so far to $300. Find out what else you can do to help our mission to fight cancer.
Big news of the month, vel veeter has tied badkittyuno’s single year record with her 263 review (by my count)! Congratulations vel veeter! On with the stats! June stats: 283 reviews (June 2016 saw 252 reviews) Average rating: 3.72 stars (May: 3.64) Most popular book: Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman (4 reviews,3.50 average,) Most popular author: Stephen King (7 reviews, 4.30 average) Most reviews: vel veeter (congratulations on 34 reviews!) Fiction: 215 reviews (May: 223) Nonfiction: 66 reviews (May: 54) Uncategorized: 0 reviews (May: 2) Most popular genres: Fantasy (52 reviews), Young Adult (26) Science Fiction (29), Romance […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? CBR4 was my first year, making this my sixth! Has being a participant changed the way you read? If so, how? Yes — I actually read now. It’s a bit of an exaggeration, but allow me to set the stage for you: I hadn’t properly read for pleasure since before high school, an idyllic time when I threw myself fully into extroversion and a high school boyfriend of questionable compatibility. Suddenly, upon breaking with that guy almost a decade later, I found myself with a lot of time on my hands and […]