How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? I first participated in CBR6, so this would be my 4th Cannonball Read. I first signed up to motivate myself to get back into reading and my first year was a smashing success. The second and third year…we don’t speak of those. Last year I almost made my goal of 52 books, but fell short by one because Christmas and travel and other terrible excuses – I did actually read the book, just never got round to reviewing it. CBR has definitely changed the way […]
2017 might have been a craptacular year in many regards, but there’s one thing that was awesome: you. Yes YOU! In total, 123 Cannonballers reviewed 4,146 books. That’s 30% more than last year. We’ve read nearly 25,000 books in AlabamaPink’s name since the beginning of CBR, and we’ve donated $3,000 to the American Cancer Society in her name.
I’m still alive! Almost three weeks into CBR10, and I’ve finally updated the data for both December and CBR9. This year end post won’t be as…..long as last years, but I think the information is presented better. As has been established, we’ll be doing something different for CBR10. I’ll be getting some help, and we’ll be updating less often. Hopefully, you won’t enjoy the updates any less, though. On with the stats! December stats: 510 reviews (Last month: 217) Average rating: 3.79 stars (Last month: 3.71) Most popular book: The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard and Hunger: A Memoir […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? CBR10 is my fourth go-round. Participating has definitely changed the way that I read! I read more, I read more deeply, and I also read more boldly. I am more open now about being (1) an avid reader and (2) loving the books that I love. As a happy result of being more forthcoming, I’m now in a book club and a regular book exchange. That’s big for me. CBR has enriched my life! How many chapters do you give a book to hook you […]
I’m happy to announce our third CBR9 donation to The American Cancer Society for Cannonball Read 9, in the amount of $360! That brings our total for 2017 to $860. But it’s never too late to support Cannonball Read. You can do so by giving: On Paypal – make your contribution via “Send funds to friends and family” to firstname.lastname@example.org On Venmo – visit our page on venmo.com 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.
Not everything in this dumpster fire of a year was bad, there were good books too. Check out our article on Pajiba of the best and worst books you read this year.
For those who didn’t see last months post, I’m not going to be continuing the stat updates in this manner next year. It’s simply become too time-consuming for me. I’m going to be limiting my updates in either scale or frequency which has yet to be determined. Note from MsWas: Have thoughts about CBR stats, standings, comparisons, or percentages? Then submit your opinions in this survey […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? This is my 5th year. I think I read both more thoughtfully and with less anxiety. My first year, I was anxious and writing reviews as if they would be graded. That influenced the books I chose and the way I read them. As I became more integrated into the community, I have become less self conscious about my reading choices and more focused on what I have to say about what I am reading. This community has broadened my scope of reading, and made […]