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 […]
I’ve tallied the yearly totals for most users going back to CBR3, and (assuming their review counts are accurate), there are more than 20,134 reviews since 2011. The database currently has over 14,000 reviews, so I’m about 73% of the way complete. That makes me feel better. On with the stats! May stats: 280 reviews (May 2016 saw 275 reviews) Average rating: 3.64 stars (May: 3.69) Most popular book: Life Moves Pretty Fast (Hadley Freeman) and The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (4 reviews, 2.75 and 3.25 average, respectfully) Most popular author: CS Harris (6 reviews, 4.00 average) Most reviews: vel […]
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 […]