In this dumpster fire of a year, the most unexpected highlights in my 2020 turned out to be you, Cannonballers. Just this week, one of LanierHgts’s reviews garnered a comment from the author, Phyllis Fagell, saying that this review was the best thing that happened to her this week. And it’s all because LanierHgts read Middle School Matters. Every single time an author comments on a CBR review, it’s a thrill and really keeps me going; and so I thank you all from the bottom […]
#CBR12 Bingo: Adaptation (was turned into a movie in 2015 – the film is way better than the book) (Can also be read for Debut) Official book description: Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel. Rachel has been […]
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At a recent Christmas party, a few friends did a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange, but with books. This was the book I walked away with, and I initially wasn’t sure how to feel about it. A memoir about hereditary cancer didn’t seem like something I’d normally get into over the holidays, but it came with rave reviews and the fact that it was penned by Ami McKay was enough to at least crack the first chapter. … and then I couldn’t put it down. McKay […]
I’ve seen and heard folks asking for stories of goodness, people’s best things from the week, or people who are doing some good out there to balance the craziness in the world, and every time I see something about that, I think of you. I think of you and all of the other Cannonballers and CBR supporters, because I’m thankful for each and every one of you!