How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? I was a CBR lurker for ages but officially joined up for CBR6 in 2014. Cannonballers introduced me to romance reading (Malin and Mrs. Julien are largely to blame) and even today, 5-star reviews on CBR account for ~70% of my book purchases. Murderbot Diaries, The Hating Game, Saga, Fangirl, etc.: many of my all time favorites came directly from the rave reviews of other Cannonballers. You wrote a book! Cannonballers loved it! Tell us about that process. A few years ago a reputable book […]
Several people who filled out our previous newsletter survey suggested author Q&As. What better way to start than with a homegrown CBR author?* How many times have you participated in CBR? I have been a part of Cannonball since CBR3. Has it changed the way you read? It’s made me feel part of a community – and I love the idea of so many of us reading, reading, reading for such a great cause – and sharing opinions. I’m all about opinions. I also like reading other Cannonballer reviews – of books or genres I might not have considered reading […]
This is kind of a weird one, y’all! The previous Answerer gets to nominate the next Cannon Fodder Q&Aer, and Ellesfena picked…me! So MsWas and her merry band turned the tables on me this time. Thanks to the CBR helpers for coming up with the below questions.
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? CBR11 will be my 4th go-round. My New Year’s resolution in 2016 was to do more writing and I thought this would be a fun way to tackle that, and I was right! I finished a Cannonball in 8, 9, and 10, but this year I have a different resolution–well, two. I signed up for a half-Cannonball, because I want to work on the quality of my writing this year, instead of quantity. And my other resolution is to comment more–it’s so fun to get […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? This is my first CBR. A friend (who has participated in the past) recommended you to me. The change in my reading is I found a few books I never would have read on my own. I may or may not have liked them, but I did enjoy the experience. I also want to read more so I can recommend LOTS more books (as books are a passion of mine…. it’s my only real addiction. And chocolate. And cake. And alligator wrestling). All the young adult and children’s […]
You achieved your first Cannonball in CBR3 and came back to Cannonball again for CBR10 (Congrats!). What happened in the lost years in between? Were you still reading and writing? I signed up for CBR3 while riding on the high of having sent my kid off to kindergarten. Having free “me” time during the day, I decided to take the plunge. It was HARD. I let the reviews pile up and it was a struggle to get it completed. I thought about joining again eventually and when I realized the 10th anniversary was coming up, I just decided to go […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? This is my third time participating in CBR. I attempted a half cannonball in 2016 and came close to reading 26 books but fell far short in the number of reviews written. In 2017 I set the same goal and succeeded! For 2018 I decided to challenge myself with a full cannonball and it looks promising that I’ll complete it. Being a part of CBR has changed how I read, number of pages is now a consideration for what to read next! In all seriousness, […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? Although I’ve lurked ever since the beginning of CBR, this is my second time participating (I was always too intimidated by the great reviews that everyone wrote, before deciding that life was too short for all that). It’s changed my reading in a couple of ways – I originally signed up as I hadn’t been reading as much as I did before life and work got in the way, and CBR has definitely helped in that regard. I managed just over a Cannonball last year […]