The Holiday Book Exchange is closed! Each year Cannonball Read holds a (completely voluntary) Holiday Book Exchange, and we’re happy to continue the tradition this year. It’s a lovely part of our community here at CBR and a great way to get to know a fellow Cannonballer a little bit better. If you are able to join us in the fun of sending books we are excited for you to join our bookish end of year celebration. Whether you have posted zero reviews or more […]
Registration for Book Exchange is now closed. Make sure to keep an eye on the Book Exchange tag to see what gifts make their way to excited Cannonballers. Each year Cannonball Read holds a (completely voluntary) Holiday Book Exchange, and we’re happy to continue the tradition this year. It’s a lovely part of our community here at CBR and a great way to get to know a fellow Cannonballer a little bit better. If you are able to join us in the fun of […]
I almost feel like I’m not smart enough to review this book. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it a lot! But I just don’t think I’m up to the task of pulling it apart for meaning, which it is practically begging you to do. And yet, what I like about it is how unpretentious it is. Confessions of the Fox is a piece of historical fiction that tells the story of Jack Sheppard, infamous thief and renegade, who is also a folk hero. The […]
I don’t know what I can say about this one that y’all haven’t already said! I’m very late to the party, but am enjoying myself immensely anyway. Murderbot is supposed to be a mindless security unit, doing whatever the company or the clients who rented it tell it to do. Murderbot hacked itself so it doesn’t have to follow anybody’s instructions, but cares just enough about its job protecting the humans that it half-heartedly does that job anyway, in between watching all its favorite TV […]
This was a lovely treat from narfna, courtesy of the 2020 Book Exchange. I loved the clever telling of the story-within-a-story, and I almost wanted to know the end of the ‘fictional’ story more than I did the ‘real’ one. Susan Ryeland is an editor. Her company publishes the Atticus Pund series, wildly successful detective books with a Poirot/Gamache-style main character. She introduces herself at the beginning, saying the ninth book in the series would change her life. Then you get to read the manuscript […]
Thank you, narfna!!! One of these I’ve heard tons of good things about, and one I have never heard of at all (the mystery), but it sounds right up my alley. I can’t wait to dive in to both!