It is that time friends, our first #CannonBookClub of the year is officially underway. Good Omens is getting the television adaption treatment, but first it will get the Cannonballer experience – assuming we all survive the apocalypse of course. Ground rules remain the same as they always have. For those of you who might be joining in for #CannonBookClub for the first time (hello new friends!) all are welcome. The topics are numbered, and we ask that you refer to them below by that number to help people find the conversation topics they are looking for. If you are responding […]
So I’m giving this another go due to book club and the series coming out (which looks awesome!) But there is a reason I didn’t read it until now. I bought the book a while ago (10 years ago?) and it was just hanging out in my TBR pile. Then I started dating a guy, and he recommended that I read it. So dug it out and put it on top of the pile. Then we broke up. And I couldn’t seem to get past the first few pages of the book! And so it was tainted by ghost of […]
Our Good Omens discussion is now open. Please join us there for these and other topics to discuss! This was a first time read for me, a book that has been sitting on my bookshelf, or my roommate’s, for years. I was saving it, and without getting into review/spoiler territory I can say I’m glad to have read it now. Good Omens tells us the story of what happens when The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), is indeed correct and the world will […]
The vote is closed and we have a winner – A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will be the basis of our Classic and Retellings book clubs later this year! The voting was close for most of the week, and then there was a late surge – over 40 votes in the last 24 hours – and Sherlock pulled ahead. We’ll be having two discussions, one for A Study in Scarlet on August 16th and 17th and the second for the adaptation of your choosing on September 20th and 21st. Remember, you choose an update, or a graphic novel, or […]
This is one of those books that are good when you first read them, but get better as you get older. A lot of satire is probably like that, especially comic satire. I thought this book was funny in 2009, but now parts of it made me laugh so hard I was crying. Plus, I did the audio this time, and it made it even better. Martin Jarvis has a nice sense of comic timing, and his voice characterization is great, particularly for Crowley and Aziraphale. (The scene where they are drunk and discussing the universe was so good out loud!) He […]
Sorry, I’ve been a bit sluggish with this one. I had every intention – really, I did – of completing this one in time for the book club two weeks ago, but things got in the way. Like work. And Charles Stross’s new book. This book holds a very, shall we say, odd place in my personal rankings; one that is shared with just one other book that I have read recently – Charlie Jane Anders ‘All The Birds In The Sky’. Both of these books left me with the same odd feeling of liking the authors well enough, […]
We had a banner year with the CBR10 #CannonBookClubs, and we’re planning for next year. Please fill out this survey to give us some feedback on your book club experience in 2018. Even if you weren’t able to participate, we still want to hear from you so we can make CBR11’s book clubs even better!
Our final #CannonBookClub of 2018 has arrived. Our second Anniversary Read, Between the Bridge and the River, has inspired a wide range of emotions and responses – admittedly most of them negative. Craig Ferguson was after something, and we’ve all had different takes on what he achieved and how he failed. Ground rules remain the same as they always have. For those of you who might be joining in for #CannonBookClub for the first time (hello new friends!) all are welcome. The topics are numbered and we ask that you refer to them below by that number to help people find […]