A lovely package arrived on my doorstep last Tuesday and I wanted to tear it open right away. However, as a community college professor halfway through finals week with a pile of portfolios and final projects to respond to and with a bad case of “Is it break yet?” procrastination looming, I decided to use the gift from Yesknopemaybe as motivation. Get your Comp 1 grades in, and you can open the box! It worked! I got the grades in and was delighted to discover that Yesknopemaybe had sent me two books I really wanted to read. I squealed when […]
#CBR10Bingo: Cannonballer Recommends (this was a CBR Book Exchange gift from Yesknopemaybe (my paperback copy), it has also been favourably reviewed by MathildeHoeg, ingres77, dAvid, badkittyuno, belphebe, emmalita, narfna and faintingviolet, among others) Rosemary Harper is trying to escape her old life and doesn’t want anyone tracking her down. She pays a lot of money to get a new identity and gets a job on a run-down and patched up spaceship, where no one from her old life would ever think to look for her. Aboard the Wayfarer, with its eclectic, but mostly affectionate crew, she finds a sense of community and […]
I am still not 100% sure if these books and the lovely bookmark that arrived in the mail are my CBR Book Exchange gifts, or if they’re part of the Pajiba Krampus gift exchange. However, since both feature on my huge TBR list and that was the one I sent to Katie (thanks again for organising everything), I am going to hope that these are Cannonball gifts. Because Book Depository won’t let you include gift notes, these books were anonymously sent to me – but I persuaded Katie to tell me who my gifter was and if these books are […]
You guys, you can’t even believe how fired up my house was on Christmas Eve when we told the kids it was ok to go ahead and open up their Cannonball Exchange books. There was much rejoicing. Mswas, Yesknopemaybe, HasenKlub, you guys are the best. You are the reason that we keep doing this every year. This is pretty much the best virtual group of friends on the planet! Horses, Gilmore Girls, World War II, The New England Patriots — all of their interests were well represented, and I can’t thank you all enough.