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Greetings Participants in CBR8 and friends of Cannonball Read,

Many thanks to Bothari43, who offered to help us out with our new and improved newsletter. She's a long-time Cannonballer whose writing I've always enjoyed, and I think you will too. Feel free to reach out to her at the newsletter email with your suggestions or comments on the below. Thanks and Happy Reading! -- MsWas

Call my name!

We've got a lot going on in our little corner of the internet, and we've grown a lot since CBR began in 2008. To keep up with everything, we're aiming to beef up the newsletter a bit - keep an eye out for new features and fun stuff. Comments? Suggestions? Let us know at Also, as Sir Terry Pratchett knew well, a name shapes a thing (Death rides a pale Binky; Lucifer's son and his hellhound named Dog). What should we call ourselves? Possibly alliterative, definitely clever, probably referential...send us your ideas! Either we'll open it up to a poll, or MsWas and I will be tyrannical and declare a favorite. Winner gets bragging rights and possibly even a clapping gif.

Vote! Read! Discuss!

Image result for edna mode go fight winLast year's Station Eleven book club was such a success, we decided to do it again (Romance!)...and again (Sci-Fi!) and again (Young Adult!) and again (Classics!). But we need your help! What would you like to read? I was going to vote for Fish and Ghosts, just for the title, but then I saw Her Majesty Georgette Heyer on the list, and now I'm conflicted. Faintingviolet has the juicy details, and don't forget to vote.

Deadline extended

It seems an unavoidable byproduct of being rabid readers and reviewers that we tend to be pushers ("you MUST read this!!"). If you have someone you're still working on who hasn't succumbed to the lure of the Cannonball Read yet, good news! The deadline to sign up has been extended to the end of January. If you know someone who's waffling, or procrastinating, or resisting your rhythmic chanting (one of us! one of us!), there's still time.

By the numbers

In case you didn't see how awesome we are, check out last year's CBR stats over on the mothership. We are reading/reviewing/commenting machines, and I can't wait to see how we do this year.

You never know who's listening...

Sometimes we say nice things (or mean things...gulp) and the authors actually pay attention! There's a fan mail page on the blog where you can keep track of who's Tweeting back at us. (Including Judy Blume! Swoon.)

Don't forget to update your profile

To get full credit for your reviews, remember to go to your Profile tab to manually update the number of reviews you've posted. Be honest! If we all suddenly jump to 847 reviews in the first month, MsWas might get suspicious.

The Latest Posts

Apr 16, 2021 04:14 pm | BlackRaven

Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence is not a perfect book. Which is what makes it interesting and exciting. This is (as the author, Joel Christian Gill, themselves says) a memoir not a biography. These snippets of Joel growing up in Virginia, living in the ‘partments, dealing with bullies (adult and kid) are based on events that happened, people he knew and a little poetic license to move his story along. They take you on a journey of how the author learned how and when […]

Apr 16, 2021 01:31 pm | Emmalita

The Jaguar Knight is the final book in the Ars Numina series, which I see I’ve managed to read and reread, but not review. If you are interested, and why wouldn’t you be, you’re going to want to start with the first book, The Leopard King. This final book in the series completes the arc and provides the emotional payoff set up in the first book. Ars Numina is a series of interconnected stories which over 6 books tell the story of allied societies whose […]

Apr 16, 2021 09:12 am | ASKReviews

Best for: People who like thrillers. In a nutshell: In one morning in London the entire seven member investigations team from a national news network is murdered, individually, at knife point. Who did it? And why? Worth quoting: N/A Why I chose it: Paperback sale. Review: Famie is a journalist at IPS in London, and she not too long ago had applied to be a member of the investigations team but lost out on the gig. Lucky for her, because that entire team is murdered […]

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