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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

May 28, 2020 05:37 pm | surebitch

I’m a cover whore. Oftentimes, it only takes a cute cover for me to buy a book. I know it’s a compulsion I should reign in, along with buying drinks because the can is adorable, but alas, I haven’t yet. When Something to Talk About popped up in my Goodreads feed, I was in love. My anticipation for the book was sky-high—finally a Sapphic book with a cover that made me swoon but that wasn’t about teenagers (nothing wrong with that, but I remained closeted […]

May 28, 2020 04:54 pm | BlackRaven

Teachers, I think this might be a book for you. It is aimed at the child reader, but I am not sure a kid would appreciate all the subtleness.  Your Turn, Adrian has a story that is simple. All ages can read but the concept is deep. There are illustrations that tell the main story by giving the ambiance of the time, place, people and of course, the main character. While I cannot think of who I could recommend it to, I feel people need […]

May 28, 2020 04:28 pm | BlackRaven

Minus is a graphic novel that is constructed well but one very messed-up story! Whatever your biases are will directly color and create your opinion of it. Beck is a young girl who has convinced her overprotective father to let her go to college. She has been homeschooled her whole life and she is only seventeen, but knows she needs to do this. Even if she knows there are rules that will have to be strictly followed. On her way there a pit stop at […]

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