Q&A with a Cannonballer: scootsa1000 has some answers
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read?
This is my 7th CBR. I started on a whim in CBR3, just to see if I could actually read 52 in a year. And as we all know, the reading is easy, it's the writing that's hard!
And absolutely, it has changed the way I read. Now I read books that I never would have even considered pre-Cannonball (especially YA and Romance), and I take note of certain passages or paragraphs that I want to use in my reviews. I take a lot of pictures on my phone when I'm reading these days, so I don't forget the important parts.
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The final #CannonBookClub of the year will be a play. Have you cast your vote yet
? There's some good stuff out there - it makes me feel smart just to read about
them. I can't wait to read the actual play!
The winner will be announced soon. Thanks for all the great participation so far!
Planning next year's #CannonBookClub
As reported in a previous newsletter, the first #CannonBookClub of 2018 will be A Wrinkle in Time
, in honor of the movie being released in March. However, we'd like some input as to how the rest of the year's book clubs will go. What time of day works best for you? What 10-year-anniversary books should we read, etc.? Share your thoughts
As a counterpoint to Black Friday and the general frenzy of holiday consumerism (not that there's anything wrong with that - yay shopping!), Giving Tuesday encourages charitable giving, focusing on calls for donations on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year (November 28 this year). Cannonball Read is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday, and if you'd like to help, there are several options. First and easiest is using our Amazon link
when you do all your shopping. You can also send donations through PayPal, but to abide by PayPal's rules, it has to go through the "send money to friends and family" link, and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anything over our CBR operating costs goes straight to the American Cancer Society
. Thank you for your continued support!
Holiday book exchange
Each year, Cannonballers have the opportunity to participate in a Holiday Book Swap. If you'd like to be involved, keep an eye out for a sign-up announcement later this month in the News from MsWas
category. Once you sign up, you'll be assigned a book buddy, and you'll get to send and receive new books! What could be better? Details coming soon!
CBR Style Tip: Did you notice?
is now under the Our Team tab in the menu. So if you're looking to see how far ahead vel veeter is of the rest of us, don't fret! The list is still there, just moved. And if you don't see your name on the list, or think the number is inaccurate, check your profile page
. Each reviewer manually updates their own number. Hopefully that will be automated in future rounds, but for now, make sure your number is correct as we head into the end of CBR9 and start tallying final counts.
Did you know we have FIVE Amandas signed up for CBR9? I'll have to ask ingres77 what percentage that is of the total. Fellow Amandas, let's mobilize! How many more can we recruit for CBR10? ONE OF US! ONE OF US! Or should we start a rumble with the Katies? We can meet up on the Facebook group
and plan our world takeover.