It’s been a hell of a year that seems to stretch on for an eternity, but how can it be that it’s suddenly almost December?? We made it past Thanksgiving, and it’s going to be time for Whamageddon, and for more of those inflatable holiday decorations to start popping up on everyone’s lawns. (After seeing so many at Halloween, I’ll wager that we see dragons or dinosaurs taking over displays this year. You heard it here first.) A Big Thank You I’ve said many times […]
Detached broken fossils of pre-adamite whales, fragments of their bones and skeletons, have within thirty years past, at various intervals, been found at the base of the Alps, in Lombardy, in France, in England, in Scotland, and in the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Among the more curious of such remains is part of a skull, which in the year 1779 was disinterred in the Rue Dauphine in Paris, a short street opening almost directly upon the palace of the Tuileries; and bones disinterred […]
A podcast I listen to, The Daily Beans, has talked recently about its listeners who are doing some good out in the world to balance all of the craziness, and every time they mention it, I think of you. I think of you and all of the other Cannonballers and CBR supporters, because I’m thankful for each and every one of you: people like Lisa Bee, who donated a snazzy new design for CBR merch for bingo; people like Jen K, ElCicco and Ale, who […]
How many times have you participated in CBR? Has it changed the way you read? CBR11 will be my 4th go-round. My New Year’s resolution in 2016 was to do more writing and I thought this would be a fun way to tackle that, and I was right! I finished a Cannonball in 8, 9, and 10, but this year I have a different resolution–well, two. I signed up for a half-Cannonball, because I want to work on the quality of my writing this year, […]
We’ve made improvements to the fields where you enter the information about the book(s) in your review. This year you may enter multiple books (along with their respective amazon links), and the website will automatically calculate the quantity and increment your CBR11 total. You can find more detailed information about these changes in the Cannonball Read FAQ. If you are registered for this year’s Read, go ahead and get posting! And if you haven’t registered yet, there is still time to do so.
I’m happy to announce our third and last donation to The American Cancer Society for Cannonball Read 10, in the amount of $200! That brings our total for 2018 to $1,625. This was the most we have ever donated in a single year, and it brings our total donations in AlabamaPink’s memory to $4,625! But it’s never too late to support Cannonball Read.