Does size matter?

Should there be a limit?

Should there be a limit?

The original Cannonball Read rules said:

No books smaller than 200 pages. Short story collections only count if they are at least 6 stories long. No graphic novels.

Since then, we’ve allowed graphic novels and audiobooks, and we’ve lowered the page limit to 100 pages. As we head into the next Read, what are your thoughts about these (few) limits?

Should we measure graphic novels in some way so there is some guideline? Is the 100 page page count still needed? Should we remove all limits?

Post in the comments below, I want to hear from you.

“His gold and silver was largely spent in presents…”

NOT the movie tie-in!

NOT the movie tie-in!

Many, many thanks to narfna who sent me this awesome Tolkien box set as part of the CBR Secret Gifter Book Exchange. It’s been many years since I read these, and I’m really looking forward to refreshing my memory!

This has been a really neat addition to CBR, and I can’t wait to see the other gifts!

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

Save on Amazon and Still Fight Cancer

"God Bless Us, Every One"

“God Bless Us, Every One”

Even Stevens kindly informed me that for Black Friday is offering 30% off all books when you enter the code ‘BOOKDEAL’ at checkout through December 1, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. BUT FIRST you should make sure you use our affiliate link! Click this link to get to arrive at the listing of the book, A Christmas Carol.

Once you get to the listing, just search for the books you want.

Cannonball Read will receive a percentage of everything you purchase in that shopping trip, which we’ll donate in entirety to the American Cancer Society. No extra charge is added to your purchase.

And don’t forget to enter ‘BOOKDEAL’ at checkout for your 30% off. See the details at

Getting so close!

Sticking It to Cancer One Book at a Time!

We’re heading into the home stretch of Cannonball Read 5. As of today you have 35 days left in 2013 to finish your books, reviews, and posts. Plans for Cannonball Read SIX are in the works with a brand new website being built for the next Read.

Also in the very near future, we’ll have t-shirts and other accessories available featuring the Godtopus reading graphic and slogan shown on the right. All of the proceeds from those sales will go to the American Cancer Society, as those do from the Cannonball Read Buy Hole*.

Registration for Cannonball Read 6 will open mid-December, and CBR6 kicks off on 1/1/14. Any questions? Drop me a line!

(*just click the link and shop, it’s that easy! Click it every time BEFORE you put your amazon items in your cart. No additional fees are added to your purchase.)