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.

Ashlie’s #BookExchange (Received Gift)

Super excited about my books, and the coolest damn mug ever, which has titles of banned books on it, including one of my favorite books of all time, 1984!!

I really have been wanting to read Orson Scott Card for a while but was hesitant to spend money because of his politics, so now I can read, guilt free. (It’s all about the ability to rationalize.) 🙂

Big thanks to Erin, my gift buddy, and Jen for organizing this.


“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.

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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.

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