Cannonballers, You're in Luck! Wrapping Up Cannonball Read 5
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Cannonballers, You're in Luck! Wrapping Up Cannonball Read 5

By Mswas Sawsm | Book Reviews | January 8, 2014 | Comments ()


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When the “no books=no sex” world comes to be, these Cannonballers will have nothing to worry about. With 3,720 books read and reviewed by 333 participants on the group blog, Cannonball Read 5 has gone out with a bang! That’s 557 books more than Cannonball Read 4, since we are counting. Check out the Best of 2013 and the Worst of 2013 posts to see our most favorite and hated books from the year.

A big huzzah for Jen K who made it to 52 first! You can read her winning review of Wool by Hugh Howey which appeared here in May last year.

43 Cannonballers met or exceeded their original goal from registration, and 10 people exceeded their original goal by at least 10 books. Of those 10, two participants this year achieved a triple Cannonball, meaning at least 156 books read and reviewed. Those people are Travis Jarrod Smith with 183 and Malin with 156. Jen K herself made it the closest to a triple with 148. Just eight books away from a triple, Jen, you slacker! See our the full tally below, totaled as best as I could. If I miscounted somewhere, please get in touch with me.

Though they are technically in the bottom of the list, I’d like to recognize our two Junior Cannonballers, BunnyBean and joemyjoe. Pajibans commented thoughtfully on joemyjoe’s review of The Hobbit, so thanks for encouraging this young reader. I missed getting one of BunnyBean’s reviews up here this year (sorry BB!!), so I link you instead to my favorite review of hers - go leave her a comment! They’ve signed up for CBR6 already, so you can follow these kids’ reading adventures further.

If you caught our recent review here of the first Harry Potter book, you already know about the Harry Potter Medicinal Reread (MR), started by one of our Cannonballers, narfna. If you missed that post, go take a look at “The Boy Who Lived.” The MR is a very thorough review, chapter-by-chapter of this series by 14 different bloggers, and it deserves some love!

One of my favorite parts of moderating CBR is when authors tweet or get in touch with Cannonballers. In CBR5, we heard "Thanks" and more from our new CBR darling, Rainbow Rowell (see Best of CBR5), who tweeted us TWICE, once about narfna’s review of Fangirl, and Scootsa1000’s review of Eleanor and Park. The other 14 authors who responded to us are listed alphabetically below:

Follow us on Twitter and check out our favorite tweets as we move into Cannonball Read 6.

Yes that’s right, SIX! Our Cannonballers have already raced headlong into another Read, and our new group blog is hopping with xxx at the time of this post. This year reviews won’t be posted in full here, but links to our featured reviews on our new group blog site will appear every day in the Pajiba Love posts. Every time you visit the site you generate a small amount of ad revenue which we donate to the American Cancer Society in AlabamaPink’s name. All of our book links to amazon.com on that site also generate revenue that goes into our donation as well. So visit often, find some good book recommendations, and F—- Cancer!

Our final tally of our Cannonballer’s accomplishments is listed below. There’s still time to sign up and be just like them… awesome and totally doable!

TRIPLE Cannonball (156 Books or more)
Travis Jarrod Smith - 183
Malin - 156

Double Cannonball (104+ Books)
jennp421 - 148
Popcultureboy - 106
Sweetpsychosis - 105
Lady Cordelia - 104
narfna - 104
Valyruh - 104

Whole Cannonball (52+ Books)
badkittyuno - 101
Mrs. Julien - 88
loulamac - 82
The Mama - 80
bonnie - 77
Sophia - 70
sonk - 65
alwaysanswerb - 63
Caitlin - 62
Not Prince Hamlet - 60
Rachie - 59
KayKay - 56
HelloKatieO - 53
KatSings - 53
Lisa Bee - 53
Lollygagger - 52
Jamie Pomerhn - 52
Captain Tuttle - 52
ElCicco - 52
Polyphonist - 52
reginadelmar - 52
Scootsa1000 - 52
Shucks Mahoney - 52
taralovesbooks - 52

Half Cannonball (26+ Books)
ScurffyRube - 43
ABR - 26
Arya of Winterfell - 26
Owlcat - 26
baxlala - 26
Even Stevens - 26
llp - 26
loveallthis - 26
Rochelle - 26
Shaman - 26
Black Rabbit - 18
KimMiE” - 13
SorryTelevision - 47
Ashlie - 40
pyrajane - 37
Sara Habein - 36
DoingDewey - 30
faintingviolet - 29
Nancy42 - 29

Quarter Cannonball (13+ Books)
Fofo - 25
Mrs Smith - 24
lyndamk - 22
Julia - 21
Kash - 18
xoxoxoe - 17
lgesin - 16
teresaelectro - 16
Tony Maxwell - 15
Jack - 15
Petalfrog - 14
TroublesomeTots - 14
funkyfacecat - 13
geekchicohio - 13

Cannonballers who wrote between one and twelve reviews, listed alphabetically:
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alisonrt25
Alli
Amanda W
Amy
AnaStar
aney
ang
Angela Baldwin
Angela Walsh
Aunt Ada Doom
Awake And Awkward
Baoke
Bea Pants
beletseri
BenML
BrittaneyNichole
BunnyBean
C D-K
Carly Marta
Casey T
Charlottellamae
Clevaahgirl
CommanderStrikeher
Cute’NUgly
denesteak
Doctor Controversy
dsbs42
elisamaza
ellcoolj
Emalynn
Erin Sullivan
ExUsa
genericwhitegirl
Ginny
Hanaphoric
Hira Sayem
hooloovoo
idiosynchronic
illynew
jael55
Janel
Jayson
Jess
Jessica Dawn
Joe G.
joemyjoe
Karo
Kathleen Coyle
Kathleen Jaffe
KayteeF
Kelly Anne Williams
Kip Mooney
kocomoko
KTB
ladycusping
Lauri
Leanna Moxley
lefaquin
lmoses2011
loopyker
LukeAnth
mandasarah
Martin Jensen
marya
Mei-Lu
Melissa
michaelceratops
Miramuffin
Miss Kate
MissAmynae
NateS1973
nelsonmilum
No Pithy Name
Pheagan
prairiegirl
readwritecook
redpirate11
Renton
Robert
SeaKat
shyestviolet
Siege
sjfromsj
sloanbuller
Tereasa
The Ging
TheGreatUnstainer
Three-nineteen
tmoney
TrasannotTarzan
Trudi
Tyburn Blossom
TylerDFC
webelos8
wilmagerlsma
XxPerksxX
yesknopemaybe

(Note: Any revenue generated from purchases made through the amazon.com affiliate links in any of our reviews will be donated in entirety to the American Cancer Society.)





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