If you've never heard of it, it's a website for reviews. But, like everything else in my life, it has that fine veneer of insanity.
The heart of the site is the commenters, called Eloquents. And, residing over our tiny, charcoal hearts is Amanda Amos, AKA AlabamaPink. One day, I'll be able to come up with something that's good enough to honours her like she deserves. She fought cancer with humor and courage and balls-out awesomeness, and it might have killed her, but it didn't beat her.
When another Eloquent, Prisco, took on the challenge of reading and reviewing 100 books in a year, she challenged him to make it a competition. Soon, other Eloquents started joining in, and thus, the Cannonball Read was born.
The second Cannonball Read has begun, renamed 'The Amanda Amos Kickass Cannonball Read', and changed to be 52 books in a year, rather than 100. And for every Eloquent who signs on, reads and reviews those 52 books from November 1st, Pajiba will donate money to the college fund of Amanda's son (yeah, the Overlords might say they're scathing and bitchy, but when no-one else is watching, they cuddle kittens).
An incentive like that, to read books and babble about them? Oh yeah, I'm in.
This does mean I now have a blog, though, and face it, there's no way I'll be able to keep it just to reviewing books.
hehehehehe. (which, apparently, is a very disturbing way to convey laughter). (Hoping the link works, or I'm going to look like a twit).