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Joining in Pondathon!

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

What is the Pondathon?

The Pondathon is a co-operative and story-driven readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of the Pondathon is to read books and collect points to protect the friends over at The Quiet Pond from the encroaching malevolent forces that threaten our friends in the forest.

Have fun participating in the Pondathon readathon by joining one of five teams, each with a unique way to collect points and signing up! You can also follow the story of the Pondathon as it unfolds, and participants can also complete ‘side quests’ during the readathon to collect extra points. The readathon takes place from January 24th 2020 to March 7th 2020. More information about the readathon can be found here.

Information About Joining the Pondathon

  1. To join the Pondathon, simply sign up anytime between January 18th 2020 to March 5th 2020.
  2. Choose a team, create your own animal character for the Pondathon and create a character card!
  3. Create a blog post, bookstagram post, booktube video, Twitter thread, or whatever medium you wish, with ‘#Pondathon’ in the title or your tweet. Share the character you have created and your character card!
  4. Link back to this post so that others can find this readathon and join in.

Share your updates on your blog/bookstagram/booktube and social media. You are more than welcome to tag @thequietpond or @artfromafriend on Twitter or Instagram in all your updates! We’d love to see all of the beautiful and awesome characters that you create!

My Pond Character

Evie character card

My Pond Character is called Evie! I imagine her as an herbalist, forager of materials, who (on occasion) gets lost in a book. She’s always got a book with her and may sometimes use collected materials as bookmarks, then forgetting where the plants she collected went.

My Pondathon TBR

team gen full

As I’m starting a new job next week, I didn’t want to commit to anything strenuous (seriously almost joined Team Cuddle, because OMG how cute?! but I’m not good at buddy reads…) and Team Gen is all about reading backlisted titles which I do A LOT of. I figure this will also show me how many backlisted (before 2019) titles I read. 

Regarding the TBR… there isn’t much I want or NEED to read. Below are 5 books I’m already planning on reading that will work for this Readathon: 

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)Moonshine Kiss (Bootleg Springs #3)The Jaguar King (The Wild Rites Saga #1)A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1)

  • Dark Lover by J.R. Ward 
    A buddy read that I’m late getting to (see why I didn’t join Team Cuddle???)
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
    I’m ready to read this series to completion! 
  • Moonshine Kiss by Lucy Score & Claire Kingsley
    Just over 3k ratings! So, so close! But Broken Miles has less, so maybe I’ll start that series sooner rather than later. 
  • The Jaguar King by Anna McIlwraith
    And below 3,000 ratings! Extra points~
  • A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

I’m so excited to kick this Read-a-thon off!! Let me know if you’re joining in! Perhaps we can buddy read something hahaha. 


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