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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! Continue reading “Joining in Pondathon!”

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My 2020 Goals & Resolutions

Hey all! 😎

I wanted to share my goals and resolutions for next year. Here’s the thing, I usually don’t set life resolutions– I just let them drop, but this time around I think I’ll be trying to also write them down and place them somewhere I’ll notice them often. My life needs a positive change this year. And as for reading goals/challenges… well, I dropped them in 2019. I think I made a few too specific, put too much stress on doing too much, and I’m also blaming my lifestyle for losing my motivation to work on the goals — I’ll do a wrap up of my 2019 challenges in another post. 

Continue reading “My 2020 Goals & Resolutions”

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My 2019 Challenges

Hey all 🙂

I wanted to share my challenges/goals for next year with you all! I’ve been truly debating what kinds of challenges I would set up for myself this year, since reading for challenges can sometimes not work out for me. I tend to rebel against obligation reading these days. Any time I feel like I have to read something, I start putting it off. This is a mindset I need to work on for sure, but I haven’t been sure if having challenges would make it worse…
And yet, I feel like having goals and challenges give my reading some direction when I need it. 

In conclusion: These are totally my reading challenges, BUT I’m not going to stress about them. They are there to guide my reading and help me, but if I don’t finish I’m not going to feel horrible. I’m also not going to force myself to finish a book just to complete a challenge/prompt. Continue reading “My 2019 Challenges”

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I’m Joining Round 7 of Tome Topple!

Me? Joining a Readathon?? I’m honestly a bit shocked myself. 

Longer books usually aren’t my jam — I get intimidated and worry I’m not reading fast enough [although this last issue is a whole other issue I will probably be talking about later], but there are in fact longer books on my TBR that I want to read. 

So, when I saw that Melanie over at Meltotheany was joining this round of Tome Topple, I looked into it and realized it is the perfect time for me to join in. 

I’ve got some longer books I want to read by the end of the year and I have a 4 day weekend because of the holiday. Continue reading “I’m Joining Round 7 of Tome Topple!”

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My 2018 Challenges

Hey all 🙂

I wanted to share my challenges/goals for next year with you all! This year I’ll be mainly be taking part in three different challenges. I love doing challenges with groups, but sometimes the challenges become too much like work for me and I stop wanting to read, so I do have to be careful. Therefore while I mainly think of these as challenges, I also consider them to be ‘goals’ because it seems less stressful somehow.  Continue reading “My 2018 Challenges”