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Pondathon Sign-Up

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


Hey all, my Pondathon character is called Essiey, she’s the guard of lore! She devours books of all genres hoping to pick up more interesting tidbits to guard. She’s part of team Varian and will do her best to help defend the pond.

My Pondathon TBR


Rebel (Legend, #4)

Rebel by Marie Lu

This is the fourth book of the ‘Legend’ series and I’m so excited to get to this finally, I preordered this but had to wait for ages for it to get to me. Luckily I was able to get it at all though, I did the other three books as part of a readalong and I’m really intrigued to read this one.

The Mercies

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Norway lore! Perfect read for Essiey/myself and I absolutely loved Hargrave’s novel The Deathless Girls so I requested this on NetGalley and preordered it, I’ll get to the eARC before the physical copy lol.

Of Cats and Elfins: Short Tales and Fantasies

Of Cats and Elfins by Sylvia Townsend Warner

A book of short stories and fantasies by a female author. Handheld Press is one of my favorite publishers, they bring female authors into the spotlight, bringing them from the same time as those great male literary writers, showing we were. always there writing as well.

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso

I signed up for the blog tour of this, I liked the blurb and I won’t lie, the cover caught my eye! I’m intrigued by a Queen who has to bring her people together, though, the reason they’re in the mess might be her fault in the first place. I love a good redemption arc.

Off Balance (Aunare Chronicles, #2)

Off Balance by Aileen Erin

This is the second book of the Aunure Chronicles and I ADORED the first book, Latinx main character with this inner strength that just made me fangirl, and aliens, evil corporations, and more! Ahhh I cannot wait to read this!

The Island Child

The Island Child by Molly Aitken

I requested this for Canongate, I loved the blurb and I’m lucky enough to be on the tour for this as well! It’s completely immersed in Irish Folklore and I am all here for that.

Night Spinner (Night Spinner, #1)

Night Spinner by Addie Thorley

Another cover pick from NetGalley but I totally am here for the book as well, a Hunchback retelling where…our hunchback is a girl! Magic, retellings, Hugo inspired…I’m here for this!!

That’s all I’ll have up on the TBR for now but I’ll add things as I go!

By TheCaffeinatedReader

A Caffeinated Reader and Musician, destined to write lacklustre book reviews with the over-ample amount of free time.

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