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

I’d like y’all to meet Joi Jinx: feisty, easily excited, and overall cuddly! Using her jade daggers and charming wit to protect Wen Xiu and her other friends, Joi Jinx would go to the ends of the earth to bring happiness to those around her. Ready to take on the world and hug the pieces together afterward, Joi is here to celebrate diversity by reading books cuddled up with a nice cup of tea.

My Pondathon TBR

How to Build a Heart by Maria Padian

I was so excited for this to come out because I’m all about teens coming into their own sense of belonging. I’m a sucker for people caught in between worlds and not knowing what to do when they overlap. (Plus, would you look at that cover???)

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

This one will definitely be a new experience for me. I’ve heard some extremely polarizing reviews and I’ve braced myself for the haunting novel about a teen Lady Macbeth.

When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

Gay witches? ‘Nuff said.

Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura

I have been craving a contemporary YA romance (and I still have many of Lauren’s recs on the list for later), and I’m hoping this will kick off my transition period for all the others.

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

What better way to end this fight than with an LGBT Grease?? I’m so ready for this, and you know for sure I’ll be listening to the entire soundtrack for this.

Will you be joining Wen Xiu, Joi Jinx, and all our other friends in defending the Pond? Let us know what you’re most excited for!

Find a book to treat your shelf with this weekend! Much love,

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