Let’s Save the Pond! It’s Time for the #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



Myfanwy - Pondathon Character


My Pond Character is called Myfanwy, a sailor of the Great Wide Sea. They’re a seeker of Stars (which you may remember from Castor and the #StartOnYourShelfathon) and Knowledge. Never one to shy away from trying out an accessory or a new book, Myfanwy is travelling to the Pond to help defend it from the encroaching darkness!

I’m joining Team Varian. As such, my reads will need to be from a range of genres. No subsequent read can be the same as the previous read. 👀 I’ve never kept strict track of this before, but now I’ll have to!


My Pondathon TBR




Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

I picked up a few mysteries a couple weeks ago and this stood out for being kind of cute (look at the kitty!), inspired-ish by Murder, She Wrote in the title, and somehow knitting related. It seems cozy and a good start to the Pondathon.




Spellhacker by M.K. England

Mail call this week brought this book to me and it’s going to be hard waiting! 😂 Spellhacker is about one last heist in a world where magic is a controlled commodity. It sounds like it’s going to be very exciting and fast paced.




Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

Murderbot is one of my favorite characters in science fiction. It is super relatable because who doesn’t want to kick back with a good book/t.v. show/etc. when the alternative is work? Granted, it’s line of work is far different than anything we’re likely to come across, I hope. 😅 Anyway, Artificial Condition is Murderbot’s second adventure and I’m wondering where it’s going to go after the previous installment. So many options!






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