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#pondathon sign-up and TBR

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing that I am joining the Pondathon! This readathon sounds absolutely amazing. You can really see how much work our amazing hosts have put into it and I am so excited that it is almost time to start reading!

I love that this readathon is on the longer side right now it’s really hard to commit to a short readathon with how busy my life is right now. I am also really excited about making a character card! I’ve never done that before so I am really excited to try my hands at it.

So let’s get down to the basics!

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

This is Alsandare, Alsa for short. He is a Havoc warden and is always happy at the forefront of a fight so of course he is excited to be on team Xiaolong. When he isn’t defending the pond he loves to stay up all night playing games or reading. He loves learning about new things and making friends from all over.

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My Pondathon TBR

I don’t 100% know what I want to read during the readathon but I have an idea of what I might start with so here is a couple of books that I currently have checked out.

Second Sight is my current book checked out from Libby and I have checked out as an audiobook so I’m hoping to listen to this while I work on other things when I don’t have a chance to read a physical book. This is a historical paranormal romance and it’s not what I normally read but so far it is really interesting.

Venetia, our main is the oldest sibling in a recently orphaned family. She is a struggling photographer who is called to photograph at a secret society. She meets a man, Gabriel, while there and things start to get crazy. After she is whisked to safety Gabriel is declared dead. Using the money from working with him she opens a studio and renames herself as Mrs. Jones, the widow of Gabriel. However, Gabriel isn’t really dead just hiding out from the people who want him dead and Venetia has placed a target on her back and he has to return to protect her and her family while trying to figure out who stole from the Arcane Society.

I’m trying to finish more series in 2020 so I’m going to try to start with these 2. I read the first book in the Bullets series in December so I’m going to try to read books 2 and 3 Summer and Smoke + Love and Lead) It’s a crime reverse harem romance. I’ve also got 2 books left in the Mindf*ck series All the Lies and Paint it all Red. This is a serial killer romance. Where the main is the serial killer trying to get revenge on the town that ruined her. Also, her love interest is the FBI agent trying to stop the killings it’s really fast-paced and amazing.

I actually hadn’t realized that they had similar themes until I put them together but I am really excited to see these stories continue and see how they wrap up.

I also have some books that I really want to get to that came out this month. I’m trying not to get really far behind on new releases so I’m going to try to pick up a few each month. These are the ebooks currently available in my library system. They have quite a few audiobooks available as well so I might pick some others up along the way but I am really excited to try these 3 above.

Let’s Talk

Are you joining in Pondathon? Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Which should I read first?

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