signing up for the #pondathon!

hello everyone, it’s been a while since i last posted. before i begin the post, here’s a short life update – i’m done with exams, and finally have gotten all of my papers back 😀 i did pretty well in most of them and some of my teachers even took me aside to tell me they were proud of how much i’ve improved academically. overall i’m really pleased with my progress and i’m so happy my effort paid off.

to celebrate, i’ll be rewarding myself by joining a readathon! i’m a huge fan of readathons, because they give me the opportunity to interact with other participants, and motivate me to read more.

being a long-time fan of cw’s book blog and art, i KNEW i had to sign up when i saw her announcement about the quiet pond‘s very own readathon – the #pondathon! here’s some basic information about the readathon if you’re interested:

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!


say hello to my pond character, saoirse, which means “freedom” in irish. saoirse is often underestimated because of her soft and fluffy demeanor, but she is the strongest warrior you will ever meet! having trained under a swordmaster from a young age, saoirse is an experienced, independent and courageous swordswoman, and she has joined xiaolong’s team to fight against the dangers that threaten the pond, using her sword skills to defend the forest and its inhabitants.

(a big thank you to cw for creating such adorable character graphics and making the character creation process a fun and easy one!)


saoirse has decided to fight alongside xiaolong as part of her team! i chose this team because it has the easiest task, which is to read more books, and being the lazy ass that i am as i mentioned before, i wanted to motivate myself to read more. i’m looking forward to reading and talking books with the other participants on xiaolong’s team 🙂

are you participating in the #pondathon? whose team are you on? also, please update me on what’s been happening recently in your lives because i haven’t been online in what seems like forever and would love to catch up! 😀


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