Challenges: #PondathonII, Let’s Grow a Garden!

I’ve followed The Quiet Pond for a while but I didn’t join their readathon last time around so I’m so excited that it’s back for a second year!

Pondathon II: The Quiet Pond’s Story-Driven Readathon. A small spade and watering can are crossed with vines wrapped around it frame the words Pondathon II. Three little forest sprites - one with a leaf on its head, another with twigs on its head like antlers, and a mushroom on the other’s head - sit on the words ‘Pondathon’

If you’ve never visited The Quiet Pond, I highly recommend it. Led by CW, Joce, and Skyw, it’s a beautiful immersive world with “an ongoing story about your frequent visits to the Pond and your magical pond friends who live there”. CW creates beautiful art of this pond and all its inhabitants and it’s so lovely to visit every time.

And now you can create your own character with their annual readathon, Pondathon! Read on for details and how to join, plus a reveal of my Pond character.

What is the Pondathon?

Pondathon II is a story-driven and gardening-themed readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of the Pondathon II readathon is to read books to earn plants and decorate your own little garden so that we can restore the forest together. More information about the readathon can be found here.

Information about Joining the Pondathon

  • You can sign-up to the Pondathon II readathon here. The readathon starts on January 10th, 2022 and ends on December 11th, 2022; sign-ups are open across the duration of the readathon.
  • You also get to create your own Pond animal character for the Pondathon, and create your own character card!
  • If you’d like, create a blog post, bookstagram post, booktube video, Twitter thread, or whatever medium you wish, with ‘#PondathonII’ in the title or your tweet. Share the character you have created and your character card!
  • Link back to this post so that new friends can find the readathon and join in as well.

My Pond Character

An illustration of a fox wearing an apron and boots and carrying a basket and a rake. Beside it are a small spade and watering can crossed with vines that are wrapped around it sit over a text box that identifies character, 'Sam (@spinesinaline), Spud, Keeper of Stories. Blog: Character card & all art by @ArtFromAFriend, for the Pondathon only".

Spud, Keeper of Stories

My Pond character is named Spud and they’re the Keeper of Stories (a little archivist of their own, and a name that fits with my blog name). Spud is an orange fox who loves to grow many things, including potatoes. They’re new to the pond but always happy to help, and we’re both so excited for the gardening adventures ahead and the chance to make new friends!

My Pondathon TBR

I don’t have any specific TBR for this readathon, besides my 2022 Chosen TBR as this one will go all year. Perhaps as new quests are announced I’ll choose specific books but for now it’s whatever happens!

I’m planning to share my progress on here as well as on Twitter. Let me know if you’re participating (and where), I’d love to see everyone’s characters!

Are you joining Pondathon II?

Graphics and template by CW @ The Quiet Pond.

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