Grey’s Shelves // I’m Joining Pondathon! – Readathon Sign Up

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I’m back, again! 

I won’t be officially posting until February begins but I wanted to share my post for joining the Pondathon since it starts today!!!

I have so many great posts planned for next month and I’m really excited to share them but honestly I think I might be even more excited for this readathon! Wait until you see my littler character, I love him and will protect him with my life while he is busy protecting the Quiet Pond.

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Grey’s Shelves

🍃 Bookish Bits // Series TBR – Extra Down the TBR Hole

🍃 Bookish Bits // Library Love – 2018

🍃 Bookish Bits // I’m Finally Participating in A Readathon and Challenge! – Late-A-Thon + January Jam Jar


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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.

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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!

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My Pond Character

Pondathon Character Card

My Pond Character is called Finley, and he’s the Protector of History! Finley is a red fox who wears a blue flower crown, always has his head stuck in a history book and now has his bow and arrows at the ready.

Finley loves history, recognises the importance of remembering it and will do everything in his power to protect it with Team Varian.

He’ll be searching through his library of history books to see if anything like this has happened before!

Finley is worried what this darkness will mean for the future and is prepared to do his best to help protect the pond, document this event and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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My Pondathon TBR

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So I have like 2 books I’m currently reading and am going to have to put on hold for now (not including my audio book because it’s a library loan!) because books already started before the readathon don’t count and I did not in anyway plan for this readathon properly!

strange girls women in horror anthology│Azzurra Nox│Strange Girls: Women in Horror Anthology│Horror

You know them. Those girls that aren’t quite like everyone else. Those girls who stand out in the crowd. Those girls that dare to be different. Those girls are dangerous.

This book is an ARC I received that comes out in February.

I love YA horror, I want to be creeped out to the max!

I want to panic when I hear my cat knock something over. I need suspense!

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warriors, witches, women mythology's fiercest females│Kate Hodges│Warriors, Witches, Women: Mythology’s Fiercest Females│Non-Fiction

Yes we are angry, yes we are making a noise about it, and yes, we are hungry for change. We are harpies.

Feminist mythology!!!

This is catered exactly to my taste and it’s an ARC I received that comes out in February too!

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percy jackson and the sea of monsters percy jackson and the olympians PJATO│Rick Riordan│Percy Jackson and the Olympians│The Sea of Monsters│Fantasy

“Don’t you ever feel that way? Like you could do a better job if you ran the world?”
“Um… no. Me running the world would be kind of a nightmare.”

I’m ready for Percy to fuck things up!

Last year I finally read the first Percy Jackson book and omg I love it so much.

This year I really want to try and complete the series so I think it’s about time I picked this one up!

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ps i still love you to all the boys ive loved before TATBILB│Jenny Han│To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before│P.S. I Still Love You│Romance

People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.

Romance isn’t dead and TATBILB proved it.

In 2018 I watched and fell in love with the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie, just like everyone else.

I really enjoyed the book too, but not as much as the movie so taking that in to account, I’ve decided that I want to read the second book before I watch the movie which comes out next month so I better hurry!

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milk and honey│Rupi Kaur│Milk and Honey│Poetry

i am a museum full of art
but you had your eyes shut

Every time I think about this book my brain decides to start playing Honey by Kehlani.

This has been sat on my coffee table basically since I bought it because my mum loves poetry too and wants to read it and neither of us has picked it up.

So I swear I’m finally going to pick this up!

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wilder girls│Rory Power│Wilder Girls│Horror

We don’t get to choose what hurts us

MORE YA HORROR!!! MORE YA QUEERS!!!!

I am so excited to read this book. The cover is gorgeous and it sounds like such a good queer creepy horror!

I always forget exactly what this book is meant to be about other than that but I think I want to keep it that way. I want to go in already and confused on not knowing what’s going to happen next.

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the rave king the raven cycle TRC│Maggie Stiefvater│The Raven Cycle│The Raven King│Fantasy

The head is too wise. The heart is all fire.

Yes I still haven’t read the last Raven Cycle book!!! What about it????

Honestly I hate myself a little each time a month comes to an end and I still haven’t picked this up.

I’m still not sure if I’ll get to this but I do need to read this soon! I’m just not ready for this series to end and I am scared for my babies!!!

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I tried to make this TBR a good mix of genres since I’m on team Varian, while still focusing on my owned and ARC TBRs.

This is a tentative TBR though. I’m not 100% how well I’ll stick to it aha.


Grey Reads

🍃 Grey Reads For Mental Health Awareness // Love Doesn’t Cure All (Thank Fuck For That) – Made You Up

🍃 Grey Reads // It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas – My True Love Gave To Me

🍃 Grey Reads // I Paid $12 for Disappointment – Let It Snow


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I’m so excited to help save the pond!

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What’s on your TBR?
Are you joining the Pondathon?
What team are you on?
What are your characters?

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