Pondathon II: A New Companion Quest! Tea Time and a Good Book with Judy Lin

It’s tea time, friend! True to A Magic Steeped in Poison which has a magical and mysterious art of tea making, Judy would love to see what everyone loves to drink while reading! That’s right, friends – get your cameras ready: take a photo (or simply share one if you don’t have a camera) of your favourite … Continue reading Pondathon II: A New Companion Quest! Tea Time and a Good Book with Judy Lin

Pondathon II: A New Companion Quest! Finding Your Food Soulmate with Alechia Dow

Let’s talk about our favourite foods! For this side quest, Alechia would love for all gardeners to do a ‘foodie soulmate picture’! I can do that...! While The Kindred sounds fantastical and romantic, my food-soulmate is decidedly more mundane. I could quite happily live off hash browns and nothing else - although they do go … Continue reading Pondathon II: A New Companion Quest! Finding Your Food Soulmate with Alechia Dow

Pondathon II: A New Companion Quest! Let’s Grow Roses with Racquel Marie

In the book Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie, the main character Ophelia is a rose gardening extraordinaire who assigns different rose breeds to each of her best friends. For this Companion Quest, Racquel has invited us to design a rose that represents our favourite book. The rose could be a drawing, a poem, a … Continue reading Pondathon II: A New Companion Quest! Let’s Grow Roses with Racquel Marie

Pondathon Sign-Up Post!

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 … Continue reading Pondathon Sign-Up Post!

#Pondathon – The Longest Read

The longest, single-volume, book I think I have read is A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, which Amazon lists as 1,504 pages and Goodreads has at 1,492. I actually read some, listened to some, then read some again, as I started this book whilst I was on a summer holiday in France with my parents. … Continue reading #Pondathon – The Longest Read

#Pondathon side quest – Varian’s Guilt

  Varian's Guilt side quest for the #Pondathon requires me to post about a book that got me through hard times. It's not one individual book, but as a child with undiagnosed ASD and OCD, I found tremendous comfort in collecting, reading and re-reading series books. This started with Colin Dann's Animals of Farthing Wood … Continue reading #Pondathon side quest – Varian’s Guilt

Pondathon fun and a personal update

  The current Pondathon side quest is to write a Haiku or short poem about your favourite book, so I've got that coming up for you, but first I just wanted to update you a little bit on what's been going on with me. You may or may not have already gathered that I suffer … Continue reading Pondathon fun and a personal update

#Pondathon Progress!

  For someone new to the Pondathon I have thrown myself in wholeheartedly and, with 2,609 pages read already, I am pretty sure that Team Xiaolong was the perfect fit for me! So far I have read:   The Other Bennet Sister - Janice Hadlow Blurb:  For fans of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Janice Hadlow's The … Continue reading #Pondathon Progress!

I just joined The Quiet Pond’s Pondathon 2020!

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 … Continue reading I just joined The Quiet Pond’s Pondathon 2020!