#Pondathon TBR and meet Amélie, my Pondathon character 💛🌻

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Hello everyone!

2020 seems to be the year of readathons for me. In 2019, I participated in my first ever readathon; it was the first because before then, I was not sure if readathons were for me. I am a mood reader, as many of you know, and sticking to a to-be-read list doesn’t really fit with that. But to my own surprise, I loved it A LOT. I loved participating and reading books fitting certain prompts; if I’m honest, I also loved the tiny sense of accomplishment I felt when I completed all the prompts I wanted to complete! It’s not something I would do all the time, but it is a lot of fun. ✨

So in this post, I am so happy to announce that I will be participating in the Pondathon created by CW and hosted on The Quiet Pond!  When the Pondathon was first announced, I knew I would love the whole idea of it; and when it was formally announced through a blog post, I completely fell in love with how creative and unique it was. I love stories, whether it be in novel form, or video games, tv shows … And the Pondathon is a story-driven readathon. How could I not participate? 

🌻 What exactly is the Pondathon?  

CW presents it: “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.” 

🌻 And here is all the information provided by CW to join 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.

dividers(1)One of my favourite part about the concept of the Pondathon was how creative it is. A huge part of that is creating your own character for the readathon, and I admit to having spent a good couple of hours deciding on one; I just had to try a lot of combinations okay. Today, I am so happy to introduce Amélie, a bee who loves magic, daydreaming and discovering new stories. 

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I decided to join #TeamGen for the readathon!  This team is all about reading backlist books, meaning books published before December 31st 2018 and I think it is the perfect team for me. There are so many books out there who have been published before that date, and it still allows me to be the mood reader I am! 💚

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dividers(1)My Pondathon TBR

This is a possible TBR; they are the books I am thinking I could read during this readathon, but this list could change at any point if I discover new books or simply change my mind! I would also love your recommendations of the books you think I should read that fit the prompt!

First, I have first novels in a series that I would like to start. I added A Curious Beginning very recently to my to-be-read, as in a few days ago only, but I absolutely love the idea for the novel and I have had The Immortal Rules for a while now, and it would also fit with the #StartOnYourShelfathon which is absolutely perfect. 

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I have said this on Twitter quite a few times lately, but I really want to get more into the romance genre; I have watched many recommendations videos because there are just so many romance books out there, how do I even begin to choose? I picked these four, but there’s always a chance I’ll find new romance novels to add. If you have recommendations of your favourite romance novels, please let me know!

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  • A Nordic King by Karina Halle published September 20th 2018
  • The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker published August 7th 2018
  • Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon published September 26th 2018
  • Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka published May 22nd 2018

Finally, I would like to continue on a few series I have started last year! I need to continue series instead of just reading the first novel, seriously. I own all these sequels, and I have enjoyed the first novels so I have no excuse.

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dividers(1)Here is my Pondathon post! I wanted say a huge thank you to CW for hosting this wonderful readathon, and sharing her beautiful art with us and allowing us to take part in this Pond story. The resources I have used in this post belong to CW @ The Quiet Pond and they are truly stunning. The Pondathon will be a lot of fun! 💚

Are you planning to join the Pondathon? If so, in which team? What are the books you’d like to read? I’d love to meet your pond characters as well! 

Until next time, 

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12 thoughts on “#Pondathon TBR and meet Amélie, my Pondathon character 💛🌻

    • Team Cuddle is so cool! I’m so glad you decided to join the readathon! Buddy reading is just not possible for me at the minute with work and life things, I’m so sorry 😦 Thank you so much for asking though, it’s really sweet ♥

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  1. I’m also participating, and in team Varian, so I’m trying to compile a TBR of different genres. It’s turning out to be not as easy as I thought it would be, but I guess that is the challenge 🙂

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  2. Ahh, Amélie is the CUTEST, and I can’t wait to participate in this readathon! We’re both in Team Gen, yay! Joining Team Gen would be perfect because I really, really need to catch up on my backlist TBR.
    I’m so glad that someone else has A Curious Beginning on my TBR! I saw a BookTuber rave about the series, and that’s why I want to read it! I’m also trying to read more romance—the genre has so much to offer ❤ And since you asked for romance recs, I'd recommend From Lukov, with Love! I'm only a few percent into it, but I'm really liking it. It's about a disgraced figure skater who gets the opportunity to pair skate with Ivan Lukov, one of the best skaters in the country, who also happens to be her rival. It's a romance that's more on the serious side, but I think you'd like it!
    Hope you enjoy all of these books, and good luck with the Pondathon!!

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    • TEAM GEN ALL THE WAY ♥ We’re going to do amazing, I just know it. I also got the recommendation for A Curious Beginning from a booktuber! Well, she was talking about a later book in the series, but it got me intrigued!
      The romance genre is huge. I may have subscribed to kindle unlimited to get to read more of them more easily ♥
      I heard about Mariana Zapata, and I read one of her novel! I liked it, but strangely, the slow burn was too slow for me? I didn’t get much of the characters as a couple and it made me sad 😦 Maybe it’s weird, I don’t know.
      Good luck to you too Caitlin! ♥

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  3. So happy to hear that you’re loving Readathons, as I’m a fellow Readathon Fan 🥰 I also had to join the Pondathon because the story element is so amazing and really had me hooked from the beginning! I’m joining #TeamXiaolong 💛 I love your bee Amélie so much, she looks so cute!!

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  4. I’m also participating in the Pondathon!! It’s really cool you’re Team Gen, I wanted to do something special, but these months are so busy and unpredictable, I’m sticking to Team Xiaolong. I absolutely adore the concept and I’m loving it so far!! Amélie is so cute!!! Good luck ❤

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