The Quiet Pond is a character driven book blog with characters that live around the pond. From that standpoint CW and her co-hosts blog about books. Some characters do reviewing, others are for recommendations.
With this as the basis, CW created a story-driven readathon. Something is amiss at the pond. CW wrote parts of the story with introductions to the read-a-thon. You can read them here, in this order: Prologue / Choose a Team / Sign-up. And here is a tutorial.
The readathon runs from January 24th to March 7th so that is quite a long time which completely suits me. Week long readathons and I have not been friends since I had a child.
On a personal note: I hurt my back almost two weeks ago and on Monday took a tumble with the bicycle and Merijn. I have extra pain meds for the next week or so but they also make me really tired and heighten my depression. Because of that I am not very present in replying to blog comments/blog hopping/online. Sitting behind the computer is not the greatest unfortunately. I hope it goes away soon but these type of back pains can last 6 to 12 weeks. Oh joy.
Meet Signourney, my stick whapping butterfly who will silently judge you as she looks at you over her glasses. I choose to go the traditional route because I am just more comfortable with that in the long run.
Signourney choose to go with Team Xialong. As much as I liked some of the other teams this team just works out the best for me at the moment. I can read my arcs and endless fantasy if I so desire. For every 10 pages I get a point and with every book I finish an extra 15 points. That should amount to a nice total.
CW is also organizing a few sidequests along the way that I am sure we can collect points for.
|Book||ARC||#YARC||#SoYS||Turtle Recall||Go Big|
|City of Stone and Silence||X|
|The Wind Reader||X||X|
|The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents||X||X|
|The Sisters Grimm||X|
|On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness||X|
|The Electric Heir||X|
|The Dragon Republic||X||X||X|
|The Tyrant’s Tomb||X|
|The Serpent’s Secret||X||X|
|The Candle and the Flame||X||X|
|The Ten Thousand Doors of January||X|
Above are some of the books I’d like to get to in the next 2 months or so, during this readathon. I also marked if they worked for some of the other reading challenges I am doing.
And lastly I created a spread for my new bujo for this readathon to keep track of everything. I really got into bujo in the last few weeks as it is easy to do with Merijn running around most of the time.