Hail & Well Read is Joining the Pondathon II!

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’

Last year, the Pondathon was my favorite bookish event. Hosted by The Quiet Pond, it brought together bloggers from around the world to save the Pond from darkness with the power of books and friendship! Now, Hail & Well Read is officially joining the Pondathon II, where we’ll work to restore all that was hurt during the great battle, one little sprout at a time. 💚

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

River the Hydrangea Ranger, a brown-cream rabbit wearing a blue apron and flower crown, as well as glasses. She's holding a shovel in her left hand and a basket is draped over her right arm. A blue watering can sits at her feet. All of this is on a purple background with a trowel, watering can, and some vines. This character card has River's name, as well as Meaghan @hailandwellread on it, for participating in the Pondathon II.

Meet River the Hydrangea Ranger! She’s the younger sister of Hornet the Marigold Herald, my original Pondathon character, and she’s here to make the most of this golden gardening opportunity! Unlike her older sibling, she’s a little bit less confrontational, and a lot better at making things grow. Her specialty is hydrangea flowers, and if you can’t find her, always check beside the nearest body of water. She loves the peaceful sound of a flowing stream, and tends to spend her free time studying aquatic flora!


My Pondathon TBR

We’re kicking off the Pondathon with a couple of ARCs and a couple of physical releases! This month, River aims to put the following books under her belt!

Bound by Firelight by Dana Swift

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman

These Deadly Games by Diana Urban

The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace

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