What is The Quiet Pond?

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The Quiet Pond (‘The Pond’) is a fantasy-themed book blog with a simple narrative, in which you are the main character. The Quiet Pond is an ongoing story about your frequent visits to the Pond and the magical pond creatures who live there.

The Quiet Pond’s aim is to review and promote books and uplift writers. It is, on occasion, an art blog as well. The Quiet Pond‘s mission is to critically and honestly review books, recommend the good ones, especially diverse books written by marginalised authors, and be a space of joy, warmth, and friendship.

Who are the Pond’s inhabitants? You can meet them here!

The Blogger Behind The Quiet Pond

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Hello friends! My name is CW and I am a book blogger from Aotearoa (New Zealand). My pronouns are she/her. I was the blogger behind Read Think Ponder, and blogged for five years there, but have since put that aside to start anew at The Quiet Pond. I enjoy reading a wide range of books, and some of my favourite books are Jade City by Fonda Lee, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee.

The Quiet Pond is a product of my love for role-playing games (like Final Fantasy and Warcraft) and soft and light fantasy (like Undertale [Pacifist] and Little Witch Academia). The Quiet Pond is a space that accepts and celebrates all identities, is magical, and hopes to show that there is goodness and light in the world even in the darkest of places and times.

I hope that you will leave The Quiet Pond feeling like your day is a little brighter, and I hope that you will continue believing in yourself, believing in others, and know that uplifting each other is a powerful kind of magic.

You can contact CW on thequietpond@gmail.com.

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