You find Castor sitting by the Pond, plotting some stars with some night-blue chalk. You ask him how he is and what he’s doing; a deep frown is creased on his face, like he’s trying hard to think of something.
“Hello friend,” he says, his words measured and slow. “Why, I am thinking about the stars I’d like to look out for while I am here.”
He notices the furled star map that you have in your hand, and his eyes light up with a big smile. “Friend, I’m so happy that you are going to be helping out! Would you like to see the stars I’m going to try and look for? Maybe we can share our star maps and see if any of the stars may be the same?”
That sounds like a great idea! You settle yourself next to Castor, unfurl your own star map, and show him the stars you will be trying to look for.
What is #StartOnYourShelfathon?
#StartOnYourShelfathon is a 2020 star-themed readathon hosted and run by me, CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of #StartOnYourShelfathon is to read as many unread books on your bookshelf as you can between December 13th 2019 and December 31st 2020.
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Welcome friends, to The Quiet Pond’s #StartOnYourShelfathon!
The concept of the StartOnYourShelfathon is simple: from December 18th 2019 to December 31st 2020, join us in this readathon and read as many unread books that you own on your bookshelf (physical or electronic)! (You can read the readathon’s information post here.)
The number of unread books you want to try and read during the readathon is up to you – whether you have 15 unread books on your bookshelf or over 200, you set your own challenges! Ambitious participants of the StartOnYourShelfathon may want to try and aim to read every single book on their bookshelf, whereas participants who want to participate but don’t want to stress about reaching a specific goal may commit to reading three or ten books a month. However you want to participate in #StartOnYourShelfathon is entirely up to you!
Though the aim of the readathon is to help motivate you to read your unread books, what is most important is that you have fun! And we at The Quiet Pond have recruited a very special friend to help you on your StartOnYourShelfathon journey…
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Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, friends!
Welcome to ‘Read-The-Books-That-Have-Been-Side-Eying-You-Because-You-Got-Them-Years-Ago-But-You-Haven’t-Read-Them-Yet-A-Thon!’ Or, aptly shortened to ‘StartOnYourShelfathon‘, a year-long readathon to help you beat your bookshelf! (But is it Start On Your Shelf? Or Star Ton Your Shelf? Read on to find out!)
I think an affliction of most book bloggers and avid readers is that there are not enough hours in the day to read all the books in the world. Another affliction, which makes the first affliction so much worse, is that book lovers love collecting books. So much, that we collect all these books that we have every intention and excitement to read — only to not read it. Read More »