Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2021 – CW Reads Wonderful SFF and Contemporaries… Where is Joce and Skye?

Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2021 – CW Reads Wonderful SFF and Contemporaries... Where is Joce and Skye?

After dropping the ball on this a few times, we are finally back to our (hopefully from now on) regular wrap-up posts! Following all the awesome work that we did for Black History Month, March was a much more relaxed month where we mostly shared book reviews and book news.

It’s just CW wrapping up the books she read this month and the posts that she did. Where are Skye and Joce? Read on to find out. 💜

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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2020 – Joce Shares Pondsgiving, CW’s Favourite Middle-Grade Reads, and Skye Reads More Fantasies!

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2020 - Joce Shares Pondsgiving, CW's Favourite Middle-Grade Reads, and Skye Reads More Fantasies!

Joce Opens Pondsgiving & Shares a Story-Time

This year, and every year, we hold Pondsgiving to share a meal and the found family we have built amongst the inhabitants. In our everyday lives, particularly the American voices in the book community, we need to strive to decolonize Thanksgiving. This article by M. Karlos Baca (Tewa/Dinè/Nuuciu), an Indigenous Foods Activist, founder of Taste of Native Cuisine, and a cofounder of the I-Collective, explores ways to decolonize Thanksgiving and revive Indigenous relationships with food. The Pond is full of myth, magic, and lore, and in these traditions, we eradicate the false narrative we have been told about glorifying pilgrimage in American history, and retell history in the ways that stories should have been initially told.

We are taking special care to decolonize our Thanksgiving dinner at the Pond, using methods and ideologies from this interview with Chef Nephi Craig, a Navajo member of the White Mountain Apache tribe of Whiteriver, Arizona, and founder of the Native American Culinary Association.

We welcome you to our Pondsgiving dinner. We hope you’ll stay awhile.

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Monthly Wrap-Up & Story-Time: October 2020 & Story Time – The Pond Friends Celebrate Pond-O-Ween!

It’s the last day of spooky season, friends! And that means… it’s finally Pond-O-Ween! Last year, the Pond friends celebrated Pond-O-Ween and dressed up in costumes handmade by our favourite toad, Varian. This year, the Pond friends are back with new costumes, and we are so excited for you to see them.

Seeing that it’s the last day of the month, we thought we would combine Pond-O-Ween with our Monthly Wrap-Up. We haven’t had a Story-Time post in awhile, and Joce wrote this year’s Pond-O-Ween post – and I know all of you are going to love it as much as I do.

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Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2020 – CW and Skye Read & Loved Graphic Novels and Joce Talks Music and Shows

Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2020 – CW and Skye Read & Loved Graphic Novels and Joce Talks Music and Shows

Following how much we enjoyed putting together August’s Wrap-Up post, we thought we’d do another wrap-up post for September! This month, Skye and I talk about the books we read and the posts we’ve done this month, while Joce talks about what she’s listening to, what she’s watching, and her favourite book that she read this month!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2020 – Where We Talk About The Books We Read and Ended Up Writing Mini-Reviews Instead… Oops.

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Welcome, friends, to the Pond’s very first Monthly Wrap-Up

The Quiet Pond‘s biggest endeavour has always been to deliver the best content – whether it be book reviews, book recommendations, or interesting guest features. Something that occurred to me, though, was that because we are always so busy writing up content, showcasing cool books or cool people, we never really have the opportunity to write posts that would enable you to connect with us and get to know us. So let’s change that, starting with this post!

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