Let’s Go on a Pond-cation: A These Violent Delights-themed Virtual Tour through Shanghai with Chloe Gong and Xiaolong

Xiaolong the axolotl, wearing big glasses on her head, holding a suitcase, and a camera around her neck.Let’s Go On a Pond-cation is a guest feature at The Quiet Pond that celebrates and highlights worldbuilding in stories!

In our Pond-cation posts, the Pond friends and authors team up to take all of us on a virtual vacation through the real life places in books or the places that inspired fictional places and worldbuilding. Find out more information about this guest feature here.

It’s pretty clear that all of us at the Pond are huge fans of These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. We had the honour of hosting the exclusive cover reveal and we also highly recommended the book in our review. Today though, we have Chloe visiting us at the Pond again in a new Let’s Go On a Pond-cation post, where Chloe and Xiaolong take us on a virtual vacation through Shanghai, the setting for These Violent Delights.

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The Pond Book News #62 – All-New Diverse Fantasies: This Week’s Cover Reveals & Book Announcements!

Welcome to Issue #62!

The trees are whispering…Sprout the sparrow, doing a curtsy with their eyes closed and a smile on their face. Their cape swooshes in the wind with their arm extended in their curtsy.

Friends, welcome to another exciting week of The Pond Book News! Every Sunday, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse book releases, cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! This week Xiaolong and Sprout are excited to be teaming up to bring you another week of book news! Now, onwards to the brilliant books!

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The Pond Book News #59 – A Week of Lovely Cover Reveals: Cute Contemporaries & Anticipated Sequels

Welcome to Issue #59!

The trees are whispering…Sprout the sparrow, doing a curtsy with their eyes closed and a smile on their face. Their cape swooshes in the wind with their arm extended in their curtsy.

Friends, welcome to another exciting week of The Pond Book News! Every Sunday, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse book releases, cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! This week Xiaolong and Sprout are excited to be teaming up to bring you another week of book news! Now, onwards to the brilliant books!

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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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The Pond Book News #57 – A Week of Adventures: Biracial Witches, Sapphic Cyberpunk & Orisha Godlings

Welcome to Issue #57!

The trees are whispering…Sprout the sparrow, doing a curtsy with their eyes closed and a smile on their face. Their cape swooshes in the wind with their arm extended in their curtsy.

Friends, welcome to another exciting week of The Pond Book News! Every Sunday, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse book releases, cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! This week Xiaolong and Sprout are excited to be teaming up to bring you another week of book news! Now, onwards to the brilliant books!

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