Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Sad news indeed

I was shocked this morning to find out that Dewey from Hidden Side of a Leaf has passed away.

Dewey bought so much to the book blogging community through her various projects like the Read-a-thon and Weekly Geeks, but more than anything she bought an abundance of energy, vigour and enthusiasm. I hope that as a community we are able to continue those projects as a mark of respect for Dewey.

As much as I feel a sense of loss for someone who I have never met, my thoughts are with her family and friends who will be feeling her loss her even more.

She will indeed by sadly missed.

RIP Dewey


  1. It looks like the message above is in chinese. Can you read that Marg?

    Dewey will be greatly missed. I've been going around from blog to blog this evening reading all of the tributes. I am so sad.

  2. Nope I can't. It's just my friendly spammer dropping by again!

    Yes, I have read a few as well this afternoon, and there is definitely going to be a big Dewey sized hole in the book blogging community.

  3. I was shocked when I saw the message last night and couldn't really understand it although I've only known Dewey for little more than a month. It is very sad indeed.

  4. And a Dewey sized hole is a very large hole indeed :(

  5. I was thinking that it might be nice for those bloggers who are Weekly Geeks to pay tribute to Dewey in the next week or so. To take the time to post to their blogs a "Weekly Geek" post about Dewey--maybe share their favorite posts from her site, maybe share a memory or two about participating in weekly geeks, the bookworms carnival, the 24 Hour Readathon, or one of Dewey's challenges, maybe just share a favorite memory of Dewey in general, what they'll miss most, how they'll remember her, etc. I'm going to try to post mine this Saturday--but bloggers anywhere and everywhere are encouraged to post whenever they want.

    If you're interested please SPREAD the word to all your blogging friends.

  6. I found out late last night, so I've spent today reading everyone's tributes. The shock is wearing off, but the sadness is continuing. Your post was a thoughtful and loving tribute to Dewey. Thank you so much for it, Marg.

  7. My prayers and thoughts to Dewey and her's family at this time :)