If you've been part of the bloggy community for long, you couldn't have missed what a big part Dewey played in it all. The creator of the 24 Hour Readathon, the creator of the Bookworms Carnival, the creator of Weekly Geeks. The host of a handful of challenges including the Printz and Graphic Novels. (Just to name a few.) She was almost always having a giveaway as well. It's no wonder her blog site was such a success, a true testament to her hard work and energy. She was a friendly sort of person, as well, always visiting others in the community--always leaving comments wherever she went. She was the common denominator of us all.
You've probably heard by now, but Dewey died last week. Her husband posted the news this morning. I'm still a bit shocked. It definitely hasn't sunk in yet. She was such a vital part of the community, she will be missed--actively missed--for many many years to come. How could anyone who "knew" her--even though it was just through online activities--ever forget her?
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