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 post mine today--but bloggers anywhere and everywhere are encouraged to post whenever they want. Please come back to this post to leave your link. I'll be rounding up responses.
I chose to focus on her own words, on her own posts...because...I'm still at a loss of words. She was a wonderful person, unforgettable, a true kindred spirit, the best of the best.
"My main focus in blogging is community. I want to share my love for books with other bloggers, hear what they think of what they’re reading, and have lots of bookish fun. My non-review blog activities, such as the Bookworms Carnival, the Read-a-thon, Weekly Geeks, the challenges I host or join, and the contests and giveaways in my blog are all meant to build community."--from About Dewey.I don't know about you...but Dewey gave me many gifts through her blog.
"In a way, blogging about book is passing it on. I do literally pass on a lot of my books, but when you write about a book you loved, if even one person reads what you said and then reads that book, you’ve given them a sort of gift. So many of the books I’ve read have been recommended by friends, and one of the things that makes the reading of those books more enjoyable is knowing that when I finish, I’ll be able to discuss it with the person who recommended it."--from this post...
My personal top five posts...from Dewey's blog...
How NOT to host a carnival.
5 Reasons I Blog.
Arrr, woof, matey! (Her observations on Knitting with Dog Hair.
Why Do We Read
Some of you--most of you--may remember Dewey's Top 10 of 2008 project. Please take the time to vote in the polls at Literary Escapism in the next week or so. This too is an important part of remembering Dewey.
If you've written up something about Dewey, please leave me a link in the comments or email me the link to laney_po at yahoo dot com.
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