Monday, December 1, 2008

Shock and sadness

As most of the book blogging community is already aware, Dewey passed away today. Apparently she has been in some pain for a while now, although her readers would have never known.

I came home for lunch today, signed on to Google Reader, and my jaw dropped when I saw the latest update on her website. I can't believe she's gone. I think we're all in shock at this moment; she was such a momental force in this community.

A lot of people don't know this, but she was my inspiration for starting my book blog. I was reading tons of different blogs for a while before starting Book and Cranny and I found myself drawn to hers. She was an exceptional writer, and I just loved checking into her site to find out what she was reading and how she liked it.

I took part in her October 2008 Read-A-Thon which she organized for fellow book bloggers and I had such a great time. That's the way she was, always organizing challenges, activities, giveaways. She was kind in every way. People loved her, even people like me that didn't really even know who she was but felt like we did anyway.

My thoughts and well wishes go out to her family and everyone that was touched by this wonderful woman.

We miss you Dewey.


Nymeth said...

My jaw dropped too. And although I had been worrying because it was so unlike her not to update for so long and to miss Weekly Geeks, I wasn't expecting such terrible news :(

She REALLY was an exceptional writer. So funny, so insightful, so accessible.

She will always be missed.

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