I just found out that one of the real forces of nature in the book blogging world, Dewey of The Hidden Side of a Leaf, passed away last Tuesday. I knew she had been in ill health, but her death came as a shock. I can't imagine the book blogging world without her, as she was one of those wonderful, energetic bloggers who created events like the 24-hour read-a-thon and Weekly Geeks, and was obviously a voracious reader and prolific blogger.
I always loved the quote she had posted that inspired her blog's title:
"Birth, life, and death -- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf." Toni Morrison
We will miss you, Dewey.