Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sad news

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.


litlove said...

It's so terribly sad, isn't it? I was stunned when I heard the news. But I've found a lot of comfort in reading other blogger's tributes. Just goes to show what a tight-knit community we are.

J.Danger said...

Isn't it sad? I had no idea that she was even sick or in pain. she never let on.

J.S. Peyton said...

I do believe Dewey's passing was one of the first pieces of bad news that I've had in a really long time. I think what makes it so sad is that it was so unexpected. She will be so missed. There was really no other like her.

Gentle Reader said...

litlove--I agree, it shows us what a true community we are.

J. Danger--So, so sad, and so unexpected.

J.S.--I agree, there was no one like her. I always admired her energy and her creativity.