Read-a-Thon Mini-Challenge: Honouring Dewey
Welcome to the next mini-challenge! This will run for the next three hours, so as long as you submit a link to me within those three hours you’ll be eligible for the prize, which is a box of Earth Day books and bookmarks from the wonderful and talented Nymeth!
As most of you know, Dewey of The Hidden Side of the Leaf began the read-a-thons. She passed away quite suddenly (at least suddenly to the book blogging community) last November, which is why the read-a-thon has been renamed in her honour.
So sometime in the next three hours, either share a favourite story/memory of Dewey if you knew her OR go to her blog and find a post that appeals to you (trust me, it won’t take long!). Then on your own blog (or in the comments here if you don’t have a blog), talk about why you chose it.
I have a lot of favourite memories of Dewey, but one of the best is interacting with her during the first read-a-thon. It was still really small then, and especially in the last few hours, there weren’t that many of us left. She kept teasing me about how chipper I still was. Like with this comment, on post in which I discussed Marked:
Look at you, still all upbeat and awake. I believe if those Wiccan vampires bit you, they’d find caffeinated blood! ;)
And then there was this comment, which she made on my first post of the second read-a-thon:
Here you are with your amazing energy again! What would the read-a-thon be without you? :) Hope you have a great time!
She was an incredible woman, with a giving, generous, creative spirit, who touched many people. And she will always be remembered.