Since we all learned about Dewey from The Hidden Side of a Leaf passing away, there has been a huge mobilization from book bloggers trying to figure out how to honor her memory and keep all her activities going. Becky from Becky’s Book Reviews suggested a Weekly Geek remembering Dewey, so that’s what I’m doing.
Like I wrote before, the very first community I joined when I started book blogging was Weekly Geeks. I’ve found almost all of the book blogs I read through other Weekly Geeks or activities like the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. I think it’s a testament to how prolific Dewey was as a book blogger that there has been such a mobilization to remember her and try to keep her communities going strong. I think maintaining community, which she was so dedicated to, is the best way to honor Dewey’s memory.
I think the best way to end this is with this quote from Dewey’s page about herself:
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.
If you want to participate in the discussion about remembering Dewey and how we can come together as a community and keep her traditions going, check out the Ning Book Bloggers forum. You can also check out this post by Floridina at The 3R’s Blog.