Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Dewey's Books

Dewey, who was the mastermind behind The Hidden Side of a Leaf and things like Weekly Geeks, sadly passed away shortly before Thanksgiving. In her honor and memory Chris from Stuff as Dreams are Made on and Robin from A Fondness of Reading has set up a reading challenge, which they are inviting bloggers to join. I didn't get to know Dewey as well as I would have liked, because I only participated in a few Weekly Geek-challenges, but I enjoyed them a lot and found Dewey's blog to be very interesting. I am sad she has passed away and I will join this challenge, even though I am trying not to sign up for too much. But the rules are quite easy and if you are interested in joining or learning more, I suggest you check it out here on the blog set up for the challenge: Dewey's Books. There are two ways to join the challenge:
1. Pick one book from each of the 6 years that Dewey has archives of. You can access her archives by clicking on the archive link in the sidebar of her website. It’s a dropdown menu. For instance, you would read one book that she reviewed in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 for a total of six books.
2. The other option is to read 5 books that Dewey reviewed. These can be from any year and I’m guessing that each of us has at least 5 books on our TBR list because of Dewey!
I will return shortly with a new post explaining which way I will join the challenge. I hope you will join as well in honor of Dewey.

7 comments:

Beth F said...

Louise: ARC = advance reader copy. Publishers send out (free) bound, unproofed copies of books to reviewers so that the books can be reviewed before the date of the final publication.

Chris said...

Thanks so much for joining!! Can't wait to see what your picks are :)

Chris said...

Thanks so much for joining!! Can't wait to see what your picks are :)

Kim said...

HI Louise--
I am so sorry my blog post about the Dewey challenge was so unclear. I re-read it and have edited it to give proper credit to the two people who are hosting the challenge. It isn't me, but is Chris and Robin--links to them can be found in my revised post.
I feel bad that I was so confusing--I think it was late at night when I wrote it.
Still glad you are going to join and looking forward to seeing your book picks!
*smiles*
Kim

Bogsider said...

Perhaps it was me who wasn't able to read it correctly, so don't be sorry. In any case it was rather easy to correct :-) No matter whom is setting this up, it is a great and fitting idea.

Louise

Robin said...

I'm glad to have you joining us for this Challenge! It's heartwarming (and a real statement about Dewey's community building) to see how many people are going to be participating.

Bogsider said...

I am thrilled to participate Robin so the pleasure is all on my side :-)