Hey Everyone!! First of all, I have to send my most heartfelt apologies out to everyone for not updating the challenge blog more often over these last few months. It’s been a hectic few months, Dewey’s blog went down, life happened. And that’s no excuse, I know, but I am sorry guys! I do want to let every one know that we’re planning to end this celebration of Dewey’s life as a reader with a wonderful mini-challenge that Kelly at The Written World has come up with. The details will be announced on Wednesday, or around then, but for now I’ll let you know that it will involve doing something simple (or big if you wish) for your community or the blogging community and writing a post about it. Something that Dewey seemed to do each and every day.
I have to say that this has been quite the bittersweet challenge. I’ve had moments where I’ve felt overwhelmingly ecstatic and overwhelmingly sad. And I’m sure we’ve all felt that way. But the thing that I really loved about this challenge is that it kept us talking about books that Dewey recommended and it kept us talking about her. I don’t think I’m going to continue this challenge next year. If someone else would like to, you’re more than welcome to. I think it was nice though just to have this one year celebrating her. Of course, we will always celebrate Dewey. In the little things that she gave us, the big things she gave and all of our wonderful memories of her. We don’t need a challenge for that…though it was nice to have one for this year :)
I do want to thank everyone that helped Robin and I this year with this challenge and all of our wonderful mini-challenge hosts. You were all fantastic. And thanks to everyone who participated. The response was amazing and this was just incredible. Feel free to leave links to your wrap up posts in the comments. I don’t know what the final prize will be but I will put something together and I’ll draw a winner from those who leave a comment in this post. Even if you didn’t complete the challenge, just drop a comment saying you participated and I’ll put your name in the drawing. Happy reading everyone, and as always….we love you Dewey!