I never knew Dewey nor did I frequent her blog. I believe she passed away before my blogging became an obsession. I do know, from everything I've heard, that she was someone special, who is deeply missed.
I also, never participated in a 24-hour Read-a-Thon, but I figured why not join in the fun. It's only sleep I'll be losing! I signed up today, and I'm now thinking about what to read. I KNOW for sure it will be MOSTLY mystery related --especially since it's the weekend before Halloween--, and perhaps I'll throw in just (1) review book.
Are you planning to participate? Have you made a list?
Details: The October 2009 Read-a-thon is just 15 days away. The Read-a-Thon will start: October 24th at 5am Pacific (1pm GMT). You can click over to the start times page to check the starting time in your timezone. Remember that if it’s more convenient to you, you could start either earlier or later, as well as participate for only part of the 24 hours. Very few people make it through the entire 24-hour period without sleeping, so don’t let that discourage you! Sleep is definitely allowed
So don't hesitate another minute. If I can lose a little sleep, so can you LOL.