I only just heard the devastating news about Stephanie who ran the Teacher of YA book blog and I’m kind of just…broken about it. I don’t know many people who’ve died, and even less who I’ve felt close to and this one just hit me pretty hard. I didn’t know Stephanie very well, but she was the first book blogger I ever talked to when I finally figured out how to manage the whole Twitter aspect of it all. For this reason alone, she’ll forever have an incredible impact on my experience with the book blogger community.
She was a wonderful person all around and I always loved reading her posts, hearing her opinions on what she’d been reading, and simply her enthusiasm in general for the books we all loved together. I met her primarily due to our shared love of The Wendy, which I’m sure you all recognize due to the fact that I’ve been hosting a readalong for it this month, but there’s something especially emotional about this book for me now after the news I just received.
I’m sure many of you knew Stephanie. I’m sure a lot of you probably knew her better than I did. And I’m sure many of you know about the fact that her review was quoted on the interior cover of this book. But for those of you who don’t know, I wanted to share this with you and express my deep sadness that such a wonderful, amazing person is no longer with us. I miss her so much already.