The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual. So they decided to... show more
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual. So they decided to continue what they called "The Streak." Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college. Alice approaches her book as a series of vignettes about her relationship with her father and the life lessons learned from the books he read to her.Books included in the Streak were: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and Shakespeare's plays.
Publish date: May 3rd 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
This is a sweet book. My dad read it aloud to me, which is fitting, given the subject.This is one of those books that it's really hard to review, so... I'll just say that you should read it.
This was a heartwarming memoir about Alice and her dad and the promise he makes to her to read out loud to her everyday. The promise begins while Alice is in the 4th grade and at first was a goal set for 100 days. Once they break that streak they continue on until she goes away to college. Sometimes...
Promises. How long does one keep a promise? For Alice and her father, their first promise lasted 100 days. When that promise was expired, they created a new promise and this one lasted for 3,218 days. This promise was for Alice’s father to read to her every night before midnight, even if it were...
I've nothing against a memoir by a recent college graduate, but the thing is, I really wanted to read about the reading aloud. I learned to read pretty early, so I don't remember being read to at all. Now it's one of my favorite things, and I really enjoy reading to my kids more than I would ever ha...
Very touching account of a girl growing up with her father..