Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (13) The Reading Promise

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Reading Promise: 3218 Nights of Reading with my Father by Alice Ozma

 Published by: Hodder & Stoughton

About the Book
When Alice was nine years old, she and her father - a beloved school librarian - made a promise to read aloud together for 100 consecutive nights. Upon reaching their goal, they celebrated over pancakes, but it was clear that neither wanted to let go of what had become their reading ritual. They decided to continue what became known as The Streak for as long as they possibly could.

From L. Frank Baum to Dickens to J.K. Rowling to Shakespeare, Alice’s father read to her every night without fail until the day she entered college, a remarkable eight years later. In this deeply affecting memoir, Alice tells the story of her relationship with the extraordinary man who raised her - from his steadying hand on the back of her wobbly bike to his one-man crusade to keep reading in schools - the words they shared and the spaces in between. Alice poignantly illustrates the unbreakable parent-child bond, the books they treasured, and the life lessons learned along the way.

About the Author
Alice Ozma was named for Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. She graduated from college and is finishing graduate school. She was accepted into the master’s program for liberal arts at the University of Pennsylvania on the strength of her essay about Reading with My Father - The Streak.
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Why are we Waiting for it?

A book about books and celebrating the joy of reading with those closest to you.

What are you waiting for this week?


Amy said...

Great choice! Never heard of this one before, but it is definitely being added to my TBR list now! :)

Here's mine:

Arianna said...

Thanks for stopping by!

I remember reading about this in the news, I didn't know they'd written a book. Great pick!

Jill said...

I love the idea behind this...definitely on my list. Great pick!

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