The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alice Ozma

Narrated By: Alice Ozma

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: May 2011

Duration: 7 hours 0 minutes


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.



    I loved this book!! I never had the chance to have parents read to me. I liked the way Alice had a quote from the book at beginning of every chapter. This then segued into that chapter. Would Alice be the same person if dad had not raised her as he did? The end made me cry...the part where dad retires and why. Yet it became a blessing in disguise I only wished I understood the male's voice better

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