Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Value of Reading
The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
By: Alice Ozma
3.5 out of 5
I loved the project this father and daughter conquered. Reading together at least 10 minutes a night for 3,218 days. It started when Ozma was in 4th grade and continued until the day she left for college. Her father read to her every time. Her father was a school librarian, so obviously he taught the value of reading, but he also taught the value of reading out loud. As Ozma didn't know she was going to write a book on The Streak, as they called it, she didn't remember every book they read but the ones she does are listed in the back. The story itself was more about how their reading bonded the two of them more than the books themselves. It is a pleasant story, however the last 5 chapters or so were my favorite - what happened after The Streak.