Review: The Reading Promise
ISBN 13: 9781455512362
It started on a train when she was little. Brozina promised to read to Ozma every night for days. The bond of the ritual — the way it defined their days and nights, brought them together and helped them examine their lives — meant too much to them to give up. So they stuck with it until it became a sacred pact. Their determination can be attributed to the fact that family life was not easy. As memoirs go, the book is uneven, clearly written by a young woman still searching for her voice and somewhat afraid to probe the dark, unattractive corners of experience that make memoirs truly memorable. He is also forbidden to read aloud to students, a development that leaves him drained and unhappy.
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. I was expecting this to be a memoir of reading where it really was more a memoir of childhood with a father who read to the author a lot.
Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item My pick. A rare and triumphant story. Promise yourself to revisit what matters. In her love of books, and of her father, we see the most meaningful promises we might make to our own parents, our own children, and to ourselves.
Hello, Login. Visit Our Stores. On the hundredth 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.