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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - The Reading Promise

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 will approach this 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.

RELEASE DATE - May 3, 2011 (ok, technically this one is already out, but I'm "waiting" to review it!

Oh my, I am looking forward to this one!  My daddy used to read to me every night, and I am the reader that I am today because of it!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine (http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/), that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check out Jill's website to see what other bloggers are looking forward to!


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one is on my wish list! Thanks for sharing....


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

aww this looks great!

Anti-Drug Reads said...

This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

Looking forward to hearing back from you,
Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

Jill said...

I love the idea behind this one...it's on my list!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thank you all for stopping by! I'll be posting of a review of this book soon - be sure toc ome back by!!