Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick:The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
by Alice Ozma
Release Date: May 31, 2011


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.


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5 comments:

Lori said...

I hope when you get your book, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

Tribute Books Mama said...

The Storm Before Atlanta
By Karen Schwabach
Publication date: December 28, 2010

At a time when most people have grown weary of the war between the states, two young children are desperate to find their way to the battlefields. Jeremy DeGroot wants nothing more than to join a troop as a drummer boy. For Dulcie, a runaway slave, freedom means she must head directly toward the fighting in the hopes that she'll become "contraband," that is, property of the Union troops. Both Jeremy and Dulcie find a place with the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment and even start to forge a friendship. But all that is threatened when they keep crossing paths with the mysterious Charlie, a young Confederate soldier, who may look like the enemy but feels more like a friend.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

This looks delightful!

Julie said...

This looks like such a good book! I'm already feeling teary and I've only read the description.

Sniffly Kitty said...

This is such a sweet sounding book~~ I agree with Julie; I'm already getting teary just reading it.

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