When Alice Ozma was in fourth 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.
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For anyone who loves books
Definitely! It is one of the few books where the authors become narrators and do a wonderful job!
I enjoyed the story of the bond between Alice and her father, using books as a backdrop. It shows all the little things they did to show each other that they and their books mattered... for 3218 days! I cannot imagine how close these two are, as well as how books and literature matter.
Yes. It is short and light, but oh so important!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As a daughter whose father enjoyed reading to her - and later insisted on getting a library card and audiobooks, I could identify with many passages in this book. It is not a book about literature - though it's part of it - but a coming-of-age memoir with poignancy and meaning. I laughed, because I saw bits of myself and my father in this book.
A Love Story
- Mama C