Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading. The rules are simple:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (as well as the book’s title and author)
- Be careful not to include spoilers
Today’s teaser is from my newest library acquisition, The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared (Alice Ozma):
It started on a train. I’m sure of it. The 3,218-night reading marathon that my father and I call The Streak started on a train to Boston, when I was in third grade…The woman across the aisle turned to us and asked why my father was reading to me on a train. We simply told her that this was what we always did — he had been reading to me every night for as long as I could remember, ever since we read Pinocchio when I was four. Being on vacation didn’t make much of a difference. Why not read? Why not always read?
I happened upon this book by accident—sweet serendipity!—and knew I had to read it. The Reading Promise is the memoir of a young woman who made a pact with her father to read together every night…and they did so for eight years.
This will be a bittersweet read for me, I think. My mother read to me often as a child, and this will bring back some of those memories. It will also dredge up thoughts of a parent with whom I didn’t spend much time as a kid, and warred fairly seriously with in recent years. A learning experience either way.
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Great teaser. My mother use to read to me everyday too. It’s from there that my love for books stem.
Same here. My mom read “The Three Little Pigs” to me so often that I memorized it. 🙂 I’m very grateful that she nurtured my love of reading.
What a great quote! And how even more perfect posting it on a book blog. I particularly love the last bit: “Why not read? Why not always read?” It’s incredibly impressive that they read together for 8 years.
Bittersweet reads are always interesting.. but I think they’re great. Even if the bitter parts are, well, bitter, they give you something to think about and reflect on.
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8 years is indeed an amazing length of time. It’s even more impressive considering the author was in high school for half of that time — can you imagine most high schoolers these days wanting to spend that kind of time with their parent?
I don’t do bittersweet reads very often, but I think this is one I’ll enjoy.
I’ve heard of this book, it sounds fun.
It was an accidental find for me. Glad it’s making waves elsewhere. 🙂
Love your teaser! Sounds like an interesting book.
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The teaser certainly piqued my interest. Hoping to start reading for real soon!