This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma #36

I'm not going to lie. Really didn't care for this book. The premise of the book sounds like it will be a lovely story. It is about a father who makes a promise to his daughter at the age of 10 that he will read aloud to her every night for 1,000 hours. He ends up reading to her every night until she is 18 and moves away. Sounds sweet right? 

Well it ends up being a book more about how this father is bragging about how he did this great thing and other parents didn't and what a shame (guilt trip much). The funny thing is this seems like a great thing but he seems to blow over bigger things that are going on in his daughters' lives. Yes he has two daughters the other asked him to stop reading to her early on. Hmmm interesting. The one daughter actually leaves the house and there is no mention of her again. Other serious things seem to be happening but we just continue to talk about the reading of the books. Wait did you mention a suicide attempt nope lets not just blow over that and make sure we read tonight. Strange. 

Not a fan. And it's a shame because the premise of this book held lots of potential.

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