I closely observed GMT before I said this, and we should probably delete it before the H-Ns wake upYou might just get away with it, Danny. Most of the really hard-nosed critics on the forum live in England, and they've all gone to bed already.
But seriously, are you sure about the indirect object on read? Is this normal usage in the US? It sounds to me like "my mother bored me to death last night" or some such thing (yes I know, that's a direct object). It sounds so much better to me to say "read to me" rather than "read me".
Edit: You can obviously exclude Thomas from the list of H-N critics.
With the small addition to match the Thread's example, this is absolutely the one I vote for.Last night my mother read me to sleep with "Little Red Riding Hood."