Book Beginnings and The Friday 56

Happy Friday Everyone! Sorry I have been slightly MIA this week. I have been crazy at work and have been slammed with homework. I decided to share the chapter book I am reading this week.

Book Beginnings is a blog meme hosted by Rose City Reader where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading. You also share your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, etc. The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The idea is to post a teaser of the book from page 56. So let’s begin…

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets written by J.K. Rowling

“Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive. Mr. Vernon Dursley had been woken in the early hours of the morning by a loud, hooting noise from his nephew Harry’s room.”

As we all know, I have already read this series and love them. After reading the first couple of lines all I felt was excitement to dive in and wondering what Uncle Vernon was going to do. He sure does not like Harry so being woken by his owl would not be good. I am almost finished with this book and am enjoying being sucked into the Harry Potter fantasy world. Now lets take a look at my favorite part on page 56. It is such a funny part in the book and movie!

“Ron was pointing at the red envelope. It looked quite ordinary to Harry, but Ron and Neville were both looking at it as though they expected it to explode.

‘What’s the matter?’ said Harry.

‘She’s – she’s sent me a Howler,” said Ron faintly.”

What do you think? Want to become a Harry Potter fan like me?

7 thoughts on “Book Beginnings and The Friday 56

  1. Harry Potter is always worth a second (or third) read. Since we are discussing read-alouds this week, do you see yourself using one of the books as a read-aloud? And if so, what themes do you think you could discuss?

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    1. I could see myself using Harry Potter as a read aloud but it also depends on the group I think. As for themes, I would like to focus on friendship, loyalty, courage, and good vs evil. I could also go over family and home but I think the first four themes I listed are the most prevalent and easy for student to pick it. Would you agree?

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  2. I love this idea! Posting a teaser from page 56 is a really fun way to dive into the reading. I know so many from this class have taken the Harry Potter plunge…I am not one of them. I have not read a single book from the series. My son got a couple of them a few years ago, so they are on my library shelf at home. Which one is the first book? Where in the line-up does this one fall?

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    1. I really enjoy it too! I think it helps even me engage in the book more because it’s fun. The first book is “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.” This one is the second in the series. I personally love Harry Potter and have been rereading the whole series.


  3. I am already right there with you on the Harry Potter series! I read them when I was young, and can’t wait to have my son read them. I really like this blog post idea- such a fun way to give little teasers of the story. Would be a great way to get students into a new book. Cool post, I felt so nostalgic reading the lines you added within the post.

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