Throwback Thursday – Fifty Shades of Grey by @E_L_James

Throwback Thursday – Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

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So yes, today is Throwback Thursday.  But, it is also the day we get to finally see the trailer for the upcoming, I can’t wait to see, movie adaptation of the book Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James.

Here it is!  View the trailer here.

Excited….Yes!  My very own inner goddess is doing the happy dance!

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I decided that my Throwback Thursday post should be in honor of Christian Grey.

I picked out some of my favorite lines from the first book in the series, Fifty Shades of Grey.

 

Enjoy!

Some of My Favorite Lines!  

 

“I am going to have coffee with Christian Grey… and I hate coffee.”

“We aim to please Miss Steele”

“What is it about elevators?”

“I want you sore, baby,” he murmurs, and he continues his sweet, leisurely torment, backward, forward. “Every time you move tomorrow, I want you to be reminded that I’ve been here. Only me. You are mine.”

“Are you smirking at me, Mr. Grey?” I ask sweetly. Pompous ass.”

“Inside me! I gasp, and all the muscles deep in my belly clench. My inner goddess is doing the dance of the seven veils.”

 

“Why does he have such an unnerving effect on me? His over-whelming good looks maybe? The way his eyes blaze at me? The way he strokes his index finger against his lower lip? I wish he’d stop doing that.”

 

“I’ve never wanted more, until I met you.”

 

“Who’s he kidding? He’s no gentleman. He has my panties”

 

“You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince”


Feel free to leave some of your favorite lines from this book.  Go ahead, comment away.

I can’t wait for February 2015!

~Susi

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Throwback Thursday – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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I love looking for books to showcase on my Throwback Thursday posts.  This week, I decided to take it back to the early school years.   The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was one of my older son’s favorite books when he was in Pre-K.  I can’t remember how many times I read this book to him before going to bed.  I love Eric Carle’s books.  This one is my favorite as well.  For that reason, it made my Throwback Thursday post this week.

I consider this book to be a classic and should be part of every child’s early reading experiences.  It still has a special place on my bookshelves after all these years.

 

the very hungry caterpillar

 

Suitable for children, this title covers colorful collage illustrations and its deceptively simply, hopeful story. It features die-cut pages and finger-sized holes to explore.

 

About Eric Carle

Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children’s book author and illustrator, most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

http://www.eric-carle.com/

 

Throwback Thursday – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

 

 

 

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Today’s Throwback Thursday book is one that I just finished reading with my 4th graders.  This is definitely a classic.  It was first published in 1911.  We have been reading and listening to the audio book which is available for free.  My students truly enjoyed this beautiful story.  If you haven’t read this classic, then check it out.  The audio  is quite enjoyable.  Here’s the link:  http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/book/the-secret-garden-by-frances-hodgson-burnett

 

Have you read this classic?

What classic read do you recommend for Throwback Thursday?

 

 

 

the secret garden

 

 

What secrets lie behind the doors at Misselthwaite Manor? Recently arrived at her uncle’s estate, orphaned Mary Lennox is spoiled, sickly, and certain she won’t enjoy living there. Then she discovers the arched doorway into an overgrown garden, shut up since the death of her aunt ten years earlier. Mary soon begins transforming it into a thing of beauty–unaware that she is changing too. But Misselthwaite hides another secret, as mary discovers one night. High in a dark room, away from the rest of the house, lies her young cousin, Colin, who believes he is an incurable invalid, destined to die young. His tantrums are so frightful, no one can reason with him. If only, Mary hopes, she can get Colin to love the secret garden as much as she does, its magic will work wonders on him.

 

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Throwback Thursday – Fun with Dick and Jane

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Throwback Thursday: Fun with Dick and Jane 

 

 

How many of you remember this series of books?  I recently found several of them that I purchased at an antique shop in St. Augustine, Florida.  I shared them with my students who found the books to be quite amusing.  I never read them when I was in school.  Did you?

With innocent entertaining exploits and simple repetitive declarations, these charming characters helped millions of Americans learn to read.

These books were actually used between the 1930’s-1970’s in schools.  I can’t imagine using these books to teach students today.

“Look, Jane, ” said Dick.  “Here is something funny.  Can you guess what it is?”

 

Do you remember any of your childhood readers?

Feel free to comment.

 

Happy Thursday!

~Susi

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday – Harry the Dirty Dog

I love children’s books.  For this Throwback Thursday, I asked my students to select a book that was new to them.  Surprisingly, they chose Harry the Dirty Dog. They found this classic in a free audio-book website.  Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion  is a a fun and entertaining read aloud for children of all ages.  You can listen to it here.

I have my very own copy of this book.  I hope to keep it and pass it down to my grandchildren someday.

Have you enjoyed this little gem?  It is a must read in your child’s library.

 

harry the dirty dog

 

This lovable white dog with black spots (or black dog with white spots) has charmed children for fifty years, and we are celebrating with an anniversary edition. This childhood favourite is perfect for reading aloud before going to bed or avoiding a bath.

 

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Throwback Thursday – The Giving Tree

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Today’s book, The Giving Tree was selected by my fourth graders.  Since we have been celebrating Earth Day all week, this book was one of our read alouds.  I have always loved Shel Silverstein and this is one book I truly enjoy reading.  If you haven’t read this gem, you should.

Synopsis

‘Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.’
So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.
Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.
This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.

 

Happy Thursday!

 

Throwback Thursday – Charlotte’s Web

Happy Thursday!

 

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Today’s Throwback Thursday read is the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White.  This book brings back memories of my own elementary school days.  This was one book that my third grade teacher loved.  She started the school year off with it as our first read aloud.  I also recall checking this book out at the library several times.

Still today, my own students enjoy taking this book off of my shelves and reading it.  It is a story about friendship and loyalty.  It also introduces children to the concept of death.  Charlotte’s Web is also the type of book that you interpret differently when you read it as an adult.  It truly is a great book.

Did you enjoy this classic as a child or adult?

 

Quotes

“Wilbur didn’t want food, he wanted love. He wanted a friend –someone who would play with him.”

“Your success in the ring this morning was, to a small degree, my success.”

“She was in a class by herself. It is o is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.”