#IMWAYR – April18, 2016

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date, and adapted by Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts with a children’s/YA focus. This weekly roundup is a great way to discover new blogs and bloggers, share recommended (or not so recommended….) titles, and add to your ever-growing to-read list.


Title: My Heart Fills With Happiness
Author: Monique Gray Smith / Illustrator: Julie Flett

A gentle, beautiful board book celebrating the simple moments that fill our lives with happiness. Julie Flett is one of my favourite children’s book illustrators, her creations never fail to make me smile. This wonderful book is made even more special by its focus on First Nations families and cultural traditions, mentioning drumming, bannock, and sharing stories with elders. A quietly lovely book for young families of all backgrounds, but of particular joy to to Aboriginal children and families.


Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (that’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to you yankees)
Author: J. K. Rowling

So, I bit of a reread, this. I read through the entire Harry Potter series in college, and was pretty meh about the whole thing. Kind of charming, sometimes boring as all anything, not a bad read but nothing really to write home about.

I just could not understand the rabid obsession this series seems to encourage in so many readers. And you know what?

I still can’t. I’ve finished the first book, and I intend to read the rest of the series, but really? Meh. I still don’t get it.

Oh well. At least I can say I tried. 😉

So, what have you been reading this week?