Sunday, June 28, 2015

Book Haul #3: (June 2015)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews

A few weeks ago I went out for dinner with my family and there just happened to be this nice farmers market set up in the middle of a parking lot. There were all kinds of yummy things for sale: fresh veggies, fruits, cookies, cupcakes and sticky buns. Thankfully we had dinner first or we would have spoiled our appetites. As we walked around I came across a man selling belts and a few books. Strange combination, I know. Well it turns out that he is an author. After selecting a book that interested me, we chatted for a few minutes about his books and I told him that I was a blogger and I would review the book after I read it. Pleased to hear this, he gave me a copy of his newest release and told me about his experiences with other farmers markets in our area. 

Here are the two books I picked up that day:

The Conquest of Canada by Wendel Messer, is a historical fiction novel set in the early 1600’s. It follows the struggles of the colonists who came to Canada. 

Farmers Market by Wendel Messer is a mystery in similar style of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. It is centered around the death of a man connected to a cottage country farmers market organization. I am almost finished reading this one and hope to get a review up soon. 

Mr. Messer was also kind enough to sign both copies for me.Its nice to be able to support local authors. 

I am proud of myself this month. I only brought home 2 books. I know that in July I will bring home more because I am going away on vacation and hope to get some books that are local to the places I will be visiting. 

How did you do this month? Did you bring in many books or were you able to resist?
Happy reading!


  1. I've not heard of any of these but I do hope that you enjoy them. Have a great week! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I think they are published by a small Ontario based company. Thanks for stopping by Krystianna.

  2. I love stumbling across little stalls selling books, like, outside of bookstores. You often come home with gems you might have never bought otherwise. You seem to have picked interesting books :)

    1. Me too! Its a great way to discover authors you wouldn't normally come across.