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Friday, November 23, 2012

Free Books Available Nov 23, 2012

Please see above for how to read these books without a Kindle, and the sidebar at right for a quick explanation of this blog. Have fun getting new books! :) May I suggest that you check daily so you don't miss all those available for only 24 hours?

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General self-sufficiency, survival, farming/gardening

Organic Gardening Essentials 3 (The Organic Gardening Academy.)
one of a series. “ In this third volume the reliance of organic pest control methods and remedies are further examined”
Traditional Archery: 2nd Edition
“• Information on choosing a bow, setting up the bow and arrows, selecting tackle, and ordering a custom bow • Practical advice on storing and transporting bows and gear safely • The history of the bow and arrow and stories of the fathers of traditional archery • Includes a glossary of archery terms and advice for teaching beginning bowshooters”

Back to Basics
“How can we cope with the difficult economic situation we are facing? By re-discovering the traditional values of work, thrift and self-reliance. This is the formula that is suggested by Franz Sidney in her mildly humorous, down-to-earth, politically-incorrect book. Franz has written her book to help others who kept asking how they could improve their situation, whether they were poor, just coping, or well off. Here you will find detailed, step-by-step instructions to apply to any aspect of your life that you wish to change for good. Topics range from gardening for beginners to making your own toiletries, smart shopping techniques and methods for making your children earn their gifts. This book will give you enough information and motivation to get started right away, become more independent and enjoy the process. But this is just the beginning: you can join a community of like-minded people through Franz’s blog on; here you will be able to contribute with your own ideas and ask questions on any aspect of self-reliance.”

Food, Home, Craft, and Frugality

Grandma's Best Chocolate Recipes (Grandma's Best Recipes)
From Marg Ruttan, the same Grandma from yesterday’s listing and the one the day before. As I explained, "I RARELY post recipe books unless they are about specific DIY topics, partly because so many of them are cut-and-pasted from the internet. This author is different—she’s the real thing, so I’m making an exception. "

Family Feasts: pies & people
“A heart-warming combination of Thanksgiving stories and scrumptious recipes that have bound this prairie family through time, changing locations and adjustments of menu. “

Radical Frugality: Living in America on $8,000 a Year

2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month

Moving With Children: A Guide to a Smooth Family Relocation

Go Outside and Play: Why Kids Don't and Why They Should

The Faster Way To Iron: How to iron clothes using the easy 'steam, pull and sweep' technique

Homeschool Mosaics' Sanity Savers

Christmas Gifts They'll Actually Like! 25 Easy, Homemade Gift Ideas - Plus Instructions

Use Silk Scarves to Make Tube Tops, Camisoles and Party Tops (Dye Fabric - Sew Silk)

Baby Owl Crochet Blanket


Tell 'Em Charlie Sent 'Ya: Nine Stories of Healing and Death
“The stories in this book illustrate how the experience of dying can be one of healing. Support, understanding, and love emerge as forces that guide an individual through the dying process.”
“As a 20+ year cancer survivor, (the author) intimately understands the fear of dying.” She changed her occupation “from academics and research to becoming a therapist specializing in oncology.”

Behind the Desert Storm: A Secret Archive Stolen From the Kremlin that Sheds New Light on the Arab Revolutions in the Middle East

True Accounts

You Can Keep Him: Lessons My Five-year-old Son Taught Me About Life
“his is the story of a five-year-old boy with cancer who discovered his life's mission, then accomplished it. Along the way, he taught his dad what it means to really live. As told by his father, this touching story and the lessons of their lives will inspire you to live better, to love more and to find your own mission.”

No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at Age Sixteen
twentieth anniversary edition

Looking Backward: My Twenty-Five Years as a Homeschooling Mother

She Flew Bombers (She Built Ships During WW II)


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

Brother Enemy (Promise of Zion #4)
Youth. “Jerusalem of 1948 is a dangerous place for everyone, whether Jew, Arab, or British. Yet not even the threat of sniper attacks can keep the young Holocaust survivor from searching for his family—or what’s left of it. Dov’s growing involvement with the Haganah, a Jewish resistance movement, may be just the added help he needs to locate his brother, Natan, lost during the war.”

To Cross A Line
Youth.  “Like many teenage boys, Egon Katz, 17, a Jewish baker's apprentice, is full of energy, big ideas, and love. But his home is Nazi Germany; it is one month after Kristallnacht; and life as he has known it is disintegrating. He comes to the attention of the authorities when he is involved in a scooter accident with a prominent businessman. Rather than report to Gestapo headquarters, Egon decides to flee the country.”

65 Below
"Retired Marine Master Sergeant Marcus Johnson returned to his family homestead in rural Alaska after twenty years chasing bad men. Now he wants nothing but to hunt and fish and run his trapline in peace and quiet, and no more war. Lurking deep in a long forgotten bunker in the remote arctic hills is a decades old secret that could not be destroyed, and was never meant to be rediscovered."

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

Turban Tan
“The CIA has been dissolved. A new agency has formed. Espionage plays a valuable role in the business world of 2032. The excavation of resources is driven not by free enterprise but by the desperation to sustain those who serve in protection of the stock piled wealth of a corporate monarchy. The Drippy Man becomes a centrifugal outsider on the inside as the words from The Dry Advisor take shape in his understanding during the course of his next assignment. Betrayal in a stagnant, monopolized economy is as commonplace as the fitful wind.”

The Complicity Doctrine (A Casey Shenk Geopolitical Thriller)
Terrorism, conspiracy.

An Unlawful Order (The Chase Anderson Series)

The Orlando File : - A page-turning, fast-paced Medical Conspiracy Thriller - BOOK ONE (Updated and Revised Edition Sept 2012)

Dead in the Water

Pipelines in the Sand
“Through assassinations, desert warfare, and the frighteningly real conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, the story builds towards a chilling climax: who are these men, and to what lengths will they go to get their hands on classified information that could ultimately bring about the end of the world? “

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

The Eden Project (Peter Zachary Adventure)
“Deep in the Amazon jungle, a mysterious virus threatens all of humanity. When an ex-Army Ranger and a beautiful anthropologist team-up to find a cure, science and faith collide in an epic struggle for survival.”

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

Columbus: Flight (Project Columbus)
“In the near future, bitter nuclear conflict has brought the world to the brink. As the United States begins to lose control of its territory to foreign invaders, Dr. David Benedict launches six thousand refugee colonists using three sleeper ships from Project Columbus, a decades-old government exploration venture. Their destination: Demeter, a suspected habitable planet orbiting a nearby star.”

Solitary 2
Short. Post-collapse incl time travel (?) Follows Solitary which is also FREE today, but isn’t really in the same vein for the purposes of this blog. But if you get Solitary 2, you might as well get the first too!

Story Time
Post apocalypse with Sci-Fi elements. “In the not too distant future a young woman bears witness to the end of her world. Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions rock the planet, reducing cities to smoking rubble, burying entire islands and coastlines beneath cataclysmic waves. Religious fervor and human evil erupt and entwine, becoming a maelstrom of madness in the days after, bringing with it the horror of apocalyptic war. As a population in the depths of despair struggles to overcome insurmountable odds, can a single glimmer of hope flare into a beacon for the survivors?”

October Rain
“Mankind teeters on the brink of extinction in a solar system choking under the glare of a dying sun. “

“When she's assigned to a surface Squad after graduation, Selene has to learn how to brave the world outside the mine. It's a world she's always been warned is teeming with vicious mutants, the descendants of humans permanently altered by biological warfare, making them little more than animals whose response is always fight and never flight. Selene has to be prepared to run, hide, steal and defend herself from them in order to bring home supplies for everyone else. When an accident separates her from her team on her first mission, however, the game changes. Forced to rely on nothing but her wits and a reckless boy who seems as likely to get them killed as keep them safe, Selene learns just how right the warnings about the surface were. And just how wrong.”


Collapse (New America-Book One)
“America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil. This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.”
Print List Price: $15.99 Previous Price: $3.99 (according to the book watching program I use)
Current Price: $.99

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Natalia, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from Farmgirl Friday.

    These look like fantastic references! I was surprised at how many were on the list!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…