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Monday, November 26, 2012

Free Books Available Nov 26, 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?

If you are coming here on a later date, please check the most recent list for today's books. Main Page (Some of the books below may still be available. I haven't checked specifically. Most are usually 1 or 2 days but sometimes they are free longer.)
Today’s editor’s picks:
Seed Savers: Treasure (Fiction) See down list.
Yesterday's Gone: Season One  (Fiction) See down list.
Playing with Matches   (Fiction) See down list.

General self-sufficiency and survival

A 10-Acre Permaculture Project: Site planning in the humid subtropics

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

The Poverty Cookbook: Holiday

Organic Food: Eating Organic on a Budget

How to Slash your Grocery Bills in Half!
“covers more than just how to buy food in the store. … will help you set up a food storage system, it will help you learn how to stock a pantry and a freezer with food, and it will give you ideas on other things outside of the grocery store that you can do to save money on food…You will not have to use extreme coupons or simply eat rice and drink water to save money. You can buy high-quality items that your family will enjoy.”

Health, Family

Natural Cures for Common Conditions: Learn How to Stay Healthy and Help the Body Naturally Using Alternative Medicine, Herbals, Vitamins, Fruits and Vegetables

Oral Health, Naturally: Homemade Toothpaste and Mouthwash Recipes

Genes, Chromosomes, and Disease: From Simple Traits, to Complex Traits, to Personalized Medicine (FT Press Science) FT Press

A Raw Approach to Organic Skin Care (Sustainable Beauty)

Backcountry Kids
“Learn about Yellowstone National Park and how to stay safe while hiking and exploring the park. ..beautiful illustrations …Every child will be inspired to get outside, get some fresh air, and enjoy the great outdoors!”

Teas for Life: 101 Herbal Teas for Greater Health

The Official Memory Improvement Guide (A Dozen Memory Boosters For Boomers & Others - Free Online Resources)

The Homeschooling Highway: How To Navigate Your Way Without Getting Carsick


The Truth About Getting the Best From People
From FT Press, a technical publisher

Economic Sanity: If We Can't Fix the Economy, Let's Replace It

Electronic Wasteland: Emerging from the Ruins of the Information Age

Paying the Price: Ending the Great Recession and Ensuring a New American Century
From FT Press, a respected technical publisher

True Accounts

Fuller Pond Fiasco
Fishing, humour.

Ribbons in my Hair
“A literate and highly personal memoir of growing up in New Zealand in the 1940s and 50s. Charming and heartwarming.”

“Dr. Levine traveled to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he visited AIDS clinics and witnessed the remarkable medical care that’s being provided. He almost wrote about that. Until he spent time with some of the people living in the community. There, he met Paulit, an extraordinary woman who refused to be victimized, a woman whose capacity for love will be an inspiration to all. Paulit, through a translator, told Dr. Levine about her life and how she came to live and thrive in this particular community in Kinshasa. Though she's endured unspeakable trauma, Paulit's story is one of survival, hope and the powerful promise of a brighter future. Now, for the first time in English - this is her true story.”

The Cold War: A Very Brief History

A Mile in Their Shoes: Conversations With Veterans of World War II


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

Playing with Matches
Youth.  "Emil Radle is a dedicated Hitler Youth member. He’s loyal to the Fuehrer before family, a champion for the cause and fan of the famous Luftwaffe. Then one day they take the Jews away, including his childhood friend, Anne. Still, there must be a good reason, right? It must be for the good of a great and glorious Germany. When his friends Moritz and Johann discover a shortwave radio, everything changes. Now they listen to BBC broadcasts, news reports that tell both sides. Now they know the truth. The boys band together to write out the BBC news and covertly distribute flyers throughout their city. An act of high treason that could have them arrested or...worse. But when Germany’s losses become immense, even their greatest resistance can’t prevent them from being sent to the eastern front. Will Emil survive the battle? And will he ever see his family again?"

Wings of the Dawn (Beneath His Wings)
“Anna Jamison, an orphan forced to choose between her dream and her duty, and Nathan Adams, a sworn-off women frontiersman who must now vow to protect one in order to free himself from a blackmailer's web, struggle against adversaries, forces of nature, wavering faith, but most of all, each other, along the treacherous 1849 trek from Missouri to California’s gold territory.” Christian.

Nowhere To Run
“A group of teenagers are out for a good time in the Northern Californian woodlands. Their joy quickly turns into terror when the surrounding forest suddenly bursts into flames. Trapped inside a raging wildfire the teenagers have nowhere to run. At the same time a convict named Todd Kelly breaks free and decides to make a run for it through the forest. Little does he know that he will soon be faced with the most defining question of his life.”

A Different Day, A Different Destiny (The Snipesville Chronicles)
Youth. “Bad enough that they and their dorky new friend Brandon became reluctant time-travellers to World War Two England. Oh, sure, they made it home safely (just) but now things are about to get worse. Much worse. From the cotton fields of the Slave South to London's glittering Crystal Palace, the kids chase a lost piece of twenty-first century technology in the mid-nineteenth century. But finding it is only the beginning of what they must do”

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

Seed Savers: Treasure
“Clare, Dante, and Lily live in a future where growing vegetables is against the law. Some, however, encourage the children to change the future, and instruct them in the old ways. Can the children learn enough before being stopped by GRIM, the government agency controlling the nation's food? And can children really change the future?”

Yesterday's Gone: Season One
“The post-apocalyptic serial thriller series with more than 200 5-Star Reviews! On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. everyone on Earth vanished. Well, almost everyone. A scattered few woke alone in a world where there are no rules other than survival... at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, in search for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger, as every breath fills her with terror. A bullied teen is thrilled to find everyone gone. Until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to what he's best at: the kill? An eight year old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family. What he finds will change him forever. And there's a few people who aren't surprised that this happened at all. In fact, they've been dreaming about this day for years. These survivors aren't alone... Someone or something is watching them.”

Adrian's War (A Distant Eden)
Three years after a solar storm wiped out the power grid Adrian Hunter embarks on a journey to the mountains, determined to live and survive by utilizing his knowledge of stone age techniques. He encounters a band of raiders who attempt to take him prisoner - and Adrian's War begins.

New Chance
“Alex Fox, CEO of a multi-billion dollar company, is determined to give his special needs son every advantage in life, and he will use every resource at his disposal to do it. His money together with a scientist with strong ideas will put into motion changes to early childhood development that will change the world. Fifty years later, Eric Malone, a twenty-five year old programmer, is the product of a world where fortunate children spend their first five years in the environmentally protected world of the Raising Center. But life in the outside world is a struggle for Eric. He wants to return to the simpler life of his childhood and he’s willing to do anything to get there.”

Conglomerate 21
“The year is 2097. Seventy years have slipped away since the Great Collapse of the United States of America and since the desperate conglomerates—remnants of corporate America—fled with their employees into colossal survival bases behind electrified fences and a brutal corporate police force. They left the rest of society to find its way through the ensuing chaos, starvation, and violence. But seventy years of corporate government have now turned the survival bases into a network of dystopian, totalitarian regimes. Meanwhile, outside the conglomerate fences, a revolutionary form of capitalism that sprouted after the Collapse has turned rural America into a virtual utopia. Unfortunately, the people in the conglomerates don’t know this. The internal propaganda apparatus keeps them in the dark. Into this byzantine setting step Richard Jordan, an up-and-coming conglomerate executive, and Emma Callister, a dairyman’s daughter from the forbidden farm zone, whose chance meeting sets in motion a chain of events that culminates in the attempted overthrow of not just their own conglomerate 21 but the whole conglomerate system.”

Forced Destiny
“There is hope for the world. The problem is that Luna does not realize the hope is her. After suffering through a global war that crippled could one person be the hope for all that remain?”

Contributor (Contributor Trilogy, book 1)
The description doesn’t make it clear, but upon reading the description for the prequel (Creators (A Prequel Novella to the Contributor Trilogy) and only .99) it takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. “When the imminent collapse of the world’s food system threatens to all but eradicate the human race, it’s up to nineteen-year-old Liang Zhang to determine which of his company’s employees will live and which will die…” (prequel).    This book: “One of only three students chosen for an elite, year-long apprenticeship, seventeen-year-old Dara Morrow is eager to excel in the high-stakes competition and prove herself a devoted Contributor. Success means a prosperous future with her Job Creator. Failure means losing her standing in society.”

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

Wind Of Change - The Invasion Of Britain (Thoughtful Tales Series)
“intriguing, surreal, satirical drama set in the not too distant future. It is about two contrasting characters. Shirley, an ex-conservative minister, who is cryogenically unfrozen before schedule, long after Western style democracies have given way to European "dictatorship" and Heidi, a representative of the voiceless majority of the future.”


Swan Song
McCammon’s epic bestselling novel about a girl psychic struggling to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust.    Something flashes in nine-year-old Swan’s brain, telling her that trouble is coming. Maybe it’s her mother, fed up with her current boyfriend and ready to abandon their dismal trailer park and seek a new home. But something far worse is on the horizon. Death falls from the sky—nuclear bombs which annihilate American civilization. Though Swan survives the blast, this young psychic’s war is just beginning. As the survivors try to make new lives in the wasteland, an evil army forms, intent on murdering all those tainted with the diseases brought by fallout. When Swan finds a mysterious amulet that could hold the key to humankind’s salvation, she draws the attention of a man more dangerous than any nuclear bomb. To rescue mankind, this little girl will have to grow up fast.

List Price: $14.99
Current Price: $2.02

This Perfect Day
“Considered one of the great dystopian novels—alongside Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World—Ira Levin’s frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called “The Family.” The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. Even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp’s will—men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night. With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin’s most haunting novels. “

List Price: $14.99
Current Price: $2.02

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  1. Natalia, I try to run my Amazon orders through your link so you get credit. The other day you mentioned you couldn't see who ordered but you could see what was ordered. Could you do me a favor please? One small order today included a box of 4 boxes of 800 ea. toothpicks at $8.95. (I know, who in the world orders toothpicks online? Now you know. :)) Could you make sure the order went through your associate link? I'm concerned I'm doing something that may be dropping your link reference. Thanks so much. I'll check back here for the answer in a day or so, so whenever you get to it is fine.

    1. Mel, they did work. I don't know what specifically you were concerned about so I can't say if it was "iffy", i.e. how many clicks away from my associate link will still work.

      Thanks for your concern. PS I replied below previously too. :)

  2. Mel, thank you so much! I think it makes perfect sense to get toothpicks online! Why drive around all the shops looking for the perfect toothpick, when you can get 2400 in just a few clicks! :) I won't be able to tell you till tomorrow, they do the statements daily. I can get a look first thing in the morning, and I'll post it here, okay? Thank you again, Mel. You're awesome!

  3. Thank you for checking Natalia. I just couldn't tell if it was working and didn't want you to miss out on the credit. I don't know how much it is but every little bit helps these days. Maybe you'll get enough for some of your preps every once in a while.

  4. You're right, every bit helps, and I so appreciate your thoughtfulness. It really will help toward my preparedness supplies. Thank you so much. :)