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Monday, December 31, 2012

Free Books Available Dec 31, 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.)

Editor's Picks:
500 Parts Per Million
Amazing Snakes (Team Survive Adventure Series)


General Self-Sufficiency and Survival

Sealing Yourself In: Prepping for Bioterrorism, Chemical Disasters, and Pandemics (The NEW Survival Prepper Guides)

Amazing Snakes (Team Survive Adventure Series)
”tells some scary snake stories that Moose and others have experienced; however the book also discusses why we should not kill every snake that crosses our path. It is a tough life for snakes, but we have to remember their purpose in keeping nature balanced. Some of the world’s most deadly snakes are pictured and described in this book on venomous and dangerous snakes. …also learn how to identify poisonous snakes and why you should not handle deadly snakes. You might need to eat a snake to survive and here you will learn how to prepare a snake for breakfast, dinner or lunch.”

This is still free from yesterday:
The Long-Term Campers Handbook

as well as:
Weekend Homesteader: June

”Twelve months to self-sufficiency! This fully updated second edition of the popular Weekend Homesteader series includes exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend and would like to have fun while doing it, these projects will be right up your alley, whether you live on a forty-acre farm, a postage-stamp lawn in suburbia, or a high rise. The June volume includes the following projects: • Start a compost pile • Build a worm bin • Experiment with seasonings • Calculate your real hourly wage The second edition has been revised and expanded to match the paperback, with extra photos and feedback from weekend homesteaders just like you, plus permaculture-related avenues for the more advanced homesteader to explore.”
and probably a number of others.   So it's worth checking back when you miss a day.

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Essential Vegetables Box Set (4 Books in 1 Package): Organic Gardening with Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peppers, Eggplants, Broccoli, Cabbage, and More

Herbs For Rock Gardens & Ground Covers
Would you like to hide your food in your landscaping?

How to Design a Small Garden - Step-by-Step Landscaping Ideas, Pictures and Plans for Planning the Perfect Small Garden (How to Plan Your Garden Series)

Handmade- A step by step guide to creating your own hand bound books at home

Homemade Horse Treat Recipes - Easy Homemade Horse Treat Recipes

And a series of books from
Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat
Recipes for Dogs: 101 Homemade Dog Recipes
Your Dog With Diabetes
Recipes for Dogs: Gluten Free Recipes
Recipes for Dogs: Beef and Pork
Recipes for Dogs: Healthy Broths (short)
Recipes for Dogs: Special Occasions

So Simple Crochet Hats: Puppy Dog Hat


Fat Loss Anywhere - No gym. No equipment. Just Results
More bodyweight exercises: training in its most basic form, without weights or gym.

Important Safety Tips and Tricks for Skiers and Parents - The Truth About Skiing


Asset Protection Made Easy: How to Become Invincible to Lawsuits, Save Thousands in Taxes, and Set Up a Successful Estate Plan

The following two books are from FT Press, a respected technical publisher.

The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life (Richard Templar's Rules)
30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking: A Guide for Improving Every Aspect of Your Life, Revised and Expanded

True Accounts

South to Alaska: A True Story of Courage and Survival from the Heartland of America to the Heart of a Dream
”A true story of courage, endurance and survival, South to Alaska chronicles Melvin's 10,000-mile journey through a dangerous world he knows little about, to a world he cannot forget."

Ghetto Medic: A Father in the 'Hood
”remarkable true story of the life of Bill Hennick, a firefighter and paramedic in Baltimore, Maryland, a city which today boasts the busiest fire stations in the United States. The story begins in 1945, when Bill, aged four, is badly burned in a terrible fire started by an older child playing with matches. When he reaches adulthood, he begins searching for his purpose in life and identifies fire as ''the enemy.'' He joins the still-segregated Baltimore City Fire Department at the height of the civil rights movement, witnesses the race riots of 1968 which followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, and battles the ensuing infernos. When the upper and middle classes abandon the city, Bill sees a ''wasteland'' and develops empathy for those people left behind. He tries to make a difference by becoming a paramedic, a service then in its infancy…”

30 Lessons in Love, Leadership and Legacy from Harriet Tubman

“story of a young man’s adventure into the helter-skelter world of life as a volunteer on a kibbutz. … things took an unprecedented turn when a man he’d never heard of before, Saddam Hussein, invaded Kuwait, and war loomed in the Middle East. With 4am starts, disgruntled chickens, sparse surroundings and the imminent prospect of incoming scud missiles, Joseph’s thoughts inevitably turned to home…”

Folk Heroes of the Frontier: The Lives and Legacies of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett

Legends of the Frontier: Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie

The Civil War Turning Points in the East: The Battle of Antietam and the Battle of Gettysburg

Decisive Moments of World War II: The Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, D-Day and the Manhattan Project

The Greatest Battles in History: The Peloponnesian War

The Scourge of God: The Lives and Legacies of Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan

The History of the American Revolution

Light Tanks |
another to add from the list from last week


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

Sweet Song
”An archetypal American story of self-discovery, set against the turmoil of post – Civil War America, Sweet Song tells the story of the mixed race son of a white landowner and a black house servant. Leon, raised black but an outcast from both cultures, finds himself suddenly on his own — and passing for white. Wrestling with a divided heritage in a world where honesty, even with friends, might prove fatal, he falls in with dispossessed thieves, mill workers, saloonkeepers, musicians, businessmen, thugs, freedom loving idealists and malevolent racists — a vivid panorama from America’s past. This tender, raw, provocative novel speaks from the heart about where we’ve come from and who we are.”

Life and Death at Hoover Dam

Hope in Hungnam
”akes readers back to 1950 and leads them on an inspiring journey through the darkest days of the Korean War-- days in which men bleed and die in order to save an entire generation of people from North Korea.“

Beat Route
”Based on true life dramas in a rural English coastal town, put yourself in the boots of beat cop Tom Springfield as he deals with the daily helpings of death, drink, drugs and dragons! The stories in the book are all based on true life and death incidents experienced by the author during his time on the beat.”

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

500 Parts Per Million
”…a tale of life, love and survival in a warmed up world. It’s about a planet where the weather has gone haywire, the technologies we rely on don’t work, and where communities face new threats and have to relearn forgotten skills to survive. …” See description at link for more detailed plot.
from the description, seems to be quite well-written. Author was an economist.

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

”Han-Byul is the last man on the planet. He is the one responsible for that and now he must learn to live with it. Alone with a war-torn sky, an army of robots, and a whole lot of time on his hands, Han-Byul will face the unknown as both a king and a beggar. Prepare yourself for an incredible adventure!”

Falling Stars: The Journey Home
”When the calamities of 2012 came a decade after predicted, the world survived, but it was not prepared for the nuclear war that followed. Tuck, however, didn’t have to be ready. At the time she was seven, and one of hundreds of children handpicked and driven to a secret hangar, where they were put on a spacecraft and launched far from home days before the bombings…and stow away to a post-apocalyptic time that is anything but vacation….After a crash landing, a breadcrumb trail of clues reveals that the only thing standing between them and a grim fate is the top-secret quality that Tuck was chosen for so long ago,”

Blist (The War Musicians Series)
short story, beginning of post-apocalyptic series. “James Stermon wakes up within a barricaded bathroom in a mysterious city called Blist during what seems to be the end of the world. He has lost his memory and has no idea how he got to this point. Follow James on his journey as he slowly unlocks parts of his past throughout a series of conflicts with strangers. All while battling through psychotic people who have become infected with an unknown virus. Prepare for the unexpected. This is not your traditional Infection Story. Blist is the beginning of a series of short stories called "The War Musicians Series"”

Just Reading
Power Over Pornography: The Proven Solution for Overcoming Pornography Addiction

Inspector Norse - The Yuletide Murders
Seems well-written. Crime and humour. “Pitching dark humour against the dark forces of Scandinavian crime, Inspector Norse follows a different path to those noble crime fighters, Wallander, Blomkvist and Lund. They get dark and sadistic killings, he faces a killer who murders his victim using the chair testing machine at the local IKEA furniture store. As the world, and his colleagues, seem to conspire against him, Norse is plagued with phone calls; some from the killer threatening his life, and some from his mother, reminding him to wash his hands after attending to the dead bodies...“

A Redneck's Guide: He Brews!

The Man Who Counted Infinity and Other Short Stories from Science, History and Philosophy
”Albert Einstein once said: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” This is the guiding spirit of the books in this series of “Short stories from science, history and philosophy”. The objective here is to explain science in a simple, attractive and fun form that is open to all. …The aim of the writings collected in this series is to present some key scientific events, ideas and personalities in the form of short stories that are easy and fun to read. Scientific and philosophical concepts are explained in a way that anyone may under-stand. Each story may be read separately, but at the same time they all band together to form a wide-ranging introduction to the history of science and areas of contemporary scientific research, as well as some of the recurring problems science has encountered in history and the philosophical dilemmas it raises today.”

This Means War: Equipping Christian Families for Fostercare or Adoption

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