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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Free Books Available Dec 16, 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.)


General self-sufficiency and survival

Weekend Homesteader: January
”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 January volume includes the following projects: • Test your garden soil • Bake bread • Awaken your media consciousness • Turn trash into treasures 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.”

Brainstorm Islands: Invent to Survive
Also listed below, as includes fiction and non-fiction. “What if you were stranded on an island and you had to brainstorm to survive? Would you be able to find the most important things: water, food and shelter? What if danger threatened? Go with Water Boy and Rocky, the wonder dog, on their survival adventures. And then improve your creativity and chances of survival with the Brainstorm Workshop at the end of the book.”

Location Independence: How You Can Discover The World While Saving Money And Being Free (Small Guides For Big Things Series)
“Born out of the lifestyle of minimalism, where you learn to be happy with less stuff, location independence teaches you how to become more mobile in the world, whilespending less money and having less obligations.”

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Mushroom Farming 21 Rules for Success

What is Stevia? - Benefits for Diabetics, Side Effects, Growing Stevia, Recipes with Stevia

Tiny But Mighty - Lentil Recipes

Paleo Lifestyle Magazine Interviews - Issue #2 - September 2012

Paleo Lifestyle Magazine Interviews - Issue #3 - October 2012

Paleo Lifestyle Magazine - Issue #4 - November 2012

Paleo Lifestyle Magazine - Issue #5 - December 2012

Chainmail Made Easy: Beginner's Guide in 7 Easy Steps!

Handcrafted Jewelry Step by Step


Unique healing & Natural Bodybuilding Cookbook
”Just one of the new methods is the "no stress to your joints" method to lose fat and increase cardiovascular health the equivalent of running 3-6 miles per day!!! It requires no drugs or herbs of any kind, and can be used everyday if desired. Even people with severe handicaps or in wheelchairs can benefit from this. In addition "Cancer cures" chapter that is amazing and could help you.”

Renovate Your Skin ... Exfoliate. Why exfoliating (not scrubbing) will renew your skin and how to make your own for a few cents from natural ingredients (7 Secrets To "P.E.R.F.E.C.T" Healthy Skin)
Info on making your own exfoliant and why. Author was in the beauty industry but disillusioned with ingredients.

Ideas/Theory, Finance

Convergence of Catastrophes
“The thesis of this book is a terrifying one: our present global civilisation will collapse within twenty years, and it is too late to stop it. We shall regress to a 'New Middle Ages' akin to the fall of the Roman Empire, only much more destructive. For the first time in the whole of human history, certain 'dramatic lines', giant crises and catastrophes of immense proportions - already tangible - have emerged. They are converging and will most likely reach their zenith by 2020. Up to that time, as we have already been witnessing, their effects will continue to get worse, until a breaking point is reached. Guillaume Faye rigorously examines these escalating crises one by one: environmental damage and climate change; the breakdown of a speculative and debt-ridden globalist economy; the return of global epidemics; the depletion of fossil fuels and of agricultural and fishing resources; the rise of mass immigration, terrorism and nuclear proliferation; the worsening of the rupture between Islam and the West; and the dramatic explosion of a population of the elderly in the wealthy countries - all of it leading to an unprecedented worldwide economic recession, an increase in localised and possibly large-scale armed conflicts...and perhaps worse. “
Author has a doctorate in political science from Paris' Institute of Political Science, etc. etc.

Personal Finance for Kids - Teaching Your Children to Be Financially Responsible

Before the Snow Flies - Lando Banager's Tales of a Woodland Project Manager
teaches children about “project management” (isn’t that another term for effectiveness and/or responsibility?)

Vicki Lansky's Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce and Its Aftermath (Lansky, Vicki)

A Redneck's Guide: Revelation - The Duct Tape Removed
” a redneck look at the Book of Revelation and explain what it says in a simple way that we all can understand. “

Book of Daniel: The Secret End Decoded
Torah prophecy

True Accounts

“historical fiction based on fact about the Karshner families migration in 1733 to colonial Pennsylvania from Langenselbold, Germany. How they and many other early immigrants through diligence and hard work helped form the United States Of America. The grandchildren of these immigrants were the early pioneers who came to Chillicothe, on the Scioto River when Ohio was still part of the Northwest Territory. Its characters are first generation Americans, children of patriots of the Revolutionary War. They experienced a sense of adventure traveling west over the Allegheny Mountains to homestead a wilderness… “

Colorado's Cherokee Trail
“Colorado’s Cherokee Trail was never primarily an emigrant route like the Oregon Trail, nor primarily a route of commerce like the Santa Fe Trail. Instead it always remained essentially the trail of adventurers: of the nomadic Indian, the Spanish soldier, the Rocky Mountain fur trapper, the Indian trader, the explorer, the dragoon from Fort Leavenworth, and the gold seeker lured west during the great Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. It is the story of these adventurers that needs to be told, using their own words to best describe their experiences as they followed this old trail along the Front Range of the Rockies.”

This Week in the Civil War - November 23rd - 29th, 1862


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

Brainstorm Islands: Invent to Survive
Also listed at top, as includes fiction and non-fiction. “What if you were stranded on an island and you had to brainstorm to survive? Would you be able to find the most important things: water, food and shelter? What if danger threatened? Go with Water Boy and Rocky, the wonder dog, on their survival adventures. And then improve your creativity and chances of survival with the Brainstorm Workshop at the end of the book.”

Bear Park (Terror / Mayhem)
“A surprise thunder and lightning storm knocks out the power on what had been an idyllic day at a Montana bear preserve, trapping the Camber Family in Bear Park. Suddenly, what was never supposed to happen, happens and the family of four find themselves fighting for their very lives against the jaws and slashing claws of a renegade grizzly behemoths. “

The Death of Berlin 1944 - A Story of Holocaust, Survival & Revenge
“My story is a story of survival, revenge, and above all luck. Both survival and revenge required cunning, risk, quick decisiveness, stealing, lying, cold heartedness, and uncounted despicable acts, but in the end it was pure luck that determined if you lived or died. My story is not one I'm proud of, but shame is also not a part of all that I did. Guilt is perhaps the only feeling I have as a result of those times, but not guilt over what I had to do to survive and extract revenge ... if anything it is survivor's guilt that I sometimes encounter. I often wonder, ask, why did I survive when so many others, good people, women, children, innocent, decent people died. Survivor's guilt is my guilt. My story begins in 1939 in an area outside Berlin, in a small village that we here would consider a suburb of Berlin, but separated by a few old farms and a small river. And though Hitler had already taken power and invaded and annexed other countries, we in our unimportant township had seen little of German soldiers, the army, or the Nazis. In 1939 that all changed. But let me go back a few generations, because that is where my good luck really began.”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

Nuclear Mission

Wounded Earth
Nuclear terrorism

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

Broken River
The tale of what happens to the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers in a great earthquake on the New Madrid Fault

The Anaconda Complex
In the U.S., the senator of Texas “is kidnapped on the doorstep of his house …. That's just the beginning of a conspiracy hatched to shake America to its very foundations. The trail of the kidnapers leads Nick McQueen, who is a CIA hit man and a fugitive from the authorities, to a brutal murder on the casino-lined, neon playgrounds of Las Vegas. The al-Qaeda kidnapers plan to broadcast live on national TV a show stage-managed to humiliate and terrorize the American public. Publicized on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media on the Internet, the kidnapers' final horrific act performed for their "Theater of Terrorism" aims to wreak havoc, kill thousands of Americans, and precipitate economic collapse in the United States.”


Eat More Dirt: Diverting and Instructive Tips for Growing and Tending an Organic Garden
A witty, whimsical gardening primer for anyone who wants to tend their patch of earth with a truly green thumb.
A garden can either bring you bliss or drive you insane, but organic landscape gardener Ellen Sandbeck has spent a lifetime discovering creative, effective techniques for growing and tending a garden with ease—while being kind to the earth itself. Eat More Dirt is her delightful compendium of homespun tips and tricks for designing, planting, nurturing, and beautifying your land without the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides.
From peat moss to irksome pests and predators, Sandbeck explores the lively world of compost heaps (which can be used to naturally “vaccinate” your garden against disease), growing good soil, choosing plants well-adapted to your climate, weed warfare, planting protocols, and eco-friendly ways to quench your garden’s thirst. Whether you tend an acre or just a window box, Eat More Dirt is an essential guide to keeping your garden thriving, the natural way. • Build up topsoil without toxic fertilizers or noisy machinery • Compost, the other black gold • Eradicate weeds with sunflower seeds • Protect berries from birds with a sugar-water spray • Gentle pruning techniques • Banish beetles with wheat bran • Drive off furry pests with cayenne pepper • When life hands you a seep, dig a pond—transforming garden irritants into garden pearls • Pre- and post-gardening stretches • Dancing with tools • The Zen of puttering •

In the US:
Previous Price: $13.99
Current Price: $2.99

(Not on sale in Canada, and I don’t know prices outside of Canada and the U.S.)

Just Nice Reading
A Bear of a Christmas
“Why doesn't Santa visit bears? Bo-Bo the cub wanted to know, so he asked Mamma and boy, does she have a story to tell. 2k words, 12 illustrations, full color, perfect for emergent readers”

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