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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Free Books Available Dec 4, 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 Choice, Ask Jackie: Canning basics
from Backwoods Home Magazine, and usually $6.95, (see here: Jackie's books)  For more, see Food section below.

Also, I added a new section, called "Just Nice Reading."  Hard-core types may not be interested!  :D


General self-sufficiency and survival

Sealing Yourself In: Prepping for Bioterrorism, Chemical Disasters, and Pandemics (The NEW Survival Prepper Guides)
“ for the new prepper...supplement your current hunker-down and bug-out plans to help you be prepared for any bio-chemical disaster ...”

Survival 101: The Essential Guide to Saving Your Own Life in a Disaster

Also note: Weekend Homesteader: December which has been listed for 2 days is STILL FREE today!
See yesterday’s list for description.

Talking Deer Hunting With Zeb A Rare Opportunity To Get Little Known Facts About How To Bag Monster Bucks (You're Gonna LOVE What Old Zeb, The Lumbee Indian Has To Tell You!)

Catfish Like a Pro
About fishing for catfish in tailraces of rivers, not in lakes.

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Ask Jackie: Canning basics
This is a good find!  Not a make-a-quick-buck-with-a-quick-book product, this lady runs a column at Backwoods Home Magazine website.  I have also read homesteader blogs who recommend her books highly.

How to Build A Greenhouse And How To Garden In It: Discover How To Easily Build Your Own Affordable Greenhouse & Learn Some Key Secrets on How To Garden In A Greenhouse

Edible History: Easy Ancient Celtic, Gallic and Roman Techniques for Leavening Bread Without Modern Commercial Yeast

101 English Garden Tips
Originally a paperback, formatted for Kindle but not easy to find sections. However, all the info is there so as it’s free it may still be a good resource.

How To Care For Your Newborn Goat Kids A Simple Guide (Goat Knowledge)


7 ADHD Truths

Home Remedies for Dandruff - Natural Remedies for Dandruff that Work

Scientifically Proven Home Remedies (UPDATED): Top 18 Home Remedies For Treating The Most Common Illnesses. Discover The Best Home Remedies For Headaches, Acne, Diarrhea, Sore Throat, Nausea And More!


America Unmasked: The Truths Few Are Willing To Acknowledge

The History of Hamas


How To Talk To Your Kids & Grandkids: 10 Secrets To Being The Grandmother Everyone Adores
Highly rated! I’ve started the book and highly recommend as far as I’ve read.

Not Your Ordinary Parenting Book: Newborn Edition: 101 Tricks That Take the Guesswork out of Parenting

True Accounts

ALASKA BOUND: One man's dream...One woman's nightmare!
From review: “If you have ever wanted to ‘rough it’ in Alaska (or anywhere else for that matter), this is the book for you. It is a totally honest look at surviving in the wilderness of Alaska. No romance here just brutal weather and surviving by depending on your own ability to overcome all the hardship caused by the weather and the remoteness of the location.”

How US Intelligence Failed to Prevent the Attack on Pearl Harbor

A Sea Story: The Untold Story of the U.S. Navy Response to 9/11.

The Princess of Kosovo
“former 82nd Airborne paratrooper Brendan Walsh powerfully composes his short, heartfelt memoir about trying to keep the peace in a merciless, war-torn town and the little girl he befriends while serving there. Far from your common war memoir, Walsh drags you into the rubble-strewn streets of Kamenica where assassinations and firefights are daily occurrences and introduces Majlinda, a sweet little girl with a story and a dream.”

The D-Day Dozen: Conversations With Veterans of the Longest Day, the Huertgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

True Betrayer (Promise of Zion #6)
Youth.  Respected traditionally published author. “Dov Zalinski is more determined than ever to see his mother now that he knows she is alive—though very sick—and being held on the island of Cyprus. If he can make his way to the coast, surely he will find a boat to take him there. But Israel has just declared independence, putting the nation at war, and an Arab blockade makes leaving Jerusalem nearly impossible. Nevertheless, Dov escapes. The desert has its own risks, however, and Dov finds himself traveling with some unexpected companions...Supplies are scarce, and Emily worries about feeding the orphans she and Dov helped rescue from the Old City. ...end up heading to Kibbutz Yad Shalom, where they discover an abundant supply of food. But returning to Jerusalem with the supplies may be even more dangerous than leaving!”

By Grace
“he heroic journey of young Grace Pelham as she travels geographically and psychologically into the Far West of the late 1890’s.” See link for more details. High reviews.

Two Souls Journey
Pioneer story.

Until We Reach Home
“Joining sixteen million other immigrants who left their homelands for America between 1890 and 1920, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia begin the long, difficult journey. Enduring the ocean voyage in steerage and detention on Ellis Island, their story is America's story. And in a journey fraught with hardships, each woman will come to understand her secret longings and the meaning of home.”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

Binding Wounds: An Alternate Reconstruction
“A serendipitous sneeze foils the assassination of Lincoln, altering the lives of his countrymen in unexpected ways. Problems persist though, as the country is still gripped by racial and regional discord. Frederick Douglass and Wade Hampton, Robert Smalls and John Mosby are called on to work together to help heal the nation and reunite its people.”

The Secession of Mill Valley
“Sean Cogan, a charming, independent, political malcontent, is convinced that America has become irreversibly mired in big money, greed and slime. He believes,... we are no longer a Country "of, by and for the people." ... reform movements are a joke, that there is no hope in working within the system and that if something dramatic doesn't happen the very concept of self government will become obsolete. Unwilling to simply accept this, he decides to shake things up. With the support of a few close friends of differing political persuasions, he registers an initiative for the Town Ballot in the tiny town of Mill Valley, California, for the Town to secede from the Union...”

First World Problems in an Age of Terrorism and Ennui
“struggles of a gen-x would-be revolutionary/terrorist who is frustrated that he can't find a greater purpose or a cause worth fighting for. Set in DC between the WTO protests in 2000 and the attacks of 9/11, the protagonist- a disaffected, unreliable narrator who is irritated and bewildered with the world and the attitudes ...wanders aimlessly...He lashes out in a passive-aggressive way by maintaining a blog filled with tips "terrorists and anarchists" can use in their attacks, but the blog receives few hits or feedback, no matter how incendiary the posts. He attends the WTO demonstration hoping to experience a riot, but is disappointed at how artificial and tame political protests have become in the new millennium. He dreams of a major attack, just to shake up the status quo. But when 9/11 unfolds he is forced to reassess his goals and what is important in his life.” Good reviews.

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

The Future, Imperfect: Six Dystopian Short Stories
Most of the stories have been previously published in magazines, etc. “Environmental changes -- slow in some regions, catastrophic in others -- have had a major effect on our world, not for the better. While water wars and pandemics have devastated the Mediterranean region, and a major earthquake and the resulting destruction of nuclear power plants and sensitive research facilities have made much of California a wasteland, corporate-sponsored enclaves defend themselves from the have-nots. What can any one individual do to make a difference is such a world? These are the stories both of those who tried and those who failed. “

Rebels & Lies
“The world created for Rebels & Lies is bleak and Orwellian, and doesn't feel out of the realm of possibility. “ “America has fallen. In its place: The United Society of Reason. After his mother is gunned down by USR Agents, prize fighter Ryan Kaspar, with the aid of his leftover trainer, joins a small rebel squad to exact revenge. John Paxton, ageing ex-Marine and leftover, leads the unit. He lives by the phrase "any means necessary" as his unit fights back in the hopes of inspiring the populace. They are hunted by the hot shot, up and coming Agent William Sullivan, who must battle his own inner demons in pursuit of justice. Filled with explosive action, political satire, and a hint of romance…”

The Western Front (Part 1 of 3)
79 pg, first 10 chapters of series. “This series is written in a manner that is accessible by even those who are not fans of collapse or survival literature. So if you're not a fan of the genre, give it a shot, I think you'll enjoy it.”
”Darkness has descended upon the world; the fabric of society has been torn asunder, sovereign nations collapse under their own burdens, once stable governments are ushered into revolution and allies of old are thrust into war. The tentacles of darkness have inevitably traveled across the Atlantic and are now tightening their grip on the American republic. Now, faced with a collapsing economy, a failing currency and a society that is swiftly casting its humanity aside, the United States stands at the precipice of a bedlam and malevolence not witnessed since the fall of Rome. Part 1 follows several characters who strive to navigate the chaos, including…” (see link for more)
From the same author as Flashback, posted yesterday (and still free today).

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

TimeLord:Dawn of the White Spirit
“In the year 2087, after the Third World War, the nations of the world have come together to sign into law a treaty promising each nation will destroy its weapons of war and terror. Senator Tommy Garvey, the first full-blooded Native American to be elected to the Senate, has a better idea. His proposal: take the weapons back to the 19th century and arm the Indian Nation with the power necessary to take back the land stolen from them by the United States government. With the assistance of two unorthodox time travel experts, Garvey's plan is set into motion and America's history-and its future-will be altered forever.”
The only sci-fi here is time travel so maybe this should be in a different section…

Thirteen (The Armageddon Cycle)
“Combining the elements of a supernatural novel with the hardboiled style of a modern crime novel, Thirteen is more than just a thriller. It is an exploration of what it means to be human and the first stage of a journey that will bring our civilization face-to-face with Armageddon.”

Just Nice Reading

The Three Gifts
“three young men …are convicted of mugging little children for their Halloween candy. Instead of sentencing them to jail, as is expected, the judge sentences them to 100 hours of community service babysitting at the Women's Crisis Center. They were prepared for jail, but they were not prepared for what was in store for them as the children opened their eyes and hearts and changed their lives.”

White As Snow : A Christmas Story (Mysterious Ways #1)
“COLORADO TERRITORY 1864 Young Charlie is alone on the ranch that sits between the empty prairie and the Rocky Mountains. As he cares for his dying grandpa and tries to figure out how to survive the winter, he keeps remembering the old man's words: "Failure is not an option, son." As the first storm of the season hits, a mysterious mountain man shows up at the isolated ranch and good things start to happen. But can Charlie learn to trust the giant stranger with his one terrible secret? On Christmas day he learns what trust really means. An entertaining and heartwarming story for the entire family to enjoy during the holiday season and all year.”

The Splintered Circle - A Dorset & Channel Island WWII Mystery
“A German soldier reaching the end of his life. A strange loner who takes cash for any work with no questions asked. The niece of an elderly lady whose sudden death on the beautiful Channel Island of Guernsey opens doors closed long ago. THE SPLINTERED CIRCLE is an historical mystery which unfolds through the eyes of these characters. Set mainly in contemporary Britain and the Channel Islands, the book features detailed reflective pieces about Guernsey's Occupation during World War II. Travel the UK with the characters as the mystery of THE SPLINTERED CIRCLE is solved!”

More Than a Baby: An Advent Devotional


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