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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Free Books Available Dec 8, 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.)

Winter Kill - War With China Has Already Begun
This was one of the first books that inspired me to share them with others online who may be interested and soon led to this blog. :)

Ask Jackie: Water bath canning  from Backwoods Home Magazine columnist--recommended

Essential Nutrition

Amazon introduced some changes to international websites today and it seems to have messed some things up and took me ages longer to do the list today.  Many books show up free in the USA but not to Canada, and possibly not to other countries.  These are the books with the ***.  They should all be free within the US.  Readers from other countries please check the prices of all the books listed today (in case I missed any asterisks by accident.)  One other time this happened the books were eventually made free to other countries later in the day, so by the time to see this the problem may have been rectified, but I certainly can't guarantee it.  So please check each book listing!  Thanks.


General self-sufficiency and survival

Prepping With Your Family
Note: it’s not free in Canada so I suspect it’s only in the US.
“activities which your family can do together to prepare for survival during natural disasters or extremely hard times. While you're prepping, you'll build and strengthen family bonds. Try one of these activities this weekend.”

Sustainable Living Explained
”* What is sustainable living and why should you care? * Ways anyone can easily make an impact in persevering Earth * How to garden with ease * Considerations on raising your own animals * Easy to implement ways to lower your utility bills * How to avoid and reduce toxin exposure in our modern age and MORE!”

The Guide to Living, Volume 1: Urban, Rural and Bush Living, Emergency Preparedness and Survival (The Guides To Living)
The poor review is for typos and editing, not content.

*** Firefighting From Within
”o you really know how to successfully master tough times? Are you able to deal with the changes and circumstances that are happening in your life daily? Or do you give up, become depressed or desperate? Everyone will face some sort of tough time, fighting fires with adversity, limitations, discrimination or many other conflicts as they seek to bring about success in their life. This book is intended to help you to master any issues that arise in your life by overcoming any obstacles that come by your way. We suggest you can learn, experience and create a way to apply the information in this book by taking action on it. “

***We Bought a Vintage Boat ... and you can, too.
Under this section because some would like a boat for an alternate get-out-of-Dodge vehicle.

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Ask Jackie: Water bath canning

Laundry (Penny Wise Moms - Laundry Detergent For Less)
You have probably seen hundreds of recipes for homemade laundry detergent (like I have), but I just bought this one (free) and read it and this one is different—it’s way easier to make and simpler, and may have better results than some of the others. It’s so simple that if I say what the difference is I’ll give the recipe away and that’d be unfair to the author.  My suggestion would be to dilute it less and use less, but I like the recipe.

101 Ways to Live Cleaner and Greener for Free
“ tips on how to reduce food waste, how to save water, how to save energy and fuel and how to reuse and recycle your stuff. It gives you the science and maths behind these efforts and clearly shows why and how doing all this is worthwhile.”

The Briggs Book : Recipes, Remedies and Household Hints from way back when

Brewing Beer: Tips (300 Helpful Home Brew Tips, Tricks & Secrets)

***Make Your Own Garlic Powder (Wait, What?? I Can Do That?)

***Baked Chicago's Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook
From a food blogger in Chicago, where brownies were apparently invented.

***Practical Ways to Simplify Your Life


Revenge of the Pond Scum: Searching for the causes of Alzheimer's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's Disease

Depression and Anxiety Management Techniques: How treating unrecognized nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and toxic overload can help you feel joy and peace again

How to Use Battle Ropes and their Popular Exercises

Marijuana for Parkinson's Disease
”A career law enforcement officer … He retired after being diagnosed with Parkinson 's disease”

***Hair Loss (Hair Today Gone Tomorrow: Causes, Prevention, and Hair Treatments Using Organic Kitchen Products)

***Essential Nutrition
Story and information from author who brought himself out of all-over dismal health to great health through nutrition. “After my health turned around, my quest for information on diseases became insatiable. I routinely visited web-sites offering educational material on diseases or health issues, and over a dozen years much has been learned. I have come to understand that nothing on earth is more complicated than the human body, God's best creation. These twelve years of self-training on health care and wellness have given me a different outlook on not just our current medical care system, but also on the natural ways to maintain ones health. I understand the major impact of politics in fostering a medical monopoly upon the American people. I tell doubters to look at me; I was born in 1940, and considering my medical history, how would you explain my results? I don't look my age, yet a few years ago, I looked much older for my age. I feel younger. In fact, I outwork people who average twenty years my junior.”


The Special Needs Parent Handbook - SPECIAL EDITION (abridged version)

How To Overcome Procrastination: The 5-Minute Roadblock Buster Solution (True Life Success Lessons)

Surviving Death - Living to see better days
Not your own, but a loved one’s.



How to Save More Money: 349 Tips to Help You Keep Your Hard Earned Cash

True Accounts

Going to Antarctica
“Told from the perspective of a global adventurer, Going to Antarctica provides a delightful mix: on the one hand, practical travel tips, suggestions and advice; and, of course, the anecdotes, colorful descriptions, and stories that made the journey so memorable. The excursion follows the ship as it navigates through the Drake Passage. Then the team sets out on land, through the wilderness, and encounters the wildlife of the southernmost desert in the world. The explorers have some amazing experiences along the way, including camping in Antarctica. …”

***Eighteen Months To Live
“While recuperating at home after returning from the hospital, my mother started to write a daily journal to document her experiences during the final months of her life. She wrote about her emotional struggles, her physical pain, and her search for answers. She wrote her journal so that other people could read it and perhaps find something in it to help them through their personal struggles. The book also includes the letters that my mother wrote to me during that time since these provide further insight into my mother's last days…It is a story of hope and sorrow, strength and pain, courage, and a fierce will to live.”


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

The Bigfoot Expedition (The Untold Stories Series)
Youth. “This wilderness adventure novel tells the story of the only successful Bigfoot Expedition in North America. Dr. Morgan Tanner joins a high-tech research team, searching the Pacific Northwest for a 1,000 pound, seven-foot tall creature who walks like a man and has an uncanny ability to melt into the shadows. The team is confident that their wilderness skills and sophisticated technology will lead them to the beast. The question is: What will they do when they find him? For Ages 8 and Up. Parents: This is a great way to stimulate kid's imaginations while thinking about the wonders of the natural world.”

***Path of a Patriot
“the American Colonies are on the brink of war with England. Emma, a loyal British subject, must now face not only having her beliefs challenged but watching her family get caught up in the war that will define a new nation. Emma will have to choose between her homeland of England and the life she's always known and the new nation forming around her. Watching the American Revolution unfold around her, Emma will try to keep her family together despite their political divisions and deal with what it means to grow up in a climate of uncertainty and change. “

***There Comes a Season: Stories of War and Peace Volume 2
“There are consequences of war that remain hidden, buried deep within the minds and hearts of not only the soldiers, but those who wait for them, those who may be many miles removed from the front lines. In two volumes, There Comes a Season tells the stories of some of these people, such as the jaded newspaper reporter who is shaken to his core by the massacre of Lakota Indians at Wounded Knee in 1890; or the personal photographer of Adolf Hitler, who fears for his Jewish wife in 1930’s Germany; or the young man who faces being drafted to fight in Vietnam. Here, also, is the story of the WWII infantryman who returns to Anzio, Italy only a few years after the war to find out why he didn’t die there; the African-American Vietnam vet who returns to an America that has no use for him; the New York deli-store owner who feels threatened in the wake of “9-11,” and the man who is haunted by the memory of his brother, a U.S. Marine who committed suicide in Iraq.”

Lost Child (Volume One) - Anguish in the Nantahala
Another time I posted Volume Two of this, Lost Child (Volume Two) - Retribution in the Nantahala .  Apparently you do need to read the first one first, and here it is. The books are by the same author as Winter Kill - War With China Has Already Begun below. They are about a child getting lost in the wilderness and the father’s journey to find her. 

*** Miracle Child
“Nineteen-year old Ruthie Steadman married a man she scarcely knew, moved to a foreign place she couldn't locate on a map and lived among people whose language and culture she struggled to understand -- all because she believed that God had called her to missionary service. She and her new husband settled in an out-of-the-way place in Venezuela in the 1920's at a time when a dictator ruled the country and tradition controlled the town. Missionary life turned out to be quite different from what she anticipated. Ruthie imagined living in a cozy little mission house -- not a cockroach-infested shack with a roof that leaked during rainy season. She dreamed of recounting Bible stories to crowds of eager children; yet no matter how hard Ruthie tried to learn the language, she had difficulty hearing and remembering the words. While her husband Ander engaged in real mission work, Ruthie's days were consumed by tedious housework. Well-meaning missionaries reminded her that her primary contribution would be as a role model to local women as Christian mother. Even that proved a bitter disappointment. She had difficulty conceiving and lost two babies at birth…”

Just Doll
Highly acclaimed author, see last few lines of description at link. “Daugharty does a fine job of demonstrating how ordinary men and women are affected, in unpredictable ways, by race, poverty and geography and by the enduring legacy of important historical moments.”People Magazine. ...Doll Baxter is barely grown when she weds wealthy older landowner Daniel Staten in order to save her family’s impoverished farm in post-Civil War Georgia. Over the decades that follow, Doll and Daniel struggle to resolve the tensions between them. Both are strong-willed; both are rooted to the fertile southern soil...“It seemed that people were just passing through only long enough for you to get to loving them, then gone as if they never were, or were somebody you had dreamed up for the sole purpose of bringing suffering. Love was dangerous suddenly; a child or husband might be with you one day and gone the next and leave you gnawing on the corner of your pillow to keep from crying out questions in the middle of the night. Then morning, there was always morning.”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

***Red Blitz

“The world's most beautiful city is about to be destroyed. Dozens of bombs have been hidden throughout Venice by a terrorist who is found dead. As the bombs start to explode, and thousands flee to the mainland, the police launch a desperate bid to save the city – and solve the mystery of what lies behind the attack. “

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

Winter Kill - War With China Has Already Begun

“When the Nuclear Extinction War (NEW) begins, it comes as a complete surprise to just about everybody. But for retired military planner, Casey Callaghan, it represents the culmination of the worst case scenario which he had feared was inevitable – and one for which he had made extensive preparations. His motivation is the security of his wife and five small children, his extended family and as many of his friends and neighbors as he can save. The world is faced with the unimaginable devastation of a global nuclear winter which kills off 95% of humankind like the winter kill of a crop in nature. Survival has suddenly become very personal. “

dystopic novelette. “The year is 2209, and the hour has grown late for the human race. Famine and disease have drastically compounded the misery of a warming planet. With many billions scrambling after the Earth’s depleted resources, a multinational agency known as The Authority has instituted a population-control policy known simply as Labor…poses an enduring human question: How far would you go to be with your family?”

World, Incorporated

“World, Incorporated is one of five ‘supercorporations’ which, having overthrown the world’s governments in the wake of decades of growing financial turmoil, spend their near-limitless resources competing with each other for global supremacy in the post-national society of 2058. … captivating action-thriller, a ‘1984" for the information age…’

Extinction Dawn

Shorter story. “A small group of commandos are trapped within the ruins of a post-apocalyptic city. Surrounded by enemies they begin with a goal of escape but soon seek only to survive.”

***The Way It Was: 2012

“If a major crisis were to hit your town, would you be able to survive? How would you deal with the situation if life as you knew it simply disappeared overnight and plunged you into an existence similar to that of 200 years ago?”

***Beneath the Veil (Ravage Trilogy)

“In 2023 “the Ravage” came and the world changed forever… Forty years later, fearsome New York journalist Seraph Maddon travels to England to attend the funeral of her last-remaining relative, bridal shop owner Eve. Long-hidden truths await her that will not only make her question her place in the world, but may also hold the key to unlocking the facts about the terrible events of four decades ago. As she heads home, a chance encounter with ex-army doctor turned virologist Ryken Hardy sends the pair on an explosive journey through the crumbling, desolate landscape of a once-thriving nation, as they delve deeper into a conspiracy that will test them to the limit. Love and courage will be their most potent weapons as they head toward a meeting with destiny, and terrible sacrifices may need to be made to expose the truth once and for all.”

***The Dark Age (Survivors of the Pulse)

“It has been five-hundred years since the Pulse caused the Great Collapse, ending the Golden Age, and civilization on planet Earth. Humanity has waited ever since for a long-anticipated sign from God, which has finally appeared in the night sky. The time has come for Ferrell Young, the Warrior Clan, and the Church to risk everything in an effort to restore civilization, and bring hope to a world full of despair.”

***Jeremiah Terrorist Prophet (Jeremiah Trilogy)

First of trilogy. “In this first book of a trilogy, Jeremiah, who claims to be a modern-day religious prophet, begins killing the "evil ones"--pedophiles, bullies and rapists, prison inmates, stock market manipulators and crooked politicians. At the same time, he progressively publishes on the Internet a new book of the Christian Bible revealed to him by God. It demands strict adherence to God's commandments: "Obey or die!" is the general rule. Jeremiah urges his followers to create a "New America" in the Dakotas, where believers will implement God's revised plan for mankind.”
***New America (Jeremiah Trilogy)
Book 2 ”Jeremiah, a self-styled, modern-day prophet, inspires millions of his followers to move to New America, a utopian colony centered in South Dakota and surrounding states. They buy land, establish businesses, create new cities and take over the machinery of government--including the National Guard and State Police. With financing from abroad, Jeremiah's mercenary army seizes a fleet of stealth bombers and occupies a nuclear power plant near Washington, D.C. Jeremiah's demand that the federal government recognize New American as an independent state creates a military and constitutional crisis. “
***The Inheritors (The Jeremiah Trilogy)
Book 3 and conclusion. “Jeremiah the Terrorist Prophet has developed a genetically engineered, virulent variation of the flu virus, and found the perfect delivery vehicle--the hundreds of millions of migratory birds that circle the globe each year. His followers, including dissident military units and sympathizers from all around the world, have received a vaccine and stand ready to reestablish Eden after the "earthly garden" is weeded… “

The Bailout

“dystopian thriller set in the very near future…When the banks crashed again in 2012, the shockwaves led to countries and even continents failing. A mysterious, Far-East consortium's bailout of the UK leaves small town newspaper journalist Rob wondering at what cost. Printing his own paper telling the truth, Rob is captured and taken along with four other dissidents to a labour camp. Escaping on the way they run, eventually joining forces with other escapees. Eventually recaptured, they're taken to a labour camp and find out the consortium's real aims. Determined to make a difference, they engineer a stand against the consortium.”

Alone With The Gods

““The global recession deepens and fuel prices continue to rise. Governments lend huge sums of money to keep the banking systems functioning, which is never seen again. Budget cuts to the police, high unemployment and crime lead to rioting, civil disorder and a break down in transportation and within a year entire cities cease to function. Juliane has a plan; to return to the abandoned family farm in Spain and replant it, where she knows she can survive. In Sheffield in the UK, William, a tragic alcoholic scrapes together the pennies for another bottle of whiskey. He will soon have to learn the lessons the world has been trying to teach him and discover the strength, faith and leadership which he has buried deep inside. The adventure follows a group of refugees as they face a perilous journey, through streets owned by gangs and looting mobs, through blazing sun and frozen peaks, from the abandoned steel mills of Sheffield to the beautiful mountains of the Pyrenees.” “

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

The Retro

“The year is 2056 and genetic engineering has become mandatory. The "aggression gene" has been eliminated, and those born before this innovation - the retros - are rounded up and either sterilized or placed in detention camps to prevent their "defective" genes from being transmitted to another generation. One such person escapes from custody and Sarah, a retrieval specialist, is sent to bring him back. What she finds is far different from what she expects.”

***Forced Evolution: An Ecological Thriller

“The planet earth is about to undergo a dramatic change that will threaten mankind’s existence. Using technology and new ideals, can mankind survive this global extinction event? One man had a vision that would change the fabric of humankind. One couple’s ability to adapt would have an impact on the world, and a new era of technological breakthroughs would take man to the next step in human evolution.”

Just Nice Reading

30 Devotions for Gardeners

Raising the Roses

“Raising the Roses is a delightful memoir of the trials and tribulations of raising four boys with sanity and a sense of humor. The ups and downs of marriage and family life are explored on the crazy roller coaster of parenthood, riding on a constant balance between getting everybody where they need to be and managing a budget and career. From "Superwoman Is a Myth" to "The Shelf Life of Girlfriends," you will laugh out loud at the Rose family's challenges of raising kids in a modern world as you empathize with your own family relationships and the sound parenting advice the book offers. It's a "must-read" for mothers who are overwhelmed with micro-managing children, households, money, and too little time.”

***Autumn of the Spring Chicken

“This short book of poetry offers a fresh perspective on the richness women can experience in midlife. From the first gray hair, an emptying nest, and menopause, to love, creativity and spirituality, Sue Patton Thoele reflects on this season of life with grace and humor.”

***Tales From Time-Out

“Having spent sixteen years as Principal of a Therapeutic Day School in Chicago, Dr. Henry Roth had the opportunity to spend time with children and adolescents who were sent to "time-out" for various misbehaviors. In these situations, the children often made comments that were astute, touching, clever, and often very funny. As Henry would come home from work and tell his wife, Lorraine, about these moments, they decided to write them down and put them into a book.”

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