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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Free Books Available Feb 10, 2013


Please see above for how to read these books without a Kindle, and the sidebar at left 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?
Many of yesterday's books will still be free, so if you missed checking then, it's still worth a visit, as you may pick up some gems that way.

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Using Pallets to Build A Canning Pantry Cupboard | "The Farm" Old World Garden Farms

How To Build A Log Cabin


General Self-Sufficiency and Survival

Prep School: Making Primitive Weapons

Privacy Issues - Dropping Off The Grid (Parenting and Families)
Protect your identity, your finances and your privacy. Eg, computer, cellphone, camera, and other threats that many haven’t heard of. (Not about being off the electrical grid, but not being traced.)

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

How To Build A Log Cabin
A 30-year log home building pro tells how (and shares tips most builders won’t share with do-it-yourselfers. This looks like the real thing, so quite a find! See "Look Inside" sample at the link.

Microbusiness Independence (Modern Simplicity)
From Anna Hess of the Weekend Homesteader. “Invent your way out of the rat race! With less than a thousand dollars in startup costs, we built a small, home-based business that started paying all of our bills in just six months. I'm here to tell you that you can make money from home too, and in a way that fits a simple, homesteading lifestyle. In fact, using all of the tips in this book, I'll bet we could have reached our current work at home income level in half the time. Microbusiness Independence is not a get rich quick book. Instead, it gives you tried and true, up-to-date information on how to make a comfortable living in just a few hours per week by marketing your invention. (Don't worry, we'll help you figure out what your invention is too.)”

The Natural Beekeeper: Learning Organic Beekeeping Successfully (Smart Beekeeping Series)

How to Work Leather. Leather Working Techniques with Fun, Easy Projects.

Garlic - Herbs and Spices (All About Garlic)

An Introduction to Food Safety
”Working as a food handler is an extremely responsible job: everything food handlers do, or in some cases, don’t do, while they are busy preparing and/or serving food to people can have a direct impact on their health. The workbook takes a step by step approach to food handling instruction. It contains six sections, each looking at a different aspect of food safety management. The sections are: 1. Basic principles of food safety in catering 2. Food safety hazards 3. Storing and holding food safely 4. Cleanliness and hygiene 5. Suitable food premises 6. Legal requirements and the consequences of failing to meet them A set of questions at the end of each section helps the reader to review”

Gardening Secrets (Gardening Tips For The Most Beautiful Garden)

Vinegar Home Health Remedies: Natural Alternative Remedies

100 Year Old Recipes You Can Still Make Today: DRINKS FOR ALL AGES

I'll Have The Soup And Salad (Know About Cooking)

Green Building Mini-Dictionary


The Best Sore Throat Remedies: Direct from Nature's Pharmacy

Ultimate Grip Strength System: Easy to Follow Hand, Wrist and Forearm Strength Training Exercises to Build a Crushing Handshake and a Strong Grip in Weeks (How To Get Fit Free)

Life on the Spectrum. The Preschool Years. Getting the Help and Support You Need

Get This Body In A Barn: The Milkmaid's Guide To Fitness

Achieving Optimal Health Through The Life-Giving Properties of Fruits and Vegetables, Smoothies and Juicing
"This book contains an amazing amount of valuable information for both the more experienced pursuer of health, as well as those just getting started. The nutritional information included, backed by extensive research, highlights a variety of fruits and vegetables combined with a list of illnesses or diseases they are best known to address nutritionally. Because no one likes boring, this book provides tons of different recipes for making smoothies or juicing your fruits and vegetables', allowing them to be enjoyed in different ways beyond eating them raw or cooked." From reviewer

Energizing Smoothies For Busy Moms


Saving America, Chinese Style

Introvert Power: "Introvert - But Not Broken" and "Introvert Speaks Out" (Volume 1)

Education (Self, Home, School)

Lownership: Own Your Learning
Short. “Virtually every school and university aspires to create “lifelong” learners. Very little attention, however, is given to how this mission might be accomplished. Written by a University of Chicago graduate, Lownership provides an adaptable process for teaching yourself that consists of goal-setting, researching/planning, and learning.”

Guitar Tabs Influx (How to learn to read Guitar Tabs)

Speed Reading - Everything You Need To Know

The Story Template: Conquer Writer's Block Using the Universal Structure of Story

Hebrew Survival Guide-Part 1 With Hebrew Written Words

Learn to Speak Chinese II: How to Speak Chinese with People (An Insight into Family, Occupations, and Nationalities featuring Chinese Characters, PinYin, and English)


Baby Birds : Smart Kids Count

Mind Hurdles: Grade 3: 300 Interactive Questions and Answers To Get a Head Start

How Alex Learned To Give Back / Cómo Alex Aprendió A Dar (Alex's Bilingual Children's Book Series)

Funny February Facts for Kids (Monthly Facts Books)

Who Lives in The Sea? Learning about Marine Life - Picture Book with Fun Facts & Quiz

True Accounts

Tragedy in the Sierra Nevada: A Narrative of the Donner Party

This is Someone's Loved One: An Undertaker's View (Visceral History)


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

The Platte River Waltz, Chapters 1-4
Introductory chapters to a story about the wagon train west. The entire story is in two books here: The Platte River Waltz ”In 1848, only seventeen years old, on the Oregon Trail and suddenly orphaned, Josh begins a journey through the unsettled frontier of a wild continent. Just making first acquaintance with manhood, he quickly finds his future linked to Elizabeth Hampton, a coquette from his old hometown. Together they resolve to venture into an uncertain and dangerous future. Accompanied by Jubilee, an escaped slave, Josh and Elizabeth join a wagon train of Missouri emigrants led by a voyageur scout and a town constable turned captain.”

Follow the Star (Young Underground #7)
Youth, likely Christian. “Peter and Elise Andersen and their friend Henrik Melchior are worried when Henrik's mother and a family friend, Matthias Karlsson, fail to return from a short flight to Sweden. Has something happened to Matthias's plane? Then a mysterious caller informs Peter that Ruth Melchior and Matthias are being held by the Russian forces occupying the Danish island of Bornholm. The charge: spying! But the line goes dead before Peter can ask any questions. Frantic, Peter, Elise, and Henrik set sail for the island with Uncle Morten at the helm of the Anna Marie. But their arrival is met by secretive Russian soldiers who deny keeping any prisoners. How can Peter and the others persuade the Russians to release Mrs. Melchior and Matthias when the soldiers will not even admit they are there?”

Camp Tough, Lessons Learned The Hard Way
”Two fathers form a plan to set their sons free to become self-reliant at an isolated camp site owned by Mathew located on a river in the back country of Alberta, Canada. The boys are faced with living in the wilderness by themselves, without any communications or electricity, and facing their issues alone with no adult supervision. Can they endure weeks and weeks of such solitude? There are lessons to be learned...the hard way.”

Roanoke (The Keepers of the Ring)
”In 1587, a fleet of English ships set sail for the Virginia colony. During a storm, one ship became separated from the others and was never seen again. The settlers on board were presumed lost at sea, but there is both historical and legendary evidence that the colonists actually founded the Roanoke colony. Veteran novelist Hunt ("Theyn Chronicles") reimagines this slice of Colonial history through the eyes of Jocelyn White, a newlywed reluctant to leave her home in England for the wild shores of the New World. White's journey is fraught with danger, but her dependence on God and God's providence carry her safely through.”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

Danger Close (Wilde Card)
”a tense thriller that tears through the streets of Israel, into the wastelands of Afghanistan, and into the heart of London. Two CIA operatives. Two BlackWater mercenaries. One mission. Their target – a “re-education” facility nestled deep in the heart of Afghanistan. A place where Allied soldiers are tortured. Brainwashed. Converted. The mission: infiltrate the facility; rescue any friendlies they find; reduce the “school” to rubble. But not everything is what it seems. And on a mission like this, the unknown can kill.”

” few common laboratory parts, put together just so, generate clean, renewable energy out of thin air. It is a Holy Grail, a game changer with endless commercial applications. But when Kevin and his team start to develop the technology, they make a second discovery: someone else wants Endo, and will do anything to get it. Now the race is on to make Endo theirs before someone gets hurt. Or worse. Pushed far beyond his roots, Kevin must learn leadership, business, and more if he is to succeed. But first he must survive. “

The Heritage Paper
”What seems like an innocent school project to trace family history, reveals a dark secret. Maggie Peterson uncovers that her great-grandmother, Ellen, was part of the inner-circle of Nazi Germany. What’s more, she has left behind clues of a diabolical plot that connects to historical events ranging from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 … all building to the upcoming presidential election. The claims are met with heavy skepticism, and attributed to the failing mind of an elderly woman. But each passing clue washes away doubt, leaving Veronica Peterson trapped in a mother’s nightmare – her instincts are to protect her daughter’s safety at any cost, but knows that Maggie might be the only chance to prevent a sequel of the worst horror story the world has ever seen … and must let her run toward the danger.”

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

Purging Paradise
”Located within the vastness of a poorly regulated and exploited galaxy, a small murky blue planet gradually rotates before a blazing star. It is a world slowly choking to death under its own weight, consumed remorselessly by its parasitic inhabitants. Earth is no longer the pristine paradise it once was, and long gone are the days when people cared. With every finite resource in danger of running dry, the ever increasing population struggling to feed their families and the cost of going off-world too expensive, Earth is little more than an over crowded slum. And inside one of ten weary Habitation Zones in Hounslow, Greater London, lives a quiet, middle aged man. On behalf of his ominous employers, he spends his nights trudging through the dense Fracking smog of the old city, seeking out Violators guilty of crimes two strikes or above. He is employed by Planetary Judicial Contractors, a privately operated law-enforcement company, whose distinctive brand of frontier law is felt throughout the known galaxy.”

Just Reading
The First Gardener
Christian drama. “Jeremiah Williams has been tending the gardens of the Tennessee governor’s mansion for over twenty-five years. And like most first families who have come and gone, this one has stolen his heart. Mackenzie and her husband, Governor Gray London, have struggled for ten years to have a child and are now enjoying a sweet season of life—anticipating the coming reelection and sending their precious daughter, Maddie, off to kindergarten—when a tragedy tears their world apart. As the entire state mourns, Mackenzie falls into a grief that threatens to swallow her whole. Though his heart is also broken, Jeremiah realizes that his gift of gardening is about far more than pulling weeds and planting flowers. It’s about tending hearts as well. As he uses the tools that have been placed in his hands, he gently begins to cultivate the hard soil of Mackenzie’s heart, hoping to help her realize what it took him years to discover. “

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