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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Free Books Available Feb 12, 2013

Have you written anything about preparedness?  Is it on a blog somewhere yet?  The Preparedness Fair is coming soon, and would love to have your post included on it!  The focus will be on disaster preparedness, and sharing our experiences and insights that might benefit others.  More info and guidelines to follow.

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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My Fugitive: A Wartime Suspense Novel

Disaster Preparedness: Urban Preppers with Kids, Pets & Parents; Disaster Survival for the Family

General Self-Sufficiency and Survival

Disaster Preparedness: Urban Preppers with Kids, Pets & Parents; Disaster Survival for the Family
”goes far beyond the basic emergency preparedness handbooks and provides practical, real world advice and answers to questions such as: • What food should I store? • How do I protect my kid with a disability? • How can I harden my home against burglars? • Where is the "hidden water" in my house? • How YouTube made my dead bolt lock useless. • What are the 37 essential food items that disappear? • How can I mitigate damage to my home or business? • What fuels are safe to use indoors unvented? • What about service animals? • What do I pack for my kids and my baby? • What about senior survival and wheelchairs? • What is Isobutane and why do I need it? • Why I may NOT want to go to a FEMA shelter. • What's the secret to bug out bags? • And Much, Much More...............
HOMESTEADING: A 21st Century Beginning of Self Reliance
”Starting our homestead 30 years later than what we ever envisioned was not our intention years ago. But, life is never easy and if anyone told you it would be then they lied. You will get out of life what you put into it. The chasing of the American dream of the perfect house, job and other things is not what it used to be. The recession that began in 2008 has left many people with broken lives and broken dreams. Some lost jobs, others lost homes and others lost their retirement money. This brings us to why you may have chosen to pursue a simpler way of life and not depend on others but instead to rely on yourself….”

Inside The Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science Insights From The FBI

Self-Defence for Women - No Mercy

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

15 Things to Know About Living in the Country
Not free everywhere. Short. “Are you thinking of making a move to the country? Here are 15 important things you should know before you make the move.”

Equine Nutrition: From a Species Appropriate Perspective

Playing With Wild Horses
”an effort to share what I have learned about horses (more specifically wild horses) and about using positive reinforcement during their training in order to build a happy partnership with them.”

The Provident Housekeeper A Beginners Guide to Making Home Cleaners

Pickled, Preserves, Jams: 50+ Recipes of Tasty Fun

Drinkable History: Horrifying Authentic Techniques for 3000 Year Old Hard Cider, 1500 Year Old Mead, and 1000 Year Old Ale

Hair Gone Wild! Recipes & Remedies for Natural Tresses (Herbs Gone Wild!)


The Truth About Air Electricity & Health

Prescribing Sunshine: Why vitamin D should be flying off shelves

The Side Effects of Herbal Teas, Indian Spices, and the Best Traditional Medicine

Herbs That Cure - Anaemia

CANCER: What To Do After the Doctor Says You Are Cured!
” This article of about 4897 words suggests ways to prevent your cancer from coming back as told by a 5 year cancer survivor of skin, bladder and eye cancers.“


Community Healthcare: Finding a Common Ground with New Expectations in Healthcare

Growing Medical Marijuana: A Patient's Guide To Growing Your Own Meds For Less Than 00


How to Overcome Adversities in your life
”to help Christians deal with difficult times in their lives.”


Our Path of Action
”from the point of receiving that phone call informing you that an elderly parent has suffered a medical crisis to ensuring that the needs of the other parent are covered….be inspired to ensure you and your loved ones have conversed with one another so that any crisis can be handled in an expeditious manner….As a single parent have you taken the necessary steps to ensure your child is taken care of to your liking in the event the unthinkable happens to you? How would your loved ones have access to any of your financial resources to care for your child?...”

Simple Living: How to simplify your life, live your dream, and retire early

100 Ways to Save and Grow Your Money: Financial Fitness for Regular People

The Rich Minimalist: A Guide On Getting Rich, Simplifying Life and Retiring Early

Know Your Limits-Learning To Budget Before You Spend (My Wealth Creation System)

The Weekender Budget Workbook
Check price. Possibly free only in USA.

Education (Self, Home, School)

From Muhammed to Burj Khalifa: A Crash Course in 2,000 Years of Middle East History

The Writer's Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book (for Novelists and Creative Nonfiction Writers)

Understanding Quantum Physics: An Advanced Guide for the Perplexed

Learn French Vocabulary - Household items - English/French Flashcards (FLASHCARD EBOOKS)

Digital Multiplication Flash Cards in Color (Ordered and Shuffled 1-9)

Boxed Set 1 PLAB, MRCP and USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3 Test Preparation Questions and Answers

History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Thomas Edison

Cuddly Bears Counting 1-20 and Number Recognition Flash Cards 123's (Brushed by Hand) (Beary Fun Learning)

Inventions of the Future: New Technology You Never Knew Existed

Level 2 Sight Words - 100 Sentences with 50 Word Flash Cards! (Easy Peasy Reading & Flash Card Series)

Animal Mothers And Babies (Rhyming Children's Picture Book)

Incredible Lizards: Fun Animal Books for Kids With Facts & Incredible Photos (Exploring Our Incredible World Children's Book Series)

HANA'S YEAR Peer Pressure Children's Picture Book (Fully Illustrated Version)

Learn Shapes and Colors with Bears

Scariest Animals - Amazing Facts and Photos of the Scariest Animals in the World! (Ages 4-8)

Animal Kingdom Alphabet - Colorful Photos of Animals from All over the World (We Love Animals - Fact)

SandBox Studies: Blue Book (First Starts)

The Best Book On Medical Residency: How To Prep, Apply, Interview & Match (By Mike Ybarra, M.D., Attending Physician & Former Chief Resident At Georgetown University Hospital)

Twelve Times Table - Multiplication Cards (Multiplication Cards Series)

My First Spanish Book - Greetings / Los Saludos (Mi Primer Libro. Learning Spanish for Kids)

True Accounts


The Vietnam War: A Very Brief History

Death on a Wind: The Numidians of the Second Punic War

Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Anasazi (Ancient Pueblo)

Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

A Christmas Crossing
”Thrust into a war she did not choose, Sarah Fanum yearns for simpler times. Times when all she had to worry about were bad crops or bad weather. Unfortunately, fate had other plans. Set in 1776, my short story, A Christmas Crossing describes the night that changed the course of the Revolutionary War. It is not your typical Christmas story, but one that has affected every fabric of our lives as an American. “

Run, Run! A Dust Storm Is Coming/¡Corre, corre! Ahí viene la polvareda
Youth. ”historical fiction. It will transport the younger readers to the "Dirty Thirties" or the Dust Bowl Years …Before the settlers’ arrival, the Great Plains were covered with thick green grass that held sod into place. Poor agricultural practices including plowing very deeply in order to plant wheat, combined with years of sustained drought caused the Dust Bowl. Disease, death, and loss of land during this time were a painful, daily reality for the farmers and their families in the southern Plains. Although the northern Plains were not so badly affected, these events lengthen the Great Depression years.”

Lost Pulse
Description from review: “This historical fiction set in Germany in 1939 involves us in the early dynamics of Nazi Germany's purge of the Jews and other "undesirables," and the challenge posed to thinking citizens and sincere Christians in that era.”

My Fugitive: A Wartime Suspense Novel
”She didn't want to get involved in the war. The soldiers and rebels were none of her concern, except for when their firefights threatened her and the people she cared about. But when an earthquake struck her seaside town, leaving a prisoner trapped among the wreckage, she couldn't leave him to die. Even if saving him meant risking everything. A struggle to survive Her patient's enemies control the ravaged town, and even the hospitals are not safe. With limited knowledge and supplies, she fights to keep herself and her fugitive alive, even as illness creeps through the village and firefights threaten her life.”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

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

” In a dying world no longer protected by an ozone layer, technology only exists to shelter small amounts of land. A new Cold War has arisen between the United States and new superpower, Japan's Great Union. Both race to develop protective technology for their citizens. Advancements are kept secret with each country hoping the other will fail and perish from the Earth.”
Overrun: Project Hideaway
” The Overrun story continues…A week following the declaration of war, the U.S. is close to defeat. A failed genocide attempt becomes known to the public and the President must answer to the world for his administration’s sins… An element still exists that could bring victory to the battered U.S. forces and ease the tensions of a quickly dividing country. “

4016 A.D. A message from the future to the 21st century
”Two continents have been blasted off of the face of the Earth due to nucelar warfare. Antartica has melted due to global warming. The entire world is slowly getting ripped to shreds by WW III. Most of the governments have been obliberated. It's 4016 A.D.”
As you can see, not high quality writing, and only 6 pages, but still, could have an interesting idea or two.

Exodus: Leaving Home
“In the year 2032: tyranny threatens to flood the Earth. Only a group of resistance fighters, called Freemen, can save humanity.”

”After generations of people overused antibiotics and destroyed their immune systems, while simultaneously strengthening germs and viruses and creating superbugs, human beings fled indoors to sterile environments for survival. Generations later Neklema was born into a world where being outdoors wasn't even something she dreamed of. Suddenly, with the secret to human survival hidden in her by family she never met, Neklema is the most sought after girl in the world…” More interesting plot at link.

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

Into the Vast (The Chronotrace Sequence)
”The Institute is all Adan knows. And the scientists who run it don't seem to know or even care who he might have been before he came there. But the strange technology they've fused inside of him and his missing memories are only the beginning as he finds himself swept up into a conflict between the researchers and the last remnants of humanity untouched by their experiments. Part mystical science fiction, part dystopian thriller…“

Just Reading

Daughter of the Bamboo Forest

many high ratings
”Alone in the bamboo forest, seven-year-old Little Jade, still dressed in red silk after her father's recent wedding, wonders whether she will ever meet her real mother. DAUGHTER OF THE BAMBOO FOREST is a story set in war-torn, post-revolutionary China during the 1940s. From age seven to twelve, Little Jade longs for the attention of an opium-addicted father and clashes with a desperate, resentful stepmother. The young girl is inadvertently swept by the tides of history, encountering a plague that decimated a village, Catholic nuns in a convent school, and the fabled dragon king along the way.”

Six Clicks Away
”A chain of falling dominoes is set in motion when Jeremy and Rachel, an unlikely duo of a geek and a Jersey girl, contact a friend on, the largest social network on the planet. That friend contacts another, and another, each link bringing the pair one step closer to the goal of reaching the Dalai Lama, their choice of exotic target on the other side of the world. What they expect is that their simple classroom project will demonstrate “six degrees of separation,” the idea that everyone on this planet is connected in six short links to everyone else. What they get, however, is a cascade of the unexpected. “

How to be Totally Awesome
High reviews. ”Do you know someone who lights up a room every time they walk into it? Or someone who makes you feel great inside after even a few moments of conversation? If so, you know a totally awesome person. The goal of this book is to share the secrets of totally awesome people. The hope is that these secrets will help create a world chock full of people radiating total awesomeness. … a timeless book, perfect for both men and women, old and young. Its simple and humorous style makes it a perfect fit for both avid and casual readers.”

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