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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Free Books Available Feb 13, 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.
All going well, the first one will be this coming Saturday!
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.

 If you are coming here on a later date than February 13, please check the most recent list for today's books: Main Page.   (Some of the books below may still be available. Most are free for 1 or 2 days but sometimes they are free longer.)

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The Art of Travel, OR, Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries  An old book (first printed in 1855) in PDF form.


A Day in the Life of a Minimalist
How To Think Like A Genius: A Very Easy Guide
The Brendan Voyage

NONFICTION (Scroll down for fiction)

General Self-Sufficiency and Survival

Prep School: Prepping For Your Period

Effective Martial Arts Training with No Equipment or Partner vol 3: Meaningful Combat Psychology, Motivation for training and Breathing Techniques

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Fall and Winter Gardening: 25 Organic Vegetables to Plant and Grow for Late Season Food

The Ultimate Guide To Raised Beds

Weeds, Water & Mulch (Gardening Briefs for Beginners)

The Wonderful World of Dandelions: 40 Fabulous Recipes for Cooking with Dandelions: (Health Series)

DIY Herbal Spa: Learn how to make organic aromatherapy bath products at home

Kitchen Organization Made Easy: Creative Kitchen Storage and Pantry Storage Solutions

Vintage Recipes: Vintage Recipes from 1917 Cookies, Cakes, & Pies, Oh My!

Vintage Recipes: Vintage Potato Recipes from 1945 - 46 Ways to Prepare Potatoes


ADD - Diet and Nutrients Don't Affect ADD... or Do They?

Shingles - A Quick Guide to Symptoms, Treatment and Pain Relief

Adult ADHD / Adult ADD (Raina's Story): Follow My Journey to Finding ADD / ADHD Strategies and Ultimately - Success

Fresh ideas for clinicians regarding improvement of quality of life of cancer patients

LOVE YOUR LIVER:How to keep your liver healthy (HEALTHY LIVING)


A Day in the Life of a Minimalist
Many high reviews. Looks quality. ”At age 30, Joshua Fields Millburn left his six-figure career, ditched most of his material possessions, and started focusing on life’s most important aspects. …a collection of his best, most important individual writings

Six Global Mega-Trends and How To Make Them Work For You
’ The starting point is the following: with the world becoming ever more susceptible to shocks, the global risk landscape is now dominated by sharp discontinuities. Our world is changing everywhere, radically, very fast and in multiple intersecting ways that lend themselves to constant surprises. There is now no place to hide from the turbulence, the challenges and the uncertainties. The last chapter (largely based on interviews and conversations with key decision-makers and leading investors) provides some important insights and “tips” not only on how to cope with, but also on how to benefit from these dramatic changes.”


Mayan Calendar Prophecies| Part 2: 2012-New Age of Disasters

How To Think Like A Genius: A Very Easy Guide
also included the FREE eBook: "How to Study: 20 Tips"
Excerpt: “GIVE AWAY VALUE ALL THE TIME “I never get tired of being useful.”-Leonardo da Vinci The Genius mindset understands the need to create and give away massive amounts of value, and doing this freely without expectation of reward. Thinking like a Genius does not mean living a life of isolation; it instead embraces our lives with others, and then makes a point of being someone who is always giving of their time, energy and talents. Changing our attitudes and actions so that we think of others is a significant step toward thinking like a Genius. There are many rules in regard to treating others: treat them like you want to be treated (the famous golden rule). But I want to try and move this debate toward a more developed conclusion; the “platinum” rule states: “Do unto others as they would have done unto them.” and this is closer to how the Genius mind thinks. Because the Genius finds what other people wants, and then works to give this to them; this is how to be “useful” as Leonardo understood it.”

The Philosophy of Freedom

Stealing Second (The Amendments)


The Frugal Life: The Simple Path to Living a Good Life on a Budget

50+ Ways to Save Money on Gas

Education (Self, Home, School)

Lulu Cooks Spaghetti! A Picturebook Cookbook (4-8)

Education for Liberation: The Top 20 Questions and Answers for Black Homeschoolers
”Are you ready to take the education of your child into your own hands? Are you disgusted with over testing and miseducation? Are you unsure about how to go about getting started on the journey of providing education for liberation? Then, this book is for you. Within it, I use my years of practice and research to answer the most pressing questions new homeschooling parents have. No need to scour the internet getting half-truths and whole lies. The answers are here. Will your child be able to go to college? Without question! Can you do it? Absolutely!”

The Complete Guide to Your First Year of Teaching

Basic English Grammar: A Guide for New and Prospective ESL Teachers (ESL Grammar for Teachers)

The Ultimate Med School Admissions Book Bundle (Includes Medical Residency and Medicine Internship Advice)

see also How To Think Like A Genius: A Very Easy Guide with ebook included: "How to Study: 20 Tips" listed above under Theory/Ideas.

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

Dolch Sight Words Flash Cards & Activities: Level 5 (Sight Words: Reading Comprehension) 3rd Grade

Momo Learns To Brush Her Teeth

SuperCharged Brain: Improve Your Memory, Increase Production, Strengthen Your Mind

The 7 Toxic Reading Myths that are Killing School Reform

Show Up: A Handbook for High School Success

Succeeding in University Made Easy

how to draw pirates (that kids love) (how to draw cartoon characters)
and others in the series:
how to draw cavemen, dinosaurs and other creatures (that kids love) (how to draw cartoon characters)
how to draw beetles, turtles and other characters in the garden (that kids love) (how to draw cartoon characters)
how to draw vehicles (that kids love) (how to draw cartoon characters)
how to draw models, women, and fashion world (that girls love) (how to draw cartoon characters)
how to draw cartoon birds characters step by step (how to draw cartoon characters)
how to draw sheep, cows and other farm cartoon characters (that kids love) (how to draw cartoon characters)
how to draw lions, eagles, bears and other wild animals (how to draw cartoon characters)

Dolch Sight Words Flash Cards & Activities: Levels 1-5 Complete Lists (Sight Words: Reading Comprehension)

Pictures of Farm Animals (Picture Books For Curious Tots)

10 Little Pigs and Friends: A Collection of 3 Counting Picture Books (A Toddler Picture Book)

The Farm Animals (Beautifully Illustrated Childrens Picture Book)

Percy's Color and Counting Book

my first words in english (for kids) according to the abc - over 150 first words

A Day in the Life of a Professor

Queen Victoria: A Very Brief History

History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Mark Twain

History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Franklin D. Roosevelt

History for Kids: The Illustrated History of the Boston Tea Party

Animals In The Sky (An Interactive Book About Birds)
”Best selling author Mary Ann Rogers examines creatures that live in our great atmosphere. This book is among the most beautiful and fact rich available on the Kindle. With captivating and vibrant pictures, amazing animal facts, and interactive features, this book will take children on an incredible learning journey that will help them discover different birds while having fun!...”

Weather Wits and Science Snickers

True Accounts

I,Win (Hope and Life my journey as a woman with cerebral palsy living in a non- disabled world)
high reviews.

Breaking the Chains: Overcoming the Spiritual Abuse of a False Gospel

Bullying: From Victim to Survivior

ALABAMA GIRL-Memoir of a Writer-Part 1
”Her mother suffered mental illness, though it was undiagnosed most of her life. Observing the chaotic life when with her parents and the loving embrace once she was again with her grandparents, she began to study the behavior of those around her and delve into what made them do the things they did. Now, after a lifetime of writing and publishing fiction, both novels and stories, she has begun her autobiography. It's not just for writers interested in a writer's life. It's for everyone…”

The Brendan Voyage
”Tim Severin and his companions built a boat using only techniques and materials available in the sixth-century A.D, when St Brendan was supposed to have sailed to America. The vessel comprised forty-nine ox hides stitched together in a patchwork and stretched over a wooden frame. This leather skin was only a quarter of an inch thick. Yet Severin and his crew sailed Brendan from Brandon Creek in Dingle to Newfoundland, surviving storms and a puncture from pack ice. "The Brendan Voyage" is Tim Severin's dramatic account of their journey. Brilliantly written and impeccably researched, "The Brendan Voyage" is a classic of modern exploration and has been translated into 27 languages. It conveys unforgettably the sensation of being in a small, open boat alone in the vastness of the North Atlantic, visited by inquisitive whales, reaching mist-shrouded landfalls, and receiving a welcome from seafaring folk wherever the crew touched land.”

Hornets over Kuwait

They Were All Young Kids: The story of Lieutenant Jim Flowers and the first platoon, Company C, 712th Tank Battalion, on Hill 122

Quick Download Military History, WW1 Collection, (WW1 True War Stories):1) British Sniper. 2) First British Black Officer & Famous Footballer. 3) Post WW1: Middle East Soldier.

Walter Tull. WW1 First British Black Officer & Famous Footballer. ((Quick Download Military History: WW1 Series.)

Arctic Convoy Heroes. 70th Anniversary. Battle of North Cape. The sinking of the Scharnhorst. (Quick Download Military History: WW2 Series.)

Malta Convoy Heroes, Bravery, Death & Mutiny on the Brisbane Star. (Quick Download Military History Series:WW2 True War Stories.)

Quick Download Military History, WW1 Collection, (WW1 True War Stories):1) British Sniper. 2) First British Black Officer & Famous Footballer. 3) Post WW1: Middle East Soldier.

Ronald Crabtree, Post WW1:Middle East Soldier. The Dying Ottoman Empire. (Post WW1:Mesopotamian Campaign). (WW1 War Story) (Quick Download Military History:WW1 Series).


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

Crossing the Rubicon (The Journey)
“the story of seven remarkable teens as they survive the unbelievable. What started out as a simple weekend trip exploring the Chungo caves, became a journey which took them back 275 years in time, had them cross multiple continents, and stretched them to their limits. Discover how they survived with just the clothes on their backs, some limited technology and their wits and resolve. In a world without computers, without the basic items we use each day, could you survive?”

Tornado Mountain
”After George moves from Wyoming to Kansas, the Midwest is plagued by devastating tornadoes. He has an idea to stop the storms. He will build a mountain. Will they let him?” This book is classified on Amazon under Science Fiction, but you can’t tell from the description why.

Noble Cause: A Civil War Novel of Love and War
the recipient of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction and captured the title for Regional Fiction in the 2011 Next Generation Indie Award contest. It was also a Bronze winner in Foreword Magazine's BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD contest in the Romance category, and was a Finalist in the USA "Best Books 2011 Awards for Historical Fiction.
”the tale of Colonel Alexander Hunter, a dauntless and daring Confederate cavalry officer, who, with his band of intrepid outcasts, becomes a legend in the rolling hills of northern Virginia. Inspired by love of country and guided by a sense of duty and honor, Hunter must make a desperate choice when he discovers the woman he promised his dying brother he would protect is the Union spy he vowed to his men he would destroy. “

”a novel of time travel in a rich historical setting. The feathery white ribbons in the sky above Adams County, Pennsylvania, were nothing unusual--just the vapor trail evidence of high-flying aircraft that one might see on any day. But for the men on the ground below they were a puzzlement. And no wonder: the year was 1863 and the men were Confederate soldiers marching toward the most significant battle of the American Civil War. Thousands of miles away and 105 years later, Navy pilot Nathaniel Booth and his navigator complete their air mission over Laos and are headed back to the deck of the USS Enterprise when their aircraft mysteriously vanishes. Our hero Booth is declared Missing In Action. Years later when Rose Booth, the family matriarch, learns that her son may not have been a casualty of the war as previously believed, she enlists a prominent history professor and his protégé to uncover the truth.”

Adventus Saxonum (Dark Age Shorts)

Lantern in the Mist
”In 1899, stunning Kathleen Colby finds herself forced to embark on a perilous adventure with her disabled sister across America. During this unparalleled journey from Alaska to New York, she encounters compelling, dangerous characters, meets an attractive man of many secrets, and discovers what it is to be a woman in the late 1890s. This amazing trip will eventually change the naive Kathleen into...the new woman of the early twentieth-century.“

Shades of Grey
”John is not a very nice man. He works for the government. So who has tied him to a chair and what do they want? James is a British soldier during WWII. Tom is a young boy with a terrible secret. Three stories. Three very different people. All of them battling to survive.”

Into the Snow: The Testimony and Last Will of Jedediah P. Carpenter
”ased on the legend of Silverheels, this novel views events surrounding the early development of the Colorado gold camps through the eyes of Jedediah P. Carpenter, who was orphaned on the Nebraska prairie at the age of sixteen, then finds and loses fortune and love during the great Pikes Peak Gold Rush.”

Wildflowers of Terezin
“ A Danish Lutheran pastor’s complacent faith is stretched to the breaking point during World War II when he meets a young Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen and becomes deeply involved in Resistance efforts to save Denmark’s Jews from the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia—also known as Theresienstadt… When things go terribly wrong and Hanne is sent to Terezin, Steffen finds his heart fully engaged. He undertakes protests and rescues that are more and more dangerous, never imagining where it will lead him, or the ultimate cost of his decision to get directly involved. “

Rescue at Boomerang Bend (Adventures Down Under #3)
Youth adventure. Established and traditionally published author. Christian. “The deadly river has them trapped… The continuing search for his missing father has Patrick McWaid discouraged. Even news of the circus coming to town fails to lift Patrick’s spirits. But when the circus barges have an accident on the river, tumbling all the animals into the water, the possibility of tigers on the loose has Patrick worried about John McWaid’s safety! Then their grandfather’s paddle steamer is chosen to give the visiting Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, a tour of the river and the famous Barmah eucalyptus forest, and Patrick and Becky ride along. But the heavy winter rains have made the river extremely dangerous, threatening to capsize the boat. Will Patrick and the others reach safety before it’s too late?”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

Death's Door
”Death’s Door is one of the few comic books to be used in schools and youth groups with its message of peace and a plea to not judge and tar others with certain labels and mind sets. The story deals with how a Sikh man is mistaken for being a terrorist and what unfolds is a gripping and perceptive tale of society's fear and ignorance. The hard hitting narrative coupled with the dynamic artwork provides a great stimulus for engaging discussion about the world we live in and questions our own thoughts and feelings.”

Alpha Threat
“This is a story steeped in truth… a stronghold in the Amazon jungle is the key to the Nazis' real goal to rule the world by destroying the world’s economy.” Starting in wartime, picked up and continued in the present.

Swiss Trap
“an entertaining, relentless read as FBI investigator Alex Reed uncovers a nightmare with worldwide consequences…FBI investigator Alex Reed pursues a shadowy girl in possession of a secret which could trigger worldwide nightmare consequences... it soon becomes apparent that not everything is as it appears…It is only in the final dramatic twist that the real conspiracy is revealed.”

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

The After/Life (The After/Life Saga)
”the story of Nad Raven - a young man, whose childhood is shattered by a cataclysmic event that leaves him trapped in an underground vault with a few other survivors of a modern day apocalypse. It is a tale of a small community that tries to move on after all hope seems to have been wiped out by an all out nuclear war. With our planet turned into a grim wasteland, the protagonist discovers that even in an isolated micro society there is love and hate, grief and happiness, valor and treason as well as that overpowering human temptation to find out what is out there - beyond the safe walls of the underground shelter. To find out, Nad embarks on a dangerous journey that holds many dark secrets that will change his life forever.”

"a post-holocaust romantic adventure novel set in the late 21st century. The world of Pandora's Genes and of its sequel, Pandora's Children (not free) is devastated after an oil-spill disaster has led to the end of civilization. Many animal and insect species are extinct or mutated, and there are no remnants of what we consider modern technology. The spread of a deadly new disease that selectively kills women is the plot point that sets the story in motion."

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

see also Convergence and Tornado Mountain both also listed under Nature Survival/War heading above.

Just Reading

Changing Zip Codes: Finding Community Wherever You're Transplanted, An Inspirational Guide for the Unemployed, Uprooted, Cast Off, Deployed, Transferred, and Outsourced (Devotionals for Women and Men)

Fiend-s-ly Fab-l-us Word Games from the LetterSelector : Volume 1 (Fiend-s-ly Fab-l-us Word Games from the LetterSelectorTM)
”The LetterSelector™ is the beautifully engineered device used to generate puzzles in the English language word game, Blank™. This is the first book of puzzles published by the designers of Blank™ and brings with it a puzzle even the inventor can’t solve…”

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