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Friday, February 15, 2013

Free Books Available Feb 15, 2013

The new Preparedness Fair starts tomorrow! (all going well). Hopefully I've given you enough notice to choose (or even write) a post about preparedness for the new Preparedness Fair.

It would be so wonderful if you could all think of someone who might have a preparedness blog or who might be interested in writing a post that they could share here. Do you belong to a Facebook group about homesteading and survivalism? An internet community or forum on preparedness? Would you be willing to share about this so that we can get this buzzing a bit? Please grab the code for the button that's now on the bottom of the left sidebar, and paste it into the html of your blog posts or forum posts, or copy and save the picture below onto your computer to then add into a Facebook post with a link. Or just write something and add a link? It will make the first Fair so much more interesting if there are more than a couple of participants. Thank you!

If you're new here today, or if you want something to copy for helping spread the word, here's the "blurb."

Have you written anything about preparedness? The Preparedness Fair is coming February 16, 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.

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Surviving the Fall - Holy Crap, We're Broke!
Nobody Thinks They're a Hoarder

NONFICTION (scroll down for fiction)

General Self-Sufficiency and Survival

Sealing Yourself In: Prepping for Bioterrorism, Chemical Disasters, and Pandemics (The NEW Survival Prepper Guides)

Prep School: Preserving Meat Without Power

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Blueberries in Your Backyard: How to Grow America's Hottest Antioxidant Fruit for Food, Health, and Extra Money (25-page Booklet)

How To Become An Amazing Beekeeper: Discover the Essential Steps for Beekeeping Like an Expert (Smart Beekeeping Series)

Raising Sheep - How We Do It And More

A Beginners Guide To Urban Gardening

Raising Chicks: From Hatchlings To Layers

Disability Knife for One-Hand Operation (Invention Note 6)

The Hassle-Free Way To Set Up A Bird Cage (Hassle-Free Bird Care)

Outdoor Project Job Costs

100 Year Old Recipes You Can Still Make Today: SOUPS AND SALADS

DIY Home Decorating: Weekend projects, tips and tricks that fit your budget!


Metabolism Diet: Boost Metabolism At Any Age (Metabolism Diet: Healthy Metabolism Organization)

DEFEATING MORNING SICKNESS: Learn 10 Simple things You Can Do To Help You Alleviate Morning Sickness, Morning, Noon And Night! (The Pregnancy Success Series)

DEFEATING POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION: Discover The Signs And Symptoms Of Postpartum Depression And What You Need To Do To Stop Suffering Now (The Pregnancy Success Series)

DEFEATING PREGNANCY BACK-PAIN: Discover 5 Simple Ways To Manage And Defeat The Debilitating Effects Of Back Pain During Your Pregnancy! (The Pregnancy Success Series)

FATHERS ARE EXPECTING TOO!: The 5 Vital Things Every "Father To Be" Needs To Know To Assist In Preparing For A Successful Pregnancy And Childbirth (The Pregnancy Success Series)

DEFEATING GESTATIONAL DIABETES: 5 Things You Need To Know About Gestational Diabetes And What You Need To Do To Defend Yourself Against It (The Pregnancy Success Series)

PREGNANCY AND YOUR SLEEP: Discover 5 Things that Will Quickly Get You To Dreamland And Help You Get The Shut Eye Your Body Craves! (The Pregnancy Success Series)

PREVENTING STRETCH MARKS: Discover 5 Simple But Extremely Effective Ways To Prevent Those Unsightly Stretch Marks From Making A Mark On You! (The Pregnancy Success Series)

FATHERS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION: Discover The Signs And Symptoms Of Little Known "Fathers Postpartum Depression" And What You Need To Do To Stop It (The Pregnancy Success Series)

The Decaf Diet: Is Caffeine Making You Fat?

Fat Burning Foods - An A-Z list of Foods that Burn Fat to Start a Healthy Diet

Reflux Recipes (By Eating The Right Foods You Could Solve Your Acid Reflux Forever.)

Unusual Medicinal Herbs (Herbal Medicine from Your Garden or Windowsill)

Lunch Recipes for IBS: How to Cook Easy and Delicious Lunch Recipes for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Easy and Delicious Recipes for IBS)

Good Birth Notes: First-hand notes on controlling pain and achieving good birth experiences (Good Notes)


Architects of Tomorrow, Volume 1
”For nearly 10 years, William Van Winkle has interviewed some of the most brilliant and influential innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs, and luminaries behind today's technologies. In the “Architects of Tomorrow” series, the best of these interviews, all originally published in CPU magazine, are gathered into one place. Each interview contains previously unpublished and expanded content plus loads of 2011 follow-up discussion, making each chapter relevant and fascinating.”

The New Conspiracy Handbook: From GI Joe to Lady Gaga, 25 Truths You Won't Find on Wikipedia
Just what we all needed! 25 brand new conspiracy theories

Libertarianism, the UK Big Bang and How They Ruined America


Nobody Thinks They're a Hoarder

How to Comfort the Dying: 25 Things to Do and Say To Help a Loved One Cross Over (Health in Living)

Footsteps to Freedom Addiction Recovery Program - Recovery and Drug Dependency Help

The Family Coach Method
”how to create specific, foundational life skills that will stay with children through good times and bad. Combining the practicality of Supernanny with the creative problem solving of a super sleuth, Dr. Kenney helps busy families of young children identify core values and create long-term, practical child-rearing strategies that work with a minimum of time investment. She gives parents the words and actions to teach their children how to grow into independent, confident, compassionate, accountable kids.”


The Underground Guide To Living Frugal
”The underground turn-of-millennium guide that started the modern-day frugal-living movement has been rescued from obscurity and is now available on Kindle!”

Dealing with Debt Demons

Recession-Proof Retirement

Surviving the Fall - Holy Crap, We're Broke!
Bought and started reading—it looks good—I’d keep reading it this morning if I didn’t have to finish this list!

World Financial Markets in 2010: The trading, the players and the stories behind a year in the stock market

World Financial Markets in 2011: The trading, the players and the stories behind a year in the stock market

Credit Repair - Fix Your Credit Starting Today (The Fast Track To A Clean Credit Report And Improved Credit Scores)

Saving For the Future-Forming The Habit of Saving (My Wealth Creation System)

Education (Self, Home, School)

Mind Mapping for Kids: How Elementary School Students Can Use Mind Maps to Improve Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Overcome Your Fear of Homeschooling with Insider Information

Teach Your Kids to Think: Simple Tools You Can Use Every Day

How To Increase Your Memory- Tips Techniques & That Work

Name Your Link

A Question of Biology
”aims to introduce the reader to Biology at an advanced level and to be used in addition to the text book.. also contains exam questions and answers - with hints and tips from me as to how to interpret and answer the questions. Each chapter begins with a glossary so you understand the terms and words BEFORE you read the chapter. ”

Rakshas Ke Dost (HIndi for Children)

Franklin 1853 Most Difficult GMAT Words (GMAT Vocab Builder)

Building Guitar Chords With The Caged Method (Focus On How To Play The Guitar)

Learn George Henry Economic Theory Fast: Simplified George Henry Economic Theory

Bar Exam Beach: Your Stress-Free Oasis for an Easy, Relaxed Bar Exam Experience

Basic Fluid Mechanics (Math and Physics Tutorials)

Applying to Law School: A Guide for the Rest of Us

All you need: Guitar Chords

Sight Word Sentences Lesson 2: 5 Sentences Teach 20 Sight Words with Flash Cards (Learn to Read Sight Words)

Study aid: Learning to Study - Indispensable for every student!

Understanding Macro Economics Book:A Simplified Macro Economics Edition

Learn Chinese Fast: Express yourself in Chinese within one week

Learn Statistics Fast: A Simplified version of all undergraduates statistics

The Tudor Brief - Part 1: Henry VII and Henry VIII (The Brief - History books to read within an hour)

American Legends: The Life of Pocahontas

Legends of the Ancient World: The Life and Legacy of Caligula

Mars Our Closest Neighbor: Exploring the "Red Planet" with Easy Read Picture Book

Space! A Kids Book About Space - Fun Facts & Pictures About Outer Space Exploration, Famous Astronauts, Space Ships & More

The Big Five (Wildlife Interactive Series)

Everyday Colors (A First Picture Book)

True Accounts

Ten Generations of Bondage: Eleven Generations of Faith
”the true story about an African American family from enslavement to the 21st century.”

The Philadelphia Campaign: Volume One: Brandywine and the Fall of Philadelphia: 1
not available in Canada

Panzergrenadier Aces: German Mechanized Infantrymen in World War II (The Stackpole Military History Series)


In Bed With Sheep (Hilarious tales from a travelling stockman)


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

The Rain Falls On Both
”The social discontent of the States is rising and The Civil War is about to tear the nation apart. This is the story of a young man, his struggle to find the truth, and the choice he must make that will impact his life and those around him, including the beautiful girl that is caught between him and the friend that he fights alongside on the battlefield.”

”Ruidoso Road is the story of life in a small town; rural and raw, going through post war growing pains, where hard work was the only way up or out. …”

A Pledge of Silence
”a historical novel based on the experiences of the nurses who valiantly served in the Philippines during World War II and became the first U.S. military women to be taken prisoners-of-war by a foreign enemy.”
high reviews.

Blood of Vipers
Shorter, equivalent of about 100 pages. Hihg reviews. “When fighter pilot Cal Jameson is shot down in enemy territory at the end of the war, his only desire is to find his way back to American lines. But as Cal hides from a Waffen-SS death squad, he stumbles into a family of German refugees fleeing Soviet shock troops. Soon, he finds himself in an uncertain role as the family's protector. Together, they must stay alive while under attack from partisans, Russian soldiers, and the last, dying struggles of the Nazi regime, which is determined to throw back the enemy, even if it means the final destruction of the German people.”

The Hillbilly Chronicles

Julia's Secret Notes
Aboutt 50 pg. ”You are a young woman, have a successful career and a happy marriage. One day you learn that you have a terminal disease. Not quite a surprise, millions have. Nevertheless, you are plagued by a physical and a spiritual torment. 'Julia's Secret Notes' are the map, more than a log, of the last leg of her journey (if journey we call, by one of our lame conventions, the human passing life). “

Frontier Preacher
”…Once he reaches this untamed area, like the other frontiersmen, Corbly finds only pain and suffering as crops fail, there is no money, and Indian raids wipe out whole communities in a matter of minutes. The fledgling government has little respect for these rugged frontiersmen. The bureaucrats think this remote province across the mountains is good for only one thing - collecting taxes - that these poor, unfortunate frontier families are not able to pay. More fear and anguish results from the brutal actions of the Federal government who send troops and drag the suspected "insurrectionists" out of their beds in the dead of winter. …”

Attack at Shark Bay - a thrilling, children's adventure set in New Zealand, in the South Pacific, for kids aged 8 -14 (Riwaka Gang Adventures series)
”This is a high-octane, rip-roaring adventure story for kids eight years and up. When their favorite teacher suddenly goes missing and the police haven't found him, The Riwaka Gang, four country kids who love adventure, decide to get involved. Jackson, Jessica, Rangi and Sam will need every skill plus a ton of courage. Dangerous situations and extreme challenges confront them… With so many impossibilities, the odds are stacked high against them.”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

Sacred Treason (Clarenceux Trilogy)
”1563: Anyone could be a suspect; any Catholic could be accused of plotting against the throne. Clarenceux keeps his head down and his religion quiet. But when a friend desperately pleads with Clarenceux to hide a manuscript for him, he is drawn into a web of treachery and conspiracy he may never untangle. Is there no refuge if your faith is your enemy? Bestselling author Dr. Ian Mortimer, writing as James Forrester, has crafted a chilling, brilliant story that re-imagines how the explosive mix of faith and fear can tear a country apart. Sacred Treason tells a thrilling story of murder, betrayal, and loyalty—and the power of the written word.“

”In the year 2175 there are no countries or governments. Instead, the giant conglomerates, Neworld and Antropeon, control everything and everyone. It is also a time of worldwide peace and cooperation in spite of the vastly different lives of each company’s associates. Life in this utopian world changes suddenly for Trask Hawkins when he stumbles on a sinister plot and is hunted down by enforcers from both companies. On the run, each day becomes a challenge as he tries to stay alive long enough to discover and expose the truth. His only help comes from a few friends who risk everything to help him. “

Martyr's Inferno
”…Now, framed for murder and running for his life, Hunter finds himself trapped in the middle of an international conspiracy that takes him from the back alleys of Chicago to the white sands of the Caribbean. With the help of a few unlikely allies, Hunter must avoid both the police and the mob if he wants to prove his innocence and unravel the mystery of the Martyr’s Inferno.”

Enemy Among Us-A Jordan Wright Thriller (Jordan Wright Adventure)
“As a funeral procession for two fallen officers begins, terror is unleashed on Independence Mall in the center of Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell and the birthplace of (U.S) freedom. As these events unfold, Wright and his team uncover the true intent of the terrorist, a well planned and precisely carried out robbery of the nearby U.S. Mint. The race begins to find out who is behind this assault on America with the intent to bring down the financial system of the free world.”

IranDate - When Iran Went Nuclear And The World Went Ballistic
A Middle East nuclear thriller written from the Israeli perspective. From the blurb, look-inside, and reviews, this seems to be very well written.

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

Pneumadiluvians Chapter 1
”In Chapter 1 of this serial novel, Liam and Hailey have spent two months trapped in the upper stories of their apartment building while countless around them - in stores, in classes, outside, and in their own building - inexplicably suffocate. The world outside is silent, and calm, and dead. Inside the apartment tower, the living feebly cling to an existence that is slipping through their fingers faster and faster as food runs low. When death is lurking just one floor below Liam, he finds deliverance in a textbook.”
Pneumadiluvians Chapter 2
”In Chapter 2 of this serial novel, Liam expands upon his escape plan to leave the upper stories where thirty-four survivors have been trapped the past two months. But not every survivor is ready to leave or let him leave. Liam and Hailey are forced to leave the tower before they're ready. Before they can warn the others of the attack from one of their own.”
Pneumadiluvians Chapter 4
”In Chapter 4 of this serial novel, Liam and Hailey struggle for direction and stability as they float perilously over campus. Meanwhile, Ben’s found that his anger wasn’t sated with the blood already on his hands.”
Pneumadiluvians Chapter 5
”In Chapter 5 of this serial novel, Liam and Hailey separate hoping that Beardshear’s payoff will be worth the risk. In the tower, the survivors scrounge for any remaining food but are forced to face the reality that they only have a matter of days and no means of leaving.”
Pneumadiluvians Chapter 6
”In this super-sized conclusion to the first arc of this serial novel, the apartments aren't the havens they once were as the survivors are invaded from all sides. Each night is another threat. Yet they are left without anywhere to run.”

American Kaiser
”It is hard to imagine the near future and what it will bring to our wonderful world. Not all that long ago no one---correction, almost no one---would have suggested that we humans could have managed to soil our nest to the extent that we have; and today few can comprehend that but two or three generations hence, from the time you are sitting somewhere comfortable, perhaps in a coffee shop, maybe tucked into your warm bed reading these lines, the place we inhabit will have become an environment so hostile as to barely sustain life as we know it. This is a story about that, or maybe not.”

Never Too Far
”A harrowing story of love and survival. In a future of scarce resources, where the possession of gas and diesel is punishable by death, a teenage boy and a pregnant girl must save their impoverished family. They risk their lives on a terrifying journey to sell stolen fuel on the black market.”

`Short story. ”Is survival enough? A woman deals with life in a post-apocalyptic world.

From the Fire IV
Parts I-III have been listed free before, now here’s IV! ”On April 4th, 2014, 6 billion and 783 million people died in the blinding white fireballs of the Pan-Global Nuclear Holocaust. Sophie Saint-Germain, wife and scientist and mother of one, was not among them. She lived for a time, and so her words endure.”

Seven Fires Promise of the Dawn (Seven Fires Chronicles)
”Based upon a prophesy five hundred years old Native American people survive the long anticipated onslaught within purposefully prepared shelters. Emerging mostly unscathed they return to the ways of tradition to live off the land in cohabitating villages utilizing in harmony the resources of their environment. Elements of culture are intricately demonstrated as an advantage of sociological balance. Genuine historic events are woven into the tale augmented with drama. Cultural philosophies and perspective are represented in a dramatic interactive between man and technology, himself and nature. …”

Pieces of Eight
collection of short stories includes “Last Night: As humanity faces the end, one woman shares her final thoughts.”

Rome Burned In A Few Hours
”The year is 2025, following the Middle Eastern War which transformed the world stage. The United States has edged toward totalitarianism and has just finished the first single-party election in its history. On the day of the inauguration an event takes place that shakes the core of the country and reshapes the balance of power within. Following the actions of members of both sides, "Rome Burned In A Few Hours" is the story of what happens when an empire pushes too far and the actions that must be taken by both sides to protect or destroy. Whether it be the elusive and secret Exuro Intus Hora, or the President of the United States, or various other players that shape the outcome, in the end does it really matter who is right when the cost is so high?”

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

“Mathew Grey is a brilliant scientist who accidentally unleashed a man-made plague that ravaged America’s heartland, and now threatens the rest of the planet. Riddled with guilt and running out of time, he decides to use a dangerous technology to enter a computer-generated reality called Cyberdrome, hoping to unravel a mystery that could be the key to Earth’s survival.”

Apocalypse Earth (Downcast)
”Downcast follows the story of Nicholas Carr a year after an invasion has left humanity destitute and fractured. The British resistance are in their final death throws. Desperate and with hopes fading fast, they prepare to engage in a final battle; a last ditch attempt at saving human civilisation.”

Just Reading

The Big Book of Interesting Stuff!

FING: A Modern Fairytale (Illustrated)
”Ulrich Von Strudel has got no knees, but this is the least of his problems. Awful, terrible, despicable things are going to happen to this poor boy. And just when he thinks things couldn’t possibly get any worse. He discovers there’s a monster hiding in his closet. FING is a heart warming modern fairytale about the benefits of staying positive even when faced with the vile Mrs Lipstick!”

The Red Headed Girl
”History and personal memoir come together in this charming and poignant novel about the life of a boy sent to Illinois on one the famous Orphan Trains of the 1920s. The Red Headed Girl is a sequel to The Rawleigh Man Told Me (available from Mahaven Publishing, Coles-Cumberland Press, and and soon to be issued as an ebook) which depicted Seamus’ early life on an Illinois farm in the warmth of his adoptive family, a far more exciting life than it might seem at first. Now, older (all of 14) and bolder, Seamus sets off to find his twin sister who had been adopted by another family. Living with one of his adoptive sisters, his adventures continue, meeting his long lost twin, battling school bullies and even finding a note written by Abraham Lincoln. Not your ordinary coming of age novel, but one that warms the heart of readers young and old.”

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