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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Free Books Available Feb 19, 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 hrs. 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 19, 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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Great link:

Patsy at A Working Pantry has written an e-book, Oven Canning 101, and is offering it for free, if you follow or subscribe to her blog.  Link here:  Her blog is excellent and well worth subscribing in my opinion!

101 Self-Sufficiency Gardening Tips
Social Engineering: Hiding in Plain Sight (InfoSec Series)
101 Organic Gardening Tips
Line of Control- A Thriller on the Coming War in Asia


For Fiction, scroll down…
General Self-Sufficiency and Survival

101 Self-Sufficiency Gardening Tips

Includes sections on stocking up at the store, preserving (meat), canning, root cellars, cooking with wood, solar ovens etc. (One negative reviewer didn’t like this—other problem was no clickable index, but as it’s free today possibly worth it for the info.)

"It's Not My Mountain Anymore"
“From the heart of the famous Foxfire Books country and the heart of a Foxfire veteran,” Excellent reviews. “Set in the heart of our beloved Foxfire Book country in the North Georgia Mountains and written from the heart of a Foxfire veteran. Barbara Taylor Woodall's authentic mountain voice willl moisten eyes and bring plenty of laughter, appreciation, love and loss to reader's hearts. Visit a vanishing Appalachian culture and taste the harsh realities of change. Sales support mountain culture preservation.”

Most homesteading types will recognize the Foxfire Books reference, and if you don't, here's a description. "With nearly 9 million copies in print, The Foxfire Book and its eleven companion volumes stand memorial to the people and the vanishing culture of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, brought to life for readers through the words of those who were born, lived their lives, and passed away there—words collected by high school students who wanted to be a part of their community and preserve their heritage. All 12 volumes in the regular series are anthologies of Foxfire Magazine articles written by Rabun County high school students over the magazine's 40-year history, usually expanded through follow-up interviews and other research."  Here's a link to see them. Foxfire Books on Amazon

Martial Arts, Self-Defense and a Whole Lot More: The Best of Wim's Blog, Volume 1

Stress Management (The First Responder Series)

Managing Attack Vectors to Disrupt Cyber-Attack Delivery (Advanced Protection Strategies)
Technical, about disrupting a cyber-attach

Social Engineering: Hiding in Plain Sight (InfoSec Series)
”successful hacking doesn’t just begin with advanced technical abilities. Sometimes it requires more rudimentary techniques, such as the investigative abilities that you may find in a 1940’s gumshoe….There’s no reason to hide when the information for a preliminary attack is out there. After all, why hide in a bunker when the target (me and you) tells them everything they need to get started? Social Engineering begins by exploiting the human factor in such a way that can be obvious but is somehow missed. Hiding in Plain Sight will explain my research about this increasing element that allows groups of individuals to steal and often be provided with privileged, personal information. Yet somehow, we are not adequately aware. If we were, I wouldn’t hear of devastating financial losses from individuals that are not usually easily fooled. Many refer to much of this fraudulent activity as identity theft, but I believe that there is more going on here than what can be seen on the surface. Originally tailored for companies and organizations, this book is useful for individuals as well.

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

The Worm Book For Beginners: 2nd Edition (Revised) : A Vermiculture Starter or How To Be A Backyard Worm Farmer And Make The Best Natural Compost From Worms (Backyard Farm Books)

101 Organic Gardening Tips

high ratings.

101 Beginning Gardening Tips

By author of above book and Self-sufficiency book in first section, also author of print books on gardening. See 5 tips in description for example.
”…While it is written for beginners, seasoned gardeners will find some of the tips in this book will apply to them as well.”

Wheatgrass: Growing and Juicing for Better Nutrition

The Art of Perfect Bread Baking (Delicious Recipes)

The Lemon Book - Natural Recipes and Preparations

33 Ingredient Substitutions To Help You Cook Amazing Foods Even When Your Cupboards Are Bare

Ten Vegetables I Used to Hate, and How I Learned to Love Them (Wait, What? I Can Do That??)

How To Feed Your Toddler Like A Pro (Without Spending All Day In The Kitchen Or Grocery Store)

”When I became a stay at home dad, I knew I had to learn how to effectively buy, cook, and prepare healthy and nutritious meals for my son. But here was the catch: I am not good with recipes, and I don't like the kitchen or the grocery store. The result of my trial and error is this book. I've taken all my wasted time and burnt food and developed the blueprint for feeding your child healthy, nutritious meals day after day in a way that minimizes prep time and clean up time….”

How to Meal Plan: A Step by Step Guide for Busy Moms

Store This! Simple Home Storage Systems & House Organization Solutions (Gleam Guru)

Back to School Tips and Ideas (Organizing Kids Made Easy)


Symptoms of Fibromyalgia, M.E. and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Making sense of Adrenal Fatigue, IBS, Depression, Stress, Anxiety and the way forward to recovery.

Adult ADHD and Adult ADD (Denise's Story): How To Use My Effective Non-Drug ADD/ADHD Strategies To Success

You Can Beat Diabetes: A minister's journey from diagnosis to deliverance

Superfoods to Boost Your Metabolism

HAWTHORN Berries - The Super Hero Herb Secrets For Your Heart (Planet Herbs)

Mother Becomes Stardust

”details his Mother Thelma's brave fight against breast cancer and a disabling stroke. This book also details problems encountered dealing with 'the system', within Lincolnshire and beyond, and how the power of music can work as therapy”


Management And Leadership Skills: Inspire, Motivate, And Gain The Respect Of Your Peers

PROTEST! (Street Protest, Direct Action, Myth America, Black Cross, Indy Media, CopWatch, EarthFirst! and more...)

American Issues: Every American Has An opinion


Take Charge of Your Habits: Discover the Secret Truths Driving the Choices You Make

INGER'S PROMISE Trustworthy Children's Picture Book (Fully Illustrated Version)


If Stupid was Illegal We'd be in Jail

”Our Personal Journey through Financial Stupidity. We started off our marriage just like anybody else. We didn't have much debt but as we kept make stupid mistake after stupid mistake we realized that we had gotten ourselves into almost $65,000 in debt. …”

OMG I Lost My Job! What Do I Do Now?: A workbook and guide to find a new job you love - before you run out of money

Education (Self, Home, School)

Intermediate Chinese Flash Cards: Book 1 of 3 - 350 Frequent Chinese Words Characters With Pinyin Organized By Themes

No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at Age Sixteen

Writing Well

”An essential handbook on how to write effectively. Written by a prominent attorney (and Yale Law grad) from McGuireWoods, LLP, this easy read provides the writing skills that every student, lawyer, and business person must have to communicate effectively. This book distills down effective writing practices into easily learned lessons, and gives useful insights on how to practice these skills daily.”

Guitar Arpeggio Handbook: A 120-Lesson, One-Lick-Per-Day, Step-By-Step Guide to Guitar Arpeggios, Music Theory, and Technique-Building Exercises, Beginner to Advanced Levels (Book & Videos)

3 Most Powerful Study Techniques: Use More Mind Power for Your Higher Rank

”1. The Finger Technique to Improve Your Reading Speed Quickly: Proof that You are Capable of Achieving Much More than What Others Have Told You 2. The Topper's Daily Routine: Your Guide to Super Success 3. Mind Maps: A New Scientific Way to Take Memorable Notes Appendix”

A series of language books with high reviews:

--Lightning-fast Language Sampler For Kids And Families: Learn, Speak And Teach Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese And Chinese - Quick As A Flash!
--Lightning-Fast German for Kids and Families: Learn German, Speak German, Teach Kids German - Quick As A Flash, Even If You Don't Speak A Word Now!
--Lightning-fast Spanish For Kids And Families Strikes Again! More Fun Ways To Learn Spanish, Speak Spanish, And Teach Kids Spanish - Even If You Don't Speak A Word Now!
--Lightning-Fast Chinese for Kids and Families: Learn Chinese, Speak Chinese, Teach Kids Chinese - Quick As A Flash, Even If You Don't Speak A Word Now!
--Lightning-Fast Japanese for Kids and Families: Learn Japanese, Speak Japanese, Teach Kids Japanese - Quick As A Flash, Even If You Don't Speak A Word Now!
--Lightning-Fast Italian for Kids and Families: Learn Italian, Speak Italian, Teach Kids Italian - Quick As A Flash, Even If You Don't Speak A Word Now!

How To Get Into MIT: Crack The Admissions Code (Student Horizon)

Compelling Conversations: 11 Selected Chapters on Timeless Topics for Level 1 English Language (The Language Company Versions)

Brazilians Before Cabral: History and beautiful pictures Rock Art

An Introduction to the History of Japan

An Introduction to Basic Astronomy Concepts (with Space Photos)

Looks really high quality. Written by a physics and astronomy instructor at a University.

Military Education

”for active duty US service members and vets. …higher learning tricks of the trade that service members use to advance their degree plans while on active duty, and often shortly thereafter “

Bridges Ahead

”details different styles of bridges in use today and the materials from which they are made”

Alphabet Monsters - ABC

how to draw trees, flowers and more plants step by step (how to draw comics and cartoon characters)

how to draw food, fruits, vegetables and kithchen props step by step (how to draw comics and cartoon characters)

Horses: Amazing Photos & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series)

History for Kids: The Battles of Lexington & Concord

History for Kids: The Battle of Bunker Hill

Queen Elizabeth I: A Very Brief History

Dolch Sight Words Flash Cards & Activities: Level 4 (Sight Words: Reading Comprehension)

Learn to Write :: Capital Letters

Has the letter on one page, and a diagram to trace on the next page. I can see this working with a Kindle where the child can hold it and run a finger over the lines to practice the strokes.

True Accounts

Deer Hunting from a Recliner: Reflections on Everyday Life in Northeast Wisconsin

I'm Not Talking About You, Of Course...

ncludes “A Jolt of Electricity,” a short about living without electricity for 2 weeks after a hurricane.

Homeless Tears - Part II (Part II - Stove in the Road)

”A memoir of one family’s struggle with homelessness. A TRUE heart-breaking journey that encompasses the darkest days and hours of this Florida family struggling with unforeseen dark abysmal realities that move them quickly from the middle-class to homelessness.“

Deep Wounds (Hard-knock Life Stories)

”The real-life story of a victim of a serious crime (attempted kidnap) and a crusade to overcome all obstacles. The biggest one was saving her own life!... Involves alcohol acuse, domestic abuse, miscarriage and lots more. With a tragic beginning but an uplifting ending. Follow the battles of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and find out how it all ends....”

Watch the Birdie (Haversham in Your Head)

”private view of a public artwork for Holocaust Memorial Week at the University of Essex. “

D-Day: A Very Brief History

Harriet Beecher Stowe: How A Novelist Started America's Bloodiest War

Lee's Fighting General (A Study in Bravery and Southern Valor)



Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

The Updraft

”The day was normal, and the town was failing abysmally. Sixteen-year-old Benjamin Destin and his father, Stanley, are in the next town over loading fertilizer into their trucks when a storm blows in and unleashes a gigantic tornado--the updraft--onto the plains of Oklahoma. Separated from his father, Ben must try to save his town, already suffering financially and socially from the shutdown of its Chrysler plant, and somehow rebuild and achieve redemption out of the destruction of the updraft. This is a 22,000-word novella.”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

Limbo Man

”when Vee agrees to turn on the charm for a mystery man who may hold the clue to something vital to U. S. security, she never anticipates a chase after two nuclear bombs from the old Soviet arsenal”

A Hornet's Nest

”What if someone stole two suitcase bombs from the collapsing Soviet Union? Two old but very workable nuclear devices, designed to be carried into an unsuspecting target city.... What if you find yourself a pawn between two diametrically opposed forces? One led by a zealous extremist bent on attacking America, the Great Satan, the other a shadowy group of crusaders determined to defend the Western World and its way of life from outside attack?...”

Cloud Crash: A Technothriller

“A MAD BOMBER crosses the country with nothing to lose and orders to kill. He won't stop until the "cloud computing" that powers the internet is destroyed. But he's not acting alone--he's part of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of power.”

Line of Control- A Thriller on the Coming War in Asia

by a well-respected traditionally-published author
”It is 2012, and the world is a more dangerous place than ever before. Revolutions have swept aside one Middle Eastern regime after another. A regime allied to Al Qaeda has swept to power in Saudi Arabia, and uses its oil wealth and modern arsenal to further spread Jihad around the world. Yet another military coup brings a fundamentalist regime to power in Pakistan, which initiates an audacious plan to strike the first blow in this new global Jihad. As unprecedented terror attacks stun India, the stage is set for a conflict that brings the Indian subcontinent to the brink of a nuclear apocalypse.”

The Last American Martyr

Very highly-reviewed author. “In this me-me twenty-first century, Thomas Soles may very well be the last American martyr. This self-described 'simple man' writes a simple book that resuscitates the all-but-dead international labor movement. The response to his thoughts and perceptions are astounding. All around the globe, from pole to pole, from America to Zimbabwe, the marching footsteps of workers, young and old, tremor the earth. But not everyone is pleased. There’s a tight-knit, elitist clique that is absolutely livid over the thoughts and ideals that fill the pages of his book. ...Mortified by the horrid scene that awaits them inside their New York tenement,...Hoping to find anonymity, they bounce all over America in an RV. But they don’t find peace. Instead they become moving targets...”

Destiny Canyon (A Pine Ridge, Arizona Mystery)

”Evil, in the form of a psychotic terrorist known as Dante now resides in the remote mountain community of Pine Ridge, Arizona. Police Chief Gabe Navarro thought he knew his town, yet nothing could have prepared him for the journey he and federal agents Shelby Ryan and Carson Billings of the domestic terrorism unit are about to make into the depths of Dante’s terrorist network. …”

The Gilded Mirror: Vesuvius Rising (Volume 2)

”The year is AD 79 and Anna finds herself in Pompeii just days before the deadly volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. As forces conspire against her, she struggles to escape the catastrophe that threatens the lives of thousands.”

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

The Book of Max (The Books of Max)

”Max is a twelve year old who is alone after a flu wipes out most of the human race in just 72 hours. First he rescues all the orphaned dogs and cats he can. Then he decides to travel to find other people. After finding his way across country dealing with food, gas, and hostile dogs, he enjoys some adventures with his new partner and mentor Jake. When they help a community of survivors in California, the real trouble begins.”
The New Book of Max (The Books of Max)
”Max, Jake, and June head east and then find out that some people survived the plague without being immune. They try their luck with a bigger settlement this time, and find out bigger isn't always better.”



 (reduced late in day so will add again tomorrow)
“Without warning the United States is invaded and attacked. The result ... World War III. In the sanctity of her shelter, Joanna Collins reconciles her life on the pages of a notebook. In doing so, she gains the determination to discover what has become of those she loves in a world that has turned to dust.”

Print List Price:$15.95    Previous price:$3.99 (according to the book watching program I use)
Current price: $.99

Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower
“At 13 pounds, the Eccotemp heater travels easily to cabins, barns, and almost any off-the-grid location….Because the heater's flame ignites by battery, the Eccotemp is a handy backup water source when electricity is not readily available, making it ideal for use in emergency situations, as well as on camping trips…”

List Price:$149.00

Current price: $119.00

Camp Chef Triton Outdoor Hot Water Heater (10-Liter)

Propane operated. Review: “We have been using it for three months and it has used such a small amount of propane. The water is hot enough to shower in when its a cold night.”
List Price:$312.50
Current price: $194.36

Eccotemp L10 High Capacity Outdoor Tankless Water Heater

List Price:$249.00
Current price:$229.00


Just Reading

Horatio's One Wish: A Tale of One Heroic Hedgehog, Two Loyal Hamsters, and a Missing River Otter.

Beautifully illustrated.

Not Like My Mother:Becoming a sane parent after growing up in a CRAZY family by Irene Tomkinson, MSW

Check price. Not free everywhere. ”If you are trying to be the parent you always wanted and didn’t get, Irene will teach you why it is more effective that you be the parent your children need – not the one you needed. How to separate what belongs to your history and what belongs in your present life is some of the rich, practical advice you will take away from Not Like My Mother. “

Very highly rated detective books written by a former private investigator and recommended by famous personalities:
Hail Mary (Jim Knighthorse #3)
"Jim Knighthorse finds himself on the trail of his mother's killer, a cold case spanning two decades...."
The Mummy Case (Jim Knighthorse #2)
"private investigator Jim Knighthorse takes on a very, very cold case. When historian Willie Clarke dies of mysteriously of dehydration in the California deserts, ex-football hero Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper—and discovers a shocking connection to one of the West's oldest mysteries."


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing. I set up my Kindle for PC & downloaded a few.