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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Free Books Available Feb 20, 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 20, 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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500 Parts Per Million
Amor Vincit Omnia: an Andrew Valquist Adventure

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

Build the Ideal Bug Out Bag: The Ultimate Guide to Preparing a 72 Hour Survival Kit for Surviving Comfortably

Suicide Awareness (The First Responder Series)

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Growing Herbs

Make Your Own Garlic Powder (Wait, What?? I Can Do That?)

How to Build a Playhouse - Step By Step Instructions

Domestic Automotive Transmission Troubleshooter and Reference (Automotive Transmission Series)

Vinegar Solutions: Green Cleaning Made Simple

Homesteading Self Sufficiency - An Interactive Games Quiz Book

Confessions Of A Maid: How To Clean Your House In Half The Time
Mixed reviews. For free, may offer some helpful ideas.

How to Install a Pressed Cane Seat


MANAGING CHILDRENS DIABETES: Discover 5 Vital Things You Need To Do To Ensure Your Diabetic Child's Health At School (Fighting Diabetes And Winning Series)

The Binge Eating Cure - The Most Effective, Permanent Solution To Finally Overcome Binge Eating Disorder For Life

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: You Really Can Start Your Own Healing

Homemade Beauty Treatments and Skin Care Recipes (All Natural Cosmetics)

Hydrogen Peroxide Cures (Miracle Healers From The Kitchen)

Pre-Diabetes: Your Second Chance At Health

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

Being Gorgeous!! 50 of the Best Home-Made Beauty Treatments to Save You Money. (Health Series)

Shout The Secret: A Survivor's Guide Through Domestic Violence and How to Thrive In Its Aftermath
”was the victim of domestic violence in her own marriage. This overpowering and controlling phenomena (in varying forms) exerted by her former husband spanned an additional almost-13 years after her divorce, encompassing a variety of hearings in a number of courts (in excess of 100 hearings per year, in some periods), and stretching between two venues. A number of law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and judges were involved in her case. With this experience, she's chosen to lay down a path for current victims, struggling survivors, shelters, and supporting agencies related to domestic violence.”

Keep out cervical spondylitis through easy yoga

The Secrets of The Astragalus Root - Can it be Your Magic Wand? (Planet Herbs)

See also Count To Ten below under True Accounts

Essential Home Remedies: Staying Healthy With Simple, Natural Home Remedies From The Pantry And The Garden
is still free (previously listed on the 16th)


Being on Guard, Continuous Monitoring in an Age of Great and Growing Cyber-Danger (Advanced Protection Strategies)

How To Frame A Patriot

End Of The World: It Is Happening
A different take on prophecy from the book of Daniel—from the Jewish perspective. The description sounds a bit iffy, but I thought I`d include it in the list anyway. See link for more.


CHILDREN, PARENT'S AND CHORES: Discover the Simple Ways To Get Children To Enjoy Doing Chores, Develop Character And Have Fun While Doing it! (The Easy Parenting Series)

Mental Wellness Parenting | A remarkably simple approach to making parenting easier
This book looks very well written and very good.

Talk So He Will Listen: 10 Powerful Tips to Get Heard & Build Incredible Relationships


How to Make Big Money in the Flea Market Business

Preparing to be a Work At Home Mom - A Mom's Lifestyle Guide with Advice on how to begin to Earn Money at Home + Home Business Ideas

The Complete Money Saver's Guide to Garage Sale Shopping

The Thrifty Thought
” 86 different vignettes and thoughts on how to gain time and quality out of life: - How to return unwanted items - How to get the most out of in-store sales - How to assess yourself so that you can save money…etc”

The Recession Survival Guide: Dealing With Job Loss and Low or No Income

Education (Self, Home, School)

The 'student as customer' metaphor
”a doctoral research thesis…examined by viva voce (the gold standard) and the doctoral award was conferred by a British university well recognized for its teacher training. Rich in social research philosophy, methodology, method and results, this ebook is aimed at four audiences….”

Jazz Guitar Arpeggio Soloing

Let's Play With Maths

Physics Graduates, Don't Fret About Finding A Job: Learn How You Can Use Your Unique Skills to Excel and Be Happy in Any Career You Choose

THE HISTORY OF POPCORN!: Discover The History And Learn Fascinating Facts About One Of History's Favorite Snack Foods!

Swahili English Dictionary
English Swahili Dictionary

I Can Draw :: Animals (5 Step Drawing)

M is for Meerkat ABC Picture Book for ages 3 - 5

How to Speed Read: A Very Easy Guide

Momentum (Math and Physics Tutorials)
”This book walks you through the basics of doing calculations involving collisions. It covers the main ideas that would be covered in an AP high school class, or an introductory college level course.”

How to Be a Good College Student

how to draw weapons, pistols, arrows, clubs, swords and more step by step (how to draw comics and cartoon characters)

how to draw treasure island step by step (how to draw comics and cartoon characters)

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

Why Stars Come Out at Night (The Why Series)

Footprints in Time: A Walk in Sacajawea's Moccasins
Check price. Not free everywhere.

I Love My abc's (A Little Pup Book)

Hey, Little Sister
”Designed for parents to help initiate conversation about pregnancy, birth and the arrival of a new sibling, this engaging, beautifully illustrated picture book …raises some likely questions from young children while still allowing parents to decide how to explain a new arrival in their own terms.”

A series of walking tours around historic American cities
Look Up, Boston! 9 Walking Tours in the Cradle of Liberty
Look Up, Central Park! New York City Walking Tours of the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side
Look Up, Ohio! Walking Tours of 8 Towns In The Buckeye State
Look Up, Gold Coast! 3 Walking Tours of Towns on the Coast of South Florida
Look Up, Pennsylvania Dutch Country! Walking Tours of 5 Towns In The Keystone State
Look Up, Western New York! Walking Tours of 6 Towns In The Empire State
Look Up, Washington DC! 7 Walking Tours in Our Nation's Capital
Look Up, Washington! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Evergreen State
Look Up, Arizona! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Grand Canyon State
Look Up, Charleston! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Holy City
Look Up, Northern Virginia! Walking Tours of 5 Towns In The Old Dominion
Look Up, Lower Manhattan! 3 New York City Walking Tours South of Houston Street
Look Up, Baltimore! 5 Walking Tours in Charm City
Look Up, Jersey Shore! Walking Tours of 5 New Jersey Beach Towns
Look Up, Central Virginia! Walking Tours of 4 Towns In The Old Dominion
Look Up, Research Triangle! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Tarheel State
Look Up, Tidewater Virginia! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Old Dominion
Look Up, Alabama! Walking Tours of 4 Towns In The Heart of Dixie
Look Up, Philadelphia! 6 Walking Tours in the City of Brotherly Love
Look Up, Missouri! 5 Walking Tours of Towns In The Show-Me State
Look Up, Hudson Valley! Walking Tours of 8 Towns On The Hudson River
Look Up, Gulf Coast! 4 Walking Tours of Towns on the Gulf Coast of Florida
Look Up, Pittsburgh! 3 Walking Tours in The Steel City
Look Up, Oregon! Walking Tours of 4 Towns In The Beaver State
Look Up, Kentucky! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Bluegrass State
Look Up, Berkshires! Walking Tours of 5 Towns In The Berkshire Hills
Look Up, Tennessee! Walking Tours of 4 Towns In The Volunteer State
Look Up, Poconos! Walking Tours of 7 Towns In The Pocono Mountains
Look Up, Los Angeles! 5 Walking Tours in the City Of Angels
Look Up, Detroit! 3 Walking Tours In The Motor City
Look Up, Finger Lakes! Walking Tours of 6 Towns In The Finger Lakes
Look Up, Piedmont Triad! Walking Tours of 5 Towns In The Tarheel State
Look Up, UpcountrySC! Walking Tours of 6 Towns in the Upountry of South Carolina
Look Up, San Diego! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In America's Finest City
Look Up, Brooklyn! 5 Walking Tours in the Borough of Churches
Look Up, Eastern Shore! Walking Tours of 8 Towns On Maryland's Eastern Shore
Look Up, Denver! 3 Walking Tours In The Mile High City
Look Up, Shenandoah Valley! Walking Tours of 5 Towns In The Old Dominion

True Accounts

ALASKA BOUND: One man's dream...One woman's nightmare!
From review: “If you have ever wanted to ‘rough it’ in Alaska (or anywhere else for that matter), this is the book for you. It is a totally honest look at surviving in the wilderness of Alaska. No romance here just brutal weather and surviving by depending on your own ability to overcome all the hardship caused by the weather and the remoteness of the location.”

Better WITH a Bag Than IN a Bag
”From the brink of death to recovery through humour and inspiration A remarkably candid first person account of arriving at the brink of death, surgery, survival, and living with a colostomy, affectionately called, ‘Percy’.”
Well-reviewed in description

We work all our lives and what do we get? (Small Town USA 1943-2001: Short True Story w/Photos) (Visceral History)

Count To Ten
”It started as a pain, that became a 'hot spot', that grew into a tumour, ultimately threatening Andrew's life. At the very least, his leg would have to be amputated, a chilling prospect in itself. 'Count To Ten' is the true story of how Andrew and his family coped with the days, weeks, months and years that followed his diagnosis, of the reliefs, the triumphs, the relapses and the outright screaming panics. It is a testament to Andrew's passionate determination to pursue his adventurous dreams even in the face of death itself. It is also a testament to a revolutionary new treatment that was applied with care, expertise and wisdom by the dedicated team at the London Bone Tumour Clinic.”

The Misadventures of a Country Girl

Beyond the Eyes of God, The True Story of My Childhood Kidnapping

Blood on Red Dirt

A Journey Through Fire: ALS - Memoir of a caregiver

Bay of Reckoning: the story of the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay

The Battle of Roanoke Island North Carolina - A History


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

After The Storm
"Rich in dialogue and filled with compassion, humor and candor, “After the Storm” is unsparing in its depiction of the toll exacted by a global conflict, even as it affirms that war wounds heal, and that people often emerge all the stronger."

Canyon of Death (Short Stories of the American Frontier-1800s)
Check price. Possibly free in the USA only. ”On the American Frontier in the 1800s, the greatest loss of life on the Oregon Trail was not caused by Indians, accidents, or weather. The biggest danger was unexpected, silent, and deadly. Josiah and his party come across a large herd of cattle on its way to the California gold fields with drovers that are dying or already dead. Read this story about the greatest killer on the pioneer’s trail. The inspiration for my stories draws from my novels and family tales about settlers who journeyed to the American frontier. Their accounts, passed down through the generations, paint pictures of courageous and adventurous people—a hearty lot—who had perseverance, self reliance, and, despite dangers and fears of the unknown wilderness, overcame their misgivings. Most were not famous or widely celebrated or known, yet they carved out homes, farms, and a life on the frontier...”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

The Prophet #2
Shortier. ”Adel Al-Shaffir, Egyptian-born, heads an Arabic language ‘activity’ tracking centre at the forefront of hunting down the world’s leading terrorist, Abu Khalish. … Sam Tynnan is convinced that with his latest novel, The Prophet – a unique interweaving of ancient prophecies with current-day Islamic terrorism – he’s written the thriller of the year. But when he finds himself targeted, he realizes that some people are determined to bury what’s he’s written….But as Tynnan’s manuscript starts being played out in real-life with a chain of bomb attacks and his path collides with Al-Shaffir’s, the question begs: could what Tynnan’s written be used to avoid the prophesied Armageddon of his manuscript?...”

Amor Vincit Omnia: an Andrew Valquist Adventure
”In this fast-paced espionage thriller, Andrew Valquist begins his work at the NSA, only to learn that his background in Latin hurls him into an unexpected mission! He's still in orientation. A new employee should not be sent on an overseas adventure on his second day of employment! Something big is going on. Dr. Valquist races across continents to discover the secret behind a plot to destroy civilization as we know it. He was hired at the agency for his Arabic language skills. But now Latin and a knowledge of ancient history and culture are the key to stopping a shadowy group bent on unleashing chaos. Will he and his team solve the riddle in time to prevent this calamity?”
Author is a Latin teacher and former intelligence officer.

The Celestial Instructi0n
“cyberattack upon the United States by a covert Chinese military cell conspiring with a ruthless high-tech Oregon cult, and its discovery and attempted mitigation by a derailed Silicon Gulch scientist, a Combat Zone MIT shadow lab, and a rootless African boy.”

Nine Lives (Sam Archer 1)
“It’s New Year’s Eve. A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next forty-eight hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover, and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike. But they lose contact with their inside man. And the cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London.”

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

”Harry Longmeadow flees Philadelphia to escape the big-city terrorism that took his brother’s life. The secret, underground shelter he builds in rural north central Pennsylvania is designed to withstand any form of attack. But when an assault comes, the biggest threat isn’t nuclear fallout, but a female writer and homicide charges, for which he has no preplanned defenses.”

”The story takes place in a near future dystopia as a man wakes to find himself accused of the largest single act of terrorism in English history. Who is Ernest Featherstone and why can he not remember? Part satire, part traditional literary dystopia, Immemorial is a dark and witty exploration of identity, morality, religion and relationships against a backdrop of an England in turmoil.”

The Mountain and the Flood
”Scotland is independent, and its people struggle under an oppressive regime, unaware that environmental catastrophe is about to strike. This eco-thriller set in the Scotland of twenty-five years’ time tells an exciting story of resistance to tyranny, against a background of extreme weather caused by climate change. Gavin, Emma and their children Jennifer and Daniel are caught up in events which are beyond their control - starting with political developments over which Emma, despite working for the independent Scottish government, apparently has no influence, and the involvement of Dan in an anti-government conspiracy. At the same time as political events place unbearable stresses on the family, threatening to tear it apart, the effects of global warming do more and more damage, raising sea and river levels around Scotland until a large-scale environmental disaster is almost inevitable. At the heart of The Mountain and the Flood is the story of a fight by two people to save themselves and their family and to reclaim their independence from the state at a time of rapid environmental and political change.”

500 Parts Per Million
”…a tale of life, love and survival in a warmed up world. It’s about a planet where the weather has gone haywire, the technologies we rely on don’t work, and where communities face new threats and have to relearn forgotten skills to survive. …” See description at link for more detailed plot. from the description, seems to be quite well-written. Author was an economist.

Above with Sci-Fi or Fantasy Elements

”Patric lives in Thrallia, in 2493, a modern city protected from the scorching sun and unbearable conditions of the outside world. An historian, he has heard of a people called the Moles, who once lived in an underground city nearby, but doesn't believe they actually existed. Then his friend Derek discovers a strange girl imprisoned in the quarters of Thrallia's rulers.“


“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

Countryside Cooking and Chatting: Traditional Recipes and Wisdom from the Amish & Mennonites

List Price:$19.76
Current price: $.97

How to Unspoil Your Child Fast: A Speedy, Complete Guide to Contented Children and Happy Parents

List Price:$14.99
Current price:$ 1.99 (in the USA only)

“A previously unknown virus almost immediately kills most of the world's population. Only a handful of survivors remain, all isolated. They must take action to ensure their immediate survival. But just as importantly, they need to seek out the others who they know must exist. Matt comes down with the flu on the way home from work and goes to bed as soon as he gets home. When he awakes, he realizes that he has slept for a few days. The power is out, the phone is dead, and not even the water is working. Something is terribly wrong, and he finally comes to the conclusion that most of the world's population is dead. He needs to get ready for his first winter alone. But he also needs to find other people. He uses his knowledge of radio to get an AM radio station on the air.”

List Price:$8.95 Previous price:$4.99 (according to the book watching program I use)
Current price:$.99

Just Reading

Stories of Tails - Fun and Inspirational Short Stories About Dogs and Their Parents
”Dog trainer Chandler Jeffries brings to you true stories about dogs and their parents”

Pups in Tea Cups: Tales of "Littleness" overcoming BIG odds
64 4-and 5-star reviews.

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