Weekend Reads and Eats

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Friday afternoon means it’s time to be thinking about the weekend. This is a special weekend since it marks the beginning of the London Olympic games. Some of us will be glued to the screen. Others, not so much. I’m in-between. I like the games, but don’t usually go out of my way to watch. Mind you, we don’t have cable or satellite TV, so we’re relying on what’s available on network TV.

On the eats side, I’ve found a recipe book of healthy snacks and a complete guide to pizza. I don’t really like the title of the snack book. Not everyone has the body type to be skinny and it isn’t a healthy choice for those who don’t. Finding your ideal weight and sticking to it is a better goal, to my mind. However, the cover got me. I would love to make tomato, mozzarella, basil skewers. Great idea! Looks like there are more such recipes inside.

There were actually lots of great free cookbooks today, but even I can’t grab them all. If you want to take a look, you’ll find them here: Best Sellers in Cooking, Food & Wine.

Fiction has been on the sparse side for me lately. I’ve been seeing a lot of books I’ve already got. I did pick up a couple of new books today: a Celtic fantasy novel and a book of apocalyptic short stories of the 2012 variety. Oh, those Mayans. Did they realize they were messing with us? I guess we’ll all find out on December 22. 😉

However you spend your weekend, have a lovely time!

  Through the Door (The Thin Veil) by Jodi McIsaac
Celtic mythology and the modern world collide in Through the Door, the first book in the new urban fantasy series The Thin Veil. Cedar McLeod lives an ordinary but lonely life, raising her six-year-old daughter Eden on her own while trying to balance the demands of her career and the expectations of her mother. Everything seems normal until the day Eden opens her bedroom door and finds herself half a world away – and then goes missing. Suddenly, Cedar realizes her daughter is anything but normal.

  END: An Apocalyptic Anthology
END features stories about the end of the world from indie publishing’s rising stars. The Mayan Calendar ends on December 21st, 2012, and some people believe that heralds apocalypse. What better way to go out than with a collection of shocking, thrilling, and sexy stories?

  Pizza Pie in the Sky: A Complete Guide to Pizza by Cooking Penguin
This cookbook is a complete look at the making of pizza, from dough to finished pie. Focusing on technique and fundamentals, it will teach you how to prepare all of the famous types of pizzas such as hand tossed, deep dish, stuffed crust, calzone, grilled pizza, and dessert pizza to name a few. It also includes the outlines of toppings for some of the more archetypal pies such as the famous “White Pizza” and “Pizza Margherita”.

  Get Skinny Stay Skinny by Cindy Sue
Get rid of the guilt! You can have great snacks and not feel guilty at all. This book contains fun and delicious snacks that are around 100 calories each. You do not have to stop yourself from eating great snacks again. The recipes are easy to make, nutritious and healthy. With this recipe book, you do not have to think about what you can have to eat. The recipes are very appealing and presented well. You can restore your creativity and lose weight. There is a great variety of foods which will satisfy your diet.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current posts for people who didn’t see them the first time.

Kindle Freebies – June 21, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Midsummer madness! I found a list of fantasy novels being offered for free on June 20 and 21. Really wish I’d noticed this yesterday, but there is still plenty of time to peruse the list today. However, don’t dawdle! It’s hard to tell when these kinds of offers end. Usually midnight, but that can be either Eastern or Pacific time (United States.) If you see a book on the list that you like, make certain to check the price before you click that ever-so-tempting 1-Click button.

It’s going to take me awhile to go through this list. I’m practically drooling at all the great-looking fantasy. Here’s the link:

Summer Solstice Free Fantasy (2012)

I picked up a couple of other books before I noticed this list. Low calorie snacks and San Francisco freebies. Yummy. Check ’em out!

Slim Down Snacks Under 100 Calories That Keep You Feeling Full by Corina Tudose
Bored of having the same cardboard tasting snack every day? It’s time to spice things up! Try all of these yummy and healthy snack options and rediscover what taste really means. Snacking has amazing benefits for both adults and children and is part of a well balanced nutrition. Healthy snacks, which are high in fiber and low in fat, help you feel energized throughout the day!

101 Free Things To Do In San Francisco by Daniel Davidson
You’re not going to believe how many great free things there are to do in San Francisco. Free bike tours, kids activities, arts, theater, concerts, food & drink, beaches, carousels, shows, markets…the list goes on. Sure, everyone knows about Golden Gate Park, but did you know the Golden Gate Band plays free public concerts Sunday afternoons all summer long? Did you know the Japanese Tea Garden is free to all visitors Fridays before 10 AM? Or tickets to the Partybus includes free entry to many clubs and bars? The best of free ‘Frisco — meaningful travel experiences that won’t cost you a dime — is all here in this book.

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I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.