** ALERT! -- Free Horse-Related Kindle Book -- ALERT! **
mswillie gave us a great suggestion to start a thread for those interested in snapping up free Kindle horse books when they become available, so here you go!
We're going to stick this thread for a couple of weeks so folks get a chance to see it and subscribe to it, then anyone who wants to share a hot tip or a reading suggestion can go ahead and post to the thread/bump it.
At Risk was quite good, I thought. I'm among the ones who can't stomach Trophies, FWIW.
The description for the Thoroughbred Conspiracy is a bit of a howler --
"A sinister plot to control the Thoroughbred racing industry has hatched in the Middle East, and is destroying the equine bloodlines of Kentucky.
Is the villainous plot sounding the death knell for the horse racing industry?
Can the efforts and passions of Tucker Flannery, manager of Fairhaven Farm, and Doctor Gwendolyn Gardot, a research microbiologist with the Kentucky Equine Research Center, interpret the ravenous disturbance in time to restore the noble breed to its kingly reign? "
How can a disturbance be ravenous? And how can "efforts and passions" INTERPRET anything? Still, always good to know about the freebies and cheapies.
I was WIPED (mentally) after reading "The World According to Monsanto" just before Christmas. I'd seen Kit Ehrmann's books mentioned (on here? somewhere) and downloaded all four and devoured them during the holidays! A good, mindless read (don't interpret 'mindless' as anything negative - just that they don't require brain-strain).
Learned a bit about racing, breeding/foaling out while I was at it, too.