Places&Faces – July 2018
Requirements: .PDF reader, 26.0 MB
Overview: THE Magazine for Norfolk & North Suffolk Celebrities, food, travel, fashion, home & gardens, theatre.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
The Lost Art of Being: Secrets to a Calm, Happy, Easy Life by Jacqui Macdonald
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 960 KB
Overview: The Lost Art of Being is a little book about doing less and being more. Capturing the wisdom of ancient sages on how to be happy and roll with the Universe, it applies these sacred secrets to our busy modern lives. Offering direct teachings illustrated by remarkable personal insights from the author’s own experiences, it encourages the reader to discover the immense power of slowing down, letting heart rule head, and remembering how just to be.
It is based on the premise that as human beings, it is only when we look after both aspects of ourselves – human and being – that we can fully relax into our lives. It teaches us how to over-ride the mind to get in touch with our being and receive greater guidance from the universe. The author Jacqui Macdonald explains: “Most of us are ruled by a voice in our head that tells us we need to strive for bigger, better and more. When we believe this story, we lose sight of the fact that we already have a magical connection to the Universe that will provide everything we need for happiness and success. We become all human, no being. This is the source of all stress.”
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
You Left Early: A True Story of Love and Alcohol by Louisa Young
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.4 MB
Overview: ‘Spectacular. I can’t stop thinking about it. Louisa Young is a beautiful, beautiful writer’ Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love
This brutal, beautiful memoir from award-winning novelist Louisa Young is a heartbreaking portrayal of love, grief and the merciless grip of addiction.
Louisa first met Robert Lockhart when they were both 17. Their stop-start romance lasted decades, in which time he became a celebrated composer and she, an acclaimed novelist. Always snapping at their heels was Robert’s alcoholism, a helpless, ferocious dependency that affected his personality before crippling and finally, despite five years of hard-won sobriety, killing him.
There are a million love stories, and a million stories of addiction. This one is truly transcendent. It is at once a compelling portrait of a unique and charismatic man; a bittersweet reflection on an all-consuming love affair; and a completely honest and incredibly affecting guide to how the partner of an alcoholic can possibly survive when the disease rips both their lives apart.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Emily Post’s Etiquette, 19th Edition: Manners for Today by Lizzie Post, Daniel Post Senning
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.6 MB
Overview: Completely revised and updated with a focus on civility and inclusion, the 19th edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette is the most trusted resource for navigating life’s every situation
From social networking to social graces, Emily Post is the definitive source on etiquette for generations of Americans. That tradition continues with the fully revised and updated 19th edition of Etiquette. Authored by etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning—Emily Post’s great-great grandchildren—this edition tackles classic etiquette and manners advice with an eye toward diversity and the contemporary sensibility that etiquette is defined by consideration, respect, and honesty.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times by Jean Charles Nault
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 190 KB
Overview: The noonday devil is the demon of acedia, the vice also known as sloth. The word “sloth”, however, can be misleading, for acedia is not laziness; in fact it can manifest as busyness or activism. Rather, acedia is a gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of purposefulness. It robs a person of his capacity for joy and leaves him feeling empty, or void of meaning
Abbot Nault says that acedia is the most oppressive of demons. Although its name harkens back to antiquity and the Middle Ages, and seems to have been largely forgotten, acedia is experienced by countless modern people who describe their condition as depression, melancholy, burn-out, or even mid-life crisis.
He begins his study of acedia by tracing the wisdom of the Church on the subject from the Desert Fathers to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He shows how acedia afflicts persons in all states of life— priests, religious, and married or single laymen. He details not only the symptoms and effects of acedia, but also remedies for it.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
How To Build A Boat: A Father, his Daughter, and the Unsailed Sea by Jonathan Gornall
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.0 MB
Overview: One man learns the ancient skills of boat-building to connect with fatherhood.
How to Build a Boat is the story of a thoroughly unskilled modern man who, inspired by his love of the sea and what it has taught him about life, sets out to build a traditional wooden boat as a gift for his newborn daughter. It is, he recognises, a ridiculously quixotic challenge for a man who, with a family and mortgage to support, knows little about woodworking and even less about boat-building. He isn’t even sure what type of boat he should build, what type of wood he should use, the tools he will need or, come to that, where on earth he will build it. He has much to consider, and even more to learn.
But, undaunted by his ignorance, he embarks on a voyage of rediscovery, determined to navigate his way back to a time when a man could fashion his future and leave his mark on history using only time-honoured skills and the ancient tools and materials at hand. The journey begins with a search for clues in the once bustling, but now still, creeks and backwaters of his beloved East Anglia, where men once fashioned the might of Nelson’s navy from the great oaks that shadowed the water’s edge. If all goes to plan, it will end with a great little adventure, as father and daughter cast off together for a voyage of discovery that neither will forget, and both will treasure until the end of their days.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Classical Themes for Fingerstyle Ukulele: 15 Solo Arrangements in Standard Notation & Tab by Hal Leonard Corp.
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.7 MB
Overview: (Ukulele). Strum along to some of the most famous classical themes of all-time on the ukulele in standard notation and tab! Includes 15 songs: Ave Maria (Schubert) * Blue Danube Waltz (Strauss) * Canon in D (Pachelbel) * Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ("Serenade") (Mozart) * Fur Elise (Beethoven) * Habanera (Bizet) * Morning (Grieg) * Rondeau (Mouret) * Spring from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) * and more.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Crowdsourcing of Sensor Cloud Services by Azadeh Ghari Neiat, Athman Bouguettaya
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3,3 MB
Overview: This book develops a crowdsourced sensor-cloud service composition framework taking into account spatio-temporal aspects. This book also unfolds new horizons to service-oriented computing towards the direction of crowdsourced sensor data based applications, in the broader context of Internet of Things (IoT). It is a massive challenge for the IoT research field how to effectively and efficiently capture, manage and deliver sensed data as user-desired services. The outcome of this research will contribute to solving this very important question, by designing a novel service framework and a set of unique service selection and composition frameworks. Delivering a novel service framework to manage crowdsourced sensor data provides high-level abstraction (i.e., sensor-cloud service) to model crowdsourced sensor data from functional and non-functional perspectives, seamlessly turning the raw data into “ready to go” services. A creative indexing model is developed to capture and manage the spatio-temporal dynamism of crowdsourced service providers.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
The Jaguar Princess by Clare Bell
Requirements: epub/mobi Reader, 1.1MB
Overview: Mysticism, shape-changing, art and brutal religiosity are melded in this vivid tale of a seldom-plumbed time and place–the Aztec Empire at its height, before the arrival of European invaders.
Mixcati’s people are descended from the Olmec Jaguar Gods and she is fated for great things-both wonderful and dangerous. She can, unexpectedly and without warning, turn into a living, wild Jaguar, just as her ancestors have done since time immemorial. Once stolen into slavery, she must struggle to survive and to learn to fulfill her destiny in an Aztec culture that understands her strength, fears her power and wants her dead. She must face destruction at their hands-or come into her true power as The Jaguar Princess.
MediaMonkey v1.3.2.0819 [Pro]
Overview: MediaMonkey helps you navigate, manage and sync large music collections.
❖ Sync (wirelessly *) with MediaMonkey for Windows. Keeps playlists, tracks and videos including file info, ratings, lyrics, play history, etc. in sync.
❖ Manage Music, Classical music, Audiobooks, Podcasts, Video.
❖ Navigate by Artist, Album, Composer, Genre, Playlist, etc.) with support for multiple attributes (e.g. Genre=Rock;Alternative)
❖ Navigate by Folder **
❖ Play any content supported by your device (using system codecs), with replay gain (volume leveling) and an equalizer
❖ Sleep timer
▶ NEW: Cast to Google chrome cast or UPnP/DLNA devices ** †
❖ Bookmark large files (e.g. Audiobooks, videos)
❖ Access and download media from UPnP/DLNA servers **
❖ Player widgets for home screen or lock screen
❖ Edit properties of single/multiple files
❖ Manage single/multiple files (e.g. play, queue, playlist management, delete, use as ringtone, share)
❖ Playlist management with hierarchy
❖ Now Playing views: Album Art / Tracklist
❖ Compatible with with third-party scrobblers (Simple Last.fm, Scrobble Droid, Last.fm)
❖ Full-library search
* USB Sync is unrestricted. Wi-Fi sync is a time-limited trial.
** Time limited trial.
† Only supported on Android 4+
❱ Wi-Fi Sync addon: Unlocks unlimited wireless synchronization. Available as an in-app purchase.
❱ UPnP/DLNA addon: Unlocks unlimited UPnP/DLNA usage. Available as an in-app purchase.
❱ Advanced Media Management addon: Unlocks home screen customization, folder browser. Available as an in-app purchase.
❱ MediaMonkey Pro: Unlocks all trial functionality, and provides all of the addon features described above in one bundle. Available in the App Store.
Explanation re. Permissions:
In-app purchases – to purchase addons
Device & app history (retrieve running apps) – to show/hide the tray icon
Identity (find accounts on the device) – to allow purchases of addons
Photos/Media/Files (Read, modify, delete, or test access to the contents of your USB storage) – to sync/download content via UPnP
Wi-Fi and Other network connection information (view Wi-Fi connections, full network access, connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi, allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception, view network connections) – for Wi-Fi sync / UPnP
– prevent device from sleeping) – for video playback
– modify system settings – to change Wi-Fi settings
– change your audio settings – for audio/video playback
– pair with Bluetooth devices – for bluetooth playback
– install shortcuts – to add playlist shortcuts
– read phone status and identity – to hide the Lock Screen Player (only on system OS versions < 4.2) during a phone call
– disable your screen lock – to allow for a Lock Screen Player on system OS versions < 4.2
Shortcuts for Now Playing, Playlists, Sync
PIP video playback
Fixes (by build):
Artwork sync path incorrect
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Download Instructions: PRO + Add-on features Unlocked