Daily Archives: October 28, 2018

Watch “Leonard Cohen – Anthem (w/lyrics) London 2008” on YouTube (there is a crack in everything)


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The Decameron, Volume I and II by Giovanni Boccaccio – Free ebooks (You can download for FREE all the Gutenberg library MOST NOOKS ARE IN MANY FORMATS, AND THEREFORE SIZES): see the screenshot bellow


http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3726

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13102

Books Photograph Gallery :: The Walker Percy Project


http://www.ibiblio.org/wpercy/photographs/gallery-books.html


Today’s Holiday:
Coronation Day and Sihanouk’s Birthday

In Cambodia, the celebration of former King Norodom Sihanouk’s birthday on October 31 has been combined with the October 29 anniversary of the coronation of his son, King Norodom Sihamoni. Sihanouk abdicated in favor of his son in 2004. The three-day celebration is centered in Phnom Penh, around the Royal Palace. People from all over the country come to the capital city to watch parades, partake in cultural events, and see the elaborate fireworks display along the riverbank near the palace. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania (1875)


Today’s Birthday:
Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania (1875)

No ordinary queen, Marie took an active role in Romania’s wartime activities, beginning with helping bring the country into the Allied camp in World War I and ending with her representation of Romanian interests in territory negotiations at the close of the war. In the interim, the “Soldier Queen” also contributed to the war effort by volunteering as a nurse with the Red Cross and publishing a book whose proceeds went to the same cause. Marie later became the first royal adherent of what faith? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Sir Walter Raleigh Is Executed for Treason (1618)


This Day in History:
Sir Walter Raleigh Is Executed for Treason (1618)

Raleigh was an English explorer, courtier, and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, whom he famously—according to the story—protected from a puddle by laying down his cloak. After King James I took the throne, however, Raleigh was accused of plotting against the king, was arrested, and lost many of his offices and monopolies. He was also found guilty, on somewhat insufficient evidence, of conspiring with Spain against England. Raleigh was not actually executed, though, until 1618, after what happened? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jerome K. Jerome


Quote of the Day:
Jerome K. Jerome

From all accounts, the world has been getting worse and worse ever since it was created. All I can say is that it must have been a remarkably delightful place when it was first opened to the public, for it is very pleasant even now. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Dango


Article of the Day:
Dango

A dango is a Japanese dumpling made from rice flour. Three or four of these dumplings are often served on a skewer accompanied with green tea. Savory, sweet, or both, they are flavored with a number of different ingredients, including eggs, green tea, sesame, soy sauce, and the especially popular anko—a red bean paste. The dish is so popular that it even inspired a Japanese proverb—hana yori dango, or “dumplings rather than flowers.” What is the message of this proverb? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: play phone tag


Idiom of the Day:
play phone tag

To engage in a series of telephone calls with another person in which each time one party calls, the other is not available to answer. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: catnap


Word of the Day:
catnap

Definition: (noun) A short sleep or doze.

Synonyms: forty winks, snooze

Usage: After making sure that my office door was locked and that I would not be caught, I settled in for a quick catnap at my desk.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Read this ebook here or at the shotcut bellow: The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler On gutenberg.ca


http://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/chandlerr-bigsleep/chandlerr-bigsleep-00-h.html

Title: The Big Sleep

Author: Chandler, Raymond (1888-1959)

Date of first publication: 1939

Date first posted: 11 January 2011
Date last updated: 11 January 2011
Project Gutenberg Canada ebook #696

This ebook was produced by James Simmons

Good “How To” for those who want to try this: Embedding Ebooks — Support — WordPress.com


https://en.support.wordpress.com/embedding-ebooks/

Question: did you know that you van find a shortcut for the Internet Archive on the right ribbon of my website, euzicasa?

You should check there because you’ll going to find many shortcuts to public websites, and other sites of general interest and cultural:

I tried them: they are operational

You can listen to some of the best classical music from KUSC.ORG or KJAZZ, BEST JAZZ STATION THROUGHOUT THE INTERNET (BOTH APPS CAN BE FOUND ON GOOGLE PLAY….NOTE: AFTER LISTENING TO KUSC YOU SHOULD CLOSE THE APP CAUSE IT USES A LOT OF MEMORY WHILE OPENED IN BACKGROUND )

Embedding Ebooks

Over six million free digital books are available online through The Internet Archive’s Text Archive (Archive.org) and Open Library, an initiative of The Internet Archive.

You can embed these books in a WordPress.com blog so that your visitors can read the books without even leaving your blog!

First, find a book listing. For example, on archive.org, this is the listing for a book called An Experiment with Time:

booklisting

Go to the column “View the Book” and choose the “Read Online” option at the top.

viewthebook

You will open a new window with the interactive book. Click on the sharing link (the three connected dots) in the upper right browser window, next to the audio button:

bookreader

This will open a new pop up window with several links. Choose the “Embed a mini Book Reader” link.

iframecode

You can then paste that link directly into your blog in the Text editor, and when you save or update the page, the iframe code from that link it will be automatically transformed into a shortcode that looks like the following:

If you wish, once you have the shortcode in your blog post, you can modify the width and height parameters in that shortcode to change the size of your book embed, with all sizes measured in pixels.

Important note about the Open Library’s eBook lending library: the embed code will work for a book from the eBook lending library, but only while the book is checked out to you, and others will not be able to view the book.

Watch “Eddie Vedder – Keep Me In Your Heart (lyrics)” on YouTube