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What the great writers of history read (or read): we let them recommend us this summer's readings
Books and literature

What the great writers of history read (or read): we let them recommend us this summer's readings

Everyone knows that a good writer has been a good reader before. And that there is no better place to look for inspiration than in the lyrics of the greatest in history ... who in turn also found it in other greats. We have investigated what were those books that marked our favorite writers, the most important, to which they are a reference when we talk about the history of literature.

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15 novels that we have left for the summer (because we want to devour them as they deserve)

According to data from Nubico, the leading digital reading platform in Spain, during the last summer the reading increased by 30% compared to the rest of the year, with August 26, 2018 being the day it was most read. The holidays, the free time, the longest days, the relaxing sound of the waves of the sea ... Everything is allied so that we can give ourselves more and better to the pleasure of reading during the summer.
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Micro-stories: literature in small doses lives a boom and is perfect for people with little time

We live in convulsive times in which it is very difficult to combine our stressful life with a full of stimulating readings. And, being frank, we don't always have enough time (and desire) to take a good book and enjoy page after page. For this reason, today, a literary format has resurfaced, that of the micro stories that are capable of moving us to a thousand and one stories and all this with a few words.
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The euphoria is unleashed: J.K. Rowling announces the release of four new Harry Potter books as of June

Fans of the Harry Potter saga, and everything that comes from the pen of its author, J.K. Rowling, you are in full congratulations. And is that knowing that the author is going to launch four new books this June, has gone crazy and put everyone on their feet. Yes, as you read, throughout this 2019, we will be able to enjoy the readings of Harry Potter, 20 years after the launch of his first book.
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The 20 best-selling novels of all time in the world: which ones have you read?

Who has said that a list of bestselling books has to be full of books intended for a majority public and of doubtful quality? The list of the 20 best-selling novels worldwide, offered by Wikipedia, is the proof that this topic is a myth. It is made up of very different books, written in different times, languages ​​and cultures that share only one thing in common: they accumulate millions of copies sold.
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Seven names to start in erotic poetry, because there is pleasure in reading beyond E.L. James

Erotic literature is not restricted to the novel. In poetry, a genre whose particular language lends itself especially to evocation and metaphor, eroticism can be high voltage without the need to be explicit. As a genre, erotic poetry had one of the most fertile periods of our tradition during the Golden Age, as documented by José Ignacio Díez Fernández in his book Erotic Poetry in the Golden Age.
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The American writer Siri Hustvedt becomes the seventh woman to win the Princess of Asturias Award for Letters

This Wednesday the decision of the Princess of Asturias Award for Letters 2019 was made public, which was chosen by 28 writers from 17 countries. Finally, it has been Siri Hustvedt, author translated into more than thirty languages, the winner. Hustvedt's is thus added to the list of writers who have been recognized with this literary distinction since its creation in 1980 and among which are John Banville, Leonard Cohen, Amin Maalouf, Margaret Atwood or Antonio Muñoz Molina.
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Nine books about sex that can change your life

Reading favors concentration, increases your vocabulary and makes us more empathetic, but can a book improve our sex life? We do not talk about erotic literature. We talk about learning. To finish the book and know that we have much more knowledge of the subject than when we started. To go to bed knowing one more thing, and that what we have learned, has to do with sex.
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The 17 best books about mothers

Fictions inspired by the authors' mothers and children, novels that were first a reality, essays on different ways of approaching parenting, on how to preserve one's identity after the arrival of a being that requires your attention 24 hours a day, beautiful elegies to say goodbye and miss the person who gave us life ... Because next Sunday May 5 is celebrated in Spain on Mother's Day, we present a careful selection of books that can interest mothers in very different points of their lifes .
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13 books to get hooked to disconnect this Holy Week

In a few days we get a well-deserved rest after the great plateau without holidays that have been the first months of the year. In addition, according to weather forecasts, it seems that the good weather will accompany during Holy Week. Anyway, rain or shine the sun, what readers really enjoy most is that extra time to be able to give ourselves completely to a book.
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The 19 best books of 2019

It has happened in the blink of an eye or, rather, in a page turning but the first quarter of the year has already come to an end. An ideal time to review which have been the most remarkable books of the season. Those who, in the absence of those that are yet to come, are already strong candidates to compose at the end of the year the lists of the best books of 2019 and which we present below.
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Today is World Poetry Day and you can ask Google to read you a poem from the author's own voice

- "OK Google, read me a poem." It's all that today, World Poetry Day, you have to tell your phone to recite a poem from its author's own voice. Google has collaborated for the first time in Spain with national poets to commemorate this date. The result is more than 20 different texts available to be requested from the Google Assistant, both on mobile phones, with Android and iOS operating systems, and on Google Home and televisions that incorporate Google Assistant.
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