WORLD BOOK DAY 2015 (ALL LEVELS)

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This week we celebrate World Book Day, as you all know.The English & Valencian Departments have organized the activity below to celebrate this day.YOU ARE ALL WELCOME!!

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On 23 April, World Book Day is celebrated all over the world. In Spain this is a day to encourage reading and the enjoyment of literature in a different way. It is also a day on which the great universal writer Miguel de Cervantes is particularly remembered with the presentation of the prize which bears his name, the most important distinction in Spanish letters.

For writers, publishers and the reading public, 23 April is a red letter day on the calendar. The celebration of World Book Day is the perfect opportunity to meet your favourite author, give the gift of literature or buy that novel that you’ve always wanted at an attractive discount. What’s more, librarians, museums and other cultural institutions usually organise special activities to mark the occasion (round tables, book signings, lectures, guided visits, children’s workshops, storytellers, concerts, public readings, etc…). An invitation to experience the world of letters in a different way.

The festivity of Sant Jordi In Catalonia  coincides. According to tradition, on this day it is customary to give the gift of a book to men and a rose to women. Thus cities like Barcelona become transformed into an enormous open-air bookshop-florist’s, full of stalls with authors signing copies of their work.Cervantes and ‘Don Quixote’ On 23 April, the birthplace of the writer Miguel de Cervantes, Alcalá de Henares, puts on all its finery: in the auditorium of the University, the King and Queen of Spain present the Cervantes Prize, the most important literary distinction which is awarded in the world of the Spanish language.Cervantes’ masterpiece, ‘Don Quixote of La Mancha’, is also a protagonist of World Book Day. Every year, in the Column Room at the Círculo de Bellas Artes academy in Madrid, there is a non-stop reading of the novel: this involves 48 hours of uninterrupted reading by figures from the world of culture and politics, as well as an anonymous citizens. The tale of Don Quixote is also read in numerous centres of the Cervantes Institute located abroad, in order to mark this date.Book Night Book Night is held in Madrid . Over 100 bookshops stay open until midnight with a special cultural programme which includes everything from live music and encounters with writers through to activities for the children. What’s more, anyone who buys a book on that day will be given a 10% discount off the price.Book Day is a fantastic way for book lovers to whet their appetite for the numerous book fairs which take place all over Spain a little later in the year.

http://www.spainisculture.com/en/propuestas_culturales/dia_del_libro.html

HAVE YOU READ ANY BOOK LATELY THAT YOU´D RECOMMEND ANY OF YOUR CLASSMATES TO BUY TODAY OR TO READ?

IF SO, WHICH ONE IS IT?

DO YOU KNOW WHICH ARE THE TOP 10 SELLING BOOKS AT THE MOMENT?

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Posted on April 19, 2015, in BITS & PIECES and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I started to read several books this year, but I gave up some of them because they were very boring. One wise man said me that there are a lot of books to read to lose your time with a boring book and I think he was right so, I have follow him advice.

    I would recommend “east wind and west wind” written by Pearl S. Buck. I have also read “The good land” by the same writer and I also have ” The race of dragon” waiting for me at my bookcase.
    “East wind and west wind” is an entertaining story which takes place in the 19 century (I think) in China and it is told by one young woman who have to build her own family with a chinese who have been living in Occident for years. At the same time, her brother travels to Occident, meet a beautiful woman from there and wants to marry her but the parents of the protagonist doesn’t accept this.
    It’s a book about the contrast between the two cultures and I find it very interesting because the Chinese culture in 1900 is very different from our culture and the writer, in spite of not being Chinese, knows the culture very well and have international recognition by her books, so I would recommend it to anyone who likes travelling and meeting different cultures.
    Would anyone mind recommending me an interesting book?
    Thank you in advance.
    Gloria

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  2. …TOLD ME…TO WASTE YOUR TIME READING…SO, I HAVE FOLLOWED HIS ADVICE.
    ..WHO HAS TO… WITH A CHINESE MAN WHO HAS BEEN…
    …MEETS A…
    THE PROTAGONIST´S PARENTS DON’T…
    ..HAS INTERNATIONAL….. FOR HER BOOKS.
    CARMEN

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