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Books are a strong opponent for streaming platforms, because like Netflix, HBO and Disney, these stories are capable of captivating those who consume them. Amazon has been aware of this, a platform that has opted for the sale of these.
And the thing is that despite having emerged centuries ago, the book has undergone a series of technological innovations that have made it possible to improve not only the conservation and reproduction of texts, but also access to information and entertainment.
Thus, one is already far from the impression of the diamond sutra, the oldest printed book in conservation that, according to calculations, was distributed in the year 868 by the Chinese Wang Jie; or from 1440, when Johannes Gutenberg invented the movable type printing press and gave life to the first book in the modern era called Gutenberg’s bible o Mazarin Bible, which consisted of 1,282 pages with 42 lines each.
Readers today can choose to read paperback titles or even access electronic tablets and Kindles.
However, one of the problems that can arise in today’s fast-paced world may be the audacity to choose what to read in the face of a wave of titles and authors from different genres and countries, although the list of the 10 titles most popular that Amazon Spain updates could be a good guide to know what the next text to read will be.
Here are the most popular on Thursday, June 30:
ACCOMPANY CHRONICLE: MEXICO BOOKSTORES – MEX3712. MEXICO CITY (MEXICO), 07/06/2020.- Photograph dated Friday, July 3, 2020 that shows a cat in the El Tomo Suelto bookstore, in Mexico City (Mexico). While businesses are reactivated in the Mexican “new normality”, dozens of historic and neighborhood bookstores are hesitating about the possibility of reopening, which would leave a cultural and economic void that would be difficult to fill. EFE/Jose Mendez
1. ARTA in the maximum apocalypse
Author: Arta Game
Number of pages: 160
ARTA IS IN DANGER WILL IT SURVIVE THE MAXIMUM APOCALYPSE? Delve into the new book of the youtuber of the moment to find out. Strange things are happening on Earth: FIRST, the world’s volcanoes have erupted. LATER, there has been a big blackout. NOW weirdos have appeared everywhere. The whole world is at risk and Arta and his friends have to flee the planet if they want to survive. But it won’t be easy, even less when some of them disappear along the way. And if Arta is clear about something, it is that he does not intend to leave anyone behind. Every minute that passes is a lost opportunity to survive. WILL THEY BE ABLE TO RESIST THE END OF THE WORLD AND ESCAPE IN TIME? JOIN ARTA GAME ON ITS MOST EPIC JOURNEY Are you ready to save the world from the apocalypse?
2. SANTILLANA HOLIDAYS 1 PRIMARY SUMMER REVIEW ACTIVITIES
Page Numbers: 80
3. SANTILLANA 2 PRIMARY HOLIDAYS REVIEW ACTIVITIES FOR THE SUMMER
Number of pages: 80
4. FUNNY CALLIGRAPHY WITH MONTESSORI PATTERN: Jokes for children in school handwriting to improve writing, reading comprehension and spelling easily and with a smile.
Author: Carla Moreno Rio
Number of pages: 108
Improve your writing, reading comprehension and spelling in an easy way and with a smile with your funny calligraphy with Montessori pattern and jokes in linked school font. Read the funny joke or riddle and have a few laughs. In addition, you improve your reading comprehension* and get rid of stress. What stress? -Two plus one. Reading comprehension: As you read to “get” the joke, you train your reading attention. You should not answer questions to show that you have understood, your laughter will. Review the strokes of clear, understandable and beautiful letters to start with confidence in writing. Write. The Montessori guideline marks the limits of all the strokes so that you get beautiful and perfectly formed writing. Stay focused, repetition helps you memorize the joke and you can give your friends and family laughter and good humor when you tell them. Color the drawings that accompany the jokes to personalize your calligraphy and make it unique. Your handwriting is going to improve so much that you’re going to have a crazy urge to study your notes or even frame them. Easy spelling worksheets for homophones: Have or see? Is there, there or there? Yes or yes? Done or done? These words and many others sound the same, but have different meanings and are spelled differently, and sometimes we get confused. We have included some infographics with these types of words with a drawing and a phrase so that it is easy for you to differentiate them and write them correctly. Having good spelling is handsome. Enjoy your moment of concentration and disconnection from screens, practice calligraphy or “the art of beautiful writing” and discover that the best way to face life is with a little humor. Improving your handwriting and spelling has never been so much fun.
5. SANTILLANA HOLIDAYS 3 PRIMARY SUMMER REVIEW ACTIVITIES
Number of pages: 80
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6. How to make good things happen to you: Understand your brain, manage your emotions, improve your life (Out of collection)
Author: Marian Rojas Estapé
Number of pages: 232
Uniting the scientific, psychological and human point of view, the author offers us a deep reflection, sprinkled with useful advice and with an eminently didactic vocation, about the application of our own abilities to the effort of procuring a full and happy existence: knowing and optimizing certain areas of the brain, setting goals and objectives in life, exercising the will, activating emotional intelligence, developing assertiveness, avoiding excessive self-criticism and self-demand, claiming the role of optimism.
7. Find your vitamin person (F. COLLECTION)
Author: Marian Rojas Estapé
Number of pages: 328
Why are there people who make us suffer so much and others who generate confidence in us and whose mere presence comforts us? Why are there people who have a tendency to establish complicated and painful relationships? Do we love as we were loved? Is there a biochemical “something” behind trust, attachment, and love? How can we get it right when choosing a partner? We are designed to live as a family and in society, relate to each other and love each other. Our happiness will largely depend on our ability to maintain good relationships with those around us. Many of us today carry emotional wounds that prevent us from connecting in a healthy way with the environment. Find your vitamin person will help you understand the bond with your parents, your children, your partner, your friends and your co-workers while understanding your emotional history. Because when you understand yourself, you feel relieved. Dr. Marian Rojas Estapé brings you closer to attachment, childhood and love from a scientific, psychological and human point of view and talks about a fundamental hormone, oxytocin. A book that encourages you to find vitamin people, those who bring out the best in you, inspire you, support you and thereby improve your immune system.
8. Destroy this diary. Now in full color (Singular Books)
Author: Keri Smith
Number of pages: 224
You may be an expert wrecker and have devoured one or more issues of Wreck This Journal. Or maybe this is your first time (pst, this experience may just change your life). Either way, look no further, you’ve found the perfect book to shred. Introducing the new Wreck This Journal, now in a stunning full color edition! Inside you will find challenges to paint, break, transform and unleash your creativity; a mix of your favorite challenges and completely new ones. Destroy this diary. Now in full color invites you to shred in colors: mix paints to create mud, let luck choose the hue, cut brightly colored strips of paper, and much more. What colors will you use to shred your diary?
9. Heading to… 2nd. (holiday notebooks)
Author: Diego Montero Dominguez
Number of pages: 96
Refresh what you learned in the 1st year and accompany Alba and Lucas on their trip to the Caribbean and sail with the pirates while you prepare for the 2nd year of Primary with this notebook organized by subjects that also includes a code to access free to an educational application to learn math, language or logic in a fun way.
10. Math Notebook. Bridge 6th Primary Course. Basic Exercises To Prepare The Entrance To The Eso
Author: Jose Nadal Colome
Number of pages: 32
Mathematics workbook to review the minimum curricular contents of the sixth year of primary school and prepare for entry to the first year of secondary school.
(Photo: Ricardo Rubio – Europa Press)
According to Barometer of reading habits and purchase of bookspresented by the Ministry of Culture this year, 64.4% of Spaniards read books for leisure during 2021 and 52.7% of them did so weekly.
These figures are similar to those of 2020, the year in which there was a significant increase in both leisure book readers and frequent readers (64.0% and 52.7%, respectively). As for the number of Spaniards who read at least one book during 2021, both for leisure and for work, it reached 67.9% of the population.
These figures show that although activities outside the home have been recovering after the coronavirus pandemic, books as a way to escape confinement have increased reading habits in the country.
On the other hand, the Barometer reflected a drop in the percentage of readers of books in digital format, standing at 29.4% of the population, compared to 30.3% registered in 2020.
In addition, 12.3% of Spaniards read books in digital format through e-readers and 10.7% did so through tablets. Reading on the computer reached 9.5% and the mobile registered an increase in the percentage of people who use this device to read books, which went from 6.2% to 7.3 percent.