🙅🏽‍♀️ Cervantes said what? 🧐

Yesterday we celebrated the anniversary of the publication of the first part of el Quijote (The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha). One of the most well known Spanish novels.

A lot has been said about this book but there is something, in particular, I would like to highlight.

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📚 Instituto Cervantes’s e-library ❤️❤️❤️

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Since I am still saving up in order to afford a PGCE I can’t spend much money on treats anymore but fortunately, there are still ways to treat yourself without breaking your piggy bank. This time I would like to recommend the Instituto Cervantes e-library. I’ve recently got access to this wonderful library catalogue and I would like to share my opinion about it. 

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📚 + 📺 Ian Gibson on Spain 🇪🇸

Last night I was really happy to see this interview with Ian Gibson (Irish author and Hispanist) on a Spanish late night show called Late Motiv.

He’s been in Spain for a long time (60 years) and after watching the interview I feel like he knows us so well. People often find interesting the perception others have from us and in this case, I love how in such simple words he characterized Spain and its people with such detail. Bold and clear statements on:

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📚 Books: Sale at the British Museum 🇬🇧🏛️

Last week, I received an e-mail with the following subject:

Discounted books from £2! Learn with the British Museum.

I mean… 2 P O U N D S! 😮 Of course it took me seconds to go to The British Museum Shop Online. Where to find them?

http://www.britishmuseumshoponline.org

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Why to buy them? Because they are so cheap and useful for teaching but, to be honest, this time I’ve just bought them as a treat to myself. My pics were:

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📚 Books: Culottées 🇫🇷

Today is #InternationalWomensDay. You’ve probably seen it everywhere. GOOD!

I was just writing on this day to recommend a super lovely book (2 volumes actually)  that celebrates extraordinary women (Layers, musicians, writers, astronauts, journalist… even a volcanologist!) that although history did not grant them the tag of ‘superstar’ (to most of them) they deserve it so very much.

Fascinating lives and stories illustrated by Pénélope Bagieu (http://www.penelope-jolicoeur.com/) that deserve your time and attention (in my opinion) are included in:

Culottées (Tome 1): Des femmes qui ne font que ce qu’elles veulent AND Culottées (Tome 2): Des femmes qui ne font que ce qu’elles veulent.

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