If You Want to Live a Thousand Lives, Read
I can be an explorer, a vampire, an elephant, a gazelle, a doll, a mountain or a star. As I read a book, I can travel and transform. Books allow me to live a thousand lives and learn something new from each one of them.
In the 1930s, two Asturians settled in Cuba created a cigar company. In the factory, the cigar makers had very long work days. To pass the time, one of the workers would always read a novel to the rest.
“Let other boast of the pages they have written, I am proud of the ones I have read.”
-Jorge Luis Borges-
The one that they liked the most was The Count of Monte Cristo”by Alexander Dumas. This story made the workers increase their productivity and made the cigars be of even higher quality. That’s why these cigars where thereafter called “Monte Cristo”.