Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine April 2016

31 03 2016

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The APRIL issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is out now!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for (Dutch)Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

  • Competition Accords’ novel De Koningin van Paramaribo
  • Surinamese literary afternoon
  • 23 April – Book Launch & Signing Session Cucuisa cabisha/Als de aloë sluimert
  • Canto di lama, new arrival poetry in Papiamento
  • Review Cucuisa cabisha/Als de aloe sluimert
  • In stock Vocabulario Ortografico di Papiamento
  • And much more….

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.50 April 2016

Visit BookIsh Plaza for our new arrivals!

Raising a Reader

31 03 2016
Happy father and son reading book together in bed

Happy father and son reading book together in bed

Are you Raising a Reader?

It’s hard to know where a parent’s work ends in supporting children’s academic achievement. Witness the helicopter parent next door who’s got Kumon on speed dial and watches the classroom webcam like it’s House of Cards. We sense that she’s gone too far in her vicarious quest for success, but can’t pinpoint exactly where she crossed the line between supportive parent and obsessive micromomager.

But it’s abundantly clear where a parent’s educational work starts–at birth. Long before children enter school, parents are their first teachers, consciously or unconsciously laying the pre-literacy groundwork that will undergird all future learning. Yet we tend to spend disproportionate time pondering what other people–teachers, policymakers, enrichment programs–owe our kids. Surely we’d benefit from giving ourselves the same kind of scrutiny. Do the math: we’re with our kids more than any teacher.

Numerous studies suggest that our earliest investments in children’s literacy offer the greatest returns. And I’m not talking about burying kids under a mound of reading worksheets or relentlessly drilling letter names and sounds.

Read further @ Book Riot

Ways to Create Time to Read

31 03 2016

7-ways-to-make-the-most-of-the-extra-hour-this-weekend-212 Ways to Sneak in Extra Reading Time

“Oh, I wish I could read, but I just don’t have the time.” Not have time to read? Unimaginable. “I want to read, but I never remember to bring my book with me.” Carrying a book around in your purse or wedging a paperback into your back pocket aren’t the most convenient ways of making sure you always have a book at the ready, but they worked for a really, really long time. These days, all you have to do is carry your phone around with you. It’s that easy.

There are no more excuses.  New ereading technology has made it easier than ever to squeeze in a little quality reading time, anytime and anyplace. For this giveaway, we asked you to share your tips for sneaking in extra reading time. Some of your responses were so obvious, I’m ashamed I never thought of them. Here are 12 ways to sneak in extra reading time (with examples!), as submitted by Riot Readers:

Read further for the suggestions @ Book Riot

Are You the Perfect Reader?

31 03 2016

reading-hugThe 42 Traits of the Perfect Reader

  1. The perfect reader reads in translation, but prefers to read in the original language.
  2. The perfect reader reads 50% books by women and 50% books by men.
  3. The perfect reader buys exclusively hardbacks from independent bookstores.
  4. The perfect reader prefers print.
  5. The perfect reader likes plot but doesn’t need it.
  6. The perfect reader reads every line.
  7. The perfect reader makes their reading decisions based on professional reviews.
  8. The perfect reader did the book club reading.

Read further @ Book Riot