Wanna be a Novelist?

11 03 2017

NELL ZINK: HOW TO BECOME
A NOVELIST IN TEN EASY STEPS

1. Examine your motives
2. Arrange financing
3. Write a bad novella
4. Don’t publish the bad novella
5. Think of a plot and characters
6. Write your debut
7. Never worry about style
8. Get an agent
9. Sell it
10. Write another one

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Date a Reader

11 03 2017

7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DATE A READER

1.Readers are less stressed
2.Readers have more empathy
3.Readers have a great memory
4.Readers have a big, um, vocabulary
5.Readers are passionate
6.You know what gift to give a reader
7.Readers are better at sex

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Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine MARCH 2017

1 03 2017

img_7340The MARCH issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is out now!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for (Dutch)Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

  • Upcoming World Book Day & Bookweek
  • Music Theatre based on a Novel
  • Interview with writer ‘Go Ahead, You’re Home’
  • Spoken Word & Poetry in Curaçao
  • And much more news………

Read & spread the eZine. The next one will appear in April.

BOOKISH PLAZAeZINE nr. 60 MARCH 2017

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Thoughts on Books & Reading

1 03 2017

imagesTHIRTY-THREE THOUGHTS (PLUS A FEW QUESTIONS) ON BOOKS AND READING

What are your thoughts on books and reading? Why do you read? I mean what do you hold to be self-evident and true about books and reading? Here are some thoughts on books, reading, and their importance.

  1. Passports facilitate travel outside of one’s country of citizenship. Books are my passport to any point and place in time and space, whether real, imagined, or somewhere in between. It is why I named my blog Passport Books.
  1. Books allow us to play dress up but without actually having to change clothes, hair, or makeup, which is great because I’m partial to jeans, tee shirts, minimally fussed with hair, and a little gloss.
  1. In a book you can be anything, in any place, at any time.
  1. Imagination is what separates human beings from inanimate objects.
  1. With imagination all things are possible.

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A bit late this time! the BookIsh Plaza eZine FEBRUARY 2017

17 02 2017

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The FEBRUARY issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is a bit late this time. But we’re here with Caribbean book news!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for (Dutch)Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

  • International Book Giving Day
  • Cuban Winners of the Casa de las Américas Awards
  • Reading Kids, Smarter Kids
  • International Mother Language Day
  • And much more………

Read & spread the eZine. The next one will appear in March.

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr 59 FEBRUARY 2017

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The New Way to Read

17 02 2017

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READWALKING: A READER IN MOTION

Reading in motion is nothing new or surprising. Many of us read while moving. The most common place is probably public transportation – subways, trains, buses, unicorns, however it is we get to work or wherever we’re going. But reading while walking still gets me stared at more often than not.

Not only stared at, but talked to. People seem to think that reading while I walk is an invitation to converse with me. They ask me how the book is. They ask me whether I really like it. They ask me what chapter I’m on (in the tone of voice that makes me know they haven’t even looked at the cover and haven’t read the book and have no idea whether it has chapters or not). They also tell me to be careful. Constantly, I’m told to look where I’m going, to watch out, to be careful.

Read further @ Book Riot





Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine JANUARY 2017

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

In this issue:

  • Book Presentation ‘Cicatriz di Mirada’ in Aruba
  • Yakanuko; Where Dreams Come True
  • Caribben Writers Making the List in 2016
  • And much more………

Read & spread the eZine. The next one will appear in February.

We wish all our readers a prosperous and inspiring 2017!

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr. 58 JANUARY 2017

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