Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine November Issue

29 10 2017

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

In this issue:

·        50th Anniversary of Cien Años de Soledad
·        New Scary Children’s Book
·        Book Launch Burgers & Broeders by Peter Verton
·        BookIsh Plaza @ One Happy Kingdom
·        And much more ……….

Read & share the eZine. The next special festive season issue will appear in December.

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.66 NOVEMBER 2017

Visit BookIsh Plaza for our New Arrivals!

 

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How to Meet Your Reading Challenge Goal this Year

29 10 2017

5 TIPS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR READING CHALLENGE GOAL THIS YEAR

Rebecca Renner comes with new strategies to help herself and other overly ambitious book worms who’ve bitten off more than they can chew. Tips to help you reach your reading challenge goal.

TIP #1: BUDDY UP AND GET SOME INSPIRATION

TIP #2: CUT YOUR GOAL UP INTO LITTLE BITE-SIZED GOALS

TIP #3: CARVE OUT SOME QUIET TIME EVERY DAY

TIP #4: ALWAYS HAVE A BOOK WITH YOU

TIP #5: READ A DIFFERENT KIND OF BOOK

Read further @ BookRiot





Reflections on the Rich Language of Fantasy

29 10 2017

ON THE 13 WORDS THAT MADE ME A WRITER
SOFIA SAMATAR REFLECTS ON THE RICH LANGUAGE OF FANTASY

There was a library and it is ashes. Let its long length assemble.

These words made me a writer.

When I was in middle school, my mother brought home a used paperback copy of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast. “I thought this looked like something you might like,” she said.

At the time, I was an avid fantasy fan, but also an increasingly tired and gloomy reader. Driven by an early love for J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin, I had exhausted the fantasy shelves at my school and downtown libraries in just a few years, and my only remaining source of new books, in those pre-Internet days, was Waldenbooks at the local mall. There I wandered every Saturday with my allowance in my pocket. One weekend I was lucky enough to discover Labrador by Kathryn Davis, which was shelved among the commercial fantasies either by mistake or through some audacious genre-busting among the staff. Most of the time, though, I read disappointing books looking for something good. I had been to Mirkwood Forest, so I read books full of watered-down Mirkwoods, wondering why the feeling was not the same. I had heard the terrifying words uttered among the Tombs of Atuan: She is eaten. And so I paged through paint-by-numbers landscapes and twee rhyming prophecies, searching in vain for the feeling I called fantasy.

Read futher @ Literary Hub





What is your reading position?

29 10 2017

THE FIVE READING POSITIONS, RANKED

Reading may take place in the mind, but there’s no denying there’s a physical component to it as well. Whatever reading position you choose is important. If you’re not comfortable, chances are you won’t be reading as long or digesting the story as well. Here are five of the most common reading positions, ranked from best to worst. Which ones do you prefer?

1. SITTING – THE OLD STANDBY

2. SUPINE – THE FAVORITE   

3. STANDING – THE NECESSITY

4. SIDE – A NICE CHANGE OF PACE

5. PRONE – ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE TO

BONUS: UPSIDE DOWN – WORTH A TRY

Read further @ BookRiot





How to Get Kids to Read Books for Pleasure

12 10 2017

How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books

In the summer, there were lots of excuses: camp, the pool, the beach, lazy days when it didn’t seem so bad if your kids were still in their pajamas and maybe watching a little TV or noodling around on an iPad. It was vacation, right? They’d read when school started. Wouldn’t pressuring them lead to resistance?

Now they’re back in school, and you’re up against something perhaps even more daunting: homework. (Also, soccer practice, piano lessons, play dates and on and on.)

How do you squeeze book-reading into this already overpacked schedule? More important: How do you help kids see reading as something separate from school, from testing, from work?

How do you foster a love of reading for pleasure?

Read further @ The Washington Post





Easy Steps to Become an Novelist

12 10 2017

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

Read further @ Literary Hub





Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine SEPTEMBER 2017

1 09 2017

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

In this issue:

·        Folklore from Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao
·        Cuba on our Literary Mind
·        Dutch Caribbean Authors not know in the Caribbean
·        And much more ……….

Read & share the eZine. The next one will appear in September.

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.64 SEPTEMBER 2017

Visit BookIsh Plaza for our New Arrivals!