Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine APRIL 2017

27 03 2017

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

In this issue:

  • Commemorating 50 Years of Cien años de soledad
  • Overal opa’s en oma’s selected for the Dutch Kinderjury. Vote till April 19th!
  • Ode to St. Lucian Poet Derek Walcott
  • Poetry Night in Aruba
  • And much more news………

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

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.61 APRIL 2017

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How to Read More Books

27 03 2017


8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?

For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.

And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. I’ve never felt more creatively alive in all areas of my life. I feel more interesting, I feel like a better father, and my writing output has dramatically increased. Amplifying my reading rate has been the domino that’s tipped over a slew of others.

I’m disappointed that I didn’t do it sooner.

Why did I wait 20 years?

Well, our world today is designed for shallow skimming rather than deep diving, so it took me some time to identify the specific changes that skyrocketed my reading rate. None of them had to do with how fast I read. I’m actually a pretty slow reader.

Here’s my advice for fitting more reading into your own life, based on the behaviors that I changed:

  1. Centralize reading in your home.
  2. Make a public commitment.
  3. Find a few trusted, curated lists.
  4. Change your mindset about quitting.
  5. Take a “news fast” and channel your reading dollars.
  6. Triple your churn rate.
  7. Read physical books.
  8. Reapply the 10,000 steps rule.

Read further @ Harvard Business Review

 





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

Read further @ Literary Hub





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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Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine JANUARY 2017

31 12 2016

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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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Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine DECEMBER 2016

7 12 2016

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

In this issue:

  • World Premiere Double Play
  • Children’s books for the Season
  • Shrinivási 90 Years!
  • The Giving Season – Give a Book!
  • And much more………

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

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr 57 DECEMBER 2016

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INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads

7 12 2016

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