Thoughts on Books & Reading

1 03 2017


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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Status Aparte & Aruban Literature

1 04 2011

The Aruban Writer living in the Netherlands Quito Nicolaas launched on Tuesday 15 March 2011 in Aruba his latest poetry book Bos pa Planta. At this occasion Wim Rutgers spoke about 25 years status aparte, 25 years of Aruban literature in his lecture: A Sense of Belonging? Migration was the main topic.

Read the article HERE AD 21 march 2011

Impression of the Booksigning @ Bruna Aruba

17 03 2011

Last monday Quito Nicolaas had a booksigning session at the bookshop of Bruna Aruba. Booklovers came by to meet & greet the author. They bought their copy of Bos pa Planta or Verborgen Leegte.  The Bruna team did a great job to promote both books by the author and he had a professional reception. It was a pleasant evening talking and exchanging ideas with the Bruna team. Here’s a photo impression of the booksigning.

an enthousiastic reader posing with the author

Bos pa Planta & Verborgen leegte in the picture

another book lover with Bos pa Planta in her hands

the author

Verborgen leegte also liked

posing with the manager Miranda

posing with this lovely family

the Bruna Aruba team l.r.: Candice, Miranda & their colleague

Both Verborgen leegte & Bos pa Planta are available @ Bruna Aruba, L.G. Smith Blvd. 

Booklaunch new poetry book ‘Bos pa Planta’

11 03 2011

The writer/poet Quito Nicolaas is in Aruba for the presentation of his latest poetry book ‘Bos pa Planta’ in the Papiamento language.  The book is at the occasion of 25 years Status Aparte.The poems are translated in Dutch and English. ‘Bos pa Planta’ is published by BookIsh Publishers.

Everybody is welcome at this special occasion!

Date:         Tuesda 15 March 2011
Time:         7:30 p.m.
Dept. Arubiana di Biblioteca Nacional Aruba na Bachstraat 5
Entrance:   FREE

Kindly spread this message to all literature lovers in Aruba!

Booklaunch Verborgen leegte in Curaçao

8 03 2011

Quito Nicolaas will be in Curaçao for the presentation of his latest novel in the Dutch language Verborgen leegte. Everybody is welcome at this special occasion.

Date:         Friday 11 March 2011
Time:        7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Location:    Auditorium Curaçao Public Library
Entrance:    FREE

Bos pa Planta Just Arrived

23 02 2011

BookIsh Publishers is proud to announce that we have just received the shipment of the new poetry book Bos pa Planta by Quito Nicolaas.

Here’s a sneak peek of the cover of Bos pa Planta. The poems are in Papiamento, with a translation into Dutch and English. Preparing now to ship the books abroad.

More information on the booklaunch in Aruba on march 15th and the availability of the book at Bookish Plaza  and other bookstores will be announced soon to come.

So keep this blog in mind and do visit us again to inform yourselves about Bos pa Planta.