I was searching on the internet for some upcoming releases and I came across a Barnes and Noble ad. Here in Canada we don't have the giant B & N Bookstore, so I was unaware of these advertisements for the new Nook Colour. But I must say, they got me. I love this ad. It touched the reader in me....the 5 year old me, the teenage me, and the current middle-aged me. The message is a great one....READ FOREVER. Simple. I know they are selling a product, but what resonates with me is the anthem...keep reading. Keep learning, keep imagining, keep thinking, keep dreaming. Besides the people among us, books are our greatest resource. As a teacher, when I read a book, I can't help but encourage my students to explore the adventure, feel the suspense, enjoy the rhythm and giggle at the humour. I want to instill in them that love for books, that ability to transcend time and reach for an adventure they couldn't otherwise have. When I see them grasp the author's message, ponder the "big idea", and question the character's actions, I know they are getting it. When they cry "NO! Don't stop!" as I say it's time to go, I know they are hooked on reading. Just as I am and always will be.
Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas- Review
1 month ago