Monday, May 23, 2011

Great Barnes and Noble Ad

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.


  1. Your post is beautifully written Mandy :)
    I think anyone who has you for a teacher is quite lucky!

  2. Dear BookGirl,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I love what I do for a living, a privilege not all of us have.

  3. Aw, your post is so sweet :) I actually have the Nook. I LOVE IT! I wouldn't trade it for anything.

  4. BTW, I love your design. It has such a magical feel to it! Beautiful :)

  5. I don't like e-readers, but I love this commercial. It captures the magic of reading quite well.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!


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