Do you love to read a book? ... for me, it's the imagination, the escape, the feel of the book, the sense of turning the pages, and so much more.
Kudos to Kobo, Kindle, Playbook and IPad, Audio Books and other technological advances that have made the reading more "convenient", and there is a place for them in this transient and ever short of time world we live in. However, for me, there is nothing like getting comfortable and curling up with a good book. Almost always, if I have read the book first, the movie tends to be a little bit of a disappointment.
I was tutoring a student in Grade Twelve math last night, and we were talking off-topic about the advances in curriculum over the years when he postulated to me that, perhaps some day in the future, learning would become obsolete and information and knowledge could be programmed into young minds... I thought about this and told him, that I thought the real value in learning was not really the information imbedded, but creating the desire for knowledge and teaching us how to acquire it... the journey more so than the result.
For me, it is very similar with a good book. It definitely is the message behind this short stop motion video filmed in TYPE, a Toronto Bookstore in October 2011. The director and his crew took over the bookstore from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. for 4 days to shoot this imaginative video that seems to be going "viral" on YOUTUBE.
Chris Smith CSSBB
Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage