When Eric worked at the Food Lion in our old town of Blacksburg, he would occasionally tell me about commercials he heard broadcast on the grocery store radio station … for books. He described these commercials as being like movie or TV show advertisements, with an announcer and characters speaking. Now it seems that this is becoming more popular. I can’t help but find it a bit odd, but I’m not going to act like it doesn’t make me pay attention.
Here’s one for Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard…
And here’s one for the Jane Austen “re-write,” Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. This one has actors in it playing out a scene. And I nearly died laughing watching it.
Edit: If you’re wondering why my blog looks all funky with the categories and everything like that suddenly shifted closer to the bottom, the truth is that I have no idea. I don’t think the theme changed, but I really don’t recall fooling with anything either. Eh, I’ll try to figure it out later.