Reading vs. computer games: what will the future hold?

Ivanoff, George
March 2010
inCite;Mar2010, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p17
The article explores the competition between books and computer games. It focuses on the belief that computer games, with realistic graphics, may lure the youth away from books and reading. It states that there is a flaw in this concept since there are other things that compete for the time in the life of the youth such as school, sports and television. The author adds that reading and computer games are both forms of escape and enjoyment and are interconnected with each other.


Related Articles

  • Caching In (Orca Currents Series). Huenemann, Kawn // Resource Links;Apr2014, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p26 

    No abstract available.

  • The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists. Perry, Karin // Reference & User Services Quarterly;Summer2008, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p403 

    The article reviews the book "The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists," by Nancy J. Keane.

  • A Thousand Chances to Change a Life. Stiefvater, Maggie // Knowledge Quest;May/Jun2011, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p70 

    The article presents the author's views on the author's responsibility to influence the lives of their readers. She believes that authors have the opportunity to change their readers' lives not just through novels but also by answering reader electronic mails and blog comments. She also comments...

  • Great Stones CLUB Themes Announced.  // American Libraries;Oct2010, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p19 

    The article reports that the theme chosen by the Great Stories Connecting Libraries, Underserved teens, and Books (CLUB) grants program for Fall 2010 is Second Chances and includes information on the program which supports the development of book discussion groups for teenagers.

  • Acceptable Lessons, Radical Truths: Mélusine as Literature for Medieval Youth. Lewis, Celia M. // Children's Literature;2011, Vol. 39, p1 

    An essay is presented on the medieval adolescent readership of the fairy tale "Mélusine" and the sociopolitical conditions of the transfer of the tale into manuscript in the late 14th century. An overview of the plot and characters in the late-medieval romance is discussed. The private...

  • Getting Diverse Books Into the Hands of Teen Readers: How Do We Do It? Meminger, Neesha // Young Adult Library Services;Spring2011, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p10 

    The article presents the author's reflections on how to better promote and distribute young adult literature which feature social diversity in its characters and plots. Discussion is given describing the challenges of facing librarians in promoting books in a way which actually interests teen...

  • Adult Reading for Strong Readers: Contemporary Canadian Titles with Teen Appeal. M. M. // Resource Links;Oct2009, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p57 

    The article talks about a collection of contemporary Canadian adult fiction and poetry with teen appeal. The main selection criterion for this collection is to look for books with content that will appeal to adolescent readers who are starting to fledge out into adult reading. Readers can avail...

  • WARNING! This List Contains Drugs, Violence, Language, Sex, Abuse, and Some of the Most Amazing Things on the Planet!: YALSA's Quick Picks List. Gruenthal, Heather // Young Adult Library Services;Spring2011, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p36 

    The article presents a profile of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Details are given summarizing the purpose and characteristics of the list, focusing on recreational titles for readers between the age of 12 and 18 who do not...

  • TV's Nancy Cartwright Does Teen Read PSAs.  // American Libraries;Oct2008, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p25 

    This article reports that Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart on "The Simpsons," is featured on three 30-second 2008 Teen Read Week public service announcements. The annual observance, celebrated October 12-18 this year, is hosted by American Library Association's (ALA) Young Adult Library...

  • Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-Four Books That Can Change Lives. Super, Carolyn // Booklist;1/1/2016, Vol. 112 Issue 9/10, p24 

    No abstract available.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics