I’m not a gamer. I never have been and I doubt I ever will be. I spend about 2 minutes playing a game, get board and think, “I wish I was reading a book…” The same generally goes for the television. I just don’t care nor do I find either activity mentally engaging enough to keep me entertained. That being said, I know plenty of avid readers who are into both movies and video games. There’s nothing wrong with that in the least. To each their own.
However, I sometimes wonder if readers are a dying breed due to video games and the television and other devices that plug into walls and/or require batteries. I wonder if less people are interested in reading these days, because there are other, more visual and electronic ways for entertainment to be had. Or, perhaps I’m wrong. Perhaps gaming and television isn’t slowly sucking away the numbers of avid readers.
What do you think?