Is reading already a forgotten art?

@loyski (14)
Philippines
January 18, 2007 4:17am CST
Reading is one of the best joys in life. But with the advent of the Internet and the continued accessibility and popularity of television, it seems that the art of reading is dying out. Young people and children no longer seem to enjoy reading books. I notice that children would rather play computer games and watch TV rather than read a book. They would rather watch a cartoon show than read an enyclopedia. That is why I think Harry Potter books are great for children because it exposes them to reading, although it's not about a serious, brain-boosting topic. Do you think reading is a forgotten art? Why do you think books are no longer in vogue nowadays?
2 responses
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
I tend to think that way too but every time I go to book stores, it is always crowded with people. Maybe it's not a forgotten art after all. I like reading myself and I make it a point to at least finish 2 books a month.
@rose007 (247)
• India
18 Jan 07
ofcourse after the technology has improved so much the reading habit has been reduced and reading books is a good thing to get more informations around the world...