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The Power of Pleasure Reading: What We Can Learn from the Secret Reading Lives of Teens
English Journal
  • Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Boise State University
  • Michael W. Smith, Temple University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-2016
Copyright Statement

The article focuses on functional and psychological benefits of pleasure reading such as vampire, romance and horror in the lives of teenagers. It states that these genres brought readers distinct kinds of pleasure such as pleasure of play, intellectual pleasure, social pleasure and pleasure of work and the immersive pleasure of play is necessary to engaged reading. It mentions that recognizing pleasure power encourage students to enter script less dramas and experience intellectual pleasure.

Citation Information
Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Michael W. Smith. "The Power of Pleasure Reading: What We Can Learn from the Secret Reading Lives of Teens" English Journal (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_wilhelm/68/