In order to prep everyone for video game rehab, I have compiled seven of the most interesting video gamey things I stumbled across during my research.
Video Game Rehab Prep Day 1: How Gamers Will Save the World
Video Game Rehab Prep Day 2: Not all violent game players are violent (as beautifully demonstrated by this boy singing over Call of Duty):
Video Game Rehab Prep Day 3: Video game music is getting rill rill good.
Video Game Rehab Prep Day 4: There are V-habs in China . . . and they are intense:
Video Game Rehab Prep Day 5: This day was horribly tragic, so I dedicated it to LGBTQIA characters and difficult experiences:
Video Game Rehab Prep Day 6: Sexism in video games as examined through strategic butt coverings:
And on Video Game Rehab Eve . . .
The finest video I've seen on game addiction:
Welcome to V-hab, everyone.
Cure for the Common Universe is out today. :)
Here's the thing. I only want you to read it if you REALLY want to. I think we should all be reading the books that challenge us, but more importantly, the ones that keep us reading. You can read some professional reviews and a synopsis here. Or you can check out some opinions on Goodreads. You'll know if the book is up your alley.
My goal for CFTCU is to get it to as many kids like the boy pictured as possible CURE meant a lot to this kid. So much he could barely find the words to tell me about it. So long as I know that the kids who could use this book at least know it exists, then this will have been a success.
So how can you help? Yes, you can go review the book on Goodreads and vote for it on the lists you see there. You can rate it on Amazon (apparently CURE won't show up on Amazon's radar until I have fifty reviews). You can ask your local library if they have a copy (or eight). But mostly you can recommend it to someone whom you believe would love it. Send a link to a kid who loves video games. Or someone who's interested in addiction. Or someone who gets lonely. (Okay, the umbrella's getting a little too wide now.) Any way you can help the book find more readers like this kid would be so greatly appreciated.
So long as there are kids like the one above reading CURE, I'll be happy. So long as you are reading the books that inspire you, I'll be happy.
And, of course, I'll always love your collective guts.
Hearts and thanks you's.