People used to read books when they wanted to escape into a fictional world in the good old days. As the even better new days arrived, the fictional world is merging into the real one where you can influence the story!
Nowadays reading a book in English is not boring anymore. Interactive Fiction is becoming more popular with easily accessible personal devices such as Pocket PCs, iPads, iPhones, and laptops. I’m looking forward to seeing when students will have a pad with an interactive school book on it instead of the old school books that we use to study from.
Here is an example of an interactive fiction book, Frankenstein: