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The 52 Book Challenge

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Listening Books

We run an online and postal audiobook library service for print impaired people in the UK. Our audiobooks are a lifeline for our 23,000+ members who struggle to read due to an illness, disability or learning difficulty. Your invaluable support makes a huge difference to this vital service.

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I long since recognised the benefit of expanding and learning through reading but have never been a prolific reader; at school I was very much below average, not in terms of understanding, spelling or punctuation but I was classified ‘A slow reader’ a label that has probably influenced me for far too long.

By breaking down what seemed an arduous task into bite-sized, structured reading slots in a day I found I could read a whole book (typical 350 pages) in a week! In fact it didn’t feel like a task as reading 10 pages at a time seemed easy and enjoyable.

I couldn’t stop my mind racing to the next possibility could a ‘slow reader’ read 52 books in a year? What would that do for me, in terms of personal growth, if I could?

So crazy it may be but I have decided to do exactly that. The ‘Fifty-Two Book Challenge’ commences Monday 5th of April 2010.

To commit myself even further I suddenly thought what if I got sponsored – then I’d really have to achieve it! So I have chosen the ‘Listening Books’ charity.
Listening Books are a UK charity providing a fantastic selection of high-quality audiobooks to over 7000 people across the UK who find it difficult or impossible to read due to illness or disability.

I will keep my progress up to date on my blog with a weekly update of book read nad perhaps a summary / rating.

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Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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