Campaign unsuccessfully ended on: 14 Sep,2015
Profit Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) lived his life as an illiterate until one day the angels descended down and gave him the one command: 'Iqraa' or 'Read'.
It's now the year 2015 AND I INTEND TO FOLLOW THAT ONE ORDER.
Thus showing what importance reading hold for Muslims and the Arab culture.
My name is Leen Natout and my project revolves around reading books.
Or more accurately: 1001 books.
I have taken upon myself a challenge to read 1001 books. I love reading and I love literature. Particularly English literature. And I want more than anything in the world to read the 1001 books designated to be the best in Peter Ackroyd's estimation.
Unfortunately books cost a great deal, especially all 1001 books. So I'm reaching out to all those books worms and kindred spirits out there to help me raise the money to buy them and reading them.
The money collected will go to buying all 1001 books.
Some books will be donated to the public library as we are in dire need of English novels four our fiction section. This will no doubt encourage more people to visit the library and partake in more reading. This will have a positive impact on the community as today's world is saturated with technology so it best to entice more people to read by offering a wider range of reading choices. And I believe that by donating some of the books afterwards will encourage this initiation.
Many times I've seen people enter the library only to leave disappointed by the spartan choices and lack of good books. Introducing the new books I will buy will change all that.
If this project succeeds then those same people will leave the library happy with the new selection.
After the money is collected I will either scour bookstores for the aforementioned 1001 books or order them online.
I will keep you updated on the books I have found or that are currently being delivered.
But should anyone not have any money but does have any of the books listed, I hope you can send me the book as opposed to the money. I would be very grateful. And if you can spread the word to your friends I would be grateful.
There will be rewards for each specific amount of money donated.
There are no updates for this project yet.