I saw a comment today on Twitter that made me stop a bit.
“I would love to read this book but it’s so hard with dyslexia and I don’t think I’ll be able to.”
And I thought, how many people want to read books that don’t exist as audio books? How many people want to read long books but can’t focus?
How many people love stories but can’t read, or afford to read?
Idea: a book club that happens either in real life or over skype, aimed at fixing this, where you can hear a book read out loud. You’d only need one copy of the book per group, so it would save costs (for a skype group, it wouldn’t be difficult to send pictures of the pages). Those who wanted to could read out loud or listen as they chose.
Everyone could enjoy the story, everyone could save money, everyone could have time socialising in a structured setting.
I don’t have any barriers to reading long books, so if anyone does and has feedback, please let me know because I’d want to do this to help others out!