If you think you’ve got a lot of summer reading to do think again, five university students in the Dominican Republic have been reading for 300 hours, straight.
According to huffingtonpost.com
the students are reading aloud in an effort to not only break the previously set Guinness World Record of 240 hours but also raise awareness about books in a country with one of the lowest reading levels in Latin America.
$5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship
No essay required. Students and parents are eligible to win.
The students plan to continue reading through until Saturday, bringing their grand total to 365 hours. Their original plan was to stop reading on this past Wednesday. The chosen literacy is the complete works of former Dominican President and historian Juan Bosch