September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world.
Some 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. Read More || Edit || Quote by me.
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!
Too many books have touched me to narrow it down but I tried:
1. Watership Down by Richard Adams
2 The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
3. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
4. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
5. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
6. ASOIAF series by George R.R. Martin
7. LOTR trilogy by JRR Tolkien
8. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
9. Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
10. Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
A town known as the “town of books”, Hay-on-Wye is located on the Welsh / English border in the United Kingdom and is a bibliophile’s sanctuary.
I had three hours here once with a couple of friends and we spent it running from store to store like headless, bibliophile chickens.
Totally unrelated sidebar: at the end of the trip one of said friends and I had to split the cost of a small duffel bag so we could take all our new books home.
Pick up line that will have me hook, line, and sinker (via nonelikejesus)