Sharing My Favourite Quotes On International Literacy Day 2017

As you know I’m a huge book, stationery and writing fan, and when I was invited to take on an International Literacy Day challenge I got a little excited, ok well very excited!

The aim of International Literacy Day is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies and it’s celebrated all round the world. This year’s theme is ‘Literacy in a digital World’.

Did you know that there are 775 million adults that lack minimum literacy skills? One in five adults are still not literate and two-thirds of them are women.

International Literacy Day 2017

The challenge I have been set by Viking stationery suppliers is to come up with creative ideas surrounding my favourite literature and artistic writing.

Jane Austen Quote from Sense and sensibility written with a quill and ink

When I was at school I loved to write with my fountain pen. I could write just as fast as everyone else with a biro. The calligraphy pen set included is absolutely stunning. A writer’s dream. I found it easy to pick up and write with it.

ink and quill

I chose to share with you some of my favourite Jane Austen quotes, from Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Persuasion. Jane Austen was a wonderful writer and one of the great British authors of all time.

Favourite Jane Austen Quotes

There was a blank linen tote bag included in the box and I knew straight away what I was going to use it for – A Book Bag! I carry many books to and fro everywhere so need a good strong bag for the job. With the special fabric pen included and the stencil, I set about designing my book bag.

What do you think of it so far? I won’t lose it now it’s got my name on it!

Rachel's Book Bag

I love book post and here is my recent haul from Sweet Cherry Publishing. Can’t wait to get stuck into these, plus I can take them with me in my book bag!

Here comes Hercules


“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” Charles William Elliott


If you liked this post, you may like my book category where you can find lots of bookish goodies, like extracts, reviews and author interviews.


What are your favourite quotes?

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