Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Relax With A Good Book

As Interim 2010 ends and you finish the last of your projects, take some time for relaxation. The Library has music CDs, movies, and, of course, books to read for fun. Our "Browsing" collection is a selection of books for leisure reading--mysteries, romances, popular fiction, etc. These books are shelved near the current periodicals near the lounge seating. Give your mind a break from your studies and pick up a good book. Here is what some great minds have said on the value of reading:

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. ~Mark Twain, attributed*

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ~P.J. O'Rourke*

I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. ~Groucho Marx*

I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage. ~Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, Pensées Diverses

No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning*

"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread. ~François Mauriac*

There is a temperate zone in the mind, between luxurious indolence and exacting work; and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs. ~Henry Ward Beecher*

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. ~W. Somerset Maugham*

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. ~Chinese Saying*

Reading . . . the best state possible in which to keep absolute loneliness at bay. ~William Styron, Sophie’s Choice

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you have finished reading one you will feel that it all happened to you, and afterwards it all belongs to you. ~ Ernest Hemingway, Esquire, Dec. 1934

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered. ~ W. H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand, 1962

I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book. ~ J. K. Rowling, USA Weekend, Nov. 14, 1999.

*from BrainyQuote.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Electronic delivery of ILL to students now available!!

The Birmingham-Southern Interlibrary Loan Department is happy to announce that we are expanding the delivery of Interlibrary Loan articles via email to BSC students. These will be delivered to your @bsc.edu e-mail account as attachments and will be in the PDF format. The email will say Birmingham-Southern College Document Delivery Notification (ILL number or something similar). We will only send articles to @bsc.edu e-mail accounts.

Some articles cannot be delivered via email due to format and/or problems with the quality of the article. Where possible, we will email, but you may still have to pick up paper copies of some articles. In that case, we will notify you the article is available at the Circulation Desk. Thanks and have a good year!

ILL Department