Road Trip Reads – Why and How to Read over Spring Break

Randolph-Macon College is on Spring Break March 30-April 7, 2019!

A collage of images showing the road trip spring break exhibit in the library vestibule
Exhibit in the McGraw-Page Library vestibule, Spring Break 2019

Whether your Spring Break this year includes an exciting trip or you’re just just headed home, don’t leave campus without a good book.

Why should you read for fun?

  • Reading about exotic places allows you to travel even if your bank account won’t let you actually get there (yet).
  • Reading builds empathy for people, cultures, and places you don’t have much experience with.
  • In an age filled with texts, Snapchat, and a million other distractions, reading helps you concentrate for longer periods of time than you usually do.
  • Reading for fun helps you read academic texts better. And it helps you write better, too!

Haven’t read for fun in such a long time you don’t even know what you like any more? The easiest place to start is the McGraw-Page Library (of course!). Visit the tables near the Information Desk to see some of our new books, or visit the POP (Popular) Reading Area near the Library entrance to the 24/7 room. There you’ll find a good mix of fiction and non-fiction, and almost all titles are related to movies, bestseller lists, or current events.

Looking for Audiobooks for a long drive? Check out OverDrive or hoopla available through the Pamunkey Regional Library, located just a few blocks away in downtown Ashland across from The Caboose. R-MC students are able to get a library card and use these resources for free!

If you’d like to explore before heading to the Library to see what we have, check out this list of suggestions from Lifehack: 17 Ways to Find Good Books to Read.

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