Books Are For The Soul

Something to encourage you to read over this break, especially second years.

Its books that will fill you up and leave you wanting more. It’s why I will always choose a good book when I don’t have extra helpings, because they feed me so much more.

Food is for surviving, books are for living.

Food satisfies your cravings, books satisfy your hunger.

Food has nutrients, books have anecdotes, lessons and truths.

Food feeds you for a few hours, books feed you for a lifetime.

Food adds pounds, books add value.

Food fills your stomach, books fill your soul.

Food keeps you alive, books make you want to live.

Food is for strength, books are for courage.

Food is passed through your stomach, books are passed between generations.

Food goes bad, books never get old.

Food is for when you’re hungry, books are for any occasion.

Food is kept in the kitchen, books are kept everywhere.

Food is prepared, books are created.

Food binges make you sick, book binges make you smarter.

Food is over too quickly, books are satisfying endings.

Food is for everyone, books are for readers.

Food is digested, books are absorbed.

Food is organic, books are pure.

Food is about the calories, books are about the perfect lines.

Food runs out, books last centuries.

Food can poison you, books can only heal you.

Food is for filling yourself up, books are for opening yourself up.

Food is forgotten, books never leave your mind.

Food is processed, books are all-natural.

Food is for the living, books are for the spirited.

Food is for survival, books are for liberation.

Food is for lunch, books are for afternoons.


Second Years say no to ‘My Story’

My Story is an ALA tradition that involves having a member of the academy come up to the podium at assembly and present their story. Most stories are usually about the person’s experiences and include a time of darkness and later a time of self-discovery and happiness. My stories often leave the community inspired. It is a great time to get to know a member of the academy better. With all of that hype around My Stories, this year’s second years still do not want to share their stories. A majority of the second years that presented their story this year admit that they were pressured into doing it. Curiosity is one of ALA’s values so ALAians Media went in to investigate why second years do not want to share their stories. Continue reading “Second Years say no to ‘My Story’”