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I Like the Smell of Books and Newspapers

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    Old Things

    I like especially the smell of old books
    BeInTwoMinds BeInTwoMinds 18-21, M Nov 3, 2012

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    :D

    I like the smell of old pages best... Uggghhh, what else is there to say??? +Sniiiiiiiiiifffff+
    Bandkanon Bandkanon 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    Mmm....

    i love the smell of new newspapers and magazines. i even sometimes lick newspapers,because it tastes so good... i know, it's wierd, but it  is strangely pleasing...
    stmingiux stmingiux 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    I Read All

    ...that I can get my little hands on. It doesn't mean I necessarily FINISH a book. The story has to keep my attention and interest. If it starts to get graphic or boring...HEL-lo and good bye. I often have a paper or book on the table when I am having a meal, and I don't want to...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 2, 2013

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    Old Books

    I am in a library now so i have smelt like twenty books. I like how the really old ones smell, kind of like vanilla.I think that the best is when you have drawing paper the really nice kind the musky scent that faintly reminds you of tea is amazing. But it is hard to explain...
    cherryblossomshinigami4 cherryblossomshinigami4 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    I Love The Smell Of Newspapers

    its true I have worked at a newspaper for 23 years and I can sit and open a book and sigh it smells so good. I can sit with a newspaper at my nose for minutes and it does calm me. I wish I knew why.
    wtta33 wtta33 41-45 2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    There Are Times..

    That the smell of newspaper can be a bit overwhelming, but I always love the smell of books. I love how libraries smell. Especially really old books. Just something about that scent.
    meowmeowface meowmeowface 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2007

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    I Think

    old books tend to smell like vanilla. Am I crazy? Sometimes I just take a book and sniff it for several minutes before I start reading. Somehow, the smell soothes me.
    Saigo Saigo 18-21, M Jun 17, 2008

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    New Stuff

    I love new stuff especially. Some books/ink smell bad, really bad, but most of them smell very new, I love new paper! Those books that are glossy are better than the regular paper ones or the library, b/c library has old books and I don't particularly like old books. Just like my...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2007

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    Book Stores and the Library

    I've loved the library all my life.You feel good just being in that warm,cozy,intelligent place.Book stores are great.Now throw in the aroma of coffee brewing and pastry to try..absolute Heaven. 
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2008

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    Remember When?

    Newspapers have a unique smell.  I cannot quite explain the scent, but it calms me.  The first thing I do when I pick up a newspaper is take in the fragrance.  I do not care who watches, it is part of who I am.  If you think it is weird, go ahead, because I...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    It's Great!

    I love newspaper, new books and libraries. Whenever I smell it it's almost calming. Sometimes when I am reading I stop & smell the book. Odd, huh? lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 11, 2007

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    Bookstore

    That lovely smell always reminds me of when I worked at a book store with all of my closest friends. We were more like a big family- we would bring potluck dinners to work every Wednsday (our least busy day), and we really loved one another and took care of eachother. The store...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 18, 2010

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    The Neighbourhood is to quiet today think im going to go start the lawnmower up mwhahahah.... (laughs evily)I can smell that fresh grass now....
    nevercontent69 nevercontent69 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    I read all the time, when I'm happy sad or depressed, I always like to read. It's really fun, it's interesting and it makes me daydream for hours. I've read a thousand of books...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Twenty-Three According to the official statement by the police coroner, Patsy had drowned from an intake of water. That was what the newspapers...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 8 hrs ago

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    I like the smell and the feeling. I like how it seems to wash your past away. I love listening to its secrets. I simply love the rain.
    ACuriousAnomaly ACuriousAnomaly 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    most ofmy whole family smokes, including my mother, so its become something that comforts me. I don't personally smoke myself, and doubt I ever will, but the smell brings me home.
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I'm actually reading 6 books atm, I should stick with one or two but they're all a bit dry :/ alas, they're for uni, so I'll just persevere I guess.
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I love the rain so much it's so relaxing, just to chill, relax and lay down listening to the rain, coming down on your window, And sometimes here and there thunders and lighting...
    talaunanna talaunanna 16-17, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    So back in 2011 one of my childhood friends moved back to the area after being in the midwest for over a decade. He and I bonded when we were kids over Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I like learning English language and I'm a native Russian speaker. I started learning it at school as a usual school subject. Actually, it was hard and I didn't pay much...
    DarkAlleysOfMyMind DarkAlleysOfMyMind 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    The real me is a comic book lover !! OK I love comic books till death does us part, but I am not comfortable showing my love for my comic books with my family, Like they are going...
    allisee allisee 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was a child, my dad took me along to his social club, and next door was an old large church converted into a second hand bookshop. When I was bored my dad would give me some...
    Pegasus1980 Pegasus1980 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I love to read. so I love books in general. Old books have that dusty smell to them that always reminds me of my Grandpas.
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Seventeen I trusted Patsy from the first day she came to stay/play with us. She played "war" games with my brother as willingly as she played dolls...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 3 days ago

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    I used to volunteer at the local library and I used to help put the books away and stuff. I really enjoy looking at books from the 70s and ****. It's rad, the smell is gross, but...
    dragonlover66 dragonlover66 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I felt the "I love books" group was too strong. I used to read books only when flying but recently started to read before going to bed.
    carpetheday carpetheday 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I'm a book person, what can I say? Books just give me that level of comfort. To sit in the secluded corner of a library and venture in my own world..books provide me that tasteful...
    Kbrabbit Kbrabbit 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    What was your least favorite book? I never really liked Of Mice and Men, honestly. I didn't enjoy reading that back in high school. And if you like gay fiction there's a book...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M a week ago

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Seven The back door of the police car that pulled up in front of the house slammed with demonic force against the curb, shooting up sparks and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 22

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    We were on vacation last week. I mentioned to my wife that i needed a book to read in the evenings. My wife picked up her phone and after a few seconds told me there was a used...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Jul 22

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    Most people know that my favorite book genre's are horror / sci-fi and fantasy. But I also love reading true crime, psychology books and what I don't tell most people... Chicken...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    no I don't usually smell of urine I always smell. like pee the only time I don't smell of pee is when I bath or shower a couple hours later I still smell like pee so yeah I smell...
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M Jul 20

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    I found a great bookstore here in my hometown of Houston tx called "murder by the book" I just went there last weekend for the 1st time. It's been there since the 70's I think. Don...
    Monty0809 Monty0809 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I went to the bookstore, I had a blast trying to figure out what books to buy, I had to have picked up at least twenty that I contemplated buying. By the end of my shopping...
    leeloodallasmultipass leeloodallasmultipass 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    Since I was 11, I have always found comfort in reading self-help books. That made me keep my sanity... It was just hard growing up with folks who had never been prepared to act as...
    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I love when you pull an old book off the shelf and flip through the pages to smell that smell that reminds me of an old rustic scroll containing some bit of knowledge that hasnt...
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 2 Responses