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I Like the Smell of Books and Newspapers

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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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    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 2 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    :D

    I like the smell of old pages best... Uggghhh, what else is there to say??? +Sniiiiiiiiiifffff+
    Bandkanon Bandkanon 19-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I think it's the smell, nothing smells greater than new books! They just smell of intelligence and knowledge. True fact: one of my favourite things about getting a new Harry potter...
    Wonderfulduckling94 Wonderfulduckling94 18-21, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ya it's not a smell I like smelling.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Sep 5

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    I like reading books better than watching movies because when i read, i can use my imagination to create the "perfect" movie in my head. My favorites are fantasy novels, HP, percy...
    vernikung vernikung 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Plus I have asthma, so every time someone smokes near me or something I just go or cover my nose, but seriously though who likes the smell of the cigarette smoke? It smells really...
    Keyyuhn Keyyuhn 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    I'm pretty sure I'm going to read all the books in the library in two years lol. I'll even re-read books just because I live a certain part. Usually when I start a book I really...
    Monet0623 Monet0623 13-15, F 47 mins ago

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    I love the smell of petrol Call me weird or whatever but whenever I'm at the petrol station I just love the smell! I know the fumes are bad for you... But I can't help but...
    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I think personal hygiene is very important especially when you're a woman. I had couple of girls in my college with terrible body odour. I think when you step out or like being...
    deepaforeverangel deepaforeverangel 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    The range is infinite. Any author that writes a good story or any piece of information that's interesting can take up my time. I love newspapers, bibliographies and what I most...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 20

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    I have a ton of books. I mean, literally, my books weigh about one ton. I don't have that many either; all-told about one thousand books. A number of people I know have many, many...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 7

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    Just read a few Johanna Lindsey books lol shes not only a romance author but her stories really do have great story lines unlike what most people think
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm an addict... To books I can recite every paragraph of my favorite book which is Father Of Lies And all I do is read, everywhere! People call me a freak because all I do is...
    liveandloveat21 liveandloveat21 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    When we were kids. My dad had an old Renault van. By baby bro. And I would be in the back. And the smell..... I loved it!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    I hate so muchh ! That awful smell stays in my hair all day long :(
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Yeeees, im not the one ! And i know its weird but that smell always remind me a my childhood :)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Bookstores are magical. Especially huge ones that can be found with multiple floors. You can find a pile of books, each one a different genre, curl up in a corner and stay there...
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I use to go out in bookstores and spend hours simply looking at all the diffrent outlooks their can be on every subjects... I like the smell of books, I like searching. I miss...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    Going to a bookstore with me is dangerous!!! I look down every row, look at every section, look threw every shelf. It's my addiction. I LOVE the smell of them, it's even better in...
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't like it when it rains, I love it. It makes everything smell fresh and new. Cools down the hot air and waters my rosé garden. I feel it washes my pain away. Then again I do...
    airleas airleas 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I love to get lost in a bookstore the smell the adventures all waiting to be released by your mind the time just flies it's like my own private time machine.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I love reading fantasy books and manga. But only printed on paper. When i am behind computer i have way too much other stuff to do :(.
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    When I walk into any bookstore, I always seem to find the one book or two, I can not live without. I love the smell of a new book...oohhh! I can't wait until I get home to read it...
    PinkyC PinkyC 31-35, F Aug 19

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    I would smell them but I'm allergic to dust, I'll just stick with reading lol.
    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M Aug 27

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    I have loved reading for as long as I can remember and my sister is the same way. We just read different types of books. My brother is the opposite. He never liked reading. He is...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am not a bookworm. In fact, I hate reading. How should I say this? I collect books, not for the sake of reading. I just merely like collecting them and bragging about owning...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    After taking over the farm and the 200 acres of land....thousands of hours renovating, and landscaping the yard from the pitiful state it was in...I began to wander the cornfield...
    DayDreamer81 DayDreamer81 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Hello there Just desired to say thanks with the pickup and drop offs during the last couple of months to the airport. Every little thing was excellent and will definitely be...
    Vestaavv1604 Vestaavv1604 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    A website that indexes substance online or an intranet (and recently on traditional media which include textbooks and newspapers)and gives links to info to be a response to a query...
    William162d6ol9 William162d6ol9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    yiskah yiskah 18-21 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I love books a lot. I enjoy the type of books that **** you up at the end and cause you to "wow" a million times. books like: Looking for Alaska and But I Love Him. I love books...
    julianbeyonce julianbeyonce 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My obsession with smelly feet is thanks to my twin sister. She has never been one to wear socks but wear the same shoes daily. One day when the family was in the living room...
    BiBiLove BiBiLove 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I read at least 4 books a month. I just love books! My favorite must be The Da Vinci Code, I just love mystery and Dan Brown! I also enjoyed classics from Jules Verne and...
    ParkerFewer ParkerFewer 13-15, F Aug 19

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    Good it's almost addicting! I don't know why the smell is so perfect! Ya know what also smells good: Old car AC units being turned on after a long period of non use. Like...the...
    Bowviokey Bowviokey 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    yes I like to read I enjoy doing it,so I do. I read a lot of books that toward growth spiritual, mental, body mind spirit. also a lot of phychology books. I also enjoy...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I could spend hours in a good bookstore. I love to explore every section and almost always leave with a stack of books. Which will be sitting unread for weeks while I catch up...
    jmc39 jmc39 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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