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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'm always checking to see if the coffee is fresh before drinking. If it is out of date I'll open another can.
    baraccio baraccio 26-30, M Aug 14

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    When my school is having a book fair, my friends Annabelle and Lucas just spend our free time smelling books. Sure we get strange looks from everyone, but we don't care because new...
    Mustlovecats Mustlovecats 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Like my bookshelf is over flowing, I have so many
    starvingsnowflake starvingsnowflake 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Useless Facts Just think how you can amaze your friends with knowledge of the inane! Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Lady Chatterley's lover is one of the worst books I've ever read. Really tells the story of interwar people who were part of the social category called white trash. Before that...
    modd096 modd096 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I am 16 and I just finished reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When I started I felt like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my...
    kanadiankitty kanadiankitty 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I am reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I feel like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my Grandparents and the woman at church who...
    kanadiankitty kanadiankitty 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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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 a week ago

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    I feel enlightened in book stores. Especially used book stores. There is the smell of a book store, bleached paper and perhaps the aroma of coffee seeping in from a corner...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I actually don't even love bookstores that much but inside a book store smells sooo good!! omg there's nothing like the smell of Barnes and nobles<3
    joseph6472 joseph6472 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Books. Old books, new books, all books Oh and cinnamon rolls too! They smell delicious.
    riruxchan riruxchan 13-15, F Jul 27

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    I love going into Barnes and Noble and smelling all the fresh new books and knowing a world of knowledge is just a few feet away. Nothing like a good bookstore. Half Price books...
    ramsfan3 ramsfan3 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I would love to own a bookstore... or have space enough for that many books! The feeling, sight, and smell of books is one that you simply can't capture through a computer or phone...
    mcatH2O mcatH2O 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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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 a week ago

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    I live taking a book and reading the words , allowing myself to be emerged in words and imagination of the story . There is nothing like reading the pages and turning the page...
    jakey40 jakey40 36-40, M Aug 2

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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 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The whole experience! The sight of thousands of books waiting to discovered, the smell of the different papers, the touch of smooth paperbacks and flicking through fine pages, the...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Finally a date is set to meet the girl who farts for me :D Exciting as some of them are really long, loud and she says smelly
    seltik1888 seltik1888 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It's like a toy store to me. I love the smell of books. The fact that everyone whispers. I love that they are all so fresh and that everyone in there is trying to get educated...
    classytami classytami 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Hey look! PRINTED INFORMATION! yeah i know, old school. But nothing beats that feeling of holding a book in your hands, smelling that odour of new and having the same exciting...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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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 the smell of new books & looking at book covers :)
    dree2014 dree2014 26-30, F Jul 28

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    i can spend hours in barnes and noble.. i honestly love the smell of books
    bamala bamala 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 11

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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 a week ago

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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 14 hrs ago

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    I'm posting this in this experience topic as well as "I Absolutely Love to Read". Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    love this song, but her idea doesn't work though. "Perfume" by Britney Spears Do I imagine it, or do I see your stare? Is there still longing there? Oh I hate myself, and I feel...
    shawny97 shawny97 16-17, M Aug 2

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    There was a bookstore near my hometown in Florida that my brother took me, and when he first took me there, we both were like, "We'll look around and probably won't stay for too...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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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 6 days ago

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    Hi there, I love reading books, sadly they are too many and I have no more room for the books. It would be wasted and disrespect of knowledge to thrown those useful books so I...
    mixgirl83 mixgirl83 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Ever since I was of grammar school age I loved learning, and I come from a traditional two parent home where my father worked and my mother stayed home. Both of my parents had the...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M Aug 7

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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...
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