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I Like the Smell of Books and Newspapers

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 156 People

    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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    :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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    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 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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    Old Things

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The dead books cried and howled. No one ever heard. She touched them for the first time and realised they it was her cries and howls. And the books healed her.
    sasunaruizlove sasunaruizlove 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    i prefer the books of fifty shades. i do not mean any offence by this, but the books i had imagined a more rugged strong man playing the part. The man that plays him is attractive...
    nastacianostalgia nastacianostalgia 22-25, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Mostly it's stuff like pesticides, really strong perfumes and other really strong smells, though I can smell a lot better than most, and it's easier to trigger a gag with only a...
    Haeze Haeze 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Took back possession of the house I was renting out. No smoking policy in lease. And they think a day of open windows and air freshener is going to cover up it? Bad when your eyes...
    GodfatherJM GodfatherJM 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a role player. I love to write and create stories. Although a lot of my role play comes from life experience I need to fill the gaps with stories I have read, lyrics I have...
    bowchickawowow bowchickawowow 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Books are one of the most amazing means of escape we can have, I love reading but I go through phases of reading solidly for days throughout my free time or I read sporadically...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have just realized I have 37 books waiting for me to read. I better hurry up with the books I am reading now. There is never enough time :(
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love to read books, mainly fiction my favourite author is Amish Tripathi.Books are a part of my soul but I am not a book worm. It is a perfect way to time pass but I hate complex...
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Here's a story about books since three years ago. When I was 12 years old, I was in year 7! I got A's on my report card for Maths, Science and History. But I only got C's for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    The Kansas Prairie Part One - Chapter Four The route I had chosen to make it home faster led off the road and through fields plowed and picked, and those lying fallow to bring...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F a week ago

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    I have more books than clothes. Sometimes, more than food. I absolutely love to read, and I collect books so often that I still haven't read some of them! The worst part--or is it...
    al13ngr33n al13ngr33n 31-35, F Aug 28

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    Besides the bookstore, I love the library. Singapore has one of the best libraries so far. In almost every neighbourhood, there is always a library a walking distamce or bus away...
    givingtree13 givingtree13 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    my friend and i were roommate in our dormitory. i always in love for his feet.one day we start to play football. David was a good player also he has a beautiful face and nice big...
    goal9880 goal9880 18-21, M Aug 27

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    There is something incredibly calming about bookstores. Whether it be a cozy local establishment or one of those big B&N stores, there's always a wave of content that flows through...
    GivingUpGhosts GivingUpGhosts 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I also love the warm feeling of book shops, especially the older, small used bookshops. In my city downtown, there's a small one. The thing that attracted me to it was firstly, the...
    pepeyah pepeyah 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I have always loved reading & bookstores are still the place to go for the average bookworm. These two things are for certain ever since my childhood. I remember when I was young...
    kevking22 kevking22 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    me too. I love the smell and everything. if I won lottery I would buy bookstore.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 26

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    When I was younger, I was quite the reader. My favorite series was Shivers. I read all of the books in the series. It was a lot like Goosebumps. Every time I went to town with my...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    if I'm in a parking lot, like at a mall or Walmart, I can smell a cigarette from all the way across the other side....amazing I can even smell anything after growing up in a hotbox...
    Lee86d Lee86d 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Wife and I used to go to adult bookstores in our younger years. The one we frequented had booths for singles, larger ones for couples and one for 6 people. The couples booths had...
    dond1960 dond1960 51-55, M Aug 25

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    I am tired with my family not accepting me as a gamer, an atheist and a feminist. They keep criticizing me for not living in the real world, say games are for kids and teenagers...
    EV97 EV97 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Argh I should stop buying books, adding to my Ebook and adding to my wattpad account like I have enough for like what 20 years of reading And I like those big books like with a...
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I love reading books! This is a true statement & fact in my life. As a young adult ready to enter the real world, I am discovering myself and what I can do to contribute to the...
    kevking22 kevking22 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I have read books every day since I was 10 years old and that over 60 years ago. I read Historical novels and a few authors in Sience Fiction (David Weber) and Fantasy (Mercedes...
    Westviking Westviking 70+, M Aug 24

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    This is what I missed most when I started reading books on my computer. There's nothing like it. I've gone back to regular books again :)
    NewAndCurious1 NewAndCurious1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I love bookstores oh my Just rows and rows of books So comforting to be in the presence of so many stories, so much history, information, theory, and experience Being among so...
    farawayforfartoolong farawayforfartoolong 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Love of Life - by Jack London "Once glancing back, he saw the wolf licking hungrily his bleeding trail, and he saw sharply what his own end might be- unless- unless he could get...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Fifty - Epilog We never moved back home again. After three days in jail and a week on trial, Daddy was sentenced to death by lethal injection. The...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 21

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    I love books. I am absolutely addicted to it. Not much of a fan of e-books but physical books are just so perfect❤️
    aaa12093487 aaa12093487 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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