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I Like the Smell of Books and Newspapers

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    :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 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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    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 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 Things

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Never really liked coffee to be honest, though when I am at the grocery store (real Canadian super store for thoughts who are curious) I like smelling the French Vanilla coffee...
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    I'm a guy- my friend that's a girl has the same books as me. Those books are romance books. Is that bad?
    ColtonS ColtonS 18-21, M 14 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry, but can we talk about that panty tingling bookstore smell??? Come on you know the smell I'm talking about: that beautiful smell of crisp newly published pages wafting...
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 25

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    It's weird because I don't smoke and the thought of kissing a smoker sounds bad but I absolutely love the smell, I don't understand haha
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    I am a big coffee drinker. I could drink several pots a day and, I believe this stems from a memory from my childhood. One of my fondest memories from my youth is visting my...
    BubbaSasquatch BubbaSasquatch 18-21, M 1 Response 56 mins ago

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    I, too, can spend quite a lot of time in a bookstore. Especially the ones that have older books. I love the smell of the older books. I remember it from my first library. It was in...
    Harley52 Harley52 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    With all the possibilities and diversity, I just love bookstores. Plus my favorite bookstore always smells like coffee.
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    There's something about GOOD coffee. I used to just like coffee, pretty much any coffee. But since I got a stovetop espresso maker, with Turkish grind dark roast boutique coffee...
    elevating elevating 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I love to read actual books. ebooks are convenient and all but i like to feel the pages and i love the smell of an old books
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    hi, I am 16 yrs and and my sister is 18 yrs old. I sniff her underwear alot as it makes me really horny and they smell so good, but once she caught me sniffing them in her room...
    sisterpantysniffer sisterpantysniffer 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    It is like opening a door to the world of endless possibility. I can find adventure, mystery, facts, fantasy, history....anything I decide, right at my fingertips. Libraries and...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I don't mind my Kindle....but nothing like going to a book store and feeling the stories in your hand, going thru the pages and reading the words. The smell of the fresh the paper...
    BlaiddDrwg05 BlaiddDrwg05 41-45, M 12 Responses Nov 12

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    I don't know why I like the smell of it. I just do.
    PumpkinPieXOXO PumpkinPieXOXO 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Books are life. And it represents who you are and what you're thinking. I prefer a good old book than a new Ebook...
    Amaze16 Amaze16 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Not so much modern stores, but the old fashioned 2nd-hand book shops. I just love the smell and feel of books.
    small5paul small5paul 46-50, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ah they are everywhere. There are books on my wardrobe, books on my bed, books in the kitchen, books in my head. Books on the table, books on the shelf, books in my bag and books...
    nelby710 nelby710 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    So I have a confession . No I didn't do anything wrong. But I do like to write. So, me and bookstores. Bookstores and I. Taking me to a bookstore is like taking a child to a...
    Stefanie5678 Stefanie5678 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I guess having this experience is kind of a lie....I'm always finding new holes to poke my books into. God, they're everywhere though, books spread across my room like a fungus. My...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I've loved it a long time. My first real book-that is to say, one that had no real pictures in it that told the whole story, and complex writing inside instead- was The Famous Five...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M Oct 26

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    It seems to be one of those weeks when nightmarish things happen.This morning,my neighbor made me laugh,loudly and sincerely,especially as this came after my yesterdays post. This...
    brutallyhonestpariah brutallyhonestpariah 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I'm a major bibliophile. I have a big collection of books and I organize them all the time. Some are specific for my field and others are to spend a nice time. I also salvage books...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I absolutely love reading and would love to have my own bookstore for my personal enjoyment. I have an excellent collection of books at my disposal in my family library at home...
    gloriahughes gloriahughes 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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    I share a locker with a girl who's belongings reek of cigarette smoke. Now every time I open it I get a big lungful of the nasty stuff and everything I put in there absorbs the...
    xxrep99xx xxrep99xx 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I underline my books all the time. Or highlight. Or write in the margins. That way I can save favourite quotes or go back and re read it and find that I was correct early in about...
    tr3ats tr3ats 22-25 4 Responses Nov 11

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    I don't like the smell of cigarett or any smoke.. I can still feel the smell on my nose in the couple hours once I smell them. even if the smell is long gone.
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F Nov 12

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    I made my boyfriend go to a bookstore with me while we waited for the movie we were going to see to get into at least the "OK go sit" part. He put up a huge stink because he doesn...
    Nelsaroo Nelsaroo 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    "What’s that you’ve got there?" he called rather surprised. "999 Ways of Passing the Time", his friend said. It was a cheap pre-war publication on thick, poor quality paper...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Nov 2

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    I think books matter and reading is important. I feel that books have been my friends since my early adult life and my childhood. During the recent years that I struggled with a...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 9

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    A couple years ago, I received a kindle for Christmas. I never thought I would be the type of person to get into ebooks but now, I absolutely love it! In fact, it's hard for me to...
    sb8990 sb8990 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's weird, he has this unique smell after he's done doing physical labor, or after he's done exercising or when he comes home from riding his motorcycle. And no, it's not body...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago