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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...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 18, 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...
    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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    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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    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...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F 2 Responses 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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    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...
    wtta33 wtta33 41-45 2 Responses Nov 7, 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...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 2, 2013

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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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    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...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 6, 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...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2007

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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...
    cherryblossomshinigami4 cherryblossomshinigami4 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 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...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    I can't quite put my finger on exactly what I like about bookstores but I like them nevertheless. I'd rather be stuck in a bookshop all day than go shopping for clothes like most...
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    EVERYONE....hey you, yeah you and you....EVERYONE needs to check out this site goodreads.com It is f@cking amazing you can rate books you've read, search endlessly by author, isbn...
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    Have like 12 books too read.. Im reading sixty one inch nails at the moment, very good, feel like i have watched a movie instead of reading a book.
    notworthitatall notworthitatall 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I love it...it's like smelling life,history,wildness...it's our ancient roots kicking in.It makes you feel alive and connected to your soul.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Apr 9

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    Bookstores are filled with so much books to read. They are so interesting and they pique my curiosity all the time.
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 1 Response 18 mins ago

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    I read a lot. And I read fast. I was surrounded by books since birth. My parents and my grandparents were all bookworms. When I was a teenager, I was going through some 200 and up...
    fakehotairbaloon fakehotairbaloon 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I adore the smell of most books, although there are a few exceptions. I also love that lovely musty aroma in used bookstores. Sometimes I will sneak a good sniff of a book I'm...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F Mar 24

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    Sometimes a quote can make a point in a much more concise and clear way than I which is why I like them. This one, I like for it silliness - the absurdity in the sincerity of the...
    salacioustoastlicker salacioustoastlicker 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Words have always been my refuge. Whether I am writing them or reading the stories of others, I love the power that they have and the comfort they can bring. Perhaps that is why I...
    Ailill Ailill 36-40, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I love smelling an old book, i sound such a fool to say that! I love going into an old library, even a charity shop and flicking through an old book, feeling the smell of old...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Basically, when I walk into a bookstore, I feel overwhelmed. It's like I'm surrounded by new adventures and beginnings and I just wonder which one I should start next. Which path I...
    TotallyWoW TotallyWoW 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I like to read because sometimes I drift off into a other world that's better than this one we live in
    Jennylikechoclate123 Jennylikechoclate123 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My idea of a perfect day, would be to spend at least an hour in the lovely book store near my home. And occasionally, I have and hour to spend there and simply rewind and buy a...
    Stephanie2211 Stephanie2211 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 17

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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...
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    I remember I loved to read books when it was all wet and gloomy and foggy outside. It definitely made the PERFECT twilight weather. BUT Now I hate it because I'm in track and I...
    Live5772 Live5772 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I live for the thrill of finding an amazing book among the clutter and random stacks of forgotten literature. There is nothing like the smell of musty pages, aged perfectly. I love...
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    Whenever I enter a bookstore I can stay there for hours. I search for all kinds of books. Though I love Fantasy the most. I only read English books. I can't stand reading books...
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    I do believe this is a huge understatement because i do not like books - i rely on them. Stories and storytelling are everything that's kept me alive this long, otherwise i would...
    PseudoWriter PseudoWriter 16-17, T 1 Response Apr 8

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    A lot of people wouldn't expect that from me, or think I'm weird cause I read for fun. Like I'm sorry? Lol I either spend all my money on movies or books. I do read the more...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 26

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    i like to read books this increase my general knowledge and make me able to know more about things nd to do something new nd interesting in my life..i buy 2 new books from...
    Aarshiaa Aarshiaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Newest Discovery By R. J. Heathorn (* PUNCH, May 9, 1962) A new aid to rapid--almost magical--learning has made its appearance. Indications are that if it catches on all the...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Sometimes I'll just smell the strangest things. Twice in the past few weeks I've smelt a strange perfume that I know for a fact neither my mother or I owns. Sometimes I'll also...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I like to smell good that's why I always use shampoos, body lotions, deodorants, and perfumes with good smells. It may sound silly but I love my own body scent because its always...
    HariMi HariMi 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I love Julie b. jones (first English reading!)...I love all Harry potter series...I also love Jane Austen novels....a walk to remember...fahrenheit451...Frankenstein....I LOVE...
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    strangerinacrowd strangerinacrowd 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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