Do You Sniff The Pages?

by Jenn (eating bender) on December 19, 2011

I have been sharing the below post through every social media platform available to me today. It’s a very sweet read, and those of you who love the way books can take you to imaginary worlds and back, all while causing you to think about life in new ways, will get a kick out of it.

If you have a moment, check out the link below!

A Girl You Should Date

By the way, I am completely guilty of sniffing the pages. They need to find a way to bottle that.

Help me feel a little less crazy. Do you smell the pages, too?

And on that note, I’m off to do some reading and writing of my own. Happy Monday!


1 loftyappetite December 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Aw love this! Can you imagine that our kids (or hopefully not til grandkids) may not know what a book is? schools and colleges are turning to electronic textbooks, the world of the future will all be in a kindle/ipad. as cool as it is, and as badly as i want a kindle for Christmas, it’s so sad!! Smelling a Kindle is not the same! 😉

2 Jenn (eating bender) December 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I honestly can’t imagine! I’m with you – I love technology but it’s not the same (and definitely not as fragrant, haha)! I could go on many tangents – the biggest one being related to writing. I don’t know about you but the act of writing, highlighting, note taking, etc. with my hand makes me remember/learn so much better than just having it all on a screen. I’m sure that won’t disappear forever, but it is definitely a sad thought!

3 Kris December 19, 2011 at 3:34 pm

this is SO awesome!

AND… another reason we are kindred spirits, Jenn – I *always* smell the pages of books, new and old, I love how they smell!

…and when I met Jason, I was startled then delighted that he does the same thing. it is not rare for one of us to approach the other with an open book, fanning the pages to smell…


4 Jenn (eating bender) December 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm

This comment put such a smile on my face. :) We truly are kindred spirits – and I love that Jason does the same thing. That is so amazing!!!!

5 BroccoliHut December 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Fellow page sniffer here!! Library books are the best for it :)

6 Jenn (eating bender) December 20, 2011 at 10:08 am

I agree! I think that’s what I loved most about reading books in school. Well, that and the actual reading, of course. 😉

7 Joy December 22, 2011 at 3:22 am

I absolutely do – there’s lifetimes in those pages I want as many senses as possible to experience them

8 Jenn (eating bender) December 22, 2011 at 9:27 am

Love this answer, Joy – I completely agree! :)

9 Judi Nadreau (@JudiNadreau) January 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

True story: Smelling the pages of books made/makes me dizzy. It used to turn my stomach in school and can/could actually make me ill. I used to get sick walking into a library!

I don’t know if this is because I’ve had allergies or something else. I’ve always been very sensitive to scents. My husband and son could not wear aftershave … I’ve had my son wash his off when he used to overdose when dating.

I have to admit it was much worse when I was younger. But, I love my kindle! I am such a reader and would feel such a loss without being able to read hours a day.

10 Jenn (eating bender) January 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Aw, that’s too bad! It definitely sounds like an allergy. I haven’t gotten on the Kindle bandwagon yet, but I know it would be super convenient to have while traveling!

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