Ok, I have a confession to make. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not anything like, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I watched all of season one of Gossip Girl in two days because I felt bad for never giving it a chanceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. and may have ended up liking the show due to its trashiness.Ã¢â‚¬Â ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not my confession. My confession is that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m - well, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a book sniffer. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not alone in this. When IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m at the bookstore, I see people secretly sniffing books. I have no shame in this. I think one of the best parts of a book is that it has a good smell (I have a point to this blog, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t worry).
I recently took a little vacation to PawleyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Island. One great part of vacation is reading a few books while relaxing on the beach. I brought four books with me and bought one while on vacation. I was on the plane ride home reading my new David Sedaris book (which is absolutely great, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m biased since he is my favorite author). The person next to me opened up her book, only it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a book. It was an e-book. I knew such things existed. However, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d never actually seen a person with one and I was completely fascinated. I know that deep down I want one. My purse was filled with books that took up a good portion of space.
I know the positives and negatives if I were to get an e-book. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure the positives are endless because everyone loves technology, but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think the negatives are endless. I can only think of one negative: It doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t smell like a book. If they could have a scratch and sniff on the screen of the e-book, I would be in heaven!! Until that day comes, I think I will just have to continue being old fashioned and buying books to sniff. Actually, I take that back. I would totally use it for text books because those never smell that great. Trust me, I should know!!