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I Have A Confession

Ok, I have a confession to make. It’s not anything like, “I watched all of season one of Gossip Girl in two days because I felt bad for never giving it a chance…. and may have ended up liking the show due to its trashiness.” That’s not my confession. My confession is that I’m - well, I’m a book sniffer. I’m sure that I’m not alone in this. When I’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, don’t worry).

I recently took a little vacation to Pawley’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 I’m biased since he is my favorite author). The person next to me opened up her book, only it wasn’t a book. It was an e-book. I knew such things existed. However, I’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.

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I know the positives and negatives if I were to get an e-book. I’m sure the positives are endless because everyone loves technology, but I don’t think the negatives are endless. I can only think of one negative: It doesn’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!!

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  1. Ruby Gottlieb, June 24, 2008 at 1:25 p.m.

    You're a little ahead of me...I watched the entire season of Gossip Girl in a week...it's now one of my favorites and I can't wait for Season 2. So over the top it was great.

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