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There's Nothing More Comforting Than a Real Book...

And I agree (post inspired by a college classmate who is also behind the Live... As If You Like It blog)

People usually associate their life through seeing and experiencing things, places, and events; but I also experience my life through specific smells.  And growing up in a post-war fixer upper with a small makeshift library in Pasay City, the smell of old, worn down, and well-loved hard bound books were what filled my waking days and fitfully sleepy nights.

And because of this, I am deeply elated with the smell of books, whether new or old.  And although in keeping up with the times and for more practical reasons,  I will eventually shift to an ebook reader; but I will still cherish and make my child know the importance of the written word through physical tomes.


  1. I know, there is nothing like feeling you get upon opening and smelling a new book =)

  2. hubby and i have not caught up with ebook readers yet... we are still building our own library:-)

  3. I read in whatever format but I still prefer reading the actual book. :D

    I have done some book reviews also, see them here: :)

  4. Ooh... The smell of old books give me the tingles!

  5. We disposed of our books and moved to e-readers to save space due to practicality though

  6. Ako old school pa din. I still prefer reading real books, which I can store on my bookshelf.

  7. the same video was featured in one of the local tv news here in Spain :) that was a fun video!

    Spanish Pinay

  8. The video is just WOW! Props to the person/group who made that. I can't imagine the gazillion photos they took to make that stop-motion video.. >.< Anyway, I like collecting books and although I consider myself quite techie, I still can't trade my good ol' books for ebooks >.<

  9. @Eileen: Couldn't agree with you more. It's so uplifting. =)

    @wendy: I used to have one but I need to part with them because of the move. =(

    Good luck on the library project! =)

    @michi: Yip. Done by the oweners of the store daw. =)

    @michymichymoo: Will check them out! =)

    @Pinay Travel Junkie: Same here. =)

    @stacy: I think we're moving into that direction too. I'm still sad though. =(

    @Ishmael Fischer Ahab: Me too but moving to another country is hard and transporting books is expensive. =(

    @Spanish Pinay: Cool! Wonder if the owners are Spanish? =)

    @Sumi Go: There really is nothing like the fele of a book in your hands but technology nowadays is shifting. I'm trying to stay with the old habits but there will really be no way for me to transport my favorite titles unless I get them in ebook form. =(


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