I was caught. On the bus home from school yesterday, I was caught ... smelling a book.
It's even one of the things I do when judging whether to buy a book in a bookstore. This is the process I go through:
- Look at the cover. We all know the old axiom, don't judge a book by it's cover, but millions of people around the world do just that, and so do I. I know, it's terrible, considering that the writer has little or no input into what goes on the cover of their book (excluding the title), but if the cover looks nice, then I take it or the shelf and proceed to step 2.
- Read the back of the book. This is what it's all about: the story. This step requires me to be hooked by the description of the story on the back of the book.
- Smell the book. Self-explanatory. It just better smell good.
- Start reading. Page 1. I read. Sometimes I read a chapter, or maybe just a few pages. If I'm still interested in the story, and want to read the whole thing, then it's to the counter.
And so does this guy:
So, in the comments, tell me what you think. Am I crazy? Am I the only one? Or do you smell your books too?