The Five Senses of Reading
This tag was created by Youtube Channel theteenreads. She asks us to explore our senses and smell, taste and feel some books! Bit of a weird one but I went with it!
SMELL- What is best smelling book and worst smelling book?
I am one of those people who likes the smell of old books. However, I was a bit suspicious when the 'old book smell' picture started going around:
Apparently it is bullshit:
I still like the smell of old books though and I think whoever 'someone who works in a paper factory' is sounds very bitter! New books smell good too. Books that smell bad are damp books that have been dropped in the bath. Ugh.
FEELING- What do you like your books to feel like? (The cover texture)
I usually much prefer the feel of hardcovers because they are, for the most part, more silky and just feel nicer! I also like covers with texture and unusual fabrics or cloth bound books. I like owning unusual books so anything other than paper is probably going to get my attention.
SIGHT- What book made it feel almost as though you were watching a movie in your head?
Recently, I read the play 'Sweeney Todd' by C.G Bond and it was very much like watching a film in my head! Lots of villainous asides and stirring cauldrons.
In terms of action, reading 'The Immortal Rules' by Julie Kagawa was just like watching a vampire/action film right inside my brain!
SOUND- What is the best book you have read about music?
None. I don't think I have read aa book about music. I do want to read 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan at some point though:
TASTE- What book made your mouth water of delicious descriptions of food, etc.?
To be honest, I can't think of many but I did absolutely LOVE the descriptions of food in the Harry Potter books. Pumpkin Pie, Butterbeer, Bertie Bott's, Chocolate Frogs, all the Feast food...mmm.
I remember reading 'Like Water For Chocolate' by Laura Esquivel a long time ago too which, although an awful book, did have some yummy food descriptions and recipes in it at the start of each chapter!
That concludes my 5 Senses of Reading. Sensual.