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.