There are many reasons why Kindles (and other e-readers) are so awesome. Trying to carry our entire library around would certainly break most of our bones and, in this heat, leave us a sweaty puddle of soggy pages.
The only thing they can’t do is smell like actual books, which, if you’re a secret book sniffer like us and were once banned from the library because it was deemed ‘too weird’, is a major disadvantage.
But then we smelled a rat here at Spin Alley HQ and no, that’s not one of the scents available from Smell of Books – although Crunchy Bacon, Classic Musty and Eau, You Have Cats are. We wanted to believe. Really we did. But after doing some novel-worthy detective work of our own (a few minutes clicking on stuff and speculating on Twitter) we spied that the site is in fact owned by a company called Duro Sport Electronics which in itself looks to be not a real business.
We wanted cook books smelling of bacon and who on earth knows what romance and horror would smell like – the possibilities are endless…
Where this all leads, who knows. One thing we do know here at Spin Alley towers is that we’re bitterly disappointed our Kindles still smell like plastic.
Stupid, lightweight, durable, fits-entire-libraries-in-our-handbag plastic.
Angharad is a former radio journalist balancing a career in PR with an insatiable writing habit that spans more topics than she can count on her smaller-than-average hands. She's passionate about the media, women's rights and politics with a love of travel, culture, entertainment and all things lifestyle on the side. Interests include prolific online shopping (bit of a reputation in the office), musicals, dinosaurs (be honest, they're awesome) and tweeting anything and everything from @Welsh_PR