Most all of you in the known world know of Mitch Teemley’s wit and wisdom and his undying love of God, family, and books. (Okay, gotta add to that: movies and music,
producing, scripting, scoring, acting. teaching, preaching, writing…you get the idea. The list grows and grows.) He is a dedicated, motivated human being who surely must get up in the morning and say, “God, what do you want me to do today?” and that is what he does and does it well.
So, back to the subject at hand: Books. Having failed miserably to convince some junkies
of the technical world that no matter how digitized we become or how convenient it is, there is no electronic device that can replace the ambiance and the power of the printed book, I recalled an article that was published on Mitch’s Power of Story blog. (an excerpt from Mitch Teemley’s article:)
“I can’t remember when I wasn’t in love with books—with the places they took me, the things they made me feel, and the ideas they introduced me to.
As early as I can recall, I would thrum their pages, feather their edges, and breath deep their aromae so that later, as I drifted off to sleep, I could recall “the smell of” Huckleberry Finn or The Call of the Wild or The Three Musketeers. (Ahem. Don’t think literal here, think literary.)
There were newbook smells—paper, ink, and binding (or, in the case of paperbacks, glue—wonderful glue). There were oldbook smells, faded versions of the former with all kinds of exotic mold overlaid. And not just any mold, but bookmold. Libraries are virtual harems of bookmold. Be still, my beating heart!” Mitch Teemley, The Power of Story
I will repeat the link to the full article: https://mitchteemley.com/2014/12/02/ill-buy-a-kindle-when-they-create-a-book-smell-app/
Check out the rest of The Power of Story blog…it is a veritable treasure trove.