Friday, February 18, 2022

Another reading rabbit hole

Remember the adorable book IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE?

"If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk.   When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask for a straw..."

Otherwise known by grown-ups as "going down a rabbit hole."

You who are among the curious know exactly what I'm talking about.

Reading books on our Kindle encourages these rabbit hole forays by allowing us to highlight a word or a phrase in the book we're reading to do a web search.  Wonderful!  No more putting your book down to reach for a dictionary, or to jot down a name, a place, a recipe, or a quote you want to learn a little more about.  Just highlight and search  -   VOILĂ€!   I've been known to get so wrapped up in the search, I totally forget about my book for awhile.  

Getting back to what I was going to say . . . recently approved my request to read an eARC of The Perfume Companion

Although it was a book I might never have had pop up on my radar, I ended up reading it from cover to cover, finding it fascinating.

I have always loved perfume and have a virtual storefront of fragrances on a shelf if my own.

Many I no longer wear.

Especially now that I am head over heels in love with (aka addicted to) Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Baccarat Rouge 540.  Admittedly, it is out of my price range.  But.  I did treat myself to a bottle.  No apologies.  I am worth it.  (Than you, Cybill Shepherd).

Anyhooooo . . .

Back to what I was saying . . .

The Perfume Companion sent me down a rabbit hole to explore perfume books.

There's a gracious plenty.

Not all as enjoyable as The Perfume Companion, but still interesting and fun.

Coincidently, novels featuring fragrances have always been of interest. 

Stories and myths are in abundance and play a large part in the history, and mystery, of perfume.

These are a few I've enjoyed over the years.

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