Saturday, February 19, 2011

Weekend Question?






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Weekend Question:

Have you noticed any patterns? When describing an character authors often use smell. Have you noticed a pattern of woodsy smelling male characters lately? They also use bad boy.



   I think a sense of smell is a great thing to add to a character. I just can't help but notice they all smell like woods.  I like a bad boy but I noticed I really think I could go for a good guy.  Anyone else notice any patterns?



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11 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

If I only could remember what I read last, cos yes last book I read had smells, and it might have been a woodsy smell

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

I do notice that the same descriptions, just worded differently, pop up often. Of course, I can't seem to remember them off the top of my head. The two that come to my mind that I see often are sandalwood and the sea (beach). I also, like you say, read about boys smelling like woods.

I do notice if I've heard the same descriptions before, but I don't think it bothers me.

Nina said...

Indeed, that's true. The last book I read the boy was smelling like wood& cinnamon, he was a bad boy! :)

Catherine Stine said...

Yeah, "mountain men" smell like the forest, fire, earth--probably a euphemism for they need to throw those grubby jeans in the wash more often. LOL

the epic rat said...

Hm, haven't noticed much woodsy smells - maybe spicy and clean-smelling? I'll have to pay more attention! :)

Summer Ross said...

I haven't noticed much of anything in my reading lately- except over described Gothic castles- LOL 19th century literature :) have a fairy wonderful weekend!

Jenny N. said...

Now that you mention it a couple of the male characters I've read in books did have a woodsy smell.

jackie b central texas said...

Nightshade pops to mind immediately as the first thing I noticed was the fact that is how the main female character identified her love interest in the story, by smell... (the smell of spring, of nascent leaves and thawing earth- page 5 in the book describing the underlying scent of Shay)

VICTORIA SAAVEDRA said...

I don't really like the "bad boy" or "good boy" I like a character who is sort of damaged.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I have totally noticed that! Good catch :)

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

YES! Great question! I have an issue with the smell thing LOL

I dont have a great sense of smell so most of the time the smell description goes right through my head... and yep, a LOT of wood smells happening everywhere! LOL