Time to start the week, so let's head over to Should Be Reading and check out this weeks question!
This week’s musing asks…
Do you read magazines? If so, which ones? If not, why not?
Do I read magazines you ask.
With all the books I have around here to read, why in the world would I get magazines as well?
That would just be madness, madness I tell ya!
So yes, of course I do!
I hesitate to list them all. I could look at the pile of TBR magazines that is on my kitchen counter next to (one of) the TBR book pile. But that would be too easy. In fact, I am fairly familiar with the pile because I sorted them the other day, by subject. Then I attacked one subject and read all the magazines in that sub-set before moving on to the next. I have a few more to go, but that is what days off are for. Or it that for reading books. Or doing laundry. Or going to the supermarket. Or trimming the hedges...
So back to the question...what magazines do I read?
National Geographic (great photos) is one of my favorites..even if I am a few months behind. Happily, their stories rarely go out of date, do they? And I can also read that one on my iPad, where they add additional material, just so it takes even longer! I also read Nat Geo Traveler. (great photos)..and Conde Naste Traveler. Hmmm...do I still get Travel and Leisure? Not sure about that one, but you still might see a theme. Yes, I like to travel and when I am not doing it, I still like to read about it.
I used to subscribe to a couple of food/cooking magazine, but I let them lapse and now get only America's Test Kitchen Cooks Illustrated, which is without question one of my favorites.
Then there are a couple of computer magazines, Smart Computing..not that it has made my computing any smarter...and PC World, because it is a PC world and I must know if any nice new 'toys' will be
Then there is my dream of living in Maine, which resulted in a subscription to Down East magazine. If I can't live there, at least I can 'visit' for a bit each month, and plan things to see and do on my next visit. I also read Yankee magazine..mainly for the Maine articles. Add Coastal Living to the list too...because I love the coast and would love to live even closer to it, like out the window close. Preferably in Maine.
For something a bit more offbeat, I subscribe to Eastern Fly Fishing, a magazine about fly fishing..mainly in the eastern part of the country. I don't actually fly fish. Actually, I have been fly fishing several times but would hesitate to call myself a fly fisher. Still, I love the magazine. Also perhaps a bit odd is my subscription to the American Rifleman, since I do not own a rifle. Yet. But it comes with my NRA membership, another story.
There are, believe it or not, more.
But I will not go on.
Madness, madness I tell ya!
Still, I am comforted by the knowledge that there used to be even more, but I have let a good number of subscriptions lapse over the years. People magazine..gone. Newsweek...gone. Gardening magazine gone as well.
So I am doing better.