Friday, September 26, 2008

Magazines

I think I am addicted to magazines. I subscribe to:
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Redbook
  • Ladies Home Journal
  • More
  • Guideposts
  • Discover
  • Readers Digest
  • Grand (? something like that, It's a mag for grandparents)
  • Plus, I get a couple of monthly magazines from work.

So, I get all these magazines every month. They come in the mail and then I stuff them in a drawer of the end table, and there they sit. They sit there until I can't stuff another magazine in the drawer. Then I decide I need to read them. So, I drag them all out and sort them by month. I have to read the oldest ones first. I don't know why? But that is the way I do it.

Then I have a magazine marathon. I will read nothing but magazines for several days until I have a big recycle pile. I never seem to get completely caught up. There is always a month or two in the drawer.

I keep thinking that when the renewal comes up that I'll let a few go. But then they send me the last chance price and it is usually too good to pass up. I think I got More and Readers Digest for $5 a year, and Redbook for $8. So, I renew for another year and the cycle continues.

Do you think I have a problem? Does anyone else read like me or do you read each magazine when it comes and promptly recycle it?

3 comments:

mc tacker said...

My name is Mary, and I too, am a magazine hoarder. I hide them under the bed, in boxes under my desk, and I tote along a bag full every time we drive anywhere, all the while desperatly trying to catch up on my reading.

I found your blog through Jill Shalvis'. I saw where you stated that you had no readers, and I thought *everyone's blog should have readers* so here I am :)

Tina said...

Hi Mary,
thanks for visiting. What kinds of magazines do you read? I hope to see you again soon.

Mary said...

The magazines I receive include:
Shape
More
Grand
Computer Shopper
PC World
Midwest Living
Southern Living
Country Home
and probably a few more that I can't remember right now.

My favorites from the list are Midwest Living and Computer Shopper.

What are your favorites?