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It occurs to me that I might have an addiction. To purchasing magazines. Seriously. I cannot get enough of them. I “only” subscribe to four, but I sure do a great job of pretending I subscribe to others.

Every month, I look forward to opening my mailbox and seeing Style at Home, Oxygen, Clean Eating and Canadian Living.

Every time I’m in the store, I look for new issues of Today’s Parent, Parenting, House and Home, Kitchens, Better Homes and Gardens, Fitness, Fitness RX, Shape, Health, Best Health, so on and so forth. Our coffee table is piled high with back issues. As is my nightstand.

I heart magazines. I heart thumbing through their pages. I heart looking at their designs. I heart reading through their stories and perusing their images. They keep me company on the treadmill and stationary bike, at the doctor’s office, when I’m nursing my small child and when I’m kicking back on the couch.

Perhaps I should look into an e-Reader and score some electronic subscriptions. But then I’d be giving up the actual art of thumbing through a magazine.

I’m not sure I’m ready for that.


Anyone have e-Reader suggestions? Do you subscribe to magazines? Love it? Hate it?

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2 thoughts on “Addiction

  1. Heather says:

    I love magazine. I am doing a great job at getting some of my favorites for $5.00 or less for a year. I love Real Simple. I just got a years renewal from one of my cleaning customers as there Christmas gift to me. That is the only one that I never see discounted enough. I could handle an e-reader for a book. But I too like to hold the magazine, tear out recipes and coupons.

  2. Tracey J. says:

    Hi Jill,
    I’m glad to see you are posting again. I’ve been checking back once in a while to see what was new, but also knew you were busy. Congratulations on new baby. I absolutely can relate to what you wrote about becoming a mother – overwhelming and underwhelming. My babies are 8 and 10 and there are always new adjustments, whatever age. It’s a journey.

    On a lighter note, I am a magazine fan and becoming increasingly grumpier every time I check the mailbox for my “People” (*embarrassing to admit) and it is not there. My advice: embrace this past time and enjoy those magazines.

    Keep writing.

    Your Alaskan cousin,

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