My reading habits extend beyond hardcovers and paperbacks; I love reading magazines. (Also, for many years I was strong-armed into supporting young family members who pimped magazine subscriptions for school fund raisers.) Many of my subscriptions have expired and only one magazine shows up in my mailbox these days.
Cottage Living was one of my favorite magazines but recently became a victim of the tanking economy. The parent company now sends me Coastal Living as a replacement–a nice magazine–but Cottage Living was more my style. For your reading pleasure, here are the magazines I’ve subscribed to at various points in my life.
Sassy (Loved this one as a teenager!)
Seventeen (I liked the prom issue best.)
Highlights (My mom ordered it for me…I loved Goofus and Gallant and always sided with Goofus cause I’m a bad egg.)
Bop (Let’s not discuss this…)
Vanity Fair (Too many advertisements…but I loved the Proust Questionnaire on the last page.)
Martha Stewart Living (Crafts shouldn’t take weeks to complete and cost hundreds of dollars…Halloween issue is the best!)
Vermont Life (I want to be crunchy and live in VT…)
Cottage Living (Realistic decorating tips and vacation ideas in every other issue–now defunct. Boo!)
Travel (Yeah, sure…I’ll be traveling to the Maldives really soon. Ha.)
Town & County (For a short time, I was entertaining the idea of being an heiress…)
Real Simple (Clever ideas and organization tips!)
Blue Print (A Martha Stewart magazine for the 20 & 30-something crowd.)
Paula Deen (I love butter, what can I say?!?)
New York Magazine (My dad refers to this one as a liberal rag…)
Everyday with Rachel Ray (Another failed attempt at finding decent recipes that I will eat.)
Newsweek (I tried to be a bit more globally-minded…but this isn’t the best vehicle for that.)
People (I’m humiliated to admit this one but it was back when I was in college, if that’s any excuse.)
So jump aboard! Which magazines do you subscribe to? If you don’t get any magazines, I’m going to fill out a bunch of those ANNOYING little cards for you, checking off the ”Bill Me YOU Later!” option. Then you will be forced onto the band wagon with me.
*Note: This isn’t a case of deja vu if this post seems familiar…I blogged about this topic on my life blog a while back.