I’ve always been a big fan of magazines. Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve subscribed to a bunch of different ones. Right now, I subscribe to 5 different magazines:
- Every Day with Rachel Ray
- Food Network Magazine
- Better Homes and Gardens
- Taste of Home
I Love Magazines!
If I had the money, I’d probably subscribe to a BUNCH more! But these are the ones I can’t live without. Well, Better Homes and Gardens is a new subscription that I’m trying out. I got the subscription for like $5 on a super sale, and I want to see if I like it.
But Every Day with Rachel Ray, Food Network Magazine, and Taste of Home are my favorite recipe magazines. I love flipping through them and tearing out all of the tasty meal ideas. Sometimes I’ll find some recipes I want to make as-is, other times I just scan through and use the pictures as inspiration for my next great creation!
And Cosmo…well, it’s basically The Bible! (As said in Legally Blonde). I’ve been a subscriber for 5 years and I LOVE this magazine.
But while I really do enjoy rifling through those glossy pages…I’ve found myself slacking in the magazine-reading department lately. And I can’t help but blame it on book blogging! Now that I’ve become a full-fledged book blogger, I’ve become much more competitive and serious about how many books I read.
And magazines don’t count as books. I can’t add each issue to to Goodreads so that it will count towards my yearly challenge goal. And the more time I spend on reading magazines, the less time I spend on reading books. And, honestly, I’d probably rather be reading the book, too.
So, because of this, I now have a HUGE stack of unread magazines just sitting next to my bookshelf, waiting for me to read. I’ve been trying to be better about this lately, trying to read at least one or two a week. But it’s starting to stress me out!
Do you have a big pile of unread magazines? Do you like magazines? Which ones do you subscribe to? Do you find yourself not as willing to read magazines because you’d rather be reading a book?