Secret Addiction

by Lesley on January 9, 2012 · 7 comments

in for fun

I feel the need to make a confession.

I’m a magazine hoarder.

I (we) currently have 11 subscriptions to the following publications: Sunset, Marie Claire, Fast Company, Time, Real Simple, Travel & Leisure, Budget Travel, Sactown, AFAR, Money and Self. In case you’re wondering, it’s rare that I read through all of them but Sunset, Marie Claire, and Real Simple usually take priority. My mom just gave me Self for Christmas and that will likely join the queue of must reads.

I tell myself this addiction is okay, especially because many of the magazines are a result of having too few air miles to use on a trip, but too many to let go to waste. Thus, magazine addiction.

However, I’m also a blog addict. Like, I read a lot of blogs. So many that I can’t even admit the number.

Do you subscribe to magazines, or is that soooo 1999? If so, which ones? Or, have blogs captured your attention instead? What are your favorites?

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susie
susie

I love magazines but have stopped them all to save $$. But my DIL gave me a subscription to my favorite MORE (for older women) for Christmas! Otherwise I read lots of online magazines and buy used Vogues at the Library!

PC
PC

I am not exactly a magazine hoarder in the sense that I subscribe to so many magazines, but I am in the sense that I've subscribed to a few and kept every single issue. I was JUST talking to Tonya about this a few days ago. I have piles and piles of magazine from 2 or 3 subscriptions but from over the course of almost 10 years. I want to think of some cool idea to do with them, but have not yet thought of one. So until then, I maintain the piles.

Lauren
Lauren

Love magazines. Can't get enough of them. I also like to trade them with my Mom and sister. There is something so relaxing and enjoyable about sitting around a pool with your girlfriends as you all comment on trashy celebrity gossip and the latest styles.

Amy
Amy

I love me a good glossy. Or 5. I am totally hooked, but rarely find time to sit and read! My google reader is also full each morning as if I didn't have enough items pulling at my time each day. I love that you love mags too!

Anna Q
Anna Q

I am so right-there-with-you on this that I can't help myself from saying something cheesy like Guuurrrl you know I love a good trashy magazine. Also, why am I not reading your old magazines?! I expect some "holiday decorating tips" in Anna's diaper bag next time I babysit.

elena daciuk
elena daciuk

aah...love finding a fellow magazine hoarder...currently subscribed to vogue, harper's bazaar, marie claire, elle, more, town and country, instyle, allure... yes...the miles help in my obsession...but even if i didn't use the miles...i would probably still be indulging...like you..i read a lot of blogs as well...but there is something about having that magazine in hand...indulging in each page... probably the same reason why i don't have a kindle...i want a book i can open up and read...feel the pages...haha or am i just a tad old-fashioned?