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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Magazine addiction


It’s official! I’m addicted to magazines!

Years ago I used to spend tons of money each year on magazine subscriptions. Among them were Self, Writer’s Digest, Essence… and maybe a couple of others. When things got a little tight I let my subscriptions go except for Writer’s Digest (hey, that’s work related) and put the money toward bills.

Since then when I’ve had the money, I’ve picked up magazines here and there on the newsstands. But when I realized that O was cheaper with a subscription I dropped hints to the hubby and got that one for a mother’s day gift. Then when I saw free-trial subscription ads and free issues on the Internet, I quickly filled them out. Now the number of magazines that come to our house is staggering… well, maybe not staggering, but it made me realize that there is an addiction. (And, whisper, I think my teenage daughter is becoming addicted too!)

Here’s a list of the ones that have arrived in the past three weeks:


O The Oprah Magazine


All*you


BabyTalk


Elle D├ęcor

Interview

Redbook

Family Fun

American Baby

Country Living

People

Prism (it’s my local hospital’s health guide)

Remedy

There’s also Vibe and Vibe Vixen, but I haven’t seen those in awhile so maybe the subscriptions ended. I recently picked up (from the store) issues of Essence, Yoga Journal, Quick & Simple and Everyday with Rachel Ray.

Amber gets Brio & Beyond, Teen Vogue, Good Housekeeping (she always gives that one to me!), Seventeen, TV Guide and Cookie. This isn’t including the many catalogues that she gets: Victoria’s Secret, Alloy, Pottery Barn Teen, Pottery Barn Bed & Bath, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and one more that she can’t remember.

Uh, I think that’s it.

Out of all those magazines I think about two are paid subscriptions. I get excited just thinking about it so I gotta go now and read some magazines!
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