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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Weekly Geeks #10 - Magazines

Due to Dewey's Read-a-Thon last weekend there was no activity for us Weekly Geeks. I was looking forward to this week to get back in the routine. Unfortunately for me, the topic this time around is magazines ... and I don't read them.

That's not to say that I never pick up a magazine. As I've said before, I'm a reading addict - I'll read anything, anytime, anywhere - so if there's a magazine laying around and I don't have a book handy, I'll read it. But I don't subscribe to any magazines or read any publications regularly.

My husband gets several magazines, but I make him rotate his subscriptions. He's only allowed 2 subscriptions at a time (for financial reasons and the fact that he often doesn't actually READ them!). I think his Maxim ended but he's still getting a NASCAR one. Sometime there are Fire House mags too, but since his injury and mandatory retirement I often toss them before he sees them (not to be mean! It's because they depress him now.)

Kiddo gets Lego Club Magazine and lots of Lego catalogs. Those are his favorite things to look at when he's in bed. My in-laws also get him Clubhouse, Jr. but he doesn't seem to care much about that one yet.

Then there's me and I don't get any magazines in the mail ... but I do get BOOKS! Between PaperbackSwap, bloggers contests, and publishers/promotors I seem to have a steady stream of books arriving in the mail. And that makes me much happier than any magazine ever could!

If you'd like to read about people NOT like me to actually DO subscribe to magazines click here to check out the 40+ other Weekly Geek posts. UPDATE: You need to read this post especially - in my opinion, it's the best one on this week's topic.


Lezlie said...

I'm not much of a magazine reader either. I do pick up the new issue of Bookmarks Magazine whenever that comes out, and I thumb through ESPN Magazine when we get it to read any NBA news and read the snarky photo captions. :-)


Julie said...

Ok, I am totally blushing. That was the BEST compliment! :-) And OMG there is a Lego magazine? I adore Legos -- that's the one thing my kids know I will always say yes about, whether it's will you play with me or can we buy these.

Heather J. said...

Lezlie - I've been hearing a lot about Bookmarks, but I'm afraid if I read it my TBR list will grow exponentially! ~LOL~

Julie - You're quite welcome. And yes, there IS a Lego Magazine and it's really cute too. I'm so with you on the Lego thing - kiddo is addicted to them, and I go along with it completely. I LOVE building with Legos!

Rebecca said...

I used to subscribe to a LOT of magazines, but I didn't read them all either.

By the way, I appreciate all your comments on my blog. I check in here every day. I don't comment every day (obviously), but I look in. :)

BTW, have you read "Beautiful Boy"? It's excellent. A bit "rough," but drug addiction is. It's well written, honest, and just GREAT!

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