Thursday, January 20, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: Periodically

This week's BTT question is about what we read other than books: "What magazines/journals do you read?"

I do read magazines. Nothing terribly intellectual. And I'm not going to claim that I actually read all these from cover to cover every week or month, but here we go.

M and I subscribe to just a few bookish periodicals - mainly The New Yorker and TLS (Times Literary Supplement); I also read the New York Times Book Review every week. I used to love Washington Post's Book World, too; but, alas, it is no more.

Other (non-literary) magazines/journals I read or glance at on a fairly regular basis are Doll Reader (to feed my other addiction), and several home decorating type mags: primarily Dwell and Atomic Ranch. Also Elle Decor, mainly because I received a subscription to it when the publishers did away with Metropolitan Home. I also generally read Alcalde (published by the University of Texas Alumni Association) so I can keep up with what's going on with all my fellow Texas Exes (Hook 'em, Horns!).

Occasionally I'll take a look at Smithsonian Magazine - not what it once was, but still a good read. And once or twice a year I'll pick up Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar or Vogue (love the "big" September issues); I don't subscribe to any of those, but they're great for summertime reading at the beach or by the pool.

Oh, and one more. Though I hate to admit it, these days I actually do find myself reading those AARP magazines that come every month. Senior citizen? Who? Me?


  1. Years ago when I lived in the country I subscribed to many of the women's magazines, but no more, I find they are nothing like they were when I read them regularly. Now that I have more time to read I prefer books.

  2. We don't subscribe to any magazines, but my mom passes her old ones on to me. I have a huge stack of them sitting waiting for my attention.

  3. Most of the magazines in our house belong to the magazines and Consumer Reports. But here's my answer:

  4. here's mine

  5. I'm going to wager that Atomic Ranch is about modern decor?

  6. A lot of people are listing the New Yorker. I've never been a big mag fan though I like fitness and crunchy granola mommy issues, sometimes.


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