How To Read All The Latest Magazines For Free!

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I love magazines!

Sitting down with a freshly made coffee and flipping through the glossy pages is one of my favourite ways to relax.

Unfortunately this can be a very expensive habit, and lots of trees are needed to print the pretty pages.

I currently have a pile of magazines that I am going through, clipping out recipes to try, plus images and quotes/words that I use for making vision boards. When I have finished with them they all go in the recycle bin and very little is actually kept.

I first discovered online magazines a while back when I won a 12 month subscription to ‘O’ Magazine (Oprah’s mag). I have since renewed my subscription twice over, but not anymore.

Thanks to my local library.

I have been an avid library user for decades, as I always borrow a book if possible before I buy it to make sure it is a worthy investment.

My library does have racks full of magazines, but it is very rare that I manage to score a relatively recent copy.

Unless I decide to learn a new craft or something like that, I really have no interest in magazines that are a year or two old.

When I visited the e-magazine section online of my local library, I discovered 150 titles to pick from!

The latest editions of all my favourites magazines are mine to read with a single click.

Best of all I can have access to as many editions as I like, with no return dates and no overdue or lost book fees (yes we have had that happen and found it 6 months later under the front seat of the car).

You will need a good internet connection with plenty of GB’s available to make use of this as most magazines are image heavy and can be quite a few megabytes each or you could end up paying more than the cover price in excess download charges.

Check out your local library online and see if they offer the same, which you would think they should, and while you are at it, grab an ebook or 20 as there are plenty of those available too. This could be the perfect way to learn something new or just make it easier to head to the local coffee shop with your ipad or laptop instead of a pile of magazines.

Now to decide what I want to download first…….so many choices!

Are you a magazine addict too?

Sharing for #IBOT with Essentially Jess.com

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 09:30:04

    I love magazines. I still like the hard copy version because I like to leave them lying around on coffee tables.

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  2. Vanessa
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 11:51:46

    Oh good tip! I know there are some physical magazines at my local library but I hadn’t thought to check out the online ones.

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  3. Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 15:36:51

    I am a magazine addict from way back – but I just don’t like reading the online versions. Old fashioned I know!

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  4. Deborah
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 17:23:55

    Great idea. I have a friend who borrows magazines from our local library all of the time!

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  5. Denyse Whelan Blogs
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 19:12:44

    I used to be a magazine buyer ages ago. Then I read them at doctors’ offices. I find that there are far too many ads these days. However, I enjoy the mags which come with the weekend papers and if I don’t get to read them then I save them up. Denyse #teamIBOT

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  6. sarah @sarahdipity
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 13:31:12

    Oooh I love reading magazines, don’t seem to find enough time to do it these days but I really should. Will have to check out my library’s online selection- thanks for the tip!

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  7. kit@lifethroughthehaze
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 20:25:53

    Wow what a great idea! It had never occurred to me to do this! I have an iPad that I rarely use but I should use it for reading magazines!
    Thanks for the tip!

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  8. EssentiallyJess
    Apr 11, 2016 @ 22:06:40

    I borrowed some last year when I needed to read magazines for TAFE. Honestly though, I’m not a magazine reader. I’d rather sink my teeth into a book or a blog.

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    • Nikki
      Apr 18, 2016 @ 17:15:20

      I do love a good book, but mags are a great way to fill a few minutes when I know I don’t have enough time to read for long. I also find them a great way to get blog post ideas.

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