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?
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