I haven’t been to the library lately. I have two overdue books and one book on reserve, but I just can’t make myself go there. Partly because it’s a pain to go with Annalyn these days. Apparently, it’s more fun to push buttons on the self-checkout machine than to sit still while Mommy checks out her books. But partly because I just can’t handle picking up one more thing to read.
But that’s crazy! I love to read! Reading is my favorite thing! How can I feel this way? Where are these feelings coming from? Why am I exclaiming so loudly on my blog?
Oh yeah. If it’s not the 118 blogs I subscribe to, it might be the five (5) magazines I’m reading at one time.
And I wonder why my head hurts and my eyes are getting blurry . . .
What’s your favorite thing to read? How many magazines do you get each month?
my favorite to read are novels. just finished jodi picoult’s newest… mmm… she’s a delicious writer.
I do love Jodi Picoult. I’m finishing an older novel of hers right now so I can read her new one. I highly recommend My Sister’s Keeper. After all, the movie will be coming out soon.
P.S. This doesn’t even include the magazine I get AT WORK! :)
You know, I’ve never read Jodi Picoult. She’s on my list to-read, but haven’t dove in yet. (Dove in? Is that right? It sounds weird…)
Lauren, I have seen the preview for that movie twice now, and I’m just not sure. It looks sooooo sad!
i get two photo mags, but i think one of them comes every 2 months. and at that, it’s good if i open them and at least look at the pictures! i just don’t have time to read i guess!
and 118 blogs?! holy cows, woman! how do you keep them all straight?!
I’m sure the movie won’t do the book justice. I’m sure it will be VERY sad though but also great as well. James has no desire to see it so I have to find someone to go with or wait until it’s out on DVD.
I much prefer a good book to a magazine. I finished Molokai’ by Alan Brennert about a Leper colony on a Hawaiian Island…very good. Beneath a Marble Sky By John Shors, a love story about the building of the Taj Mahal (fictional)…started out good, but kind of boring by the end…it did spur me to research the building the the Taj Mahal, which fascinated me. I love books that cause me to research the true event. One of my favorites was My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult…I love Jody Picout, all of her novels face a very controversial topic bringing up both views. My favorite magazine? Dwell…Love it! or Cuisine At Home…I love cooking recipes that veer from your average ho hum.
I get about three magazines per month and I got them free through various promotions!
I always have about three books that I am reading at any given time…and they take me about a month each to read- getting in a few pages a day before bed :)
i have scaled back a lot on my magazines.
i only really get two now: sunset and shape.
This is sort of like introducing you to my drug dealer, but …
Half Price Books sells magazines at half price. Or for as little as 50 cents. I just bought 20 (yes, TWENTY) back issues of Domino for a grand total of $10 (yes, TEN AMERICAN DOLLARS).
So, uh, I, too, am in a bit of a reading coma.
I just finished Feminie Appeal, but am in the midst of an old Agatha Christie novel as well as a Gilbert Morris I hadn't read yet. One of my favorite questions to ask friends is what are you reading right now? It brings about a lot of good recommendations as well as a lot of interesting conversations;)
And I get Cosmo, Family Fun, Old Schoolhouse and Taste of Home.
My favorite thing to read are blogs!
I receive a free year subscription to Women's Running each time I'm in the Irongirl 10K (this Sunday, btw!), and I'll soon be receiving Coastal Living again. They bribed me with 11 issues for $10.00, which I thought was reasonable.
And then you know about my newest book challenge… The Ministry of Intercession by Andrew Murray. So far I've finished two chapters and the question that keeps coming to mind while reading is… "Uh?"
As much as I want to read them, I've given up on magazine reading…they just collect dust in my magazine rack. I'm all about trying to keep up with the 148 blogs I follow (and am failing miserably at it with over 1100 unread posts).
OMG! My new favorite website is AWKWARDFAMILYPHOTOS.COM! Did you see the one where they are all sitting in the tree? I CRIED, I laughed so hard! I am glad you see the humor too, one more reason to love ya!!
am i the only one who noticed that there are 6 magazines in that picture?
I guess so. I'm not sure what's worse: the fact that I can't count, or the fact that my other friends can't, either!
In my defense, I don't normally read one of those magazines – it was just a one-time deal.