After spending the better part of the morning and early afternoon sorting through Violet’s old clothes in the house and also in the storage building, I poured myself a tall glass of water and sat down in my comfy chair to read for a bit. Besides some ads from the Sunday paper (I’m a tad slow getting the paper read), there was only one magazine on the coffee table — Parenting.
But I don’t want to read Parenting. Where is that new Scrapbooks Etc. I bought the other day?
I get up to go find the magazine I want, along the way collecting the other various magazines laying around the house.
These are just the most recent magazines I have received. I have another pile of older magazines in the scrapbook room, waiting to be read. In my defense, I have made significant progress in this endeavor.
That is, until the new month’s magazines arrive in the mailbox.
I think I’m addicted to magazines. I used to be addicted to books, but these days I can count on both hands the number of books I read in a year (I used to read a book a week, at least). Magazines are great for people with short attention spans or who get called away from their reading a lot (i.e. parents). Also, in the evenings I can probably manage to finish an article before passing out from sheer exhaustion. It takes me an insane amount of time to finish a book now, because I only read 2 or 3 pages in a night before I fall asleep with the book open!
I am always looking for a good read, be it a book or a magazine. What about you? What are you reading? What do you recommend?