The Allure of Magazines: A dozen quality reads

Posted By on March 18, 2010

Today I got a reminder that it’s time to resubscribe to Allure Magazine, along with the current issue. The only problem with that is that I am not a subscriber. In fact, this is the first time that particular magazine has ever crossed my threshold. Now, I don’t know much about t he magazine, so I’m in no position to put it down too harshly, but … how can I say it? It’s a beauty magazine, and I don’t really buy beauty magazines. Unless you’re talking about how to make a garden beautiful. Then you’ve got my attention. If I were going to subscribe to a new magazine, I can think of a dozen that I’d rather get.

  1. Envoy
  2. Carmelite Digest
  3. Reader’s Digest (Or even better, the French Edition)
  4. Sunset
  5. Popular Science
  6. Better Homes and Gardens
  7. FamilyFun
  8. Prevention
  9. National Geographic
  10. Analog Science Fiction & Fact (which would, of course, be handed straight over to my Charming and Patient Husband)
  11. The Tightwad Gazette
  12. Magnificat

Nothing against beauty magazines, but they just aren’t my thing. And why they thought I’d “renew” a magazine I never subscribed to in the first place is beyond me. A nice meander through the world of National Geographic sounds so very much more interesting.


3 Responses to “The Allure of Magazines: A dozen quality reads”

  1. Lucy says:

    This isn’t a comment about your post per se, so you don’t need to publish it. I just wanted to invite you to “Kids say the darndest things Friday” blog hop at:

    We’d love to have you join the fun and share your stories. I’m sure that you have some real gems!

    In Christ,

  2. Aw, that was worth sharing. Anyway, once you’ve had a post approved, you aren’t moderated anymore… so it accomplishes a greater purpose. 🙂

  3. Shushan says:

    Yay! Another fan! I remember the Tightwad Gazette very well! In fact, I still have all the issues, if the mice haven’t eaten the box where they are stored. When she put out book versions of the newsletters, I got those too, and gave her books out as presents for years, whenever I encountered them again.

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