I was in the grocery store earlier in the week and paused at the magazines on the way to the check-out. I asked myself how long it had been since I purchased one.
Quite some time. I think it was around my birthday back in the winter. I believe I bought a bouquet for myself at Trader Joe’s and a magazine at the store in celebration.
First, they’ve gotten too expensive. And I lost interest in the decor they tended to show in decorating magazines.
And ever problematic, how to store them?
Now I prefer to find inspiration via Pinterest or blogs.
I still have a stack of decorating and gardening magazines, fairly small now, that I have kept just to thumb through occasionally. But it seems I rarely do.
I once purchased magazines frequently. When I had more money. When the decorating was more to my liking.
When I quilted, I bought quilting magazines.
Back in the eighties and nineties I had big stacks of Country Living magazines, and I purchased back issues at garage sales and flea markets.
I don’t think I have a single issue left though.
There was a time when I subscribed to Time and Newsweek and avidly read each issue from cover to cover.
But these days, I get my fill of politics and world news on the internet.
I have my own decorating style that I don’t deviate from a whole heck of a lot. I will always have quilts and colorful decor in my home. So I’m not that interested in discovering new styles.
I’m kind of the same way when it comes to books. I’ve found myself purging so many of my books over the past few years.
Once I realized that I was just moving the same books from home to home, and rarely opening one, I decided that was kind of ridiculous.
I love to read on my Kindle, though I never would have thought I’d say that. It’s kind of nice to read a book and then delete it. And not worrying about storing it once I’ve read it.
Do you still buy magazines and books?