Do You Have Subscriptions To Any Magazines?

Do your reading habits include magazines? And if so, do you have subscriptions to one or more?

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Do You Have Subscriptions To Any Magazines?

4 thoughts on “Do You Have Subscriptions To Any Magazines?”

  1. I used to have a subscription to Entertainment Weekly. I enjoyed keeping up on popular culture, from TV to book releases to music to movies to theater to video games and so on. After several years of that, I needed a break and I let my subscription lapse, and then I never got back into it.

    The only magazine I read regularly now is a magazine about comic books from the 70s and 80s (the era when I started reading comics back in the day). I don’t have a subscription, though.

    In general, I really like the idea of a magazine: a regular publication on a particular topic. I appreciate that you can have a magazine devoted to just about any esoteric interest you can imagine. I don’t like the advertising, although I understand that is the way many of them are able to stay in business and/or keep the cover price down.

    In my day, I’ve sampled a wide variety of magazines, including: pulp magazines of mystery or science fiction; science and technology; running, biking or triathloning; popular culture; news and current events; music; comic books and magazines about comic books; games and puzzles. Other than comic books, I haven’t really had many subscriptions.

    Even today, when I am shopping in a drug store, book store, or grocery store, if there is a magazine rack, I like to look over what is available. I lament that many of the newspaper/magazine stands in my area have recently gone out of business (even before the pandemic). I’m not sure how many of them are left.

  2. I have two subscriptions, the Atlantic and Civil War Journal. I’m behind on reading both of them. I guess that’s toddler life!

  3. I’ve had a subscription to The Atlantic for about a year and a half. The writing is excellent and in-depth. I also love the range of topics and current events it covers.

    I’m about half of a year into a subscription to The Nation. I don’t enjoy it as much as I did when I had a subscription a couple of decades ago. I will not be renewing it.

    Also on its way to an end is our household’s subscription to Entertainment Weekly, which still goes by that name even though it’s turned into a monthly magazine. We’ve had a subscription for years, but my interest in it has fallen steadily over time. I can get much better reviews of music and new streaming media of various types off of websites like “Metacritic.”

  4. I purchased a lifetime subscription to a gardening magazine. Had it for about 15 years and then the company folded. Haven’t had one since.

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