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The First Five Magazines I Read in the Bookstore

All hail Bust (isn’t Diablo Cody stunning?), Bitch, Dwell, Inked (Cody was on the cover of this month’s issue too!) or any other tatt mag not in plastic, and whatever music rag grabs my eye.

Last week the Husband and I had a “bookstore date,” which is a euphemism for “cheap date,” but nonetheless a variety we enjoy.

We used to do it quite a bit, when we had very little money for going out and weren’t confident a babysitter would survive our three boys for more than an hour or two.

So we go to a Barnes & Noble (or somewhere less mainstream if we can), get coffee and sit and flip through magazines. What could be more relaxing? The Husband goes in for world news, high finance, Linux or Ubuntu publications and (stressful, imo) stuff like that. To be fair, he also picks up the latest copy of Bass Player and a few other music mags.

We read while we’re there, and are careful to put everything back where it belongs, like the good scouts we are. But it’s really hard for me to leave without Bust (“For Women with Something to Get Off Their Chests” and only $4.99 woo!), so this time I didn’t.

Truly indulgent, I know.

So what are the first five magazines you pick up to flip through as soon as you walk in a bookstore? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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4 Responses to The First Five Magazines I Read in the Bookstore

  1. Darcyjo September 14, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    Mother Earth News, Christianity Today, Organic Gardening, Backpacker, and Newsweek. Can’t afford to subscribe to most of ’em, but gotta love ’em, anyway!
    If I have time, I go back for stuff like BBC History Magazine. :o)

  2. Sine Botchen September 14, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Anything to do with mountain biking or cycling, then Mad magazine (yes they still publish it). Normally I wander over to the “.. for dummies” section, which I usually end up buying at least one of.

    I once had an extensive for dummies library. Currently at work I have one well thumbed copy of Perl for Dummies, along with PHP/MySQL for Dummies, Ajax for Dummies.. at home I have Mortgages, JavaScript, Netware, JavaBeans, HTML, and even BBS’s for Dummies. I gave away my RedHat for Dummies (who uses RedHat anymore?).
    .-= Sine Botchen´s last blog ..Riding in the rain =-.

  3. Jim Hemenway September 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Dirt Rag (when I can find it), Bicycle, Cigar Aficionado, Outdoor, High Times (when it is not in that damned wrapper)….

  4. Lisa Creech Bledsoe September 15, 2009 at 6:57 pm #

    This got me thinking about subscriptions, too. I currently subscribe to Wired. And I just got one of those free subs to Rolling Stone (came with a tee shirt purchase) and a $5 trial year for Backpacker (Amazon special, that one hasn’t started yet).

    But I dunno. I get so much content on the intertubes these days, it hardly seems worth it to subscribe to a print mag. Last time I counted, I had 12 pages of feeds on my iGoogle home page; that’s prolly over two hundred feeds… yikes.

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