Thursday, February 09, 2006


Thirteen magazine subscriptions you’ll find in NORMA’s house for which we have to find shelf space and/or a disposal route, usually our local Friends of the Library book sale. This isn’t all of them, but these are either worth passing on for a second look by someone else, or they are the keepers.

1. Home--stuff.

2. Metropolitan Home--more stuff.

3. Architectural Digest--over the top decorating, houses and places you’ll never visit and people you probably wouldn‘t feel comfortable with. I save the Hollywood issues, the ones that show REAL glamour from the 1930s and 1940s. The March 2006 is fabulous.

4. Residential architect--often features a regional, residential architect who does fine work but you’ve never heard of him.

5. This Old House--Few magazines retain their original format and style over the years, but this one has stayed with its roots. Why change success?

6. Fine Homebuilding--really fine. A real pleasure to look at.

7. Preservation--sometimes the “what not to do” photos are the best. After Steve Jobs (Apple) got permission to tear down his 80 year old house, a judge retracted the order. . .

8. Renovation Style--I look at this if there’s nothing else around.

9. Wired--probably the best buy out there--$10 for 12 issues, and always fascinating.

10. American Artist--we’ve subscribed for years--it began as a “bread and butter” thank you gift.

11. American Artist Watercolor--a spin-off; if owning a magazine could make me a better painter, this one should do it. Breath taking.

12. Columbus Bar Briefs--this came with another publication which has recently gone to e-mail, so I probably won’t see it anymore, but it is very interesting. No advertising, and odd bits of law you’ve never heard of without all the legal jargon.

13. Mind (Scientific American)--a quarterly, probably not worth the cost. I didn’t resubscribe.
Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Carol is first. 2. Nicole 3. Uisce 4. Killired 5. Matthew 6. Kelly 7. Lazy Daisy 8. Leesa, 9. Mar in Spain, 10.Nancy, 11. Janne, mother of 9, 12. Rough draft, 13. Courtney, 14. Colleen 15. Renee 16. Lindsey 17. Frog Legs 18. Jane 19. Joe Norman who loves musicals 20. Valbee 21. Ma 22. D.

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21 comments:

Carol said...

Wow! I only subscribe to three or four magazines. Where do you find time to read them all! Great list! My 13 are up.

Anonymous said...

I only subscribe to Cosmo and Martha Stewart Living. I'm not going to renew Cosmo though. I think I might pick up another one or two. I just don't know where to put them though. I hate the idea of throwing them away. LOL
Great list! Happy TT! Mine are up early. :)

Uisce said...

I read Wired sometimes at work, but who has time with all the blogging blogging blogging?! :) My 13 are up!

Jennifer said...

interesting idea for a list... how come the cols bar assoc mag? are you in/around cols, oh?

my list is up: Killired: T13

mdoneil said...

I've let almost everything expire except the cats and a local newspaper.

I used to keep several publishers in business, but now I have no subscription magazines.

I do have the 'included' magazines from a nursing association, the NRA, some religious group that I must have given money at one time, and the Mensa Bulletin -with a groundhog this month sitting on my desk. Oh and I get the Florida Catholic Newspaper in the mail weekly.

At one time I received 6 newspapers at home (St. Pete & Tampa, FT, WSJ, USAToday, Irish Independent Sundays) I got the business ones by cashing in frequent flier miles. I was turning the place into a fire hazard so I've cut way back.

Kelly said...

okay... I want the watercolor one!

Happy Thursday!
Mine are up.
Diary of the Nello

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, I feel so superficial! I read "O", Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, Readers Digest, Woman's Day and Family Circle. My 13 are up. Stop on by the daisy patch

Leesa said...

Gosh, I'd need a bigger list :) I'm up!

Anonymous said...

I don't get any of those!

I'm UP!

MaR said...

How do you find time to read (magazines, books) AND blog! my little list is up!

Janne said...

Good list!

The only magazine subscription we currently have is Family Fun.

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Janne/Thursday+Thirteen/

Dale Challener Roe said...

I don't subscribe any longer, but I couldn't stay in touch without my occasioanl dose of Wired.

My 13: http://www.dcroe.com/blog.html

Courtney said...

I don't get any of those. I'm trying to let mine run out, except for Family Fun- that's a definite keeper for me! I also was getting Creating Keepsakes up until a month or two ago, and Ladies Home Journal (only because I got a free subscription, but I will not be renewing). I just don't have time to read magazines, so they become clutter. So, I'm cutting the clutter ;)

My 13 are up
http://snaphappymom.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! And I thought I had a lot of magazines! Ha! Not! I subscribe to 2 birding magazines and 2 photography magazines and I can barely keep up. The magazine basket is overflowing.

My 13 are up.

Lindsey said...

I looooove Wired, LOL! You sound like me . . . I get Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly . . . a whole bunch, LOL! Happy TT!

Melzie said...

Can't say I have any of those... but I have some- not sure if I've got 13 though! :) Mine are up here

Jane said...

Wow, that's quite a list. You must like decorating or architecture as well as painting.
Great list.
My 13 are up too!

Unknown said...

You have a lot of Magazines. I only subscribe to TV Guide and Gospel Advocate. My lisst is up now. ~Joe

Anonymous said...

I miss magazines. I quit subscribing to them because I have severe packrat tendencies and I'm apt not to throw them away. That's another reason why I love the library - I can enjoy books without the guilt of having to find a home for them somewhere in my house! :)

Thanks for checking out my first 13!

Anonymous said...

Great list! Those are the kind of magazines I like to read too. Thank you for stopping by.

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