Magazines And The Reader's Digest

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  1. John Brunner

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    Ah, yes. "Bathroom" reading, aka "The Library."

    With the advent of television, literary pursuits are relegated to that place.
     
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    I wonder if they take their cellphones into the bathroom? :)
     
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    I have.

    "Funny you should call. I was just sitting here thinking of you." ;)
     
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    I thought Reader's Digest went out of business a while back and then I saw it in my chiropractor's office! It is a bit smaller but I was glad to see it again. I don't get any magazines because I feel so badly when I throw them away. My boss used to give me all of her horse magazines. I kept them till I moved to another house! Years!
     
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    We had some of the hardback RD Books, in the glass bookcase growing up. Many years ago, long before the internet, as a teenager I would go to yard sales and garage sales. I remember finding a 1917 copy of Saturday Evening Post, and two Reader's Digest magazines from the 1940's. I still have the RD mags....somewhere. My Aunt and Uncle always had the Saturday Evening Post, to read. I learned to love the Norman Rockwell illustrations.

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    Back when I had Arabian horses, I had a collection of the Arabian Horse World magazines, several large boxes full. I carried them around for many years, but eventually gave them away to another friend who loved horses.

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    I was the same way with Popular Science and Smithsonian Magazine. Throwing away the Smithsonian Magazines was particularly painful because of all the beautiful pictures in them. I used to remove the pages with the pics and keep them, but eventually that got to be a mess as well. I once hoarded years' worth of wildlife weekly desk calendars I kept for the same reason.
     
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    I subscribed to Newsweek for a while a long time ago. But wasn't interested in most of the articles, so I dropped it.

    Now the only magazines I get to read are at the dentist's office. He has piles of them, and there is so little time. It's tedious to find things in them. The index is hidden, and there are pages of ads, which aren't even numbered.

    Anyway, the internet has ruined hard copy magazines. I've got to sit down and decide what newspapers to subscribe to online. I've been putting it off.
     
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    With so many free sites, what would your motive be to subscribe to something? Are you trying to stay on top of the local stuff?
     
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    Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes?
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    I wish the internet had been flooded with this picture during the defund the police lunacy.
     
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    Ewe may already be a winner!!!
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    A lot of periodicals do not come free no matter which direction one may go. My favorite magazine of all time is Scientific American but alas, it is just as expensive on line as it is to get the hard copy.
     
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    I subscribed to The Economist for many years. It's the same way. Online access comes with the subscription, but not as a discounted option (last I looked.)
     
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    I’m going to check with Revelation again cause not giving a discount for an online magazine seems to be right up there with the 4 horsemen. Gotta be the devil.
     
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