Welcome again to Booking Through Thursday, where we each answer a book-related question. We’d also love to get to know you better, so leave a comment with your answer or a link to the post on your blog and we’ll drop by to visit! This week’s question is:
So other than books… what periodicals do you read? Magazines? Newspapers? Newsletters? Journals? Do you subscribe? Or do you buy them on the newsstand when they look interesting?
I love written media and it was once my career dream to work for a fashion or film magazine. While I don’t really read newspapers (I get most of my news online), I do support magazines, even though there are so many blogs around that have similar content. I generally buy them when they come out and read them on my iPad to save space and paper.
My favourite weekly is Entertainment Weekly, a US magazine that I only get to pick up when I’m visiting or in airports. I love film and TV, so this magazine is fantastic. When I can’t get my hands on a copy, I devour their website. I do wish they would offer international subscriptions through the iPad because I would love to have it weekly. I’m also fond of Stylist, a free weekly woman-centric magazine, which is great for a quick tube journey.
My favourite monthly at the moment is Company, which has recently been relaunched with a new image. I love the new content, especially the focus on street style edits and affordable clothes. They also support Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model which is one of my guilty pleasures and the winning girl always gets a cover and spread. The magazine also comes printed on this really nicely textured paper, so I do buy the physical copy once in a while so I can feel it.
My favourite bi-monthly is Brides, but I think that’s only until my wedding next year. It’s got a good mix of stylised and real life inspiration and it’s just so, so pretty. I always buy a physical copy because I like to cut things out and put them in my scrapbook.
Well this one is going to be short and sweet for me. Because basically I do not read any newspapers or magazines at all. Can’t explain why. I just don’t have any interest in them whatsoever. The only time I pick a magazine up is if I’m in the doctors waiting room and don’t have a book or my Kindle with me!
I guess the only kind of ‘gossip’ type outlet that I can actually say that I keep up with regularly is a website called Lainey Gossip. Lainey’s a Canadian gossip journalist based in Vancouver and I happened across her site several years ago when she was covering something Harry Potter related and since then have kept up with her almost daily. She really know’s what’s going on in Hollywood and especially in the world of film and television.
But again, other than Lainey Gossip, that’s it. Afraid I’m just too into my books to bother reading anything else!