It all started with Highlights magazine for kids. No joke. My grandparents got my sister and I a subscription to this magazine every year and from there my magazine obsession continued to grow.
From Highlights it grew into Tiger Beat and Bop.
Do you all remember reading those magazines? I would beg my mom to buy me those magazines filled with pictures of my favorite celebrities. She always gave in and she even let me pin them up on my walls -- after promising that I would NOT put holes in the walls, of course!
From there I matured to Teen and YM. I loved the "Why Me?" sections of embarrassing stories and the advice columns.
As soon as my copy came in the mail I would plant myself on the couch and not move until I had read the magazine from cover to cover.
Today I am a subscriber to a ridiculous amount of magazines. It's almost embarrassing the number of magazines I get each month, but the thing is, it's cheaper to subscribe. If I don't subscribe I will end up buying the magazine and spending A LOT more a year.
Here's the list of magazines that make it into my mailbox each month...
♥Cosmopolitan (I have contemplated giving this one up, but each year the renewal rate is too cheap to turn down)
♥Marie Claire (One of my faves!)
These are just the ones I subscribe to! I don't usually buy many more in the stores because I think they're ridiculously priced. I spend many of my lunch hours in Barnes and Noble and that is where I read People, US Weekly, OK! and In Touch. My mom also has a subscription to US Weekly, so sometimes I will borrow hers when she is done reading it.
In fact, speaking of my mother... she is the one that probably started this little obsession (well, her and my grandparents with the Highlights magazine) because she used to buy Enquirer every week. Not kidding... she was obsessed with the National Enquirer. She doesn't buy it anymore because it appears she has moved on to more trustworthy publications (cough, US Weekly, cough) but she used to! In fact I was pictured in the magazine after she sent in a picture of me as a baby and it won some award! Maybe someday I will post it... So, I believe this may be where the addiction started....
I'm sure many of you are magazine junkies too. Which ones do you love?