I give the excuse that, oh, as writers, my husband and I need them to see who’s writing about what, but mostly? I just really love magazines. Eff you, trees! I need to read about ‘Stars Without Makeup!’ and ‘Brady Bunch Bombshell!’ (I also read The Economist but their headlines are rubbish.)
Anyway, a new site called The Read Green Initiative is offering access to an environmentally-friendly way of enjoying favorite magazines by offering a free one-year subscription to a bunch of magazines, like Vegetarian Times and Saveur.
And unlike paper magazines, the digital versions are completely searchable (something I have wished for so often when flipping through old copies of Everyday Food for that one Brussels sprouts with bacon recipe I thought I saw one time). I also like that clicking on an article title in the index takes you directly to the article (instead of thumbing through the magazine, muttering ‘one-thirty-six, one-thirty-six, one-thirrrrrrrty-siiiiiiiix’).
The downside: none of the magazines offered are covering ‘Jamie Lynn’s Web of Lies!’ so I guess I’ll keep supporting tree-killers until then.