Which should be never. But, alas, when I’m not writing, I am usually reading something.
As for books, I write book reviews over at A Reason To Read. So many of my book choices are not my own.
But I am a big ole lover of magazines. And I have subscriptions to several. They are…
Readers Digest – I love how quickly I can read through this magazine and I love the jokes!
Writers Digest – author interviews, prompts, advice, contests – really just a little bit of everything.
Obscura Journal – this only comes out twice a year – but it couples beautiful photography with storytelling.
Poets & Writers – lots of info on contests, grants, and seminars.
The Writer – they tout themselves as having “advice and inspiration” for writers – that’s pretty much sums it up. Oh and some pretty wonderful author interviews and articles by top notch editors/agents.
The Sun – this is a lovely mix of interviews, non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. Truly something for everyone – except the advertisers. This fun little gem has no ads.
The New Yorker – because there is something very old school in me that believes if you want to be a writer worth your weight in ink, you must at least know what’s on the front cover of this magazine.
And, yes, I have them all come to me in hard copy right to my mailbox. That way I am getting something besides bills. And, I can stick it in my purse in case I am stuck waiting somewhere, which almost
always never happens. 😎
Did I leave anything off the list? What are you reading when you aren’t writing?