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As a treat for myself (I'm a new mum with very little me time) I am thinking of getting a subscription to a magazine. Which one would MN recommend - Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Grazia, something else?
I'm not bothered about the fashion pages showing things which are ridiculously expensive - it's more inspiration than a shopping guide. I like the articles on trends and the interviews, I tend to skim the cooking and travel sections.
I know it's lovely to have a real magazine to read, but your local library membership probably gives you access to digital copies of most magazines (and their back catalogues) for free via an app called Zinio. Worth a little look? If so, no need to choose just one!
If you have an iPad, the Readly App is fantastic. Gives you digital access to literally hundreds of magazines for £7.99 per month, and I think you get a few days free trial to start. Doesn't have Vogue, but does have Elle, Grazia, Red, Marie Claire etc as well as everything from Practical Fishing to Top Gear to Simply Knitting
Agree with April, it's far more cost-effective to get Readly. I pay £8 per month (I think, it's something like that) and every month I read Red, Grazia, Heat, Glamour, Elle, Woman & Home, and lots of the foodie ones like Olive and Good Food, all on the iPad. It's such a bargain!
Definitely Readly! I got 3 months for £8 on a deal last week. I've read 3real-life-crap ones and a couple of glamorous mags, DH has read 3 photography mags and stuff about computers (he's been working away so lots of time in a boring Travelodge room), DS has read 2 gaming mags and a pile of Beanos which he is "too old" for in the real world. Think we're "in profit" already!