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Monday, May 07, 2007


To get out of the house yesterday, Adam and I decided to go to our place of worship--Borders.

It's getting easier to take the kids there: we just take them up to the children's books and let them go mad. Keira's face was a treat. So one adult goes off while the other babysits, and then vice versa.

The shop didn't let us get away without buying something (we are so weak), but I admit I snuck an extra something onto our pile, which Adam did not see until I meekly scrawled into bed last night with my new treasure.

Adam: "What's that?"
Karen: "The latest imported edition of Writers Digest"
Adam: (sneaking a peak at the imported price tag): "WHAT, WHAT, WHAT?!"
Karen: "Hey, its quality! It's thick. I only ever get to buy one of these a year. It's my mother's day treat."

That seemed to placate him. Honestly though, I could've walked out with a bundle of magazines. That's what I love about Borders. You get a bit sick of seeing the regular two-a-penny rags at the supermarket. I want quality black and white spreads and someone other than Paris Hilton looking back at me off a cover.

What's your magazine treat?

Comments on "Down-time"


Blogger mcewen said ... (6:52 am) : 

It's Barnes and Noble for us - my not so secret fix, but my preference is dictated by the fact that they have a Thomas the Tank engine play table set up!


Blogger Miss Eagle said ... (8:29 am) : 

I live at Upper Gully so I love my irregular trips to Readings at Carlton. I love magazines and newsprint. Were I idle and rich, there would be subscriptions galore. Even now, I think I will be found dead and buried one day - under a heap of magazines and newsprint and books. My only virtue in this regard is that I keep the bookshelves well weeded (like the good librarian I have been). My one regret is that the price of books being what they are and the state of my income being what it is I can't just turn up and purchase a new book anymore. But second hand... I know a few wonderful places!

Blessings and bliss


Anonymous Shelly said ... (1:29 pm) : 

I like buying Harper's Bazaar every now and then- although it is a little bit dangerous as it makes me think I can actually afford to buy all the decadent pieces of clothing in there, which of course I can't, unless I want to kiss my savings account goodbye...


Blogger scribbit said ... (3:00 pm) : 

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

Love those two.


Blogger Megan Bayliss said ... (5:50 am) : 

I often find a craft magazine perched upon my hand. Not as expensive as women's variety magazines (which I flatly refuse to buy because of the price) I extend the value of the crafty piece by reading, reading, and reading again. I love looking at what other people have done and day dreaming that one day, I also could turn out something so fantastic.
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Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said ... (7:18 am) : 

I love Readings too. Haven't been for so long

Scribbit - I'm interested - what are they about?

Megan - Thanks, I shall have to investigate it


Blogger Di said ... (1:06 pm) : 

My magazine treat comes via subscription, not at the book store. It's Bookmarks magazine. The only problem is that it is SUCH a treat that sometimes I hold it out as a reward and I never quite get to the point of rewarding myself! I think I have two or three issues waiting to be read by the pool this summer.


Anonymous kailani said ... (1:15 pm) : 

I read a lot of computer magazines. I like checking out the latest gadgets!


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