So in the early 2000s a lot of bookstores were closing down. There were many articles about how print was dead and that everyone would get their info through the web. Well, bookstores are still around and print is not dead. Yes, I read magazines online but I also love to go to a bookstore and peruse the magazine stands. Going to the bookstore is the social nonsocial. It is a community of people who more often than not chooses not to interact but interaction is also a possibility. When I look at an article online I miss out on 80% of the things that may interest me. Online no matter how hard you try, you and your attentions are directed to certain sites. Yeah, you can try to direct your searches but you are still going to see what google, bing, yahoo and the other search engines want you to see first. The purest form of looking at magazines is going to the bookstores and looking at the stands. Yes, they have mainly popular magazines mixed with some locals but the playing field is for the most part equal. My eyes see their covers and I choose based off of what attracts me.
Last year I decided that I wanted to write reviews for magazines. Let's face it sometimes we waste time and money on magazines that may not have anything we need. For example, it is hard to find a good February issue for any magazine. A great cover doesn't always mean a great issue. I wanted to be the person to say don't buy this month it is all "clickbait," lol. I wanted to write these reviews last year...way to procrastinate Love. In that time I bought a lot of magazines many were disappointing. Today I decided that now is the time to go to the bookstore and look at all the pretty magazines in print.