Friday, October 31, 2014

Mad for Magazines

Have you ever been in a reading slump? When you just can't get into a book, no matter what? I get them from time to time, even when I have a number of books checked out that I am interested in reading. When this happens, I usually turn to magazines. Luckily, now that we subscribe to Zinio, I can binge read any number of magazines without shelling out a bundle for them or waiting for the latest issue to circulate. Best of all, there's no pile of magazines waiting to be read and then recycled or returned to the library! If you're traveling for the holidays, our digital magazine collection will also free up space in your luggage. Unlike ebooks, these magazines will stay on your devices until you delete them (there's no due date!).

October 13, 2014 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek
I've also discovered magazines that I normally would have never thought would interest me. Bloomberg Businessweek, for one. I downloaded a recent issue because the cover article was about the recent woes of and changes to The Weather Channel (Yes, I remember when The Weather Channel was only about weather, and The History Channel was only about history documentaries, and you could actually learn something on The Learning Channel. Now, get off my lawn). After reading this week's issue that includes a fun and enlightening read about online entrepreneurs trying to make bra shopping a less aggravating experience, I'm now hooked on the magazine. (Did you know that you can sign up for email notifications when your favorite magazine has a new issue?)

November 01, 2014 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray

Now that it's almost November, the cooking and decorating magazines are laser-beam focused on Thanksgiving. Save your money for the holidays and download Country Living, Every Day With Rachel Ray, Family Circle, Food Magazine, Good Housekeeping (also available in Spanish), Martha Stewart Living, Taste of Home, and Woman's Day for inspirational--or aspirational--reading. Vegetarian Times is also available to support those who will have a tofu turkey at their family table.

One of the benefits of digital magazines is that you can hide your guilty pleasure reads. If you'd rather keep quiet the fact that you read Cosmopolitan (also available in Spanish), US Weekly, or Star magazine, your secret will be safe with Zinio. (You can even download back issues!)

November 01, 2014 issue of Popular Science

If science and technology are more your speed, consider Astronomy, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, PC Magazine, and PC World.  If you're an Apple devotee, Apple, iPhone + iPad Life, and MacWorld should satisfy readers who must have the latest iProduct.

October 01, 2014 issue of National Geographic Interactive

Nature lovers will flock to the latest editions of Bird Watching, Mother Earth News, and National Geographic. National Geographic Magazine's digital edition includes videos and extras that you won't find in the print magazine.

November 01, 2014 issue of Weight Watchers

If you already know that fitness is one of your 2015 resolutions, Eating Well, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Prevention, Runner's World, Shape, Weight Watchers, and Yoga Journal magazines will provide plenty of encouragement.

This is just a sample of the magazines available through our Zinio collection. We also have American Girl, Seventeen, and  Skateboarder for young readers.  It's very easy to access our digital magazines. Simply go here and create a Zinio account!

Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library

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