I didn’t catch up much with my book reading this weekend, in part because I had to go to the office all of Sunday, but I also indulged in a lot of magazine reading. There are so many magazines I enjoy but this weekend I focused on these three:
Bookmarks Magazine (pic from last issue). By the time the magazine hits the stands I’ve usually heard a lot about the new books via book blogs and other sources but I still find more titles to add to my growing list of must-reads.
In this issue I saw a review for Embassytown by China Mieville that intrigued me. My attention was caught by the cover of The Snowman by Jo Nesbo, which of course reminds me I still need to try his books, and finally I added the Japanese bestseller The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino to my list.
ClothPaperScissors. This year has not been a very good one for me crafty-wise but that doesn’t mean I don’t look for craft magazines and books in hopes of finding inspiration and motivation. I typically skip all portions on sewing as I don’t sew but this magazine has a bit of everything for the crafter. In this issue I found reviews/ads for several books I want to look into, in particular, Drawn In by Julia Rothman. There was also a good tutorial on the basics of Copic markers. I remember these being the all the rage at Journalfest a couple of years ago but I didn’t really get to play with them then. Seeing this tutorial makes me want to try them. Finally there was an ad for a creative retreat at Idyllwildarts. Oh I how I wish I was going. I think I need to find a retreat this year before I lose my creative spark!
Artful Blogging. With so many book blogs that I read you’d think I’d be blogged out but every once in a while I venture to other blogs. Gasp! I love to read blogs by photographers, artists and other crafters. I don’t follow many regularly but there are a few that I’ve been reading for years and it’s just inspiring to see how these artists and crafters are making their artistic dreams come true.
So there you have it, those are some of my latest magazine reads. How about you, have you found read any good magazines lately? What are some of your favorites?