I read online a lot … eventhough I know this sometimes means my retention will be lower. It is easier, convenient but also very much part of my personal information and self learning process. Obviously there are plenty of blogs on my reading list … but when it comes to pure pleasure, there is something quite unlike a fresh, strong, black coffee and a good magazine. Robyn McMaster tagged me for a magazine reading meme, so here is a list of my favourite mags!
I have been reading Australian Motor Cycle News magazine for years … ever since I bought my first motorbike I have kept up with the latest "must have" bikes. These days I mostly read it to check the road tests of all the bikes that I no longer have much interest in acquiring (my wrists just can’t take the pressure anymore).
I particularly like the longer articles where series of bikes are taken away for a week’s touring along the Australian coastline. Or inland. Or anywhere — there really is something about riding a bike and a sense of freedom!
Another magazine that I like to read from time to time is the Sydney Magazine. As a Sydney-sider, we all tend to become a little self-obsessed — with ourselves, our blogs, our jobs, our homes, our families, our lives. Oh … is anyone still reading this?
Apart from having some great stories, high production values and a certain style, it is edited by an old friend of mine (who I have not seen in years) and feels like a weird way of keeping in touch.
But, that is about it. Magazines are great … but make only rare appearances in my world! Same with newspapers (sorry Bob).