Thursday, 20 May 2021

READERS DIGEST

 For as long as I can remember I have seen Readers Digest Magazines in various places and on looking it up it appears that it was started in 1922.

I love these little magazines because they have lots of interest and if you don't feel like reading a book there's enough to keep you happy.



I'd forgotten all about them until I downloaded a Library app and there they were in the magazine section ready to download.

Personally, I don't like reading a book on my iPad and much prefer to hold a real book.

Lately I can't seem to find a book to hold me (I get like this sometimes) and have been doing crossword puzzles in bed before I go to sleep.

When I saw that Readers Digest did yearly subscriptions I thought I'd give it a go.

Nice short stories to read before bedtime and I might learn something new. 

So I've paid my subscription and am waiting for the first little book to come.

I'll show when it's here.

15 comments:

  1. I had forgotten all about Readers Digest but yes there's always lots of interesting articles. I prefer a book too but find it's easier for me to read on a reader because I can enlarge the print and use a black background which helps with my floaters haha getting old is no fun.

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  2. My goodness - F grew up on Readers Digest edited classics. She seems to recall that her Dad had a subscription to keep the books coming into the house for the kids.

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  3. They are a very handy size, often found in waiting rooms. Remember waiting rooms :o(

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  4. Goodness, I didn’t know Readers Digest still existed. Yes, they’re good when concentration levels are low! I like a real book too. We joined our local library recently, marvelous to have access to a variety of books. The kindle is handy, but just not the same.

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  5. I haven't seen Reader's Digest in ages! It used to be VERY popular when I was a kid, but I have the impression its popularity has waned in recent years. Still, bravo to you for picking up a subscription!

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  6. My husband LOVES the Readers Digest... for the same reasons you gave, Briony. Enjoy! I hope your first issue arrives soon. ~Andrea xoxo

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  7. When we moved to the Canary Islands in 1973 all I could find mostly in English to read was Reader's Digest. I have never been keen on short stories/articles but not being able at that time to find much else in English I bought Reader's Digest and became a fan. I like a book to be a book just like you. Enjoy! Amanda x

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  8. Now that's a trip down memory lane. They were always in the doctors and dentist surgery when I was a kid. I took out a two year subscription to People's Friend and love the gentle stories and articles.

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  9. When I was growing up, we always had Readers Digest in the house. I always like the Laughter is the best medicine page. When my dad would come across something he thought I should read, like something he had tried telling me but I wouldn't listen, he would leave the magazine open to that story on the counter where I would see it.

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  10. They have been around ever since I can remember. What I like is that they take the best stories from all the different magazines, and compile them into their magazine.

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  11. I remember Reader's Digest, back in the heyday of magazines. We had a subscription and I think most of my friends parents did, too. I think people were better read back then. Don't know why people are reading less, with the internet and all the apps and e-books now! Maybe they are reading more and I just don't realize it.

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  12. It's years since I've seen Readers Digest. I believe my dad used to subscribe to it many years ago.

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  13. I didn't know they were still printing either. I used to subscribe many decades ago and read a few stories on the daily commute or at bedtime. I particularly liked the little jokes here and there.

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  14. I remember Readers Digest....didn't know they are still a thing! My parents used to get the abridged books.

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  15. Does Readers Digest help with digestion?

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