Reading is a favourite hobby of mine – on the phone, tablet and from the printed page. Ever since I was a Smash Hits reading teenager, I have bought magazines. I love trashy gossip magazines, you know Now and Closer, but I also read The Sunday Times and love a good quality women’s read too, like Marie Claire or Vogue. Unfortunately, the gossip magazines are weekly, so I could spend £2.50 a week on those, with my glossy mag at up to £4 a month, then newspapers on top of that.
With the cost of my reading habit mounting up (often over £20 per month), I started to look for ways to cut down.
Firstly, I use Zinio, from the library (you just need your library card number and can read the mags at home) …