I am writing this post somewhat begrudgingly because, honestly, I don't even know if I will subscribe to all three of these paper subscriptions or if I even have the time to read them. Since none of my 2020 Long Live Paper subscriptions are free like in previous years, I must choose wisely. Last year I took a hiatus from paper subscriptions so that I could focus on reading more books and writing my own, but I found myself still missing the casual read and there were 3 papers that kept catching my eye.
In this post, I share the 3 periodicals to which I am strongly considering subscribing, their prices, and what I like about them.
*the purpose of each magazine was derived from each magazine's/journal's Wiki page. With the exception of TeaTime, its purpose was derived directly from its website.
THE PURPOSE | Kinfolk was created by Nathan Williams, his wife Katie Searle-Williams and their friends Doug and Paige Bischoff in July 2011. Primarily a lifestyle magazine aimed at young professionals, it focuses on home, work, play, food and community through photo essays, recipes, interviews, profiles, personal stories and practical tips. Released quarterly, each issue is themed around a topic that is related to the season it is being published in.
THE PRICE | 75 USD/year for 4 print issues, 12 months access to archive, complimentary Kinfolk notecards, and discounts on other products | see the subscription details>>
WHY TEA END BLOG? | I have been obsessing over this magazine for years and every now and then I purchase a single issue that gets my attention. Let me just say this: I am never disappointed. Kinfolk is a quarterly publication that is also aesthetically pleasing in a simple way. It shows that the creatives behind Kinfolk take their time to curate the articles as they are very practical and encouraging.
I have found motivation, great recipes, work advise, and inspiration on the pages of Kinfolk. Every time I pick up this magazine, the simple design and velvety paper slows down time and prepares my mind for reflective content. This periodical certainly meets my standards for great leisure reading and it has all 5 characteristics of a magazine that I would love.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
THE PURPOSE | The Dallas Morning News is a daily newspaper serving the Dallas–Fort Worth area of Texas, with an average of 271,900 daily subscribers. It was founded on October 1, 1885, by Alfred Horatio Belo as a satellite publication of the Galveston Daily News, of Galveston, Texas. Today it has one of the 20 largest paid circulations in the United States. Throughout the 1990s and as recently as 2010, the paper has won nine Pulitzer Prizes for reporting and photography, George Polk Awards for education reporting and regional reporting, and an Overseas Press Club award for photography. The company has its headquarters in downtown Dallas.
THE PRICE | 156.77 USD/year which is 2.99 USD a week for delivery of the Sunday newspaper and access to digital | see the subscription details>>
WHY TEA END BLOG? | My husband and I live in Dallas and I am a Dallas native. I love my city and since it is ever-growing and expanding with new high rises popping up on the horizon, there is always something new to learn. It is also important for me to know, not only the events that are taking place in my city, but also the news itself. I can't see myself reading the newspaper daily, but I can see myself reading the Sunday paper over breakfast and a pot of tea.
This subscription is the most expensive out of the three and since the Sunday newspaper can be quite massive I am afraid to subscribe to such an expensive paper and not have the time to read it. I am contemplating alternatives, such as riding my bike to the local market on the Sundays that I really want the paper, but nothing beats having it delivered.
THE PURPOSE | TeaTime is a source book for all who love tea and who want to enrich life with the serenity of teatime. The magazine proclaims the pleasures of tea as a gourmet beverage, and offers informative articles that range from food features to tearoom profiles. TeaTime goes beyond the history and science of the beverage and celebrates the art and passion that make drinking tea a memorable occasion.
TeaTime is designed for tea lovers. The magazine praises the delights of having tea and honors the life philosophy of serenity and beauty that is enhanced by tea events. Tea has never been more popular than today, and TeaTime is a lovely “manual” that helps us recognize and embrace the pleasures and spirit of tea.
THE PRICE | 19.98 USD/year (3.33 USD/issue) for 6 issues or 36.00 USD/2 years (3.00/issue) for 12 issues | see the subscription details>>
WHY TEA END BLOG? | Ever since I created my blog and began to dive further into the world of tea I have always noticed TeaTime magazine and have remained curious. How could I, a tea sipping bookworm who blogs about sips and reads, not be interested in a magazine about tea? The magazine won 'Best Tea Publication" in 2015 at the World Tea Expo.
Since this magazine is on the affordable range, I really don't have any major quoroms about subscribing, but since it isn't free like all of my previous paper subscritions, I still must wisely consider if I will have the time to read each issue.
So, there you have it, my Long Live Paper subscription list for 2020. Like I mentioned, I am not sure if I will definitely subscribe to all three, the grand total will be about 268.00 USD and I must contemplate if I will truly have the time needed to read these publications. As I prepare for travel to tea lands and as I curate my own book, I also am forced to take seriously reads that may be time consuming. These publications are definitely worth the time though and that's why I am at odds. I will keep you updated!
What paper did you subscribe to this year?