You can read The Guardian (British newspaper) online, but I seldom do. During the week I’m lucky if I keep up with the blogs I follow via Google Reader, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and, of course, email. But weekends are different. I make sure I have some time away from the computer — and thinking about something other than writing.
The Guardian Weekly is my solution. It includes articles from The Observer, The Washington Post and Le Monde, as well as from The Guardian, obviously. Plus some new material. It is blissful to hand over to its editors the decision on what I’ll be interested to read. It’s also a small way in which I can monetarily support quality journalism.
But I’ll confess it’s not a complete break from my writing obsession. I never know what news item might trigger a story idea.