Hi- I received a 'how-to' on reading magazines free on google books.
Save some gas. Instead of driving to your local library you can now read past editions of nearly two dozen popular print magazines on Google Books. Earlier this month Google Books announced that they have added a select number of print magazines to their online repository that you can read for free online. We've always enjoyed jumping into the way back machine to read articles from the past.
Just type in a the name of a magazine followed by "magazine" at Google Books and it will pop up results for that magazine. Each magazine page features two tabs at the top of the page: "Read this Magazine" and "About this Magazine". If you click the "about" tab it will take you to the magazine's homepage which features a list of every edition archived in Google Books.
Some of the magazines listed:
Log Home Living
I spent several hours looking at old magazines. Lots of car wax, booze and cigarette ads in the 1958 Life issue.