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Take a break magazine
Take A Break
Member Name: louisechackett
Take A Break
Advantages: puzzles, cheap enough
Disadvantages: the stories can be depressing at times!
I have recently started buying take a break magazine both to pass time at work on the boring nights and also as something to do at night at home when I am not really in the mood to watch television.
Take a break is predominantly a puzzle magazine as far as I am concerned and throughout it you will find different kinds of puzzles all of which have a prize should you enter and be lucky enough to win. The prizes can be very significant too with cars, holidays and cash to be won. I remember when I was much younger my mum entered the competitions religiously every week and she only ever won an emmerdale dvd and she didn't even like emmerdale! Still, you have got to be in it to win it and so the way I see it is if I am going to be completing the puzzles anyway I may as well enter the competitions and give it a go! You can record the competition answers on the coupon at the back of the magazine and enter by post, phone or online so there is an option for everyone really.
Within the magazine the puzzles are varied in terms of what you actually need to complete and the level of difficulty. There are crosswords, arrow words, word searches, code breakers, [picture puzzles and even Sudoku. I personally enjoy doing the arrow words the best and find them relatively easy to complete. Sudoku is always the most challenging puzzle for me but I do get a great sense of satisfaction when I complete it!
Also in the magazine there are real life stories, health and beauty questions, a couple of fashion pages and readers tips and photographs. I am dying to get my dog and hamster to pose together so I can send it in and make sixty quid but I suspect my dog may try and eat the hamster!
Some of the readers stories in the magazine can be quite upsetting if they are about abuse or terminal illnesses and such like so that is something to be aware of. The magazine seems to feature stories about cheats and unsolved crimes quite regularly too.
Take a break costs just 82 pence for a magazine with approximately sixty pages. Although there is a magazine out each week you are given a couple of weeks to meet the deadline for the competition entry and so you can take your time with them if you wish. Personally I think that purely for the fact that the puzzles make my brain work when I may otherwise be mind numbingly bored at work makes this magazine well worth the 82 pence and who knows, maybe one day I will win something!
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A good magazine if you want to do some puzzles
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