I read through them but for magazines that I particularly love the design (like Boston & Dwell) I also flag pages for layout ideas. It's visual inspiration for my own design later. (It's pretty fabulous that this month's issue happens to have a feature about local microbrews, hurrah!) For Parents & Parenting it's also a bit about design, but content, too. I'm not a parent, but I do work for a regional parenting magazine so I need to keep up with the national trends.
Coffee is ready... time to enjoy. Cheers! xoxo Jillian