I love books/I love magazines/I love layout.
My mum bought me a book about magazine layout/I love my mum
It's firstly a reference book, but also is basically a how-to guide; "everything-you-need-to-know-about...magazine design!". It's pretty much the best thing ever:
Various examples of common stylistic page elements!
Different magazines using the same picture!
Claudia Schiffer looking different lots of ways!
Different magazines with the similar cover elements!
Page numbers! Page numbers!
Fashion, Health&Beauty, Sport, Business, Travel, Gardening, Food, Reportage!
One of my New Favourite Things, 4evs.