BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

January's Balancing the Books with Bea


Inspired by Fantasy Is More Fun and The Geeky Blogger's Book Blog, I decided to start tracking my book expenses this year. I'll do a wrap up post at the end of each month.

I've given myself $10 real money each month to spend on books, whether for myself, as gifts, or blog giveaways. "Real money" being cash from my bank account as opposed to gift cards and store credits. I am counting money spent to ship giveaways and Paperbackswap.com books. Books from my personal shelves, borrowed from the library or a friend, and books received for review do not count against my purchases.




STARTING FUNDS


Cash - $120
Amazon Gift Cards - $105.80
Other Gift Cards - $55
Amazon Promotional Credit - $1
Audible Credit - $10
Paperbackswap.com Credits - 16


SPENT/RECEIVED
 
Cash - $10.03 I shipped out 4 books for Paperbackswap.com
Amazon Gift Cards Spent- $46.72 total but $26.68 was spent on non-book items so $20.04 on books
Amazon Gift Cards Received - $35
Other Gift Cards - $0
Amazon Promotional Credit - $1
Audible Credit - $10
Paperbackswap.com Credits Spent - 2
Paperbackswap.com Credits Received - 4

ENDING FUNDS

Cash - $109.97
Amazon Gift Cards - $94.08
Other Gift Cards - $55
Amazon Promotional Credit - $0
Audible Credit - $10
Paperbackswap.com Credits - 18

BOOKS BOUGHT - PRINT, EBOOK, AND AUDIO

BOOKS RECEIVED FOR REVIEW- PRINT & KINDLE



FREE E-BOOKS & AUDIO BOOKS

BOOKS WON OR GIFTED

Assassin by Angela Addams

So, for the month I spent $30.07 in gift cards and cash and 2 Paperbackswap.com credits for 10 books plus I got 7 books from the library, 13 for review, 13 freebies and 1 that I won. I also read 5 of my own books and 2 that I edited. I did go slightly over my cash goal for the month but I.m still in good shape overall.

7 comments:

  1. Isn't paperbackswap the best? Been a member since 2007!

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    1. It's great but I'm sad that now we have to pay a fee to use the site.

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  2. I'm trying my best not to buy any new books, just read the ones I already have. "Trying" is the key word here ;)

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  3. I'm trying my best to limit my spend. I want to have extra money to spend at RT in May. I need to look to see what I spent in January. I know I bought a few $0.99 books, but not many.

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  4. I love Paperbackswap though I'm not sure what I think about the fee. I just paid my gold member dues a week or two ago and now I'm not sure if I have to pay the full amount on top of the dues.Confusing. I'm impressed by how on top of all this you are. I'm lucky if I can remember week to week!

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  5. That's great! I don't buy much books though. I rely on NG & EW otherwise ill break bank with the amt of books I read in a month!

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  6. I'm so jealous of how much you have in Giftcards! I think it's great to keep track of book spending as it can really add up to a lot of money.

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