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

Saturday, April 4, 2015

March'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.




MARCH STARTING FUNDS


Cash - $98.33
Amazon Gift Cards - $124.11
Other Gift Cards - $55
Amazon Promotional Credit - $0
Audible Credit - $0
Paperbackswap.com Credits - 18


SPENT/RECEIVED
 
Cash -$10 on a giveaway prize
Amazon Gift Cards Spent -$23.88
Amazon Gift Cards Received -$3.00
Other Gift Cards Spent-$55
Other Gift Cards Received - $0
Amazon Promotional Credit -$0
Audible Credit -$0
Paperbackswap.com Credits Spent -0
Paperbackswap.com Credits Received - 0 

ENDING FUNDS

Cash -$88.33
Amazon Gift Cards - $100.23
Other Gift Cards -$0
Amazon Promotional Credit -$0
Audible Credit -$0
Paperbackswap.com Credits - 18

BOOKS BOUGHT - PRINT, EBOOK, AND AUDIO (all purchased with gift cards!)

 
BOOKS RECEIVED FOR REVIEW- PRINT & KINDLE


None!

FREE E-BOOKS & AUDIO BOOKS

BOOKS WON OR GIFTED

8 comments:

  1. Looks like you're doing pretty well on all fronts!

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  2. I've thought about doing this, but haven't had time (or say I don't) to set anything yet...lol. You're doing great with your spending.

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    1. Thanks.

      Setting up wasn't too hard. I looked at some of the others out there for inspiration then tweaked.

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    2. Considering how much you got, you did amazing on spending! I also need to work on intake though - its just so hard to say no to free goodies!

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  3. What a great idea Bea! It can get costly, especially if you are a blogger. I'm trying to get more books from the library. I've been thinking about doing a post like this showing how much I save and what books I picked up that month at the library, maybe combine it with my library reading challenge I'm doing this year.

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    1. It's kind of fun, go for it! It would be a good fit with a library reading challenge. I skipped doing that one this year. Good luck!

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