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, May 2, 2015

April'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.


YEAR STARTING FUNDS


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

APRIL STARTING FUNDS

Cash -$88.33
Amazon Gift Cards - $100.23
Other Gift Cards -$0
Amazon Promotional Credit -$0
Audible Credit -$0
PBS Credits - 18

SPENT/RECEIVED
 
Cash - $0
Amazon Gift Cards Spent- $16.08
Amazon Gift Cards Received - $15
Other Gift Cards - $0
Amazon Promotional Credit - $0
Audible Credit - $0
PBS Credits Spent - 2
PBS Credits Received - 0

APRIL ENDING FUNDS

Cash - $88.33
Amazon Gift Cards - $103.15 (the math is off but I can't figure out where or why. Amazon says I have this amount so that's what I'm going with)
Other Gift Cards - $0
Amazon Promotional Credit - $0
Audible Credit - $0
PBS Credits - 16

BOOKS BOUGHT - PRINT & EBOOK


BOOKS RECEIVED FOR REVIEW- PRINT & KINDLE


FREE E-BOOKS


BOOKS WON OR GIFTED

Fever by Jamie K. Schmidt
Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti

I acquired way too many books but I didn't spend very much money since most were freebies or for review. Of the books I bought, all were $2 or less except for one that was $6.15. I also read 10 of my own books last month plus 4 from the library. Overall, a very good month. :)

4 comments:

  1. This does look pretty great!! I have noticed that tracking the money I spend on books really helps quite a bit, and lately I have been finding some great bargains.

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    1. It really does help. Finding bargains is wonderful. :)

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  2. Nice! I really need to read books from my shelves more >.> *hides unread shelf*

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    1. I'm trying to read more from my non-review TBR pile. Good luck with yours.

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