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, June 6, 2015

May 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 - 16

MAY STARTING FUNDS
Cash - $88.33
Amazon Gift Cards - $103.15
Other Gift Cards - $0
Amazon Promotional Credit - $0
Audible Credit - $0
PBS Credits - 16

SPENT/RECEIVED
 
Cash - $0
Amazon Gift Cards Spent- $7.95
Amazon Gift Cards Received - $0
Other Gift Cards - $0
Amazon Promotional Credit - $0
Audible Credit - $10
Paperbackswap.com Credits Spent -1
Paperbackswap.com Credits Received - 0

MAY ENDING FUNDS

Cash - $88.33
Amazon Gift Cards - $95.20
Other Gift Cards - $0
Amazon Promotional Credit - $0
Audible Credit - $0
Paperbackswap.com Credits - 15

BOOKS BOUGHT - PRINT, EBOOK, AND AUDIO

BOOKS RECEIVED FOR REVIEW- PRINT & KINDLE

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY


FREE E-BOOKS & AUDIO BOOKS


BOOKS WON OR GIFTED

Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown
Fillet of Murder by Linda S. Reilly

So, for the month I spent no cash, $8 in Amazon GC, and 1 Paperbackswap.com credit for 6 books plus I read 4 books from the library, got 20 for review, 7 freebies and 2 that I won. I also read 5 of my own books. I'm doing well though I still need to slow down the intake of new books.

5 comments:

  1. Wow you got loads of great books. I really need to kerb my spending in the last 2 weeks alone I have spent £40 on books. My bank balance can't take it. Lol.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's easy to do, books add up so quickly. Good luck curbing your spending.

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  2. Each paycheck I get I set a little aside for money for books...most of the other stuff I save and invest, but books are my splurge every month...I love seeing more books added to my shelves. But its close to $100 a month and that includes audio, e books and paperback. But it tends to fluctuate depending on the deals I can find.

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    1. Oh, I wish I could set aside that much. It is fun seeing more books added to our shelves, knowing that no matter our mood we have something to suit it. :)

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  3. Lots of wonderful books their Bea. Great idea with this post to keep track of funds. Buying books gets $$ and so hard to not over spend especially if you are a book lover. I've saved $120 by borrowing from my library.

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