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, January 31, 2018

January Balancing the Books


Inspired by the now defunct Fantasy Is More Fun and by The Geeky Blogger's Book Blog, I decided a few years ago to track my book expenses. 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 or as gifts, and blog giveaways. "Real money" being cash from my bank account as opposed to gift cards and store credits. Books that I borrowed from the library or a friend, and books received for review do not count against my purchases though I'll track them here as books acquired.


STARTING FUNDS


Personal Cash - $10
Amazon Gift Cards -$50.47
Amazon Promotional Credit - $0
Audible Credit - 0
Paperbackswap.com Credits - 12


SPENT/RECEIVED
 
Personal Cash - $0
Amazon Gift Cards Spent - 11.99 + 2.29 in non-book expenses = 14.28
Amazon Gift Cards Received -$10
Amazon Promotional Credit -0
Audible Credit - 0
Paperbackswap.com Credits Spent -0
Paperbackswap.com Credits Received - 0

ENDING FUNDS

Personal Cash - $10
Amazon Gift Cards -$46.19
Amazon Promotional Credit - 0
Audible Credit - 0
Paperbackswap.com Credits - 12

BOOKS BOUGHT - PRINT, EBOOK & AUDIO

BOOKS RECEIVED FOR REVIEW CONSIDERATION - PRINT, EBOOK & AUDIO

FREE EBOOKS & AUDIO BOOKS - FROM AMAZON, AUDIBLE, SMASHWORDS, BOOKFUNNEL, INSTAFREEBIE, BOOK CLUBS, OR AUTHOR'S NEWSLETTER
BOOKS WON OR GIFTED

None!

Clearly, I need to slow down the next month or two and read the books I have in my possession. I have read 26 books this month so I made some headway on the TBR Mountain of Doom.

10 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! I tend to get a lot of Amazon gift cards so my goal is always not to spend beyond my gift card balance. I do sometimes buy books on Audible or locally. I like the idea of keeping track on a monthly basis. Lots of great books here!

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    1. Thanks Carole. My intent is it will keep my accountable, and help me focus on books I already own.

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  2. such a good idea! I only spent £4 this month because i got a few books for christmas! Buying books is my weakness, but i hate having books on my shelf that i havent read for so long!

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    Charlotte Dawson xx

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    1. I need to do better at reading what I own. Spending only 4 pounds is pretty darn good, go you!

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  3. This is such a great idea. I rarely buy books anymore as I haven't been reading as much and am just getting back into blogging. I tend to get a lot of my books from the library as I don't have an e-reader anymore. I think this is a great way to keep yourself accountable.

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    1. Welcome back! Did you finish school?

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  4. What an interesting take on a book haul :) wow, is that a lot though! I hope you read fast, haha :D

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    1. Yeah, I need to slow down so I can read and enjoy what I have.

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  5. That's quite the haul. It's amazing how it can add up over a couple weeks. Hope you enjoy them all :)

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    1. I'm trying to slow down; January was crazy. I've read and enjoyed quite a few already.

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