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

Sunday, August 4, 2019

July 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 $40 real money each month to spend on books for myself, $40 for professional books - classroom use, teaching, and editing, $30 a month for books that are gifts, and $10 a month for 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. Personal funds not spent will be added to the next month and any overages will be deducted from the next month; gift and blog cash however will reset each month.


STARTING FUNDS


Personal Cash - $40
Professional Cash - $40
Gift Cash - $10
Blog Cash - $30
Amazon Gift Cards -$0
Amazon Promotional Credit - $0
Audible Credit - 4
Paperbackswap.com Credits -10


FUNDS SPENT & RECEIVED
 
Personal Cash Spent - $22.98
Professional Cash - $40.47
Gift Cash Spent - $0
Blog Cash Spent - $0
Amazon Gift Cards Spent - $0
Amazon Gift Cards Received - $0
Amazon Promotional Credit Spent - $6
Amazon Promotional Credit Received - $6
Audible Credit Spent - 1
Audible Credit Received - 1
Paperbackswap.com Credits Spent - 0
Paperbackswap.com Credits Received - 0

ENDING FUNDS

Personal Cash - $17.02
Professional Cash - -.47
Gift Cash - $0
Blog Cash - $0
Amazon Gift Cards - $0
Amazon Promotional Credit - $0
Audible Credit - 4
Paperbackswap.com Credits - 10

PURCHASED - PRINT, EBOOK & AUDIO

REVIEW CONSIDERATION - PRINT, EBOOK & AUDIO




KINDLE UNLIMITED
WON OR GIFTED

Nothing

I am blown away by how much reading I did last month, especially when you consider that three of the books I read were bundles. I'm not sure how I read so much but I think I need a life, lol. At least I did well budget-wise. :)

How did you do last month buying and reading books?

4 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great July. I've been trying to catch up on library, Kindle Unlimited and NetGalley/Edelweiss books. So much reading to do! Hope August is a good month for you.

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  2. That's a lot of reading! I've been reading less so maybe you're picking up my slack? lol

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