Balancing the Book Budget August 2014

Posted August 31, 2014 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 3 Comments


Balancing the Book Budget 2014

Balancing the Book Budget August 2014


  • I can purchase up to $450 that I got in GC from Christmas/Birthday. and $150 actual Book Budget I have decided that I will spend zero dollars of my own money this year.
  • I can purchase up to $102.95 in books from Amazon w/the Publisher Settlement
  • I can use my audible credits (2 a month).  If I buy extra credits or if I use “Add Professional Narration” that comes out of my budget
  • I will track my review requests this year too

Budget left after left month: $19.65

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts

Total Spent:  None

Audiobook Credits used: Started the month with 39 credits (24 of mine, 12 as a gift,3 from my last year of audible)

  • Lock In by John Scalzi (2 versions) – 1 credit
  • Once More, My Darling Rogue: Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, Book 2 by Lorraine Heath- 1 credit
  • It Takes a Witch: A Wishcraft Mystery, Book 1 by Heather Blake – $3.78
  • Cursed Moon: Prospero’s War, Book 2 by Jaye Wells- 1 credit
  • Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper – 2 for 1 sale
  • The Bastard: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 1 by John Jakes- 2 for 1 sale
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – 1 credit

6 credits used and $3.78 spent

Review Books Requested:  I canceled my NetGalley account (5 years but it was making book blogging a job) and kept my Edelweiss only to submit review to publishers (since you can do that for books you don’t get for review there):

None but I am part of the Avon Addicts program so I will be listing my books here starting next month!

Discover a New Love Credits (6): Can use until they are gone

Still haven’t used any of my credits

Audiobooks for Review (6):

  • Visions by Kelley Armstrong (done)
  • The Accidental Genie by Dakota Cassidy (done)
  • Something about Harry by Dakota Cassidy (going to read–didn’t like Harry’s Voice)
  • Haunted by Randy Wayne White (started but wasn’t in the mood will come back too)
  • Crave the Night by Lara Adrian (done)
  • One Kick by Chelsea Cain (waiting to download)

Books Won/Gifted (0):

What I shopped off my TBR (7):

  • Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
  • Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep
  • Elusive Memories by Amanda Shofner
  • Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgans
  • Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
  • Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper
  • A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin by Sophie Jordan

What I borrowed from the library/friend (8):

  • Mostly DIY

Budget left starting next month: $15.87

Total Spent this month: $3.78

Total Spent this year: $337.06


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3 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget August 2014

  1. You are doing a great job on keeping up with your budget. I know getting review books has helped me a lot. I am reading more lesser known authors that my library doesn’t have. So while I’m spending less on audios, I’ve picked up my spending on ebooks. The ebooks are cheaper, so I think I’m ahead. I going to look at receipts one day.

  2. 39 audio credits *thud*. I’ve used all my audible credits and have put my account on hold for 90 days. I’m not sure if I’ll renew. I have a pile of review audios to get through and some audios on my account I need to listen. Plus there’s my public library to use.

    If Santa decides I need a year membership renewal then so be it but I think I’m holding off for now.