Balancing the Book Budget Jan 2014

Posted January 31st, 2014 by in Book Budget / 11 comments


Balancing the Book Budget 2014

Balancing the Book Budget Jan 2014 Monthly Check-In!


  • I can purchase up to $600 ($450 in GC from Christmas/Birthday and $150 actual Book Budget)
  • 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.
  • Review Books will be tracked.
  • Review Books requested before Jan 1, 2014 will be considered Review TBR (my goal is to wipe this mostly clear by the end of the year–even old ones that I didn’t get too)
  • Review Books requested after Jan 1, 2014 should only be authors or series that I am currently reading (in print) and only audiobooks that I can get to within 6 weeks.

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts ($77.73): 

Total Spent: $77.73 so I have 522.74 left

Audiobook Credits (3) used: I still have 2 unused credits for when something screams at me

  • Up from the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 7 by Jeanine Frost (listened)
  • That Touch of Magic by Lucy March (listened)
  • Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells (listened)

Review Books Requested: 8

  • Don’t Talk to Strangers by Amanda Kyle Williams
  • Kiss of Wrath by Sandra Hill
  • Let Me Tell You About Wine by Oz Clarke
  • Herbs for Stress & Anxiety by Rosemary Gladstar
  • Dash of Peril by Lori Foster
  • Die for Love by Caridad Pineiro
  • Night’s Promise by Amanda Ashley
  • Heart of Stone by Christine Warren

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

  • None this month

Audiobooks for Review (5):

  • Siege by Rhiannon Frater (already read so will be a relisten)
  • Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater (already read so will be a relisten)
  • Innocence by Dean Koontz
  • Taunting the Dead by Mel Sherratt
  • Black and Blue by Ian Rankin

Books Won/Gifted (3): Thanks to my friend Wendy

  • The Accidental Genie by Dakota Cassidy
  • Accidentally Dead Again by Dakota Cassidy
  • Fire & Ash by Jonathan Maberry (Signed)

What I shopped off my TBR Pile (Purchased before Jan 1 2014): (9)

Borrowed from the Library/Friend: (1)

Review Books that I wiped off my TBR  (7)


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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

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11 Responses to “Balancing the Book Budget Jan 2014”

  1. Heidi

    I am proud of you for keeping to your budget and for making an effort to get your TBR under control. I am trying to get on top of mine, and I am not having problems buying books as I have so much to review what’s the point. Also the library is a great resource for older books and I go there anyway with my kids.
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  2. Aurian

    What means shopped of your TBR? Do you mean chopped? Or are that books bought?

    My bookbudget died a hard death yesterday, when I got the email of 10% discount from I cancelled all my outstanding pre-orders and ordered them again, and I then ordered everything I had already on my calendar till the end of the year, AND some books I forgot to buy from authors I follow. So, sigh. I have been very bad. That 10% discount is just so alluring, especially as the previous ones were only 5% off.
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  3. Jenny

    Wow Felicia! Look how organized you are! I should be better about my book budget, but I just sort of buy when I feel like it which sometimes works out well and sometimes makes me shake my head at myself:) I got a bunch of gift cards for Christmas, so I have guilt-free buying left for a little while yet which is AWESOME:) Wishing you good luck on sticking to your budget this year!
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