Balancing the Book Budget July 2013 #bookbudgetfail (2nd Quarter Check-In)

Posted August 2, 2013 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 13 Comments


Balancing the Book Budget: July 2013

Balancing the Book Budget July 2013

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts (37.44): 

  • Lions, Tigers, and Sexy Bears Oh My! (Entangled Covet)  by Candace Havens ($3.24)
  • Dead Air: A Talk Radio Mystery by Mary Kennedy ($7.19)
  • A Matter of Convenience (The Destiny Coin) by Gabi Anderson ($4.32)
  • A Little Harmless Ride, Harmless Book 9 by Melissa Schroeder ($4.32)
  • Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye ($1.07)
  • Heat Stroke (Weather Warden, Book 2) by Rachel Caine ($8.65)
  • Two Weeks’ Notice: A Revivalist Novel by Rachel Caine ($8.65)

Audiobook Credits (4) used: Used a 3 for 2 sale

  • Skinwalker: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1
  • Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery, Book 1
  • A Little Night Magic
  • Crimson Frost: Mythos Academy, Book 4
  • Bluegrass State of Mind: Bluegrass, Book 1 ($1.99)
  • Giving Chase: Chase Brothers, Book 1 ($2.99)
  • Heat Stroke: Weather Warden, Book 2

Book Club Purchase ($5.13):

Total Spent: 

  • Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove) by Tessa Dare ($5.13)

I wasn’t great at tracking this month but will be better next month!   🙂 🙂

Totals So Far: I did horrible this second quarter!  I will be way better 3rd Quarter! Still ahead of last year but not by as much 🙁

First Quarter 2012: $453.23

First Quarter 2013: $119.48

Second Quarter 2012: 175.55

Second Quarter 2013: 298.30

Total 1/2 2012: 628.78

Total 1/2 2013: 417.78


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13 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget July 2013 #bookbudgetfail (2nd Quarter Check-In)

  1. Grace Fonseca

    I have no self control. Starting in September I will start to budget out my expenses. LOL. I need to make room for new books, while trying to figure out how to keep the shelves from exploding. Great idea.

  2. I am loving this idea. Do you mind if others post similar posts as long as they give credit to you for the idea? I am trying really hard to stick to a personal budget for my household, so I a strict book budget might help me with that. 🙂

    You are doing great this year!

  3. You picked perhaps some expensive books Felicia. Still, I do admire your willpower on not buying so many books. I know I will never be able nor want to do that.

  4. Kristilyn (Reading in Winter)

    I’m with Kim … I have NO self control when it comes to buying books, especially when it comes to buying books on sale on Amazon. I’m weak! I think one of these days I’ll have to tally up how much I spend … it’d be interesting to see!

  5. I am so confused on Audible’s 3 for 2 sale! There are so many goodies that I’m dying to get a hold of, I don’t know what to pick!