Balancing the Book Budget June 2014

Posted June 30th, 2014 by in Book Budget / 11 comments

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Balancing the Book Budget 2014

Balancing the Book Budget June 2014

The RULES

  • 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

ANNOUNCEMENT: I have decided to use $200 of my Book Budget for my Home Improvements so that leaves me 34.02 for the rest of the year. This is actually a good thing because next year I am planning on only reading books off my shelf, review audiobooks, or library books. This will be good training!

Budget left after left May:$234.02 – $200.00 (Home Improvements)= $34.02

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts: 

  1. Worth the Risk (Entangled Indulgence) by Robin Bielman (Freebie)
  2. The Apple Orchard: Bella Vista Chronicles Book 1 by Susan Wiggs ($3.24)
  3. A Demon And His Witch (Welcome To Hell Book 1) by Eve Langlais (Freebie)

Total Spent: $3.24

Audiobook Credits used: I have 6 credits

  • The Color of Hope: The Color of Heaven Series, Book 3 by Julianne MacLean (Won)
  • The Color of Heaven by Julianne MacLean ($1.99)

Total Spent: $2.15

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):

  1. None

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

  1. None

Audiobooks for Review (15):

  1. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness, read by Jennifer Ikeda (Penguin)
  2. When Day Breaks by Maya Banks, read by Adam Paul (Penguin)
  3. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich, read by Lorelei King (Random House)
  4. For All Time by Jude Deveraux, read by Kirsten Potter (Random House)
  5. Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne, read by Luke Daniels (Random House): LISTENED
  6. Rogues—Anthology edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, read by an ensemble cast (Random House)
  7. Accidentally Catty: Book 5 in the Accidentally Paranormal series | By Dakota Cassidy | Read by Meredith Mitchell (Tantor): Currently Listening
  8. Accidentally Dead, Again: Book 6 in the Accidentally Paranormal series | By Dakota Cassidy | Read by Meredith Mitchell (Tantor)
  9. Vixen in Velvet: Book 3 in the Dressmakers series | By Loretta Chase | Read by Kate Reading (Tantor)
  10. A Vision in Velvet | Author(s): Juliet Blackwell |Read by: Xe Sands (Tantor)
  11. Some Enchanted Eclair | Author(s): Bailey Cates | Read by: Amy Rubinate (Tantor)
  12. Then Came You | Author(s): Jill Shalvis | Read by: Karen White (Tantor)
  13. FACEOFF – By Lee  Child; Michael  Connelly; Dennis Lehane; David Baldacci; RL Stine; Read by Various (Simon & Schuster): LISTENED
  14. MR. MERCEDES – By Stephen  King; Read by Will  Patton (Simon & Schuster): My Current Car Listen
  15. GASP – By Lisa  McMann; Read by Joy  Osmansk (Simon & Schuster)

Books Won/Gifted (1):

  1. Must Love Pets: A Romance Box Set (Kindle Edition) by Theresa Weir (Thank You Wendy)

What I shopped off my Shelves (2):

  1. Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, #1) by Richelle Mead (Audible)
  2. Air Bound (Sisters of the Heart, #3) by Christine Feehan (Audible)

What I borrowed from the library/friend (1):

  1. After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman

I only read 6 books this month! This is by far my worst reading month in YEARS!

Budget left starting next month: $28.63

Total Spent this month: $5.39

Total Spent this year:  $324.32

 

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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 June 2014”

  1. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
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    I took a look at what I had spent so far this year and was appalled. Of course I counted my RT ticket and other reader events. My reading has kind of dropped off as my review shelf got really big and I just haven’t really *felt* the books I’m reading. Now the ones I’m listening to are mostly my *wants* so I have been sitting in my car in the driveway a lot not wanting to stop listening! LOL I might have to drop my Audible account to the 1 credit a month to save some that way, but I just know I’m going to do that and I’ll want a flood of books all at once.
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