Balancing the Book Budget: May 2013 Check-In

Posted May 31, 2013 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 12 Comments

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Balancing the Book Budget: January 2013 Check-In

Monthly Balancing the Book Budget Check-In!

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts (9): 23.72

  1. Hex on the Ex (A Mind for Murder Mystery) by Rochelle Staab ($7.19)
  2. Killer in Crinolines (A Consignment Shop Mystery) by Duffy Brown ($7.19)
  3. The Santinis: Book 1 by Melissa Schroeder (.99)
  4. The Santinis: Book 2 by Melissa Schroeder (.99)
  5. The Santinis: Book 3 by Melissa Schroeder (.99)
  6. The Santinis: Book 4 by Melissa Schroeder (.99)
  7. Crimson Moon (Crimson Trilogy) by J.A. Saare (1.07)
  8. Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo (3.24) combo w/audio
  9. Friend Request by Patti Callahan Henry (1.07)

Audiobook Credits (4) used:  used my banked 2 credits

  • Whiskey Sour: Addison Holmes, Volume 2
  • A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses: Half Moon Hollow, Book 2
  • Under the Dome: A Novel
  • Through the Grinder

Audiobooks Purchased (6): $46.60

  1. Dixie Divas: Dixie Divas Mysteries, Book 1
  2. Little Shop of Homicide: A Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery, Book 1
  3. Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  4. The Look of Love: The Sullivans, Book 1
  5. I Am Not a Serial Killer: John Cleaver, Book 1
  6. Appaloosa

Book Club Purchase (1): 7.19

  1. Sworn to Protect: A Sugarland Blue Novel by Jo Davis ($7.19)

Books for Review (Physical, Edelweiss, NetGalley) (2):  

  1. The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo   by Kerrelyn Sparks (Edelweiss)
  2. Bones of the Lost: A Temperance Brennan Novel   by Kathy Reichs (Edelweiss)

Discover a New Love Credits (0):  

Audiobooks for Review (10):


Books Won (0):

Book Events (0):

Total Spent:

Books Gifted (0):

Freebies are tracked on Goodreads

Books I added to the shelves this month: 32
Books I read this month: 14
Seriously Series Reads: 9
TBR Tipping (Books Purchased before 1/1/13): 3
Review Books: 8
New Purchases/Gifts Read (Books Purchased after 5/1/13): 4
Goodreads 200 book challenge: You have read 99 books toward your goal of 200 books. You’re 17 books (8%) ahead of schedule.

*Totally fell off the wagon and will be getting back on in June!  I will be doing my quarter check-in at the end of next month.

Felicia S
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12 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget: May 2013 Check-In

  1. Bella

    I always spend more on audios than actual paperbacks. You did pretty good this month!!

  2. I’m not even letting myself look at a book right now. i just got back from BEA with a stack full and if I buy anything ales I deserve all the anxiety it causes lol

  3. Jennifer

    I’m on a book ban for a long time. Maybe the rest of the year (besides when Allegiant comes out in October). I need to save for the wedding and besides all that, I have a bazillion books in the house that can be read, so there is no reason to buy more books.

    Freebies of course don’t count. But let’s see how I do for the remainder of 2013.

  4. Lol, sometimes you just have to go on a book buying binge! And of course you needed Killer in Crinolines, I read it last week and it is fun!

  5. Well, at least you are holding yourself accountable. Better luck next month. I am sorry I have been AWOL all week I have had company. I will be back regularly next week 🙂

  6. It looks like you’re doing fantastic! I need to learn how to control myself better. I am very good at talking myself into purchases! 🙂