Balancing the Book Budget October 2013

Posted October 31, 2013 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 17 Comments


Balancing the Book Budget: January 2013 Check-In

Monthly Balancing the Book Budget October 2013


  • I can spend $50 a month on book purchases (not including my 2 credits from Audible)
  • This month I allowed $50 to be spent at Buns & Roses for charity (not books but raffle items)
  • This month was also Dewey’s which is a Read for Charity Event for me (no limit on this)

 The Totals

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts (15): 

For me: $15.10
GiveAway: $43.59

Total Spent: $58.59 (Darn it I went over)

Audiobook Credits (5) used: I still have 1 unused credits for when something screams at me (should be getting another for purchasing 2 books):)

NOTE: I received 3 audiobook credits from a friend as a thank you gift!

  • Two Weeks’ Notice: A Revivalist Novel, Book 2 by Rachel Caine
  • Eat Slay Love: Living with the Dead, Book 3 by Jesse Petersen (2 for 1 deal)
  • Allison Hewitt Is Trapped: A Zombie Novel by Madeleine Roux (2 for 1 deal)
  • Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Copperman
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3 by Veronica Roth (RETURNED)
  • Darkness Rises: Immortal Guardians Series, Book 4 by Dianne Duvall
  • Terminated: Revivalist, Book 3 by Rachel Caine

Books for Review (Physical, Edelweiss, NetGalley) (Probably quite a few):  CRAP I again didn’t track!

Audiobooks for Review (10 I think): CRAP I again didn’t track!

Books Won (0):

Book Events (2):

  • Buns and Roses for RALC ($35)
  • Dewey’s Read-a-Thon ($89.50 for Charity)

Total Spent: 124.50

This month was about what I expected.  I was a little over with purchases but both charity events were planned in advanced.  How was your month?


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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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17 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget October 2013

  1. I need to seriously start doing this – I’m trying to be more responsible and aware with my book purchases. Maybe this would make me. I love that you give so much to charity too – incredible! Looking forward to all the reviews (hopefully I’ll get caught up soon and won’t be weeks behind)!

  2. Lee

    I’m impressed. I need to exhibit more control when it comes to my Kindle. Hitting that purchase button is so easy, so fast, so consequence free… 🙂

    • I hope y’all get to go somewhere super cool. I kept going back and forth on RT since it is so close but really the only thing I would save on is airfare. I am just going to save money and look at next years. I have 1 that happens in my back yard so it isn’t like I won’t have things to go to.

      • Hubby has picked Houston, TX has our vacation spot. We wanted to go somewhere within driving distance that neither of us has been to and there is tons of family type stuff to do there.

        • Houston is very fun 🙂 There is lots to do down there and you should take a few minutes while there to visit Murder by the Book. It is a cute little independent book store. Lots of great places to eat and see!

  3. I was brave, if I count till the 25th, when my salary gets here. Otherwise. I bought about 70 secondhand books, a little under 200 euro’s. Nothing from Bookdepo, so that is very well done for me. Of course, I spend a lot on the house in the past two months, so no book budget, but I can’t say no to a booksale if I will buy those books anyway and at much more later.

    • I blew my house budget LOL I have spent more than I planned this last month. I am hoping to get gift cards for Christmas so that I can get some more flooring and such!