You may have seen similar posts by other bloggers, such as Feclia @ The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog‘s Balancing the Book Budget or Jennifer @ The Book Nympho‘s Book Budget. I thought it was a great idea so Pinching Pennies is my version of
beingtrying to be responsible when purchasing books. And a big thanks to Michelle @ Because Reading is better than real life for designing my button!
My goal since March has been $30 or less. And now that I’ve learned to fully embrace my library and to focus on reading the books I already have, it’s turning out to be a pretty easy goal! Let’s see how I did this month.
April’s Spending & New Additions
Total Spent: $0.00
Credits Spent: 1 (25 remaining for the year)
Total Saved by using the library: 2 credits or $55.98
Here’s what I got:
Written in Red by Anne Bishop (1 Audible Credit)
Fast Money by Colleen Helme (For review from Audiobook Jukebox)
Lie or Die by Colleen Helme (For review from Audiobook Jukebox)
Secrets that Kill by Colleen Helme (For review from Audiobook Jukebox)
Crave by Monica Murphy (won from The Book Nympho)
Torn by Monica Murphy (won from The Book Nympho)
Savor by Monica Murphy (won from The Book Nympho)
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (from the library – saved 1 credit/$27.99)
Cress by Marissa Meyer (from the library – saved 1 credit/$27.99)
Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Etc.
I have drastically cut back my 1-clicking as I try to focus on reading the books I’ve owned for far too long!
Here’s what I got:
9 eBook Freebies
The Queen’s Army by Marissa Meyer
Torn by Laura Bailey
The Medium by C.J. Archer
UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn
The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton
Guardians: The Girl by Lola StVil
Stained by Ella James
The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen
Turned by Morgan Rice
Alphas After Dark – anthology with 9 different authors $1.07
$7.00 Manic Monday Giveaway with Kim Harrison (not sure which signed book I’ll get, but I’m pretty sure I managed to get one. Yay!!)
Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin (NetGalley)
I did pretty awesome this month, spending only $8.07 out of my $30 budget and only 1 out of my remaining 25 (now 24) credits for the year at audible. I also saved $55.98 (or 2 credits) by going to the library this month! And I’m not grabbing every book in sight now that I’m trying to be more careful about my spending – so I still got a lot of good books this month (especially thanks to giveaways), but a more manageable number for sure = 23 books!
Do you keep a book budget?
How’d you do in April 2014?