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!
October 2014’s Goal
This year has been an experiment in book budgeting. But I think I finally have a system down for this year. Next year I’ll be drastically reducing my yearly goal, though!
Yearly goal = $500
Spent (before October 2014) = $332.90
Remaining (before October 2014) = $167.10
October 2014’s Spending & New Additions
Credits: 0 credits spent; 2 Credits Remaining
There were several Audible Sales this month, but I resisted! Now if only I could say I did so well with the rest of my purchases…
Something I learned this month — going to author events really works out that credit card! I couldn’t resist the opportunity to get books signed and well, I’m pretty sure I broke the bank :/
Here’s what I got:
I didn’t buy any audiobooks either!
eBooks Purchased: $1.07
Hard Cover: $40.96
11 eBook Freebies
I was really thinking I’d be out of book money after last month, so I’m pleasantly surprised that I managed to end it with a bit left for November and December. I’m also proud of myself for making it through the month only adding one book to my NetGalley collection! Several of the purchases supported charity too, so they were money well spent. I ended up with 49 books – meaning I got each book for about $2.26. Considering that 4 of them were hard covers, 19 were paper backs, and 3 were audio books that’s pretty great.
Yearly goal = $500
Spent so far this year = $332.90 + $110.90 = $443.80
Remaining (after October 2014) = $56.20
Do you keep a book budget?
How’d you do in October 2014?