Money Matters: August 2015


I’ve seen other bloggers, like Berls at Fantasy is More Fun and Felicia at The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog, with book budget posts. It made me curious how much I’m spending on books each year. I have a rough idea, because I have an entertainment budget, but I’d like to get more detailed. I’m not going to try to stick to a set goal the way Berls and Felicia do, but it might end up making me think twice about buying a book if I know I have to be accountable for it here. Or maybe not!

I’ll be posting an update of the previous month’s spending on the second Saturday of each month.

Book Acquisitions – August 2015

Purchased Audiobooks
Audible costs me $14.95 for 1 credit per month. I can roll over up to 6 credits, so I might not always use my credit each month. I currently have 4 credits.

Free Books
Dream Student by JJ DiBenedetto Writing on the Wall by Tracey Ward

ARCs and Finished Copies for Review
The Real Princess Diaries by Grace Norwich H2O by Virginia Bergin The Storm by Virginia Bergin My Secret to Tell by Natalie D. Richards The Blood Guard by Carter Roy Harmony House by Nic Sheff

Borrowed from the Library
Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker Return to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

The Book of Dares for Lost Friends by Jane Kelly
Won on Goodreads

Spending Totals

Total spent this month: $14.95
Number of books acquired this month: 14
Total spent this year: $209.12 cash + $6.44 gift card
Number of books acquired this year: 132