Stephanie’s April 2016 Book Report

Posted April 30th, 2016 by in Book Budget / 0 comments

2016 Book Budget

On April 27th, 2016 I instituted a book buying ban (for lack of a better word). It isn’t a ban in the truest respects. I don’t want to go full on crazy though that might be open for debate. You see I was actually going to change up my rules to give myself a bigger book budget. Then I was confronted about my general spending for the second time this year. It was not fun. And I realized that I truly have no concept of how a budget works. I was only including books for myself. And not the $40 a month subscription or the $75 spree at Books-a-Million. It wasn’t so much the amount of money that made me shameful but the fact that I had no idea how much I had actually spent. My bookish expenditures were a full half of what I had spent that month.

On the financial side, this post reflects what happened from April 27th, 2016 onward so it’s only three days. But with my particular personality, I couldn’t post an update on the 27th of each month. That was just too chaotic for me. 🙂 May’s will be much more detailed as it has a whole 31 days.

Beginning Balance April 2016: $0.00 spent

What I Hope to Accomplish

  • Pretty simple: keep it as close to $0.00 as possible. Ideally this number will remain the same.
  • Use the library more. I’d love to see a number where I save more than I spend.

Books Purchased:

  • None. It’s been 3 days. I promise this isn’t as big of an accomplishment as it seems! 😀
Total Purchased: $0

Free eBooks:

  • The Mirror and the Maze by Renee Ahdieh

Reading Progress

Book Read This Month (TBR Goals: Read 3 each month 2/3 TBR = Before 1/1/16)

  • Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip
  • Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol 8 by Naoko Takeuchi (TBR)
  • The Long Stitch Goodnight by Amanda Lee (TBR)
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol 9 by Naoko Takeuchi
  • The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol 10 by Naoko Takeuchi
  • The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe

Borrowed from Library:

I use the current price on Amazon for the Kindle format of that book to calculate my library savings. I’m a major Kindle user and that would have been my choice of format so that’s the price I’ll use to calculate my savings.

  • The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe – $10.99

Books Being Donated this Month:

April Library Donations

  • The Long Stitch Goodnight by Amanda Lee
  • Winter Rose by Patricia McKillip
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol 9 by Naoko Takeuchi
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol 8 by Naoko Takeuchi
  • The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry

Totals:

Spent This Month: $0.00
Total Spent since 4/27/16 2016: $0.00
Total Saved This Month: $10.99
Total Saved since 4/27/16 2016: $10.99
Books Donated to Library this Month: 5
Books Donated to Library since 4/27/16: 5

Stephanie

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