No Book Buying Challenge 2015 – February Update
As you know, we are co-hosting the Show Your Shelves Some Love: A No Book Buying Challenge. You can also review the details of the post on the “No Book Buying Challenge“ page from the menu above. Let’s talk about finances this month. Tell us about your book buying budgets and your plans for the money you save. How many books have you read for this challenge so far?
I have read 0 books for this challenge so far. I know, I know, I am bad. But I have a really good reason. I am literally working over 80 hours until April. YIKES! So I will be mostly playing catch up here before summer starts. I also had to buy a book for school, which made me mad and I am NOT counting this textbook. I would have gotten it way cheaper, too except that I was told about the book way too late to purchase it online for less. Sad face.
However, happy face, my book buying budget has a grand total of $0.30!!!! haha
My book buying budget is this:
Walking Maddox $0.10
Riding Kissy $0.25
Writing a blog post $0.05
Writing a book review $0.50
Reading a book I already own $0.75
Writing 500 words count $0.15
Well I’ve read two of my previously purchased books. One I read in a format I don’t own but a book I do own on my shelf, so I’m counting it. I haven’t bought with money a single book all month, so yay. I have, however, bought a crap ton of Kindle freebies. But they don’t really count, right, cause no moneys are being spent? I figure I took plenty of walks with the baby in the stroller this month so that more than makes up for any free books I hoarded (er, collected). In fact, with my original budget plans, I can buy quite a few actual daily deal books for a buck or two, but I haven’t felt the need (or found a book that I needed to have right then <– that’s the kind of restraint this challenge is for). As for what I plan to do with the money saved – well my budget is heavily impacted by this tiny human that always needs something so maybe I’ll do the responsible thing…
Just for funsies I have embedded my Goodreads shelf so that I can share the books I read as I go.
I have read two books off my Shelf Love list. Both have been not good. Which does lead me to wonder if most of the books will be just as bad. And that I probably never read them because I knew, subconsciously, that they wouldn’t be good. But I do have hope for some of the books on my list. I’ve only “purchased” one free book so far this month. And I’ve been seriously tempted by numerous new releases. The daily emails reminding me of all the books I could be buying are alluring. But I am staying strong. And getting all of my new release books from the library. Good tip – check your library for books about to be released and get yourself on the list as soon as possible. So you are not 63rd in line for one copy. Trust me on this.
Are you participating in this challenge? Link up your February update posts below:
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