Bookish Life Budget ~ June 2017 Update

Posted July 1, 2017 by Tanya in Book Haul, Budget / 15 Comments

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I think I was pretty conservative for the month of June. I DID get seats at the Andrews’ table for Buns and Roses. I tried to stay up until midnight when they went on sale, but I fell asleep. Luckily, my bladder decided to be my alarm clock and woke me up five minutes after midnight so I was able to get my seats! I hate that it’s so far away, but at least I’m prepared. This is what June looked like for me!


Category Previous Balance Spent This Month Remaining Balance
Barnes & Noble $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
NOLA Story Con $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Buns & Roses (w/Bear) $75.00 $150.00 $-75.00
Boas & Tiaras $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Readers & Ritas $180.37 $0.00 $180.37
Audible $173.91 $24.84 $149.07
Books $591.32 $0.00 $591.32
Totals Starting Budget Amount Spent Remaining Budget
$1087.93 $174.84 $913.09

I don’t know if I am going to consider my spending for Buns and Roses tickets as “going over budget” as I purchased a friend’s ticket at the same time. We are doing some cons and travelling and we’re just going to consider the cost part of my contribution to our trip fund. The book haul was small, with a few ARC’s and I won Wolf Unleashed by Paige Tyler from a giveaway.

I jumped into some challenges this month. One was Blog Ahead hosted by Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup. I was supposed to get 15 posts scheduled during that time. I think I have it, but I need to do a count because they will not all show up in the challenge bar because they are not posted yet. I will do a wrap-up post on that one. Anna also hosted a Get Social Challenge where a lot of blogs signed up and we were to visit them all I think twice through the two weeks that the challenge ran. Unfortunately I only got through the list once, but there were a couple blogs on there that I visit pretty often anyway. There were almost sixty participants and it was really fun to do the visiting and meeting new bloggers.

June has been kind of testing month, trying to find out how to work my schedule between being in my craft room and getting blogging done. I only have weekends to work with as the evenings are already scheduled reading time. I pretty much jam pack my weekends, but I’m hoping to have enough “bookish” products to do a post on what I have available. I’m kind of combining planner products with bookish things, so you will never know what you will find. I may even do some pug things. Since they run my life! I have a bunch of tumblers and tote bags I’m working with right now, so you can expect to see some of those. Keep watch on TD Crafts and Creations as I’ll hopefully get new stuff up every week. If you have any suggestions or have something you’d like to see, go ahead and contact me. I love requests!

Anyway, let’s see what new books arrived at my house this month!

That pretty much sums up the month here at Rantings of a Reading Addict. How was your month? Did you pick up any goodies? There was a new release I thought for sure I was going to download this month, but I decided to wait until I got some ARC’s out of the way. I hope everyone has an amazing 4th of July! Let me know what kind of fun things you did!

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  • Oooo lovely books you have that arrived. ^_^

  • Ooo pretty new arrivals. Tyler is awesome. That’s fun yall will get to do some cons together and that you got your table in time 🙂 Glad you had fun with the events! Goodness there were a lot of blogs. Fun to try on some new ones for size for sure. Happy reading and budgeting in July!

    • I haven’t read Tyler before so I’m excited to see her wolves. We’re doing NOLA Storycon in September, but in August and November are two other conventions as vendors with jewelry and other things we have for sale. It’s going to be fun. Even doing other non-book things with book friends is awesome. Yes, the Social blogger event blew me away! I was upset I didn’t get to all of them a second time, because I got a lot of traffic from it and wanted to give back, but wow, a LOT of blogs signed up! LOL

  • Look at those new books. I want to go to more cons, but I’m out of budget after RT. I will have to figure out where I’m going next year (if any). I’ve been so bad about visiting blogs these past few weeks. I’m going to try to get caught up today. I have a long weekend, which is nice.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • I had a really hard time this week keeping up with visiting and replying to comments. I hope I can get back on track this week. Feeling a bit run down and hope I’m not getting sick. The years I went to RT crushed my budget both years. I enjoyed them, but I’m really hoping NOLA Storycon is going to be a little more low key. I’m disappointed to see Pamela Palmer and Jennifer Estep have had to drop out of the line up. I really wanted to see both of them! I’m glad you had a nice long weekend! We have company down from Canada this week, so I may not accomplish my blogging goals of visits and comments, but it will be fun to show them how the 4th is celebrated here.

  • Glad you had success with the challenges. I would love to attend NOLA next year.I hear it’s a smaller environment. I want to do Lori Foster’s event too. Loving your haul.

  • Looks like you did really well with your budget! I was on a no-spend last month and managed to stick to it, but think that was only because I have so many review books to catch up with.

    I took part in the Blog Ahead and Get Social challenges too! So glad that Anna hosts such fun challenges! I didn’t finish all 15 posts, but did get quite a few scheduled and have some outlines I need to finish.

    Hope you have a great July!

    • I haven’t gone back to count yet. I think I came close to 15, if I didn’t hit it altogether. I was behind so some of my scheduled posts were already posting. Hard to keep up that way!