Bookish Life Budget ~ May 2015 Check-in

Posted June 1, 2015 by Tanya in Book Haul, Budget / 0 Comments


This is where I keep track of what I have spent throughout the year on bookish items. These will include cons, books, memberships and the like. At the end of the year I will put all the month’s together and get an overall picture of my bookish life addiction.

Category Amount Spent this Month Remaining Balance
RT15 Final Payment $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
B&N Membership Renewal $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Buns & Roses Event Ticket $45.00 $0.00 $45.00
Readers & ‘Ritas 2015 Event Ticket $170.12 $0.00 $170.12
Boas & Tiaras 2015 Event Ticket $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Audible Subscription $198.72 $24.84 $173.88
Books (Ebooks, paperbacks & hardcovers) $511.70 $186.03 $325.67
Total: $925.54 $210.87 $714.67

New Additions this month:

I am not even going to start listing the book haul for this month. It would take me a long, long time. Plus, they are already shelved and I’ll forget half of them. I did receive, I believe 91 books from RT. Some paid, as is obvious by my book purchased column, but a lot of free books too. I did also get a Book Outlet order, but it was only like, 3 books. Not bad for me. My ebook purchases were also pretty slim this month, so it was really RT that hit me.

I think I’m going to make some adjustments to the budget. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to go to any more cons this year, so I may strip the cost for Readers and ‘Ritas and Buns & Roses. Although, I will hate not getting this year’s bear at Buns & Roses. Each year a stuffed bear is designed and I’ve gotten the last two years. Between ticket price and bear though, plus my compulsion to buy books at these things, it would probably be in my best interest not to go.

I hate that I didn’t display any of the lovelies I received this month, but then I might be posting this in July! How was everyone else’s month? Were you able to stay on target and not over spend this month?