Bookish Life Budget ~ August 2019 Update

Posted September 2, 2019 by Tanya in Book Haul, Budget / 0 Comments

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I think the saying is true that the older you get the faster the years go. I have no idea what happened to August. There was a slump in blogging for sure, so I’m getting behind on reviews. I also haven’t been getting around to making many blog visits. It’s a life slump I think. Blogging, crafting, reading, exercising, pretty much everything has gone on break while I fall down Pinterest and Youtube rabbit holes. I was totally shocked to find in the month of August I read one ebook compared to listening to six! With the lack of exercise, that is mostly listening during my commute. It was crazy. I’m obviously not getting much reading done at home.

August is ending sadly for us. My daughter’s pug crossed the rainbow bridge so there is one less 4-legged baby in the house. He lived a long life and brought a lot of love to the house. Creep will be missed.

I’m preparing for our trip to Louisville in less than 2 weeks. I’ve got my family tickets to do the Mega Cavern Zip lining tour, but I’m feeling like I need to make some arrangements for con down time. I do not know anyone that is going and that is starting to freak me out. I didn’t win a ticket to an author table for the luncheon so I’m in total anxiety mode. I did just buy a ticket to a luncheon everyone is going to before registration starts. I’m nervous but excited.

Anyway. I did a HPB run this month. Big mistake. I never get enough out of my books I bring in to cover the cost of the books I want to take home. So, there was an inevitable ding to the book budget. I am totally kicking myself in the rear. Other than that little issue, my budget items all pretty much stayed the same.

Category Amount Spent this Month Remaining Balance
B&N Membership Renewal $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Readers & ‘Ritas 2019 Event Ticket $231.62 $0.00 $231.62
Buns & Roses + Bear $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Boas & Tiaras $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Readers On The River $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Audible Subscription $195.04 $24.38 $170.66
Books (Ebooks, paperbacks & hardcovers) $199.47 $60.40 $139.07
Total: $452.20 $84.78 $367.42

I’m going to get right to the book haul. Honestly, I’m a little ashamed of it. There are quite a few “for shelf only” books on here. I should be saving that money for the books I plan to buy at #ROR19, but oh no, these were calling my name as I strolled HPB!

So that was my haul for August. There will be reviews coming up on quite a few of these so keep your eyes open. If you are planning on being in Louisville for #ROR19, PLEASE let me know you’re going! I’d love to meet up! Wish me luck guys. Pray I don’t end up hanging in my room being shy!

What have you got planned for September now that kids are back in school?