Bookish Life Budget ~ July 2020 Update

Posted August 3, 2020 by Tanya in Book Haul, Budget / 0 Comments

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July has brought me back to working from home. The Covid numbers here in TX are ridiculous and it is just too risky to be out. Our company has asked for masks to be worn, but during the time in the office, I noticed people not wearing them or wearing them incorrectly and that just made me even more fearful. We are going to reevaluate my time at home here in a few weeks. Hopefully we’ll have a handle on it here.

My spending on books has been minimal. Now that I’m home I’m scared my audio time is going to drop off again. This is a bad thing because I have some amazing audios lined up. My purchases have mainly been to add to my physical book collection.

Category Amount Spent this Month Remaining Balance
B&N Membership Renewal $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Readers & ‘Ritas 2020 Event Ticket $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Buns & Roses + Bear $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Boas & Tiaras $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Audible Subscription $146.28 $24.38 $121.90
Books (Ebooks, paperbacks & hardcovers) $732.56 $22.86 $709.70
Total: $878.84 $47.24 $831.60

OMG, no one told me that Iron Master was finally out in audio! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time so when I just happened to see it on Amazon, I used that credit immediately, despite the huge audio TBR I have. I’m also wanting the MMP for this book, but I see they are only selling the paperback version. I think Jennifer Ashley pubbed this herself, so I don’t know if a mass market is going to come out. I sure hope so, I can’t leave my collection the way it is! Another audio I was DYING for was Heartless! I bought the physical book for my shelf, but I was holding out for the audio to read it. I love this series and Nicole Poole does such an amazing job narrating, it is a must listen. I also have some amazing ebooks on my list. I need to get more reading done so I’m not so far behind. I did decrease my GR challenge because I had just gotten way too far behind. I might have to lower my audio goal too. That really hurts, but it is the way my life has developed with this stupid virus.

fever by donna grant The Blood King by Abigail Owen
Archangel's Sun by Nalini Singh Spells for the Dead by Faith Hunter
For The Hell Of It by Cate Corvin Iron Master by Jennifer Ashley Heartless by Dannika Dark

How was your July? Are your reading habits being affected by the coronavirus?