Bookish Life Budget ~ January 2021 Update

Posted February 4, 2021 by Tanya in Book Haul, Budget / 0 Comments

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Bookish Life Budget 2021

Happy February everyone! This is mine and my son’s birthday month! I need to get some books put on my wish list before everyone decides on their gifts. January flew by. I tried to get back on track with my blogging and reading. Some things went better than others. I really hope everyone stays with me during this slow time.

This is the first update of 2021. I noticed that I forgot to put my actual budget plan in my starting post. What was I thinking?! You will see it here. I was left with quite a bit last December so even though I cut down on my categories, I left my book budget fairly large. A girl’s gotta have some fun during a pandemic, right? January I did a pretty good haul, mainly because I rediscovered Book Outlet. I think I grabbed all the ones I really wanted from there. That was kinda why I lost touch with that store. I had pretty much gotten everything I could have wanted from them and there just wasn’t a great influx of stock for what I was looking for. Anyway, that is kind of why my spending in the book category is kind of bigger than it normally is.

Category Amount Spent this Month Remaining Balance
B&N Membership Renewal $25.00 $0.00 $25.00
Audible Subscription $292.56 $24.38 $268.18
Books (Ebooks, paperbacks & hardcovers) $682.44 $114.86 $567.58
Total: $1000.00 $139.24 $860.76

My book haul this month was kind of half and half audio and physical. Also, I bought the Fall of Night by Lara Adrian in both ebook and physical. So there is one ebook in there. I decided to try some of Milly Taiden’s audios. What I didn’t do was read book descriptions. I see that these are mostly reverse harem. These will be my first, as I’ve kind of been avoiding them thinking they were a lot like love triangles and I was going to end up falling for specific male characters, then getting angry if he doesn’t have enough page time. We will see though, and I hope audio works out for me in this category. Below is what hit my shelves in January. 

Dragon Revealed by Donna Grant Blood Heir Ilona Andrews
Fall of Night Lara Adrian

It’s almost been a year since the world went to hell with a pandemic. What has been the biggest change in your life and how are you handling it? I find my anxiety has skyrocketed and I’m terrified of leaving my house. Despite not leaving my house, I have yet to break my reading and blogging slumps. I have found some YouTubers I like and have been watching a lot of that and playing Animal Crossing, which after a year I’m still addicted to.

I hope everyone has a great February. Stay warm and healthy!