Bookish Life Budget ~ February 2022 Update

Posted March 7, 2022 by Tanya in Book Haul, Budget / 0 Comments

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Spring is coming! Of course, in Texas, that means tornados, but at least it is an in-between temperature that is nice to go out in. When it isn’t raining. February brought my birthday, with some more than welcome Amazon gift cards. I also got this great ACNH shirt I’d been wanting. It’s SO cozy.

I feel like I’m getting more ebook time in which is a big bonus and my books read was at 18 which I think is more than I have ever read. I’m finding a problem. I have an awful itch to reread series. However, the series I want to reread are all long! I’m just in the mood for some books I know I loved. It’s possible I’m going to give in to this, which really would mean less books to review since I’ve already reviewed them and maybe I can catch up. Big bonus. But some of the series are ones I haven’t even reviewed yet, but now I can come at them with a fresh set of eyes. There are not that many new releases on my calendar, so I’m sure I can fit some rereads in there. The question will be… where to start!

So, I am not counting the amount I spent on Amazon gift cards in my book budget, which makes me really wonder at how I spent so much in books that does count. I do know, however, that Lover Arisen had it’s virtually signing and some of my money went to that. Also, the special edition of The Immortal was at Walmart and I had to grab that. The rest is HPB grabs. I’m not even going to look at the total with the gift card purchases added in. It would scare me I think.

Category Amount Spent this Month Remaining Balance
B&N Membership Renewal $25.00 $25.00 $0.00
Audible Subscription $268.18 $24.38 $243.80
Books (Ebooks, paperbacks & hardcovers) $945.75 $134.66 $811.09
Total: $1238.93 $184.04 $1054.89

February was a month of filling in series holes on my shelves. I did finish the motorcycle club series, and, well, I’ll put it all in a review. There was a flood of shelf candy this month and to save myself some work, I put in my TikTok book hauls with the physicals I got with my gift cards. All my others are listed as usual. I think my total was like, 40 books or something close to it. March will be MUCH tamer!

So how was your February? Did you get some of those crazy storms that were going around the country? Also, what do you think about TikTok book hauls? TikTok is something I’m working on. However, I read that if you try to turn your TikTok into an IG Reel, you won’t get as much exposure because of the watermark. So that has left me debating on whether I do TikToks at all and just stick to Reels, or continue to do both and just watch for where I get my most responses. Please share any experience you have in the comments. I’ll take whatever little nugget of info I can get! Also, don’t forget to follow me on TikTok & IG! Hope everyone has a great March!