Saturday, April 30, 2011

Book Purchases/Confessions: April

YAY! I made it through my first month without buying any new books!!

Now, I by no means didn't have book acquisition. I got a ton of books from the Friends of the Library sale. For every hour I volunteered, I got a credit to use towards buying books. So no money left my pockets but books did enter my house. But this isn't about not acquiring books - it's about not PAYING for books. I am broke and on a budget and need to conserve my cash.

There is an exception. A couple of months ago when I thought I had a new job (long story) that would involve a long commute, I did rejoin Audible, and so I am paying for Audible again which I guess means I have in fact paid for books the last 3 months. Darn it! So April wasn't quite as perfect as I thought it was! And that almost means I underestimated the last 2 months' purchases too (I only just now downloaded all 3 books, which is why I didn't think of it before.)

So, I still have room to improve for May. I have now put my account on hold, which means I should be clear on this point for the next 3 months. But I am doing better!


Unknown said...

You can do it!! Embrace the library!! Good luck on your no-book-buying for the month of May :)

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for the library and its sales - the acquisition of free books is a wonderful thing! I wish you the best of luck in your goals.

Kathy said...

Great job!
My friend and I are only buying twelve books each this year as well as getting rid of that same amount (if not more). We have a few exceptions... library sales don't count (although, again, we have to get rid of exactly as many books as we get). Gift cards don't count towards the total so she gave me one for my birthday and I'm doing the same for hers :o)

Tammy said...

Way to go!