Book Blogger Hop | Budgeting For Books 101.

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by CoffeeAddictedWriter. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This Week’s Topic is:

Do you have a monthly/yearly budget for books? Or are you a “what’s a book budget?” kind of reader? (submitted by Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books)

Quotes about Buying Books (46 quotes)

I think this is a topic i already discussed on my blog a lot, because i have no real budget for books, i see a book i like i buy it.

Recently i started giving a budget to myself, and more than anything i try to read books i already purchased because i used to buy a lot of book but i wouldn’t read them.

It happened that i bought over 40 books in a month a few years ago and i had to put a ban on myself because it was getting out of control. I can’t remember the name of the post because it was so long ago, but yeah i have a buying problem. (check, i found the post it’s called Post of Shame)

This year i’m trying to buy one or two books that come out per month and i have a wishlist i check on everyday to see if they are on sale (i’m so sorry authors i just can’t afford so many books).

I do have a budget for audiobooks. I have my member’s account on audible, and when i can’t afford a book because it is too expensive i usually use my credits to buy it as an audiobook which is way less expensive. Sometimes i buy more credits on audible, but it is really way less expensive because i will be buying a book that costs more than 20usd for like 12usd.

Also, there are always a lot of sales on audible which are buy one book get one for free or buy three books pay for two and it helps a lot because that way i get a lot nore books. Yes, my audioshlef has more than 200 books because i’ve been on audible since late 2014.

Lately i’m only buying kindle books, mostly because the good books don’t get in time to my country. I live in the middle of nowhere and they just, don’t bring enough new books, like Leah on the off beat is one of the newest they brought recently and i just can’t live with that.

I used to buy a ton of books on Bookdepository, but my new address is messy and nothing gets to my house, also it’s way cheaper and it takes less room when i buy digital books.

For more information on my budgeting proccess you can check my posts Budgeting | 2021& Overbuying books though i think i talked about pretty much the same.

That’s it for this topic! Hope to see yu next week!

How are your buying habits? Leave your response in the comments down below!

Budgeting | 2021

I’ve been known for spending money al over for books. Yes, i know. I need to change my way of buying books but sometimes i just can’t stop myself. So this year, along with all the plans i’m making i’m making a budget for books because otherwise i’m lost.

As i commented on a previous post [HERE] i have a TBR of 112 books, even though my book reading challenge is of 60 books this year, I’ll read as much as i can. Most of the books on my 2021 TBR are already owned books only the ones being released this year i don’t own yet.

This is a huge difference from other years when i just got to a book and got to buy it because i needed to. This year i’ll be cathing up as much as it can.

So how will i manage to get the books i want that are being released this year? I have a few ideas.

First of all i requested a few i found both in Netgalley and Edelweiss+, I may get lucky and get free arcs of the books which would be awesome.

Second i upgraded my subscription to audible (from 1 credit to 2 credits a month), both because my job is boring without hearing something so i can hear audiobooks and because that way i can finish them quicker. I have a few credits on my hand already and a few preorders of the new books coming out.

As for the rest of the books i’ll be missing i just… i hope they won’t be many. I’ll allow myself to buy two books per month as long as i read them.

Also, one of my goal this year is to read more manga, so that i’m adding it to my budget. I already own many of the volumes of FullMetal Alchemist, so i’ll be buying to volumes i’m missing and i’ll start reading it. If i find any others on sale i’ll buy them too.

Third, and final, i’m starting to prepare myself so i can start studying on October, so videogames, cable, crunchyroll and such are getting cancelled for the time being. Lucky me Netflix is paid by my sister otherwise i’d be completely lost. I won’t be selling my nintendo switch but i won’t be buying any more games for a while.

Post of Shame – Update

Hello, everyone! Since we are already midway through March and looking back at my amazon account i decided to give an update on my buying books problem!

Last time i talked about it i was ashamed of myself because i couldn’t help myself and ended up buying about 42 books in a month. Since then I’ve been doing my best trying to be strong and stopping myself from buying books reckelessly.

So, now i’m glad to announce you that since that crazy month i’ve been doing pretty good really. Yes, i cannot stop myself from buying books at all, but hey in the last two months i bought a total of; 7 books!

  • Kindred Spirits (pre-ordered because it was really cheap) – Rainbow Rowell
  • Lady Midnight (it’s pre-ordered, i couldn’t stop myself, i need to read this asap) – Cassandra Clare
  • Passenger – Alexandra Bracken
  • Half Lost (it’s the last book in the trilogy, i pre-ordered it, i need it asap) – Sally Green
  • Vicious – V.E. Schwab
  • Half truths – Sally Green / I also got Half lies but in Spanish and it was for free!!
  • Gathering of Shadows (pre-ordered, i don’t know why i couldn’t finish the previous one..)   – V.E. Schwab

Also, i suscribed to the public library near my home, so any books i’ll be reading the next few months, apart of the ones i need to pre-order: The Hidden Oracle and The Raven King will be either from my own or the public library!

yay me!

and that’s all for now! have a  great day!