I promised an update on the #ShelfLove challenge today, so here it is! The discussion this month is around budgets, which means I can pretty much stick to the same format as my extra updates for last month.
- 7/51+ already owned books read
- Spent: £21 out of ~£30 budget (budget is 10% of my income) for January
- Spent: £5 out of ~£25 budget for February
As for my other resolutions:
- No books impulse-bought
- Read every day
- Bed before midnight… mostly
- Up before ten every day
- Only bought one book from a series at a time
- Posted to the blog every day
- Commented on at least one other blog every day
- Tithed 10% in January, February tithe not done yet
- Done 18 hours volunteering total
- Reading/reviewing books from NG/etc… in progress
As for the money I save, mostly it’s going to my savings account. I am planning a slightly more complex budget so I can also save up separately for my next games console, but the main goal is just to build up my reserves a bit. It’s working well so far; I’ve shunted at least £200 into my savings so far this year, which may not be a lot for everyone but certainly is a respectable amount for me!
4 thoughts on “No Book Buying Challenge: Finances”
That’s awesome Congratulations on doing so well on your challenges. i love seeing posts like these because they help to motivate me as well
Thank you! I’m doing my best. I haven’t been really tempted yet, honestly…
Congrats for managing your book budget. I’ve imposed some rules on myself to rein in my book buying as well, I’m pretty much limited to ebook deals now.
Are you finding yourself really tempted, or is it pretty easy?