No Book Buying Challenge: Allow me books!

Well, the theme for this month’s #ShelfLove update is about asking to be allowed a book… and I’ve really taken that upon myself lately. Heh. So in that sense, I’m afraid I don’t deserve any books. But I have been making progress, particularly on ARCs, so if Captain Marvel: Stay Fly showed up, I’d have to welcome it.

  • 25/51+ already owned books read (last one recorded: Valour & Vanity, 12/05)
  • Spent: £21 out of ~£30 budget (budget is 10% of my income) for January
  • Spent: £20 out of ~£25 budget for February
  • Spent: £22 out of ~£25 budget for March
  • Spent: £15 out of ~£16 budget for April
  • Spent: £30 out of ~£30 budget for May

Oops. Ouch.

Here’s my more general progress on resolutions:

  • No books impulse-bought (despite my sprees, it’s all been books I’ve wanted a while)
  • Read every day
  • Bed before midnight (nearly every night now)
  • Up before ten every day (generally eight AM now!)
  • 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, March, April & May
  • Done 45.5 hours volunteering total
  • Reading/reviewing books from NG/etc (54% ratio)

So, yeah. Clearly, it’s only 14th May and I’m maxed on my budget, and I am going to die of withdrawal. Or something.


8 thoughts on “No Book Buying Challenge: Allow me books!

  1. I like how you state your budget and keep yourself honest. I suppose you can try to take on extra work to increase your book buying budget if you max out early in the month?

    • I can, yes, especially as I’m a freelancer. But I tend to have a fairly good estimate of what I’m likely to earn from the beginning of the month, and what I earn over and above that tends not to make a big difference. Alas.

    • I wish I could! But my budget is pretty much a hard line I can’t cross without running out of money for anything else, and I’ve got train tickets to buy.

  2. You’ve got £19 that weren’t spent in previous months. Have you considered rolling it over?

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