2015 is a new year and new opportunity to challenge myself! This is a continuation of the purchase challenge I did in 2014 (evaluation coming). The biggest goal of this Purchase Challenge is to control my book spending: no more than $20 per month.
I always start the draft for these monthly book purchase updates at the beginning of the month. It gives me a chance to look back over the previous month and encourage myself to do better throughout the coming month.
31-Mar-2015: I have a pre-order for March: The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston. I have already read and reviewed this (ARC) title but I decided to keep my pre-rder since it’s for a hardcopy. My ARC was cover-less :(.
Book: Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)
Author: Ilona Andrews
Cost: $0.99 (used a credit, so $0.00)
Format: Kindle ebook
Date Purchased: 18-Mar-2015
Notes: I had a credit burning in my pocket + how could I pass on an Ilona Andrews on sale?!
Book: Last Hit (A Hitman Novel Book 1)
Author: Jessica Clare & Jen Frederick
Date Purchased: 24-Mar-2015
Notes: Purchased in support of Jane Litte/Jen Frederick of Dear Author
Book: The Unleashing (Call of Crows #1)
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Format: Trade Paperback
Date Purchased: 30-Nov-2014 (pre-order) 31-Mar-2015 (delivery/release date)
Notes: Read the ARC, interested in seeing if there are significant differences. (Does not count to monthly book spending)
March 2015 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 4
Total Amount Spent: $20.93
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 1
(SP) Amount Spent: $8.85
(R) Amount Spent: $12.08
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
March Budget Available (not including special purchases): $7.92