2017 Book Purchases: March

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2017 Book Purchases: March
2017!! New Year, new challenges!

This is a continuation of the purchase challenge I started in 2014, making this is the 4th year of purchase tracking. 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.

01-Mar-2017: I have two pre-orders this month: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop for 07-Mar-2017 and The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston for 28-Mar-2017

 
 

Etched in Bone cvrBook: Etched in Bone (The Others #5)
Author: Anne Bishop
Cost: $18.48
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: Pre-order 13-Jul-2016 / Release Day 07-Mar-2017
Notes: Special Purchase: Preorder! (5/5)

 
 

Shades in Shadow cvrBook: Shades in Shadow (Inheritance Trilogy, #0.5, 1.5, 2.5)
Author: N.K. Jemisin
Cost: $2.99
Format: ebook
Date Purchased: 07-Mar-2017
Notes: Inheritance Trilogy! 3/5 (including novellas)

 
 

Stories of the Raksura, Vol 1Book: Stories of the Raksura, Volume 1 (The Books of the Raksura #0.1; 0.2; 0.4; 3.6)
Author: Martha Wells
Cost: $7.99
Format: Trade Paperback
Date Purchased: 23-Mar-2017
Notes: I really enjoyed The Cloud Roads plus those covers! (1/7)

 
 

The Serpent Sea cvrBook: The Serpent Sea (The Books of the Raksura #2)
Author: Martha Wells
Cost: $6.24 ($2.25 + $3.99 S&H)
Format: Trade Paperback
Date Purchased: 23-Mar-2017
Notes: (2/7)

 
 

Shadowshaper cvrBook: Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper #1)
Author: Daniel José Older
Cost: $10.07
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 23-Mar-2017
Notes: It’s all KrazyKiwi’s fault!!

 
 

Stories of the Raksura, Vol 2Book: Stories of the Raksura, Volume 2 (The Books of the Raksura #0.3; 3.4; 3.5; 3.7; 3.8)
Author: Martha Wells
Cost: $7.97 ($3.98 + $3.99 S&H)
Format: Trade Paperback
Date Purchased: 24-Mar-2017
Notes: Let’s just be honest – I am a cover whore. (3/7)

 
 

The Collapsing Empire cvrBook: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1)
Author: John Scalzi
Cost: $18.33 ($14.34 + $3.99 S&H)
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 27-Mar-2017
Notes: Signed copy!! Also, I seem to have no self-control this month. 🙁

 
 

The Unyielding cvrBook: The Unyielding (Call of Crows #3)
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Cost: $8.32
Format: Trade Paperback
Date Purchased: Pre-order 14-Jul-2016 / Release Day 28-Mar-2017
Notes: Special Purchase: Preorder! (3/3)
 
 

Royal Exile cvrBook: Royal Exile (Valisar Trilogy #1)
Author: Fiona McIntosh
Cost: $1.00
Format: MMPB
Date Purchased: 28-Mar-2017
Notes: A singular lack of self-control…(AKA a sale)
 
 

1954 cvrBook: 1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever
Author: Bill Madden
Cost: $1.00
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 28-Mar-2017
Notes: A singular lack of self-control…(AKA a sale)
 
 

red plague affair cvrBook: The Red Plague Affair (Bannon & Clare #2)
Author: Lilith Saintcrow
Cost: $1.00
Format: Trade Paperback
Date Purchased: 28-Mar-2017
Notes: A singular lack of self-control…(AKA a sale) (also, need to buy/borrow book 1)

 
 
 

 

March 2017 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 11
Total Amount Spent: $83.39
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 2
(SP) Amount Spent: $26.80
(R) Amount Spent: $56.59
(O) Other/Giftcard: $0
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
March Budget Available (not including special purchases): -$36.59

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