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Monday, December 3, 2012

Books Budget --Blog Confession

 Do you have a monthly book budget? How has it changed since you started blogging? Do you get more free books now that you have access to publishers/authors/other bloggers or is your book buying budget even higher than when you started?

Actually I did in the beginning , and yes it has changed alot while blogging. I do buy books that I adore in hardback , and since i do get books from publishers I even share those even more. Yes I am very thankful that publishers do give me Arc's to read and review. 

I always joke with DH he can get me books for my birthday or Christmas. He rolls his eyes and I know that he won't get me a book because I admit I do have many books to read. But I get why he won't get me a book :) Heck my kids always tell me ...that they want to get me books for a big event. I ask for this as a standby if I can't think of anything. I am just happy being in a book store. 

I am very picky about buying ebooks. I don't really have a budget but I cheap and I don't do it very often. I am very thrifty when it comes to buying ebooks. 

my closet of my fave books 

thats 4 bags of books hiding in my closet 


Thanks Karen and Pam for this topic 


15 comments:

  1. I used to have a £20 per month book budget. I reviewed tons of library books and I could get 3-4 books for £20 at my local bookstore on sale. So that's what I did. I couldn't buy more books until I'd read the ones I'd already bought.

    Now I have a kindle and I love love love reading on it. My husband gets me a Kindle gift card for Christmas and my birthday and I'm selective at what I buy with it. Usually have a wishlist of items on my Amazon account and I pick the ones that are on sale so I can get more.

    Now that I receive books {as well as ebooks} from Publisher's I don't need to buy as many books but I still do buy, read and review my own books. I don't have a problem over buying books so I just make sure it is something I really want to read immediately if I buy it. I don't want to buy it and have it sit in my Kindle. I have enough of those from publishers! I don't want to waste money.

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    1. I love reading on my kindle too. i also still don't buy as much either :)

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  2. When I first started blogging I use to buy books instead of putting them on a Wishlist and buying when I wanted to read or was sure. Some of the books are still on the shelf from 3 years ago. Thank goodness I learn fast.

    I don't have a budge per say. I feel because I get free books and ebooks I should be able to match them with my own choice, kind of feel like 2 for 1 :-)

    I am so appreciative of publishers and authors, a whole new respect for them, makes me love blogging more.

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  3. I'm the exact opposite with e-books. i get a little crazy when it comes to the .99-2.99 deals. I see someone tweet a link and I usually buy it if it looks cute because it seems so cheap. I end up spending even more that way and most of the books aren't even good lol

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    1. I can't go crazy with ebooks ..I am cheap

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  4. I love your pictures...and your bags of books hiding in your closet...looks like mine. I always tell people I want gift cards to Amazon. My husband gets annoyed b/c he wants to surprise me I guess. Like Karen, when I see a cheap e-book I tend to buy it...I know I have more books on my Kindle than I can read as well.

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    1. My dh is the eyeroll king about my books. It a joke now but it always makes me happy

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  5. Like Karen, eBooks are my weakness. It's hard to resist the freebies, then you see all the deals and figure they're worth taking a chance on because they're on sale! I think I have about 60 eBooks on my nook that I haven't read yet, so need to rein myself in! *L*

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  6. I'm a stay at home mama so my budget it close to zero. I'm so grateful for free Kindle reads and my library.

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    1. I do splurge once in a while when something is on super sale.

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  7. I didn't even factor in ebooks! I swear, I think all physical copies should come with an ebook digital copy (like DVDs do now). A lot of times I like having the physical book, but if I'm going away it's nice to have on my Nook.

    And that rhymed. :/

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  8. I used to have a book budget, but between the 3 publishers I review for, the authors who send me books to read and review... and a friend who is with another publisher (she shares books) I only have to buy books that I want desperately or can't get from my library.

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  9. I don't really have a book budget. I don't seem to buy many books in hardback unless I know I'll re-read it again because I have limited storage space. When I get a bigger place one day, I'd love to have a dedicated library or bookshelf.

    But for now since I do get a lot of books from publishers, I don't buy many. Some even send finished copies for me to keep. I usually lend my books freely out to my friends and other bloggers too. Always spreading the love. :)

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  10. I used to budget in my books with every paycheck. Now I loosely budget them in. Getting an ereader is helpful b/c I can buy books I would normally pay $17 for for $10 or less. All of you are lucky to get ARCs and copies from publishers. I've been offered very few, and have only accepted 2. Mainly, I feel bad if I don't like the book that I've accepted and tend to give it a better review than I would have if I had bought the book.

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