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MrsJoseph: Books, Life & Wine

I’m currently on the run from the Amazon Empire. The Empire recently used it’s planet sized money to destroy devour my previous safehouse: Goodreads.

 

I read a lot. Have a bit of a tendency to review as well. So…this is mostly a book review site. Unless its not. But I’m not taking review requests.

 

Cause sometimes I’ll write about whatever I feel like, book or no.

 

Things I [currently] like:
Reading
Reviewing
Exercising
Wine

 

So, I’ll talk about that stuff. Unless I don’t.

 

That “life” part in the site title is all about flexibility, lol.

Currently reading

Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson
Starting Strength, 3rd edition
Mark Rippetoe
Seduction
Amanda Quick
Progress: 25 %

2014 Book Purchases: March

 

Welp, February was a total bust – I went over my budget by $50+!

 

I hope that I’ll exhibit more impulse control throughout March. *fingers crossed*

 

I’ve decided (11-Mar-2014) that it would be in my best interest to just allow all purchases of the Malazan series. My OCD will not be ok until I own the first 10 books…at least. So while I will count the Malazan purchases in the total amount spent in a month, I will NOT count the Malazan purchases towards my monthly $20 per month book budget limit. Cause I’ve already busted that bubble.

 

I have given some consideration into upping my book budget by $10.00 a month in order to get a handle on going overbudget. But…that’s almost like cheating (or Fed. Gov’t style math). The truth is – I need to get a handle on my spending by not buying so many books! :( So, I have decided to give it another month at $20.00.

 
 
Reaper's GaleBook: Reaper’s Gale
Author: Steven Erikson
Cost: $15.54
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 03-Mar-2014
Notes: 7th in series (5/10)
 
 
The RookBook: The Rook (The Checquy Files #1)
Author: Daniel O’Malley
Cost: $7.82
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 09-Mar-2014
Notes: It’s been on the wishlist for some time… First in a series
 
 
The Wizard of OzBook: The Wizard Of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Cost: $3.54
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 08-Mar-2014
Notes: For April buddy read

 
 
The Witches TrilogyBook: The Witches Trilogy (Discworld #3, 6, 12)
Author: Terry Pratchett
Cost: $7.53
Format: Hardback Omnibus
Date Purchased: 21-Mar-2014
Notes: DiscWorld Collection
 
 
Lean InBook: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Cost: $6.49
Format: Kindle eBook
Date Purchased: 27-Mar-2014
Notes: Gift
 
 
IllusionBook: Illusion
Author: Paula Volsky
Cost: $1.00
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 31-Mar-2014
Notes: I’ve been looking for this book forever!
 
 
The Handmaid's TaleBook: The Handmaid’s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Cost: $1.00
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 31-Mar-2014
Notes:
 
 
Solstice WoodBook: Solstice Wood (Winter Rose, #2)
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Cost: $1.00
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 31-Mar-2014
Notes:
 
 
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective AgencyBook: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)
Author: Douglas Adams
Cost: $1.00
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 31-Mar-2014
Notes: First in a series
 
 
Cally's WarBook: Cally’s War (Posleen War: Cally’s War #1)
Author: John Ringo & Julie Cochrane
Cost: $1.00
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 31-Mar-2014
Notes: First in a series
 
 
Honor of the ClanBook: Honor Of The Clan (Posleen War: Cally’s War #3)
Author: John Ringo & Julie Cochrane
Cost: $1.00
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 31-Mar-2014
Notes: 3rd in a series
 
 

 

March 2014 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 11
Total Amount Spent: $46.92
Malazan Books Purchased: 1
(M) Amount Spent: $15.54
(O) Amount Spent: $31.38
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0.00
March Budget Available (not including Malazan purchases): Over Budget! by -(11.38)

Source: http://bookslifewine.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/2014-book-buys-march