#BookBloggerHop | Book Budget poll

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


Question:

Do you have a monthly/yearly budget for books? Or are you a “what’s a book budget?” kind of reader?

(submitted by Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books)


Answer:

I never really had a book budget, even when we were first married and just starting out career-wise. That was one of the things my husband quickly realized about me – when it comes to books, I do what I need to do.

Now that’s not to say that I go crazy and spend lots of money. I’ve always had restraint and am a big fan of the public library system. I know when I’m spending more than I should, and I hold back.

I’m trying the poll block, so if it works and you see it – please try it with me 😊. (I don’t think it’s visible in WordPress Reader, only if you go to the site 🤷🏻‍♀️) You also are welcome to comment as always. You all know how I love chatting ❤️

26 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | Book Budget poll”

  1. I too am careful while dealing with budget especially with these difficult times. I wait for a sale or just let go nowadays. Buying essential and other things are more important

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    1. I love ebook sales – anywhere from free to $2.99. Even if I had a set budget, I could get a ton of great reads for those low prices ❤️

      Hope you are doing as best as possible. I haven’t heard anything lately, but I know it’s been awful in India. Thinking of you! 🤗

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      1. Thank you. It is worse than awful so many children orphaned. Mass Graves, bodies floating in rivers, deaths every second along with a fungal epidemic in some states. It is some kind of hell where I am crying most days. Hence I have not been able yo focus much

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        1. Totally understandable. I will be continuing to do anything and everything I can. ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. I’ve never had a book budget. When I was a kid, my parents always encouraged reading, so were happy to buy or help me buy as many books as I wanted. But I’ve always been a bit miserly, so if I can get a book from the library or a second hand shop, I would do that. Now my husband likes to spoil me and gets me all the books I want, even when I tell him not to.

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    1. You know, I think that maybe I’ve never set a book budget because my parents were the same as yours. They budgeted many things, but when it came to buying books for me – they never said no.

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  3. We don’t have a book budget either, and like you, we are huge fans of the public library system. Books are expensive! Plus, who likes to buy a book just to end up hating it? I rarely take a chance on buying books unless they’re favorite authors or highly recommended from friends. 😉

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    1. Same! If it’s a new to me author – I go the path of the library. It’s better to really not like a book that’s free. 🤗

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  4. I don’t have a book budget, but I get tons from NetGalley and the library, so I never feel guilty when buying them. Especially when I go to book festivals.

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    1. Book festivals – I would definitely spend a lot there! But like you, I get tons of NetGalley books (too many) and the library is my friend ❤️

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  5. I don’t have a budget but do keep a check on what I’m spending and try not to spend too much each month. Local libraries don’t carry many ebooks, at least not one’s I’d bother with.

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    1. That’s a shame about the library. Mine carries lots and provides membership to a service that provides ebooks. If it didn’t, it wouldn’t be much use to me.

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  6. I’ve had a book budget for just over a year now as my husband was furloughed for a while and now we’re trying to save up to re-do our living room. He’s on a record buying budget too so it’s fair but it’s hard when there’s lots of new releases we both want!

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    1. It definitely sounds fair, and what a wonderful goal! You will have to make sure you design the perfect reading spot when you redo your living room 😉

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  7. Now you see, that’s another problem we have here in good old South Africa. Public Libraries. Here and there you will find a small town with a good public library, but it’s really more there than here. We do 2 great secondhand bookshops in our little town, but the public library is well, I don’t even know where it is! If that’s a clear enough answer for you!

    My husband also just looks at me when I arrive home with a new loot, he knows it makes me happy and we all know the saying – happy wife…

    Hope you are enjoying a good weekend!

    Elza Reads

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    1. I’m learning so much about South Africa from you. That’s a shame that there’s not a more consistently good public library system. I think everywhere in the US has a pretty comparable library. It’s usually handled by individual counties in each state and even the smallest of towns have one and usually in a prominent place. At least that’s been my experience.
      And, your husband is a very smart man!

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