Cutting the Budget: Week 41 – Free but quality books!

Posted October 11, 2014 by Shari in Cutting the Budget / 10 Comments

Cutting the Budget 2014


October 2014

Book and Author Source Price + Tax Budget Left
Priceless by Shannon Mayer  Amazon Kindle $0.00 $25.00
His Strings to Pull by Cathryn Fox  Amazon Kindle $0.00 $25.00
The Cowboy’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton  Amazon Kindle $0.00 $25.00

left for October 2014

Week 41 of 2014

Grabbing up some good quality free books. Yep, there are a ton of free books and even $.99 books, but sometimes the quality is lacking. So I am hoping for some good reading with these free books I picked up.

How was your week?

Want to join in?

Comment below with your link! I am excited to see how you are doing!


Delighted Readers Cutting the Budget Rules for 2014

  • $40.00 $35.00 $30.00 $25.00 a month spending limit on bound & ebooks – see I am cutting the budget!
  • $22.95/month for 2 Audible Credits (Currently have 1) – Changed to $14.95 for one credit a month. Again I cut my budget…and audio book credits.
  • Taxes are included in book prices
  • Weekly report on what was spent
  • Use includes coupon, code, or subscription services
  • Budget includes ebooks, bound books, and audio books
  • Books received as gifts, won or bought with a gift card can be included but they cost you nothing since you didn’t actually spend your own money on them. So keep using them and keeping your budget healthy!

How are you cutting your budget but still getting to read everything you want?

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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10 responses to “Cutting the Budget: Week 41 – Free but quality books!

  1. its been a while since I’ve done a cutting the budget post. I’ve been good for October though, haven’t spent a dime yet. I was just telling Sophia that I have to stick to my budget for the next couple of months 😀

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I caught up since I was swamped. Next year I am going to change it up so it isn’t so much a weekly event. Keep up the good work. I am going to spend some money on a book in a series I didn’t know had a new release.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Shame on you Sophia Rose! I hope to keep it under $25…at least I don’t have to count my kids books in the budget or I would be over. I have been getting them books lately since they have required Advanced Reader points to get each quarter.

  2. I usually try to keep within 30 a month, most of the time I don’t use it. Most of the books I read are from the library and author requested, but if there is a book I really HAVE to read, then that is where I purchase books.

    • I need to use the library more. Mine is so small and lots of books I want are not available, on waiting lists, etc. so I get impatient and forget to check.

      • Shari Delighted Read

        Our library is so small too! And they wanted to get a bond last year to build a new one, but didn’t get enough votes. So they are trying to remodel and expand what they have now. Not sure where it is going. Not impressed with them, but then again they do the best they can with the money they get.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I had some eye sight problems that made reading paperbacks hard. So I was trying to use my library’s electronic program, but the selection was horrible. I since have gotten bifocals and now can read paperbacks again! Thinking of seeing if the library got any better on their selection. Good job keeping it down!