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Old 07-26-2014, 06:35 AM   #2956
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The 75% off codes from Kobo combined with a backlist of Baen titles I wanted led me to a July total of 23 books for $43.06. But they are all ones I really wanted, except perhaps for two from the Humble Bundle which were essentially free with the two I definitely wanted.

So a little over budget this month, and still $47.61 over budget for the year so far.
The Humble Bundle was probably my biggest error this month. There are a few books in it I'm sure I will like, and one or two I wanted for box-ticking reasons (ie. they were award-winners, or some such) but there was nothing that I definitely wanted, and that's exactly the sort of thing I should not be falling for.

I already had Healer's War, and was reading it at the time, and thought it was great, if not exactly typical genre fare. It would have been a much more defensible purchase if I hadn't already owned that. Instead I'm annoyed at myself for adding 12 B-list books to my TBR.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:13 AM   #2957
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I went a bit mad during this last contest. I only had a few discountable books on my to-be-purchased list and managed to clear that in the first two days. There were so very many 65% and 75% coupons being shared, especially toward the end, that I bought a lot of English and American classics that I've always thought about reading but have never seemed to get around to reading.

56 was the final count, including the 2 new releases I planned on purchasing. A slight uptick from my usual 3 or so a week.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:43 AM   #2958
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There were so very many 65% and 75% coupons being shared, especially toward the end, that I bought a lot of English and American classics that I've always thought about reading but have never seemed to get around to reading.
Those coupons are the curse of us all!
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:48 PM   #2959
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I have managed to avoid the coupon codes, and also avoided buying any books at all except for a Baen Bundle this month. Oh, and one book I bought for my sweetie, though I'll certainly read it too. I'm feeling quite virtuous. Of course, that will all change in August when I expect to see several favourite authors release new books.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:44 AM   #2960
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Of course, that will all change in August when I expect to see several favourite authors release new books.
Same here. I've got three ebook preorders ranging from $6-$10 for August (+ two of them I'm also getting on paper for my shelf)...

I also just the other day read the first book in a six book series which I enjoyed so much that now I won't have any problems figuring out what to do with the next Kobo coupons that might come along... Sigh.
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:38 AM   #2961
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I don't expect to buy any ebooks today, so I think I'm safe to say that July has been an average month in a year where I haven't had many. 23 books for just over $40. Five months left, and I'm going to have to have some lean months to make my annual target.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:20 AM   #2962
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I've been very quiet for the end of the month, but not so good at the start. I also bought a brand-new full-price hardback on the 2nd - so I could get it signed by the author - so not a great month financially, either. I have already read that, though, unlike most of these "bargains"...
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:46 AM   #2963
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I also bought a brand-new full-price hardback on the 2nd - so I could get it signed by the author - so not a great month financially, either.
Definitely a special case!

A personally signed book by a favourite author? Not to be missed.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:54 AM   #2964
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I have managed to avoid the coupon codes, and also avoided buying any books at all except for a Baen Bundle this month.
Good for you! Wow!

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that now I won't have any problems figuring out what to do with the next Kobo coupons that might come along... Sigh.
My wishlist has already repopulated also, alas. But I can hold out until the books get cheap.

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July has been an average month in a year where I haven't had many.
This also deserves props.

As for me, as the month ends, I have only word:

Peccavi.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:07 PM   #2965
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I have managed to avoid the coupon codes, and also avoided buying any books at all except for a Baen Bundle this month. Oh, and one book I bought for my sweetie, though I'll certainly read it too. I'm feeling quite virtuous. Of course, that will all change in August when I expect to see several favourite authors release new books.
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Good for you! Wow!
Well, I can't take too much credit. A combination of factors, including not much new from favourite authors this month, a large TBR on my Kindle, the Kindle Unlimited starting this month, a good month at the BC Library, and several PD books that showed up on Faded Page in the last month or two that I wanted to read. More conjunctural than the result of discipline. But we take our victories as we can find them.
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:34 PM   #2966
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I remain a victim of huge markdowns, I'm afraid. Nothing was more than $2.99, but still... it adds up. Two of the items were on my wishlist, ebook replacements for deadtree books - saved a LOT on those by waiting. At least I stayed below my budget amount.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:25 PM   #2967
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I guess I did alright - even though I was supposed to buy nothing. ^^;
$6.98 for a total of 4 books. Around $1.75 each.
If you want to get super technical, I only spent $1, because the rest was through a gift card I had sitting there.

Not sure what I'm going to do next month as I have discovered some books I'd really, really like to get. ^^;
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:12 AM   #2968
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Largely thanks to the rather nice Kobo contest, I ended up with 17 books in July, ranging from $1.22 to $9.65 (that latter one was a "read immediately" book), at an average of $2.53.

At least only two of them were largely impulse buys of the "hmm, I have heard of the author and this looks somewhat interesting, so for $1.99, why not" kind - the rest were all various wishlist books.
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:30 AM   #2969
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Congratulations, everyone! It looks like July was a good month all round.

I shall try not to be the outlier in August!
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:38 AM   #2970
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I must stay strong in August. There are only 2 books on my buy list and they both come out on the 26th. That's almost a whole month! We'll see how it goes I guess.
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