I came across a post at Starlight Book Reviews about how much money was saved by getting books from the library in the past couple of years. I don’t know what my total would be for 2011, but I do plan to keep track for 2012. I know it won’t be a lot if I stick with my resolutions. However, I could go back and do calculations for years past if I felt so inclined. But that sounds like a summer project when I have more free time to kill.
I finally see the need to keep records with a spreadsheet. So I’m going to be going with using the prices for new books directly from Amazon, which may or may not reflect what I would pay for one. I don’t always buy from Amazon. Yet the bookstore that I like to get books from also has discounts… so we’ll just go with Amazon’s prices to keep things simple, okay?
So far my savings are totalling $38.62 if I include the book I’m listening to in audio format. However, that is factored in as a regular book, because there are only a handful of books that I would wish to pay the extra money to own as an audiobook.
I can put these savings toward art supplies. That stuff don’t come cheap!