Friday, February 20, 2009

Library Dad Reading Fund Update

I recently picked up The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. And I scored a gift card for Borders!

So here's where we stand right now with the Library Dad Reading Fund:

Balance on 1/31 = $50.41

The Way of Shadows Purchase = $2.52
Gift Cards Acquired = $25.00

Ending Balance on 2/20 = $72.89

That's almost eight dollars a month until the end of the year!

2 comments:

gaylemckay said...

You need to explain this reading fund concept. Where did the initial fund money come from? How much was it? How does this work? How do you figure a book's worth? Your Mama is no math genius, so make it simple, ok?

Mom

TK42ONE said...

The Library Dad Reading Fund started with an initial contribution of $55 over Christmas (right around the time I was creating Library Dad). I made a few purchases with the money but have been trying hard to spread it out over the rest of the year. I guess I'm considering it my yearly budget.

As for the value of the books, I'm using the total cost to me, Library Dad. So the purchase I made of The Way of Shadows only cost me $2.52 because of various discounts, gift cards, etc. So the prorated costs ends up being only $2.52 (I think it retails for $7.99 or $8.99 or something).

So, I started with $55, spent $4.59, to arrive at a balance of $50.41 at the end of January. I purchased another book for $2.52, but also added another $25 in gift cards. So now my balance is $72.89.

Make sense now?