I am beginning to think that I should have had to take a test...before I actually started to blog. Yes...a blogger's test...and before taking it you are given a blogger's study guide...with proper blog protocol in big black letters. I remember actually moaning to some blogger friends that I was so envious of all the books that they received and told us all about every Monday. The lovely Kathy...of BermudaOnion...actually sent me a lovely book because she felt sorry for me...I was woefully pathetic...I had no books...no one knew about me...my blog was unloved. Oh...please don't misunderstand...I have tons of books...ones I have Kindled and bought on my own... but I still had much book envy for everyone else's books...I wanted what all the other bloggers got...I had bloggerbookenvy. I admit to it. I might need rehab. And...if reading about everyone's Monday treasures was not bad enough...then BEA happened. I had no clue what it even was and I had been blindly blogging for a few months at that time. I saw photos of everyone's books...they went to dinner...they talked to authors...I thought I might faint from it all...I am going next year no matter what...and I am barely an hour from NYC. Now add to that memes and stickys and tags... not to mention blog tours...I really have no clue what to do with any of them. So sad...anyway...now I am actually getting books in the mail...a book or two trickles in daily...and I have been stacking them neatly on an antique hutch in my dining room...sort of just looking at them and admiring them...some of them come in plain wrappers and I have no clue whom to even thank for them...thus the reason for this blogger's panic attack...I need help!!!
Some books just seem to come out of nowhere...magical arrivals...I think I was carried away with contests and offers...and I entered way too many and was far too lucky...so...
How do you organize the books that publishers send you?
Is there a time frame for writing a review?
How do I know where to aim my thank you's?