the first thing you do when your about to start reading a book

@o0jopak0o (6408)
Philippines
June 6, 2010 5:06am CST
well the first thing i always do is look at the chapters and the pictures and sometimes the little summaries in the back. how about you?
9 responses
@crackx (628)
• Belgium
6 Jun 10
The first thing I do is count the pages, but that's just because I don't feel like reading books ever. It's a need for those teachers giving the task, by looking at the pages, I can calculate how many pages to read each day xD
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
well i used to that when i was assigned to read a book, but the book itself is hindering me from doing it. If the book is that compelling i usually finish it in one go.
@crackx (628)
• Belgium
6 Jun 10
Agreed, going to do the same when my exam is almost there ;) Although 240+ pages require 2 days I think, if I wouldn't want to read 16 hours
@mokkka (883)
• Bulgaria
6 Jun 10
I first turn and look at its back cover so that I find out what it is about and then I just start reading it.I am not curious to see the pictures or the lenght of the chapters I am just curious to start reading it and become involved in the story.My brother however loves the smell of the books ink so I have seen him smelling the new books before and while reading them.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
i also loved the smell of a new book thats why i don't like the ebook readers
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@mokkka (883)
• Bulgaria
6 Jun 10
there is a big difference between just sitting in front of the pc and having the chance of taking your book and reading it whenever and wherever you want.I love going out in our garden and reading without being disturbed by anybody.Of course you can make it with your laptop but it is still an electronical thing and I prefer the natural things.
@Bogdan22 (400)
• Romania
23 Jun 10
And what does this tell you?! It's totally meaningless how many chapters or images a book has. Maybe only if it is a child's stories book.
• United States
13 Jun 10
For me, I look at the summary and the chapters. I then start reading. Sometimes I ruin it for myself when I want to see what happens at the end and I read the last page...
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
12 Jun 10
I read the back cover, and then I just start reading. I don't like to analyze the book too much, I prefer to just see for myself where it will take me. If I haven't decided if I should buy a book or not, I spend some more time researching it though. I read reviews maybe, check the amount of pages, see how old the book is, and so on.
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
When we were in high school, we were taught of the words "Skim and scan". When you first hold a book, the ideal way to start reading it is to "skim and scan" it first. It's like taking a preview of the book, browsing it and seeing the inside at a glance before diving into it and reading it thoroughly.
@geonelynn (369)
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
when about to read a book, i locate a perfect spot for my reading, prepare a cold or a hot drink depending on the weather, scan the pages for illustrations and empty my mind. it's always nice to read especially when you are doing nothing.. it takes you to any place and time. ;)
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
i always read the back page of the book to check if it catches my attention or no..if not i'd rather not continue reading since it will bored me later on..i'm also giving the book a second chance if there's a book review written inside it..it helps me decide whether the book is really worth reading or no..
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
About the same as yours. I read first the summary of the book, then see how many chapters are there, and check the size of the letters if it was readable for me. My eyes are not that good anymore because of too much reading.