Coming back to reading, do you have any particular reading habits?
Myself, I usually shuffle more than one book at a time. I have the main book that I'm reading then there might be another book in my brief case another in the office and maybe one or two others on my nightstand. I don't use bookmarks except the ones that they give free in bookshops. Otherwise I use old movie ticket stubs, airplane boarding passes, or if I've been traveling recently I sometimes use foreign currency notes.
I hate it when the spine breaks on a paperback book so I never open the books wide when I read them. I don't mind buying hard cover books though my wife usually hates them because she reads mostly lying on her back holding the book above her. If it's a hard cover book I can't read with the book jacket on.
I don't write any notes on the pages. I don't underline favorite passages. In fact I very rarely ever remember any particular lines from a book. It has to be a damn good book to be that memorable that I would remember a line from it. In fact if a novel gets too descriptive I find myself scanning the pages looking for the next action or line of dialogue.
When I'm done reading a book I just sign my name on the first page and write the date underneath. If I'm away from home I add where I was when I read it.
It used to be that I'd finish every book I open. But now I find that I don't have much patience for a book if I'm not enjoying it. My bookshelf is full of books with bookmarks in them. Right now I'm reading Quicksilver, a 900 page book which is the first part of a trilogy where each book is also 900 pages long. I read 400 pages last summer and put the book down. Yesterday I picked it up again and continued right where I left. I like to believe ths would be the case with all the other books which I haven't finished.
Do others have such habits or am I just weird?