Read a bit, then go back to the first page to see if it grabs you?
That's how I usually do it. And if there is a photo of the author I'll keep having to look at that too. (this story came from that mind... why why?)
I'm not much one for novels, I always feel like I am missing out. I have to check what's happening in real time. I enjoy autobiographies, or adventure stories, people who didn't plan to be writers but chose to tell their story, and ended up so. What makes a writer then?
It all depends.
I consider myself a writer, because I write nearly every day, and have done so for over 2 1/2 decades of my life. But because no one reads what I write but me, I am only a writer to myself. No one knows this information unless they catch me in the act. I write profusely, with ridiculously small handwriting that people have commented on because of its size.
They might think I am fancy but really, I just like to save paper.
If I have a journal, I'll use every single part of it. That's why I like to create journals which open flat, so you can get to every part of the page. Being left-handed, I often found books that I had to lean on with my elbow while writing, which rendered my writing messy and made me want to start again. I am very particular in choosing journals.
Open flat, have no lines (limitations), not too big, not too small.
A new one is complete today, along with a little necklace - which has an adorable antique linen button on the front. I got out a tiny paintbrush, and brushed cold tea over it to make it Bibliographica-ized.
Did anyone say Christmas?
I didn't hear.
(it just sold)
(it just sold)