The question of the day is "What do you do with the book before you start reading it".
For the most part, I read the cover. I am all about covers. The cover has to grab me first and then when I pick up the book, I read whatever printed word is on it and then I decide if I want to read it at all. When I decide I want to read it, then I just read it because I will have already done all my preliminary weird stuff.