Bad habits when reading - we all have them - skipping ahead in the story, with a finger tucked in the page where you 'officially' stopped reading; taking a quick peak at the end of the book to make sure that it does turn out the way you expect. I justify that one by telling myself it's analysis of the writer's style - I'm not just reading for pleasure I'm also taking note of how she/he gets to where the book finishes. You know, technical stuff.
The other bad habit, which I blame firmly on the writer, is following one plot thread through the book, instead of reading it the way you're supposed to, one darn chapter after another. You know the thing - several plot strands are going on and the author has done what it says in all the manuals - have the chapter end on a cliff hanger. In this case, leaving one plot strand to go off to a completely different part of the forest. No way - you get me interested in whether A is going to fall into a clinch with B and and then try and waltz me off to somewhere else and I'm simply not having it.
Writing this I realise I'm an extremely messy and undisciplined reader.
So - do you do as your supposed to, or do you have bad reading habits too?
Confession is good for the soul.