I have a couple of weird habits when reading books.
First, I keep a pen in my hand the whole time. It keeps me in “looking for nuggets of value” mode, marking them as I find them, rather than letting key insights pass me by.
Second, I use money for bookmarks (“buckmarks” as I like to call them). It reminds me that there is value inside the book, rather than it just being just entertainment.
There’s value and insight all around us. We only get to have it when we keep a look out, and do something about it when we find it.