Musing Mondays (4)

Musing Mondays is a weekly event, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, where you are asked a book/reading related question and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic.
What do you do with the book before you start reading it?

I usually just dive straight into a book when I'm going to read it, but I always make sure that it's far away from anything that will damage the book (food, water, nail polish, nail polish remover, etc.) and I'll also fuss about how to open the book without damaging it (I'm obsessed with keeping my books in good condition).
What do you usually do before you start reading?