Step 1: Identify your favorite flavor of books
Whether it is contemporary, fantasy, or dystopian, it is always super important to know what you like to read. Even if it just one of those phases- say you've been reading a lot of contemporary books lately- it is crucial you track down the exact genre you want to read.
Step 2: Find the ideal characteristics of your prey (Er, I mean book...)
Seeing as there is a wide variety of genres within genres (or subgenres if you want to be specific), knowing exactly what you want to read about is very important. If you are not quite sure what you want to read about quite yet, then research! Look at top books within the genre you have and see if anything sounds interesting. Even if you don't want to read that specific book, there are more than likely other books with very similar topics. It shouldn't take too long to find what seems to be the ideal target of your hunt.
Step 3: Get to know your prey before you eat your prey
Before you go gallivanting about with your precious resources, research your target. Maybe the description or the cover is amazing and looks delicious, but what if the insides taste icky? Reading time is sparse enough as it it, nobody wants to throw it out the window for a bad book. This is why you pull out your handy-dandy laptop and start pulling up as many reviews as you can. Goodreads, booktube, and book blogs are excellent resources to use when going through this in-depth process. Once you are satisfied with the results of your search, you are fit to continue on with your hunt.
Step 4: Gather your hunting materials
Ideally, a booknivore would have a book fund ready for whenever there is the need for a splurge. However, these funds can easily be depleted with only a single trip to your local B&N. That is why there is this step. Do whatever you must do in order to gather all the required materials. Membership card to your preferred bookstore, money, and your game face. Nothing should stop you from gaining these materials. Do NOT let anybody or anything get in the way of your long-awaited meal.
Step 5: Go into the jungle. Stalk down the prey.
This task requires the maximum amount of focus you are capable of. Losing focus is often the downfall of booknivores: so many tasty snacks around and not enough room in your tiny arms to hold them all! Remember: you are on a mission. Track down the YA section of the bookstore (which you are probably already familiar with) and then proceed to stalk your prey. There may be many books in the way, but I have faith that you will be able to locate the exact book you came for. Once you have that yummy book in the exact position you want it, snatch that sucker up before somebody else does! Do not loiter around the books for too long, or else your mission may go astray. Prance right up to that cash register and provide the required materials to pay for your feast. Once the book is in your possession, you are able to move on to the best part of
Step 6: Eat
This is the moment you have been waiting for. Your prey is finally in your hands, and you can't help but take a lick your lips in anticipation of the tasty treat you have waiting for you. Gently, open the front cover of your book and proceed to turn to the first chapter. This is where you take over. You have done this before, and you have perfected the art of reading. Enjoy your delicious treat and make sure to add your own review when you are finished so you can help fellow booknivores on their quest for yummy bookies!