Hello! I'm curious how do you read your TTRPG books. I noticed that every time I purchase a new book, I'm starting reading it like a novel. By the time I hit the 5-10% mark, I got bored and I'm looking for something else to purchase.
Erm, why are you buying books about games if you don't do games?From your answers, I understand something; I don't do games anymore so I'm more looking for fluff books than system books but I still try to read them cover to cover and that's my error.
Because I love the content? I love world building? I didn't know I couldn't buy those books because I don't play.Erm, why are you buying books about games if you don't do games?
Might I recommend a quick read, no rules: the Lord of the Rings. It's based on D&D, I think.
I've seen enough rule books to know that a lot of the content is going to be how-to for beginners, so I skip over that stuff. Then, if something sounds derivative of D&D, I skip over that part, too. Then if it just gets bad, either with grammar, confusing rules, unnecessary rules, or using gratuitous tables, I'll skip that part.
So, yeah, I'm with @Hand of Evil, it's mostly about the pictures
Adventures I plan to run, I read end to end, as I need to pretty much need to know the entire thing.