I'm a "one at a time" kinda gal, and always feel compelled to finish the book. I tend to alternate between modern literary fiction and other genres like history, classic literature and short stories. I have SO LITTLE TIME to read that I get very annoyed if I don't love what I'm reading - it feels like a waste of precious time and brainspace (I feel the same about TV and films).
The books I spend MOST of the time with are children's books. I really wish my wee girl liked The Cat in The Hat as much as I do.
I also skim a lot of sewing books on a regular basis. I'm building a sewing reference library for myself (and for people who come to my classes). This book arrived from Amazon the other day, and is a winner. It's a fabulous resource for people who are TEACHING beginners and if you're a beginner who wants to learn all about sewing machines and how to use them, then this is the book for you! It's a really clear reference book that you can easily find all the basics of sewing explained - with lots of photos and diagrams.