A) I was a qualified librarian, and I still read and buy books as I was trained to do: Read the blurb first, then the notes about the author, then the contents page, then the preface or foreword. Next, check to see if there is an index, afterword, glossary, or notes. Then make a decision if I am going to read it or not. If it is a yes, I read the whole thing. Enjoyment is secondary to the acquisition of knowledge.
Q) Whoopee Goldberg or Joan Rivers?