Collect books even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. nothing is more important than an unread library
Don’t worry about doing research. just search
Always be reading. Go to the library. There’s magic in being surrounded by books. Get lost in the stacks. Read bibliographies.
Save your thefts for later
Carry a notebook and a pen with you wherever you go. Get used to pulling it out and jotting down your toughts and observations. Copy your favorite passages out of books. Record overheard conversations. Doodle when you are on the phone.