A Prayer before you read the Bible. It's important to invite the Holy Spirit into your quiet time with the Lord and have HIm direct your study time. Jesus promised that He would send The Holy Spirit to teach & guide us into all the truth.
Fifteen Reasons to Read the Bible Daily - Reading God's Word must become a daily discipline because we need a solid grasp of the way God intends us to live if we are going to live for Him. Regularly feeding on God's Word satisfies the hunger of our souls
10 Ways a Young Woman Can Saturate Her Life with Scripture
Godly characteristics (should be for both genders though) - we shouldn't be "looking" at all. We should be so focused on God, any man walking by would either be doing the same, will have to do the same, or walk away.