Lola read novels, backwards---not upside down, of course— but backwards, from front-to-back. This fact drove Richard crazy.
“Why do you read the ending first? ” Richard inquired, as if he was pleading a case for the preservation of Western civilization.
“So I know, of course, how things turn out in the end,” she explained in a tone that revealed her impatience at Richard’s failure to understand the self-evident benefits of her reading technique.
“But doesn’t that take all the mystery out of reading, all the pleasure?”
“Honey,” Lola explained,” reading is like our relationship: the only reason I’ve stuck around this long--which, by the way, is a lot longer than I have with others--- is because I’m curious to see how it all turns out in the end.”