What is your strange reading habit?
Mine is that I read the last page of a book before I’ve finished the book. This is usually done within the first 50 pages. It’s never the first thing I read, as I want to get to know the main character(s) and understand the setting.
I do it because I can’t stand the suspense. I want to know whodunit, if the girl gets the guy, how everything turns out. I like to see the story unfold, knowing the ending in advance.
If I could do this with movies, I would. Let’s take, for example, 3:10 to Yuma. I went to see it with my fiance sometime around when it came out in theaters. During this kind of movie, my stress level is extremely high. My heart is beating rapidly and adrenaline is pumping through my veins. After the movie was over and the credits were rolling, I put my elbows on my knees and my hands over my eyes and started sobbing. Not loudly, because we were in public, after all. My fiance put his hand on my back and asked me very concerned like, “Honey, what’s wrong?” Between sobs I managed to get out, “Tttthhhheeee….maaaaaaaiiiiiinnnn character diiiiiieeeeddd!!” I contend that I would have been much more emotionally able to cope with this had I known this in advance.
I have been told by every reader I’ve ever spoken to that I’m the only person who does this. I don’t believe that. So out with it!! Who else does this? Or something similar?