. . . mostly backwards. This from Jimmy Carter’s memoir, A Full Life:
It was during the weekends that I had a chance to catch up on back reading and prepared for the week ahead, frequently studying voluminous briefing books from my staff. During the first few months our families and a number of staff members took a speed-writing course every Friday night, which made it much easier for me to read what my secretary informed me was an average of three hundred pages of official documents each day.