I am a myopic bookworm who, apart from lusting after The Bean, endeavouring to learn Spanish and enjoys making jewellery, devours books like they are going out of fashion. No Kindles here! I love historical novels (set in 17th century and onwards). I also love steampunk, enjoy thrillers about killers, ghosts, zombies, faeries or werewolves, crime fiction, and I don't mind the occassional chick-lit. I don't like short stories, books without blurb on the back, sci-fi, fantasy, anything involving American pathologists, Patricia Cornwell, or the words "Booker" on the front. Oh and I hated the Time Traveller's Wife!