Simon wrote a post the other day about finding a photo or picture which sums up your reading taste. I chose this one.
Being completely enamoured with so many aspects of traditional English life...despite whether or not that ideal even exists apart from glossy magazines, this says it all.
The English domestic cosy read is a favourite of mine. Should even the word 'tea' appear on the page when I'm flipping through a book in a shop it will most likely be coming home with me. And please don't mistake my cosy reads for fluff. My favourite characters are complex in their personality, thought processes and emotions whether discussing their relationships, finances or unmolding the blancmange for pudding.
I unashamedly admit to buying my dream over and over again in books and magazines. If I can't live on the other side of the pond then I'm quite happy to immerse myself for as long as it takes to read a story about someone else who does.
Stepping back in time is also extremely appealing. Not that things were easier but at least when the power went out you wouldn't need an engineering degree to get everything back on again...I digress.