I do not like stories generally and I especially detest internal monologue. Unless it is from real people. Mostly I read the stories I have read before.
"I'm always so ashamed when I discover how well-read other people are and how ignorant I am in comparison. If you saw the long list of famous books and authors I've never read you wouldn't believe it. My problem is that while other people are reading fifty books I'm reading one book fifty times. I only stop when at the bottom of the page 20, say, I realise I can recite 21 and 22 from memory. Then I put the book away for a few years."
She is the author of 84 Charing Cross Road.