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I got tagged!

And that's the reason (and my excuse) for the bloggance to follow. Feel free to ignore. God knows I hoped I could...

What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: anything that's made with chocolate I just love the stuff. I know I shouldn't eat so much of it, but as far as I'm concerned, a day without chocolate is a day not worth remembering, really...
Literary: historical fiction esp. historical fiction set in the distant past, like ancient Rome, Egypt or Greece. I've been hooked on the genre since I first used my library card to take out Rosemary Sutcliff and Mary Renault novels when I was about 8 or 9 years old.
Audiovisual: house hunting and DIY programmes; What Not To Wear, and EastEnders I'm a home owner. The house hunting and DIY programmes provide me with ideas. I have an interest in fashion and find Trinny and Susannah's hints extremely helpful; and EastEnders -- well, I've watched it from the beginning and I can't seem to stop.
Musical: disco I spent a lot of my time in discos when I was in my teens. Consequently, disco music carries a lot of good memories with it.
Celebrity: Arnold Schwarzenegger esp. in his cheesy early movies, when his acting and his accent were truly appalling.. I don't know why, but I find it strangely endearing.

Now I tag:-

freakspawn caegey thefangirl sanda56 and tori_x

to complete this same Quiz, Its HERE.



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Feb. 15th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
hahaha I cheat! I am doing it here, so I don't have to tag anyone;)

Culinary: Cheese! Because I am Wallace....
Literary: slash fanfiction...because I like to get inside the characters;)
Audiovisual: Will & Grace, I dunno why, because I used to hate it!
Musical: Abba...not a guilt though, I do love them:)
Celebrity: H from Steps...after watching him at Xmas/New Years I really liked him!
Feb. 15th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
Cheating...Now why didn't I think of that?

And hee! Will & Grace - I love Will & Grace, though I used to hate it, too, before it became much more Jack & Karen...then it suddenly became so much better.
Feb. 15th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
hahaha I must be more deviant;)

exactly, I dunno what made me change my mind, but definately Karen had a lot to do with it :D
Feb. 15th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
hahaha I must be more deviant;)

No comment. ;-)
Feb. 15th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
:) I hated to tag anyone, but I always find your answers to these things interesting so you were a great choice.

Bloggance indeed. Penguin is such a funny guy. He is constantly telling me that spelling is not important because that is how language changes and evolves, but giving the word meme a new meaning really is standing him on his ear.
Feb. 15th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
I hated to tag anyone

Tagging is probably the hardest thing in these meme/quiz/whatchumcallits; but I forgive you for having tagged me this time. As 'bloggances'(great word!) go, this was kind of fun to do...though it took me quite some time to come up with these few answers. I'm just not that well-acquainted with myself, I guess. ;-)
Feb. 15th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
Thankfully when I was tagged the site where the quiz was had exceeded it's bandwidth so I had a day to think about my answers.
Feb. 16th, 2006 11:13 am (UTC)
esp. historical fiction set in the distant past, like ancient Rom', Egypt or Greece.

Have you read Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series?

Feb. 16th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
Of course! Brilliant stuff.

::does a double take::

I take it you're referring to the series of novels focussing on the careers of Marius, Sulla, and Caesar - Masters of Rome, is that what they're collectively known as? I didnt know that. Just got each novel as soon as it hit the bookstores.
Feb. 16th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
Yup, that's the one. I'm pretty sure that that's the collective name, too. It's on at least one of the covers of the edition I've got, and Amazon uses that title as well.

I picked the first one up in the school library one day, as a book I could read there continuously without running the risk of anyone else borrowing it (far too thick for that :-)). I loved it so much I ended up buying the whole series, though in paperback. I do remember having to wait for the final two volumes to come out.

The whole series gives a very plausible insight in how events could have occurred, and manages to make every single participant human, something I couldn't say for the recent TV series Rome. But then again, maybe I was spoiled by the book's portrayal of Caesar and Cicero.

I was a bit dissappointed when the series ended. I'd have loved to have read her interpretation of Octavianus's ascendancy as well.

Feb. 16th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
Indeed. But I couldn't fault her reasons for not venturing there.

But there is another author that covers exactly that period and the one that follows: Allan Massie. He wrote a trilogy on Caesar, Augustus and Tiberius, that is eminently readable.

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