Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Daisy Asks for Your Recommendations!
So I just got back from Rome yesterday and it was AMAZING! It's such a beautiful city! And it's a sad day when you realise that all the lovely photos you took are on the boyfriend's phone... Well, the one you see at the top of this post was on mine, so that's what I'm sharing.
I LOVE Greek and Roman mythology and anything about the Roman empire and it was just surreal to be walking around the city, visiting what's left of this civilization (seriously, there are gorgeous buildings, statues and fountains EVERYWHERE) and taking it all in. And also eating lots of yummy food.
But, you ask yourself, why is she mentioning this on a BOOK blog? I'm getting to it, I promise.
In the past I've loved stories about ancient Rome, Gladiator is one of my favourite movies (though as I've now learned, the events in Gladiator are not entirely historically correct), but I'm a little short on novels set in Rome. Which is why I'm asking for your recommendations. And I know you're all awesome at giving those, cause I'm still making my way through the AMAZING ones I got when I asked for fantasy recs!
Give me anything set in Rome, I don't care if it's contemporary or historical fiction, I have separation issues when it comes to this city and need to have a list so I can have a fix every now and then.
So far I have:
-The Empress of Rome series by Kate Quinn (Mistress of Rome, Daughters of Rome, Empress of Rome)
-Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
Which is obviously not even close to enough. So please give me lots to work with! Movie recs are welcome as well!