Thursday, April 10, 2014

Book Pushin'...Tatiana and Alexander


By now you have all read and seen my flails over The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons--or you should have because it is legitimately one of the single greatest books I have ever read. Top Three for sure--so now I'm back to GENTLY REMIND you that if you haven't read it you should...if only so you can also read and enjoy the epic amazing that is Tatiana and Alexander.

This book...THIS BOOK. This book is just as amazing as The Bronze Horseman in a whole different realm of their story. No spoilers here but I can tell you this, the continuation of this story is everything you want and more after finishing The Bronze Horseman. 

Ok. Quick and dirty!...

Tatiana and Alexander is....
Heart-Wrenching
Heart-Pounding
Heart-Breaking
Heart-Racing
Heart-Bursting
Heart-Hoping
Heart-Stopping
Heart-Hating
Heart-Loving
HEART-EXPLODING Kind-Of-Book

...Do we see a theme here? 
Have I convinced you yet?...

...No?...Alright then. How about this...

There is...
Action
Concentration Camps
Betrayal
Love
Redemption
Grieving
Flashbacks
Bravery
Courage
Never Giving Up
Finding Something You've Lost Forever
Trust
Death
Life...
...And there is Orbeli...Remember Orbeli...

Now for the fun stuff. These next two sections of this long-ass post will be included in future Book Pushin's. I did a playlist for The Bronze Horseman but have since crated a little play on words and mini-feature for future Book Pushin' posts as well as any book that inspires me to compile a...


My playlist for Tatiana and Alexander is as heart-breaking and beautiful as The Bronze Horseman was. You can't go wrong with this epic, epic love story.

Addicted to Love by Florence + The Machines (YouTube)--Totally perfect for the all-consuming love they have for one another...*sigh*...

The lights are on, but you're not home
Your mind is not your own
Your heart sweats, your body shakes
Another kiss is all it takes

You can't sleep, you can't eat
There's no doubt, you're in deep
Your throat is tight, you can't breathe

Another kiss is all you need

I Choose You by Sara Bareilles (YouTube)--Time and time again, they prove that no matter what they will always choose the other. For better or worse.

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you

I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you

Yeah


There was a time when I would have believed them
If they told me you could not come true
Just love's illusion
But then you found me and everything changed
And I believe in something again


My whole heart

Will be yours forever

This is a beautiful start

To a lifelong love letter

Haunted (Acoustic) by Taylor Swift (YouTube)--With the events of The Bronze Horseman, I think this sums it up pretty well.

You and I walk a fragile line
I have known it all this time
Oh, I'm holding my breath

Won't lose you again

Come on, come on, don't leave me like this

I thought I had you figured out

Something's gone terribly wrong

You're all I wanted

Come on, come on, don't leave me like this
I thought I had you figured out
Can't breathe whenever you're gone
Can't turn back now, I'm haunted


Addicted by Kelly Clarkson (YouTube)--Some addictions aren't bad for your health... :)

It's like I'm lost
It's like I'm giving up slowly

It's like you're a ghost that's haunting me

Leave me alone

And I know these voices in my head

Are mine alone
And I know I'll never change my ways
If I don't give you up now


It's like I can't breathe

It's like I can't see anything

Nothing but you

I'm addicted to you

It's like I can't think
Without you interrupting me
In my thoughts
In my dreams
You've taken over me
It's like I'm not me


I'm hooked on you

I need a fix

I can't take it

Just one more hit

I promise I can deal with it
I'll handle it, quit it
Just one more time
Then that's it
Just a little bit more to get me through this

I found these when I did The Bronze Horseman but didn't know how to incorporate it. It's difficult with historical fiction trying to envision clothes they would wear today but I did the best I could. I also included a special graphic that I would screen print on a t-shirt for Alexander :)

Ok, without further ado. Here is the first glimpse and edition of...



We all know the INFAMOUS white dress with roses so here is what I think Tatiana would wear if she shopped today. 

Here we have several different dresses depending on the occastion. The first? Casual sundress for walking down the street and getting ice cream perhaps. The second? A little edgier version. Nightclub maybe? The third? This one puts the 'couture' in Character Couture. I saw this dress and loved it. The mermaid silhouette is just perfection to me. I still can't believe I found this when searching. Perfect.

Oh and Alexander? Well he would so totally obviously wear this graphic screen printed on a t-shirt, all day, every day.

So? Have you read The Bronze Horseman?
Have you bought it? 
You need to...so you can experience the joy that is
Tatiana and Alexander
Check out my Flashback Friday highlighting the book here

5 comments:

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  2. I loved loved loved this book and this is such a cute post!

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    1. GAH!!!! IT'S SO AMAZING ISN'T IT!? And thank you so much! I loved incorporating other things into this book and why I love it so much :)

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  3. YAYYYYYY TATIANA AND ALEXANDER! I'm soooo glad we read this one together - and that you pushed that first book on me. Gah! This love story is EPIC (ignoring that drivel they called book three).

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    1. <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 SO happy you loved it!!! Psh, what book three?...

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