My Favorite Book

So if you’ve visited my Favorites page you probably already know what my favorite book is, but I just reread it, and I can’t stop thinking about it so I thought I’d write another post about it.

It is of course The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. Chances are you’ve already read my review so I’m not going to repeat myself here. I just want to talk a little bit about what makes it my favorite book over all the other books I’ve read so far, and why I don’t think I’ll find a book to top it.

Over the years I’ve read a lot of great books, books that I love, and books that I had to push myself to get through. But never have I read a book that has drawn me in so thoroughly as this one did. I felt as if I were right there in Russia, experiencing everything Alexander and Tatiana were. I could feel their love, their pain, their incredible happiness. I could feel everything so deeply that the book has come alive for me.

I don’t know how it could possibly be that Tatiana and Alexander aren’t out there somewhere living out their love for each other.

You know how when you read a great book, you know you’re going to have to reread it, but you know you have to wait awhile to experience it again? That’s how it is for me. I have to wait in between readings so that when I go back, it’s like I’m reading it for the first time. With this book, I could have read it over again the minute I finished. And I would have too except I had the next book Tatiana and Alexander in the series awaiting my attention.

I just finished my second reading of this book which I have wanted to read again for over a year a couple of days ago, and I want to reread it again. But again I want to read the other two books just a little bit more. I have to get their whole story in before I start again. Although I could live with just this one book if I had to.

This is a book that is so beautifully written, I never ever want to put it down.

Now I want to hear from you, my lovely readers. Do you have a book that means as much to you as The Bronze Horseman means to me? Please tell me because the best book recommendations are made by those who feel so strongly about a book that they just can’t contain themselves.

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4 thoughts on “My Favorite Book

  1. Oh, easy. T.H. White’s The Once and Future King: three (four?) books taken together, like The Lord of the Rings: to be bought in one volume, so that you get the final, best version. It’s a rarely wonderful telling of the Arthurian story, based in how people really are. It has magic and comedy and sadness and beauty and truth; truth because above all, it has empathy. It starts out as though it were just a children’s book, and builds, and digresses delightfully, and always towards a point. This review catches some of what it is, but total immersion’s the best possible way.

    • I’ve always wanted to read The Once and Future King but I’ve somehow never really gotten to it. King Arthur has got to be one of the best, if widely interpreted, stories. Then again, I’m a sucker for anything with knights…

      As for my favorite, I’m beginning to sound like a cliche, but I truly do love Pride and Prejudice. It’s so romantic but undercut with a wonderful sense of sarcasm toward the general society. I wish I lived in a world that used words as well as back in Austen’s time.

      • I love Pride and Prejudice! It’s definitely one of my favorites too. I could dream of Mr. Darcy coming into my life any day! 😀

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