Let me say, if the IF were here today I would be one happy camper!
My picks(or theirs
Olga: all the classics, like the bible, to pushkin, to Tolstoy, to Gone with the Wind to to Kill a Mocking Bird etc.
Tatiana: all the celeb magazines (she would be in them, for sure! No rag mags, though, that's more Anastasia
Maria: action, adventure, and romance. Like the Crown and the Crucible. Wonderful story (thanks OlgaBernice!)
Anastasia: tabloids (rag mags) and a lot of online reading! (blogs, pranks, blond jokes! I bet she *might* like Blondie though!)
Alexei: hmm... Toughie.... Definitely the Harry Potter series, and LOTR...
Olga: BBC, CNN, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery Channel! But I can see her watching the old movies channel too!
Tatiana: she'd watch soaps with Maria! Bold and the Beautiful for her, but she might like older ones too, although not Dark Shadows. (dredful acting, dreadful lines. It is pretty hilarious though!
Maria: soaps with Tatiana! You know B&B all my children, etc... And maybe FRIENDS with Anastasia and Alexei!
Anastasia: George Lopez, making fun of Dark Shadows, looking up footage online of people getting smacked in the face with pie,various other YouTube searches
Alexei: pretty much the same as Anastasia, but maybe a couple military programs with his father and/or Olga!
YouTube searches (I had to put this!)
Olga: something like past romanov Tsars and their accomplishments... I can't really see Olga as a YouTube user... Or maybe she is a user! :O
Tatiana: behind the scenes footage of Days of Our Lives etc.
Maria: something like Tatiana's
Anastasia: this one you can leave to your imaginations, there is way too much to put here!
Alexei: same goes as above!
Olga: reporter for France 24
Tatiana: fashion designer!
Maria: housewife, who operates a store below her house called Maria's Home Goods! (there's a diner call Maria's Diner next to it!)
Anastasia: comedy writer/stand up comic!
Alexei: captain of a ship!
Their autobiographies would be called;
Olga: What my Colleagues Don't Know; The Life of a Proud Reporter Olga R.
Tatiana: Seams and Stitches; The Thread of My Life by Tatiana R.
Maria: Pricing Inventory with a Prized Infant; How I Managed to Not Mix Them Up by Maria R.
Anastasia: Becoming a Comic; Watching the Funniest of the Funniest at 4am by Anastasia R.
Alexei: Living with Hemophilia; The Struggles of a Child by Alexei R. (soon to be followed by Living with Hemophilia; The Struggles of an Adult!)
Okay last one:
Olga: cellphone, pager, kindle of course, and an iPad with all the same books!
Tatiana: cellphone, personalized laptop, and a personal organizer (I forgot what they're called)
Maria: cellphone and an ipod is all she needs!
Anastasia: cellphone, Wii, Nintendo 64, best of the best laptop, desktop, and every operating system known to mankind (Olga installed them, she knows that kind of thing)
Alexei: he and Anastasia share theirs, but he has his own laptop and cell phone!
Sorry, just had to do one more!
Their Nintendo game (if they could only have one)
Olga: what's it called, like brain fit or something?
Tatiana: Wii fit, but she doesn't need it
Maria:classic Mario, because she would love the whole saving princess peach thing!
Anastasia: super Mario galaxy, number two
Alexei: good ol' Donkey Kong!
Okay, that's my 30 cents
not that they actually wrote any while they were alive, just for fun.