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Book Tag | Elements Book Covers

The Elemental Challenge: Should You Choose to Accept it:

Water:
1. Find a book with water on it.
2. Find a book with blue on it.

Fire:
1. Find a book with fire on it.
2. Find a book with red on it.

Earth:
1. Find a book with something related to earth on it.
2. Find a book with green on it.

Air:
1. Find a book with air on it.
2. Find a book with white on it.

Spirit Bonus:
Find a book with the colors blue, red, green, and white on it.

water
Water: 1. Find a book with water on it. 2. Find a book with blue on it.

I spotted The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion a mile away and knew I wanted it to represent blue / water right away both because of the gorgeous blue and the fact that I’m extremely anxious to read it having adored The Rosie Project. I’ve had Fluke by Christopher Moore on my shelves for years and still haven’t finished it. Unlike some of his other books (Lamb continues to be one of my all time favorites), this one didn’t grab me right away and I have a tendency to pick it up only to put it back down again. Someday…

fire
Fire: 1. Find a book with fire on it. 2. Find a book with red on it.

I don’t think I have any books that are more vibrantly red than Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel which my book club discussed last month. I didn’t finish the book though I kinnnnda enjoyed it. Honestly, it just seemed to drag a bit too long and too often for me despite some really great writing and wonderful moments. Of course for an actual symbol of fire, I knew I was going to need something dystopian. Divergent by Veronica Roth definitely does the trick, visually, and is also a fantastic book to boot.

earth
Earth: 1. Find a book with something related to earth on it. 2. Find a book with green on it.

I probably have more green books than The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown but I loved the vines shooting out of the letters and thought it fit the concept of “earth” brilliantly. I haven’t read this one yet but I’m looking forward to it. Then of course there is the terribly literal interpretation of “earth” – A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson is one of those books that I feel I must read at some point but keep putting off for unknown reasons (probably that aforementioned sense of self obligation – I don’t like it when I tell myself what to do).

air
Air: 1. Find a book with air on it. 2. Find a book with white on it.

This might have been the hardest one. I have books that are more literally white but they are kind of boring to photograph. And what is more iconically white than a wedding dress? Thus American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld wins for sure. I read Prep but haven’t read this one yet – time will tell if it’s equally brilliant.  And then there is the idea of “air” being present in a book. I mean technically any book with a picture on it also has air in the picture, right? I finally settled on The Fault in Our Stars by John Green because of the clouds on the cover and further justified the choice because it’s such a fantastic book.

spirit
Spirit Bonus: Find a book with the colors blue, red, green, and white on it.

I actually found two and coincidentally they are both written by Jasper Fforde. Leave it to Fforde’s all encompassing all consuming imagination to produce covers that contain every possible color. I’m OBSESSED with the Thursday Next series and seriously adored One of Our Thursdays is Missing. I haven’t read Shades of Grey yet but I’m expecting great things.

What books would you have chosen?

If you are already thinking about your answer: YOU, my friend, are tagged.

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The Obligatory Easter Photos: Mommy and Me Monday

selfie family
Me and the kids after church, snuggling in for some selfies.

Of course I wouldn’t be a true “Mommy Blogger” if I didn’t share half a dozen Easter photos of my kids today. Be grateful that I narrowed this down as much as I did because I took almost 100 pictures this year. I know your time is precious though so, you’re welcome.

I’m linking up with Krystyn today because I actually managed to snap myself into some photos this time and that seems to happen rarely enough that it merits some level of applause and at least deserves to be shared at Mommy & Me Monday.

Here are some more memories photographed from our Easter Sunday…

the hunt
The Easter Egg Hunt!
the golden egg
She found the Golden Egg!! This special egg was absolutely filled to the overflowing brim with Easter Candy so it’s kind of a big deal.
PALS dye this year
Our decorated Easter Eggs. Sans Candy. After several years of natural dyes I gave myself a break this year and treated myself to some PALS dye. It was marvelously low stress.
Easter Best
His Easter Finest, courtesy of Grammy. Can my boy pull off spearmint green like a boss or what?
the goofy shot
“Now just goof around for a bit” I told him. An Easter Outtake for the win.
Her Easter Finest
That mischievous grin… it slays me. She’s probably plotting world domination here.
thanks grammy!
Thanks to grammy for An Easter Dress Fit For a Ballerina Princess. The neon socks just completely make the look, don’t you think?
Clearly they are done with this.
“Act like you like each other.” This was seriously the best I could get out of these two. This photo should be in black and white with one of them holding a pitchfork. Seriously.