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Iris and the Dragonflies by Rosemary Danielis

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Iris and the Dragonflies written by Rosemary Daniels revolves around a middle age school girl named Iris who is able to talk to Dragonflies.  She was a girl who loved nature and  would rather spend time by the creek where the dragonflies lived alone instead of being with her friends from school.

During the one month holiday her family and her went back to Ireland to visit her grandmother. Iris was reluctant to leave her beloved creek and didn’t want to go on the family vacation. However once she was in Ireland she started to enjoy her vacation as she learned more about her family history and their magic abilities.

Back home after the vacations she was appalled to know that they would be tearing up her beloved creek.  With the help of her best friend Grace and some new friends made in the new term,  Iris managed to stage a rally to save the creek which resulted in massive media attention and the plans for  commercial firm to take over the area be cancelled.

I found the book really interesting and captivating. It did take me some time to go through all 21 chapters of it. I can’t wait to get my hands on the 2nd book in this series.

I certainly recommend this book for young readers who are into reading about fantasy.


For more information about this book you can visit Rosemary Danielis’  website or Facebook Fan Page.

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SOC: Easter and Dealing with Anxiety

It’s Easter Sunday and the kids are not very happy this year as they are not going to have any chocolate easter eggs. The kids are still down with cough and haven’t fully recovered so I am holding out on the chocolates for them. I hope they will be able to recover soon.

A few things have been causing me anxiety this week. It is not a good feeling and I hope that it doesn’t visit me that often. I don’t like playing the bad cop or have to be blunt to people who try to take advantage of me. I had some unpleasant encounters last week  with some bloggers while doing my first co-ordinated giveaway. It was a learning experience and it is just not worth being nice to some who don’t appreciate your effort. I am not calling out on the persons but have learned that it is not necessary to please everyone and sometimes people just don’t click and it’s best to part ways instead of lingering around with friction all over.  It’s my event and my rules and if there are any questions and things which are unclear about they should be voiced out before the event starts not when it was past the agreed on schedule. Anyway I treat it as a good lesson learned and move on. It’s no point being anxious to please everyone and inconvenience myself as a result of it.