Flights of Fancy | The Vacation Curse

When I plan a vacation, it’s not really a vacation.  I’m not going anywhere.  I’d love to take my family somewhere awesome, but unfortunately money is just too tight.  Instead, I take time off and plan on doing absolutely nothing.  By nothing I mean, I’m not going anywhere (mostly) and I don’t plan anything special.  […]

Flights of Fancy | Books I loved I can’t read

Sometimes it’s hard being an adult.  Actually, I think most of the time adulting is hard.  Lately I’ve been thinking of all the ways I’ve changed, now that I’m nearly 40.  There’s so many ways life has gotten rougher, since I’m an old lady.  For instance, my sleep isn’t clean anymore.  I toss and turn […]

Flights of Fancy | A Rose by Any Other Name?

I’ve realized something about myself lately, and I’m finding it a little bit alarming.  I need to know if I’m the only one out there with this affliction! I struggle to remember the names of characters when I’m not actively reading the book!  The second I put the book down, I struggle to remember the […]

Flights of Fancy | Big News for Birdie

I’m normally of the opinion that bloggers don’t usually notice when someone we’re following hasn’t posted, or commented, in a while.  We’re so caught up in visiting others, working on our own, and dealing with our real world that it may not jump right out at us when someone disappears.  It doesn’t mean we don’t […]

Flights of Fancy | Parenting a Reader

As a parent, I frequently think about how I should monitor and censor my daughter’s media intake.  I ask myself, at nearly 14 years old, what should be allowed and what shouldn’t? Growing up my mother never really monitored the books that I was interested in.  Looking back, as an adult, I recognize where some […]

Flights of Fancy | Getting Personal

Life, Currently… This Flights of Fancy is supposed to be about what’s going on in my life, and why I’ve been a little quieter lately.  I’m sure readers probably haven’t noticed, but I can’t stop thinking about it.  The thing is, I’m not really good with talking about personal stuff.  I never have been.  Something about […]