Saturday, July 9, 2011


I just finished reading this free ebook on my Nookcolor: Invisible by Lorena McCourtney.

"She's not your average crime fighter! Meet Ivy Malone, an inconspicuous older woman who has a mutant curiosity gene that often lands her in trouble. Unlike most women her age, she snoops and pries her gray-haired self into one hilarious escapade after another. So when vandals romp through the local cemetery, Ivy can't help but put her snooping eyes to work as she launches her own unofficial investigation."

This was a good summer read, it had everything a book needs: a love interest, mystery, humor.... Great book for the price- FREE.

Ivy feels like she is invisible because sometimes people just don't see her, (she's a petite elderly lady) so she feels she'd be able to do some great investigating on her own. I read this book shortly after I read a post with the same title that was written by one of the fashion bloggers I follow, how ironic. She addressed the issue that sometimes, as women over 50, we feel invisible and we shouldn't think or dress that way!!! I'm tall and have red/strawberry blond hair and try to dress with my own personal style, so I do not think I look invisible.....but I often feel like no one hears me or cares, even though I AM opinionated at times. I'll have an idea or suggestion and no one will pay attention but later someone else will say the same thing....and I'll say "that's what I said last week!"....frustrating sometimes..... I think listening is a valuable trait to possess. I try really hard to listen to people, it comes in especially handy for gift giving ideas and for just being a friend.

Do you feel invisible? Is your voice heard? Do you listen to those around you?


  1. One of the most convicting Bible verses for me is in the book of James where he says we are to be slow to speak, quick to listen, and slow to become angry...I have been trying to practice this for a long children have often told me that I don't listen....I will work on it along with others!! The book sounds fun...I am a little like the main character..I just refuse to be invisible!!

  2. I know I need to work on my listening skills. I think we all feel invisible at times and drowned out by others.