About Glance-a-book

Glanceable images reveal the essence of featured books … just a taste to tempt readers – short plot summaries, links to authors and publishers, quotes from the book and published reviews.

And here it is in lots of words:
Selecting books to read is by word-of-mouth, or from book reviews in print and online media, or from browsing bookstores and libraries. But long reviews of books (so many words to read), and browsing (so many shelves to look at!) can be overwhelming.
In contrast, a quick glance at an image to give us an essence of what the book is another way of making book selections. Images of anything and everything  have become so much part of our lives, particularly on social media. This is how the idea for making glanceable images of books came about.  Glanceable images are images that can be understood quickly, or at a glance, particularly on an electronic screen (according to dictionary.com) .
About copyright: Glance-a-book images are digital collages. They are created using images that are copyright-free. Most are free for commercial use, with no attribution required. If attribution is required, it is clearly marked. Book covers have been downloaded from publisher websites, and they are attributed.

Also tempting the reader are lists of books where the next good read can be found. Lists of award-winning books    |     Shirley’s reads

The Glance-a-book Blogger:

Shirley has had a life-long love of reading. From her early childhood and the Little Golden Books (think The Poky Little Puppy) shabby and torn from reading and rereading, to Enid Blyton (The Famous Five and The Secret Seven), to Greek myths as told in Tanglewood Tales, to Agatha Christie, Daphne Du Maurier, Thomas Hardy, and to an ever-expanding variety of authors and genres. Her favourite genres are historical fiction, thrillers, mysteries, detective fiction, and dystopian fiction, but she challenges herself with classics and literary fiction of all kinds.

She lives south-east of Brisbane, at Victoria Point with her husband, grandson, and three dogs.