About Glance-a-book

Glanceable images reveal the essence of featured books … just a taste to tempt readers. For each featured book, are short plot summaries, links to authors and publishers, quotes from the book and published reviews. Where possible, reading guides and extracts are also included. 

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:

profileShirley 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.