Shira Glassman

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United States
Website

Genre

Member Since
August 2013


Shira Glassman is a bisexual Jewish violinist passionately inspired by German and French opera and Agatha Christie novels.

She lives in north central Florida, where the alligators are mostly harmless because they're too lazy to be bothered.

A note on my reviewing style: I read lots of books, but writing reviews is work and I only really do them to endorse books that I enjoyed enough to signal boost. That's why my reviews are mostly positive. It's not that I like every book ever :P

Why are all my reviews 4 or 5 stars?

A note on my reviewing style: I read lots of books, but writing reviews is work and I only really do them to endorse books that I enjoyed enough to signal boost. That's why my reviews are mostly positive. It's not that I like every book ever :P
17 likes ·   •  2 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on May 02, 2016 10:26
Average rating: 3.96 · 3,395 ratings · 939 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
Knit One, Girl Two

3.94 avg rating — 972 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Second Mango (Mangovers...

by
3.71 avg rating — 760 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fearless

3.92 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Sh...

3.95 avg rating — 174 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Climbing the Date Palm: A l...

by
4.18 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Harvest of Ripe Figs (Man...

4.22 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wet Nails

by
4.03 avg rating — 119 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Olive Conspiracy (Mango...

by
4.35 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tales from Perach (Mangover...

by
4.17 avg rating — 93 ratings4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tales from Outer Lands (Man...

4.23 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Shira Glassman…
The Second Mango Climbing the Date Palm: A l... A Harvest of Ripe Figs The Olive Conspiracy
(4 books)
by
3.97 avg rating — 1,537 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

All Out: The No-L...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Mother of Souls
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Dear Taylor
Shira Glassman is currently reading
by Eija Jimenez (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Shira’s Recent Updates

Shira Glassman rated a book it was amazing
Hungry Hearts by Elsie Chapman
Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love
by Elsie Chapman
recommended for: foodies, wlw, people who want short reads bc pandemic
Rate this book
Clear rating
I stumbled onto this anthology by accident while searching one of its authors, and feel very lucky to have done so. For one thing, I LOVE food and have a special fondness for the human stories of the restaurant business, because of my work history. F ...more
Shira Glassman is on page 35 of 358 of Hungry Hearts: Second story: um. Whoa. That was entirely unexpected but very good
Hungry Hearts by Elsie Chapman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shira Glassman is currently reading
Hungry Hearts by Elsie Chapman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shira Glassman made a comment on her review of Manon Lescaut
Manon Lescaut by Antoine François Prévost
" The Met "made" us watch both Manons in one week so maybe I should reread this :P "
Shira Glassman rated a book really liked it
At the Villa Rose by A.E.W. Mason
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shira Glassman rated a book it was amazing
The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shira Glassman rated a book really liked it
Hunted Down by Charles Dickens
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shira Glassman has read
Hunted Down by Charles Dickens
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shira Glassman has read
The Cat Who Blew the Whistle by Lilian Jackson Braun
Rate this book
Clear rating
I don't really feel like writing a review of this one bc there are Cat Who's I enjoyed more and this one had plot and characterization facets that annoyed me, but I did want to come on here and protect my friends and followers by sending up a flare s ...more
Shira Glassman rated a book it was amazing
The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun
Rate this book
Clear rating
A really neatly constructed mystery with a perfectly ingenious, clever climactic scene — to be honest, that final resolution was the reason I felt compelled to come on here and comment. These books are overall a good time but they're not equally well ...more
More of Shira's books…
“You have to believe in your authority if you want anyone else to," Rivka commented.”
Shira Glassman, The Second Mango

“Jeweled stars, pearl stars, silver coins in olive jars... glittering deep within the dark, see them flicker, see them spark...”
Shira Glassman, The Second Mango

“Who is this brave woman,” he said softly between gasps, “who has pierced my heart?” Rivka smiled, at peace, and held him. She was still wearing her sword.”
Shira Glassman, The Second Mango

Polls

Which book should the YA LGBT Books group read as our Book of the Month for July 2014?

 
  42 votes 36.8%

 
  16 votes 14.0%

 
  15 votes 13.2%

 
  12 votes 10.5%

 
  11 votes 9.6%

 
  10 votes 8.8%

 
  6 votes 5.3%

 
  2 votes 1.8%

114 total votes
More...
“If you are an alien, how come you sound like you're from the north?'

'Lots of planets have a north!”
Russell T Davies

“Motherfuckers will read a book that’s one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we’re taking over.”
Junot Díaz

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
Toni Morrison

“It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

108824 Prizm Books — 29 members — last activity May 04, 2020 08:37PM
Prizm Books is a line of Young Adult fiction, focused on providing great stories in all genres, from science fiction to historical to contemporary. C ...more
66483 Torquere Press Publishing — 284 members — last activity Feb 21, 2016 11:29PM
Torquere Press is a royalty-paying publisher of GLBT romance and erotic romance. Founded in 2003, Torquere is proud to feature hundreds of best sellin ...more



No comments have been added yet.