The Olympics are here. If you’re like most everyone I’ve talked with, you were impressed by the pageantry of the opening ceremonies as the Chinese put their best face forward. And now maybe you’re involved in watching the individual events. Undoubtedly your curiosity has been piqued – and at our Readers Services display this month we have just the guide to lead you through the Olympic Games.
A reading map suggests various titles on related topics- maybe you’d like a novel set in Beijing, one that describes street scenes and subway stops vividly enough that you can imagine yourself there-as in The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones. Or maybe you’re wondering about the layout of the Olympic Village itself. Did you know it was planned using principles of Feng Shui? The KISS Guide to Feng Shui by Stephen Skinner gives basic information on these principles. Or maybe ‘re your more interested in the athletes, and what it takes to make an olympic team- Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters by Joan Ryan is a fascinating look at the years of training, and what goes on behind the scenes for these two sports. These are just a few of the varied titles on display. Check us out, and let us know if there’s a related title that’s captivated you.
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