If you are like me you have put down your book and are glued to the television, cheering on the athletes at the Olympics in London. I love the pageantry of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the sense that the world is smaller than we are and that politics can be put aside as athletes represent their countries. It also makes me start to realize how little I have delved into the world of international literature. Granted I have read quite a few authors based in England and a few Canadian and Australian authors, beyond that I mostly read American authors. If I take nothing else away from these Olympic games I have decided to broaden my literature base and give some authors from other countries a try.