2017 was an amazing reading year for me. I ended up reading 125 books, some of which were thick fantasy tomes or weighty classics. You can see my year in books here if you’re interested. Continue reading “My Top 20 Books of 2017”
I’ve mentioned before that memoirs aren’t usually my favorite thing, but there are always exceptions. And this book was certainly an exception.
I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent watching the Scott brothers on their various HGTV shows. Property Brothers, Buying and Selling, Brother vs. Brother: I love them all. I have a soft spot for siblings, and for twin in particular. My dad is an identical twin, and he and his brother happen to both be construction superintendents, so as soon as I say the Property Brothers for the first time I immediately loved them. But just because I love their shows didn’t mean that I would love their book, so I was a bit hesitant picking it up. I’m glad I did, though! Continue reading “It Takes Two: Our Story”
I know that Dickens has other Christmas stories besides A Christmas Carol, but I have never read any of his other offerings. That is, until this year. After looking at his other seasonal offerings, I settled on The Chimes, his New Year story. Man, was this sad. And dark. But thankfully it had a happy ending, which made reading it worthwhile. Continue reading “The Chimes”
Reading this classic novella is a Christmas tradition for me, one that I’ve adhered faithfully to for the past seven years. And it seems as if, with each passing year, this little book resonates more and more deeply with me. Continue reading “A Christmas Carol”