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It Takes Two: Our Story

It Takes Two: Our StoryIt Takes Two: Our Story by Jonathan Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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”

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The Chimes

The ChimesThe Chimes by Charles Dickens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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”

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