Check It Out: The Power of Two

Submitted by J. Johnston on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 08:17

February 2022 offers not just one but two days full of twos: 2-2-22 and 2-22-22. I think the preponderance of twos in 2022 is definitely worth celebrating, so this is the first of two columns paying tribute to number two, the smallest and only even prime number.

Today’s reading list focuses on famous duos. You’ll find that real and fictional couples are represented including one unusual pairing that embraces the duality of man’s nature (check out Spencer Tracy’s engrossing performance as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the “Turner Classic Movies” DVD).

I hope that one – or two – of these titles are worth two cents of your time. Now let’s give two hoots to reading and viewing entertainment!

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Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries

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A version of this "Check It Out" column was published in The Columbian newspaper on January 30, 2021.

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