The Mailbox Post January 26th – 31st

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
The hosts of the mailbox memes are:

Tynga's Reviews

Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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Good Morning everyone. I hope you all had a good week. Things were okay and I think it was a good week here personally.

Its hard to believe that this is literally the last day of January. Where did the time go? I know February is going to be very busy for us hockey wise because we are in the last month of our hockey season, we are going away to Plattsburgh for a tournament and then Gatineau for another tournament.

This week for review I got:

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The DVD of Gone Girl along with the Amazing Amy Tattle Tale book that came with the movie. I am super excited to watch this  because I read and reviewed the book this past week and want to see how it plays out.

I did buy a few books this week because last week we took advantage of the promotion Chapters had that if you would $40 you got a $10 gift card and it was only valid this week.

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I decided to pick up Anna Todd’s series After, After We Collided and After We Fell because I was told that I would probably enjoy them so I figured why not since I wouldn’t have to pay full price for two of them and the third one was a early Valentine’s gift. I hope that I enjoy them. Has anyone read them before?

I hope everyone had a good week. Have you seen Gone Girl?

Movie Review/ The Maze Runner & Give Away

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I was contacted by Think Jam a little awhile ago asking if I would like to be a part of The Maze Runner promotion and I instantly said yes because one I have never read the books (even though I own them) and secondly I have wanted to see the movie since I saw previews for it when it came out.

I was selected along with a handful of other bloggers (some that I knew and some that I didn’t) and we were all going to get to watch the movie and join in the twitter party (that happened on Friday Dec. 20th) with @JamesDashner . How fun does that sound?

I was a little late in getting to the twitter party because we had hockey but I quickly rushed home popped the dvd in and hit play. I fast forwarded the upcoming releases just because I was a little behind and quickly logged onto twitter to see all the action happening.

The Maze Runner is based on the first novel by James Dashner The Maze Runner which is part of a popular YA trilogy.

I wasn’t sure I was going to make it through the movie because let me tell you I am a huge chicken when it comes to scary stuff and at times I think I was looking through the cracks of my fingers and yes I did jump and perhaps let out a scream once or twice but I made it through and it was all fast paced and the movie just whipped through. When it ended I was like WTH? No it can’t end there has to be more.

What can I say about it? It was amazing and I am making plans to read the books this holiday season because I have to admit it feels like I am missing out on something. I know I should have read the book before but IRL happened.

The soundtrack was amazing and the music suited each scene perfectly. The setting was breath taking at times. I can’t describe it. It looked so real and made you believe that this could really happen. The maze was incredible and I can’t imagine how many hours went into making it.

I think Thomas was my favorite throughout the whole movie and I think when he remembered his name it made me cry and then there was Chuck who I instantly feel in love with and just wanted to reach into the movie and hug. The ending I wasn’t prepared for and literally cried through it.

There was also some pretty fun scenes through out the book that made me laugh which was nice.

This is definitely not something I would let Michael watch right away because its pretty scary when the Grievers were around. Even I was a little scared of them. Plus there was some language which I know he already knows and has heard on the school bus.

After seeing the movie I have to say I really need to read the books.

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So enough of my rambling because I feel as though I am the only one who hasn’t read the book. Anyways I have an awesome give away for 1 lucky reader of my blog. One of you will win a book/Blu-ray bundle. Which consist of a hardcover book “The Maze Runner” and a Blu-Ray dvd movie. The contest is open to Canada and USA.

To enter this all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me why you would like to win this bundle and I will randomly pick on comment to win. One comment only please, duplicates will be deleted.

Please note that you must include a email address so that I know how to contact you should you be the winner. If you are selected you will need to respond within 24 to 48 hours because a rep from Think Jam will be mailing out the prize and I would like to have it done by the end of the year.

So this is open now and will run until December 26th at 11:59pm.