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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I heard from my coworker that Room was a book she couldn't put down, so when my sister got a copy, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!
Room is told through the perspective of five-year-old Jack, and to him, Room is the entire world. He was born there and he lives with his Ma, eats, plays and learns there and sleeps in the wardrobe at night, in case Old Nick shows up. To Jack's Ma, Room is a small shed where Old Nick has kept her for seven years after kidnapping her, ever since she was nineteen. She has created a life for her son but knows they can't go on like this forever. She has to figure out a way to escape her prison.
I couldn't put the book down once I started. Emma Donoghue does an excellent job of drawing you into Jack's world, seeing things through his eyes, a child born and raised in captivity who doesn't know anything about the outside world. You feel the danger that Jack's Ma feels and the urgency of which she wants to escape. I highly recommend this book (try not to read it during a weeknight, you won't be able to put it down!) and I'm looking forward to reading more of Donoghue's books.
Tim Horton's Roll Up The Rim contest is back! When you buy any medium or larger sized drink at Tim Horton's, you will get a contest cup where you can roll up the rim to win a prize! With the boom of social media, people were able to find out if other people's cup were winning...and people realized that not that many people's cups were winners. So Tim Hortons increased the number of prizes (mostly food prizes).
This year's prizes are:
40 Toyota Matrix
100 Panasonic 3D TV Packages
5,000 Raleigh Mountain Bikes
1,000 Napoleon Grills
25,000 $100 Tim Cards
47,000,000 Food Prizes
Don't go to Timmies? You can still play! They also have an online game you can play for free! Though the prizes are not as exciting as a new car or TV, you get the chance of winning a $25 Tim Hortons gift card or even the daily grand prize of coffee for a year! That's a lot of coffee! Just log in at their website and spin that wheel! You can play daily.
Good luck to everyone who participates in this contest! Let me know if you've won!
It's back again! Mars Canada is bringing back their Random Acts of Chocolate, offering a coupon for a FREE single serving chocolate bar for you to give away (or give to yourself, heehee!). There are coupons on displays in stores (though please don't be greedy and take the whole pad) or you can order a coupon to be mailed to you house from Save.ca. Yum, nothing beats free chocolate!