Thursday, May 17, 2012

FLY WITH THE FLOCK (Interactive Game)

Just as I promised, IT IS DONE!!

We now have an interactive Max-Ride themed GAME!

-Click the GREEN FLAG to begin the game
-Enter your name when prompted
-Select your CHARACTER (Click on Max, Fang, Iggy, Gazzy, Nudge, or Angel!)
-Your CHARACTER will now follow your mouse! Move your CHARACTER around the screen by moving your mouse, and avoid the ERASERS!
-If your CHARACTER touches an ERASER, the game will end.

-If the game doesn't show up for you, try right-clicking on it and selecting "run this plug-in"
-The game begins immediately after you select your CHARACTER, so it would probably be a good idea to move your mouse to the left side of the screen to avoid getting hit before you even begin.
-The longer you survive, the more ERASERS show up, and the faster and more erratic they get, making it harder to evade them.
-If you go too far off screen, the game sometimes freaks out and ends, so I would suggest staying generally within the barriers.
-The game will automatically start playing music, so if you're in a place where there should not be music, I'd recommend headphones or mute. The RED CIRCLE will make it shut up quickly, but it also stops the game.

Make note of your score when your game ends, and leave it in a comment [PLEASE LEAVE SCORE COMMENTS FOR THE GAME ON THE "FUN STUFF" PAGE!] We'll create a scoreboard and update it as you guys play!

Let me know if there's anything I need to add the instructions, and most of all, HAVE FUN!!!!

[Special and absolutely HUGE thanks to my brother CJ, who helped me create this game and without whom it would be absolutely uncool and likely unfinished.]


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Maximum Ride Personality Quiz: Which Flock Member Are You?

Yes, I know I'm about....a month late on this but the first of the personality quizzes (or any of the quizzes, really) is FINALLY here. I'm sorry it took, you know, a month to make! I promise, it won't happen again. In fact, I'm going to start hoarding up on quizzes so I can just post them whenever necessary.

The quiz itself is a series of six questions, with six possible answers (Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel). And it's right over here --> CLICK ME.

The next quiz will be a trivia on the first book, THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT. There will also be a Maximum Ride game available to play which Mag is diligently working on at the moment. I, on the other hand, will be diligently working on the future quizzes, and catching up on the reading.

Happy reading to you!

- Ella

Friday, May 4, 2012

Link Your Month 3 Reviews!

Hey, you guys! We've reached month 3, which means we're down to one book a month. How are we doing this month? Has anyone started reading MAX yet? (It's totally okay if you haven't, I'm going to start today or tomorrow!)

This is the place where you can link back to your reviews for the book scheduled for this month, MAX.

Some important things to remember:

-This is the Link Post for MAX. While it's totally okay if you've already read past that, PLEASE wait to link your reviews for those books until the proper month. I repeat: This post is for MAX ONLY. (If you still need to link your Angel Experiment and School's Out reviews, please do so HERE. If you need to link your School's Out--Forever and Saving the World reviews, that's HERE)

-You don't need to post a review to be part of the Challenge, though it is a big part of the fun! The only thing you have to do is read some of the books, because that's what this Challenge is about. If you don't have a blog, Goodreads account, or other forum with which to post your review or thoughts, PLEASE do not leave your review in the comments. Instead, you can email it to me at and I'll be more than happy to post it here for you! Just send me an email with the Subject line something like, "My MRRC review for Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports"

-Anons are more than welcome in this Challenge! We understand that not everyone has an account that's compatible with a blog like this, or would simply prefer to remain anonymous. We ask, however, that when you leave an anonymous comment you sign off with a name, nickname, or username, so that we can tell any Anons apart. (For example, end a comment with "~Alex" or "~Snickerdoodle351")

-In your reviews and comments, please be careful to mark Spoilers! We don't want to ruin the books for others! In discussions, please don't post ANY spoilers in the non-spoiler chats; For example, don't give away any MAX spoilers in a The Final Warning discussion, EVEN if you mark them with a spoiler tag. Please just wait until the MAX, FANG, or ANGEL discussion, or an all-spoilers discussion.

-I think that's everything, so, without further ado, you can link your reviews for Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports and The Final Warning below!

Because of the issues with the Linky lists (detailed on the SIGN UP NOW page), I'm going to have to ask you guys to leave the link to your review in the comments. Once you have, I'll be glad to add it into the post so others can see it. Thank you so much for bearing with us!!

Happy Reading to you all!

(:D) ~Mag

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April MRRC Discussion Post!

All right, so the March discussion post didn't exactly go as well as we thought it would (0 comments), so this month we're going to initiate the comments and discussion and, you know, you guys should all comment! And discuss! And share your opinions! Honestly, this reading challenge is much more fun when people participate. Participation is key.

But without further ado, let me introduce you April's discussion post! This post is for the books Saving the World--And Other Extreme Sports and The Final Warning. The rules are still the same:

1) You MAY NOT discuss any of the other books here.
2) You MAY NOT post the full summary of either of the books. However, be warned: there will be possible spoilers about in the discussions (if people participate!)
3) Please be kind and courteous to all of the discussion members and comments :]

This month we will also be hosting the quizzes and trivia as promised. So stay tuned for that as well...and keep on reading!

- Ella