Author: karlschmieder

BOOK REVIEW: THE ARCTIC INCIDENT (Artemis Fowl 2 )

Someone’s been selling illegal fairy technology to goblins. The Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit (LEPrecon) suspects Artemis Fowl, a 13-year old criminal mastermind, who previously cost the fairies of the Lower Elements a half-ton of gold and the embarrassment of being outwitted by a human. Goblins, fairies, LEPrecon and a teenage criminal mastermind? For readers […]

Review: The Hunger Games

I’ve mentioned before that I like to read what my 11-year old Alejandro is reading and last summer, I noticed several of his friends were reading The Hunger Games. Alejandro tore through the three books in the series in a matter of days. And when I finally had a chance, I read the first two […]

Review: Hot Tub Time Machine

A group of three middle-aged best friends whose lives didn’t turn out as expected. A friend who spends all his time online. A ski resort that has seenbetter days. A hot tub, a squirrel, vodka, and an illegal energy drink. These are the elements that transport these four guys back to the eighties when their lives […]

Review: The True Meaning of Smekday

Here’s Gratuity “Tip” Tucci and the invading alien Boov, J.Lo, traveling from Pennsylvania to Florida then Arizona in a floating hatchback called “Slushious” with a cat named “Pig.” Wait. That’s a lot of information. What’s Smekday? The True Meaning of Smekday is a 400-page tour de hilarious force aimed at middle grade readers (9 to 12). I […]