Emily has recently finished Inkheart and has just started the sequel, Inkspell. The premise of these stories is really clever. The characters can be "read" out of books and into real life and readers can be "read" into books. These books have captivated Emily...we have promised to watch the Inkheart movie soon.
Here is a nice little interview with Cornelia Funke, if you are interested. What a writing life she has.
Life is good when you have sand between your toes and a book in your hand! Happy reading and happy summer!