Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Visit from Cornelia Funke!

We and the members of our book clubs were extremely fortunate last night to host Cornelia Funke, author of the books Reckless and Fearless. She is more widely known for her Inkheart books (well, and Dragon Rider, and The Thief Lord...) but her latest series, set in Mirrorworld, is definitely a project for more mature teens and adults who like dark fairy tales mixed up with adventure and romance! All three of our teen book clubs read both books over the summer, and Cornelia came to book-talk with us, to answer all our questions about the characters, the books, the series, reading, researching, writing...we had lots of questions, for which she had fascinating, detailed, and honest answers! Now we are all anxious to read the third book (which, alas, won't be out for about a year in the States!).

We originally got to know Cornelia when our teens voted to include a quote from Inkheart as part of the decor for our recently created Teen Scene at the Burbank Central Library and we wrote to ask permission to use it. And here she is, standing below her own quote!

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