Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Cheri and The Last of Cheri

"They had known each other for twenty five years. Theirs was the hostile intimacy of light women, enriched and then cast aside by one man, ruined by another: the tetchy affection of rivals stalking one another's first wrinkle or white hair. Theirs was a friendship of two practical women of the world, both adepts at the money game; but one of them a miser, and the other a sybarite. These bonds count. Rather late in their day, a stronger bond had come to link them more closely: Cheri." (page 21)

by Colette

This was going to be part of my Paris in July reading, but the travel bug hit early. How about if I save the review for next month?

Teaser Tuesdays is sponsored by MizB at Should Be Reading.


  1. Good for you for starting the Paris vacation early! I still need to decide if I will have the opportunity to participate.

    I hope Zelda continues to do better this week.

    A bientot :)

  2. Nice tease from Colette. Enjoy your reading for the trip. Here's my teaser.

  3. oooh I have Colette's Vagabond to read for Paris in July and shall use it also as an excuse to rewatch Gigi.

  4. Great teaser. I wonder what "light women" means. I like the idea of traveling via reading. Must be a new challenge?

  5. Oooo, tempting! Need to read more Colette. Great tease--thanks!

  6. I'm embarrassed to say I've never read anything by Colette! Must do something about that soon. Love your teaser!

    My teaser: Whiter Than Snow

  7. Interesting teaser! And what a barbed friendship. My teaser is from Naamah's Curse by Jacqueline Carey.

  8. Hey, if you need to read early, you just do that! Make us wait! Great teaser!

  9. What a great teaser. I can't believe I've yet to read any Colette.

  10. A captivating teaser, enough so that I now plan to read this book. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesdays-heart-of-lies.html

  11. Hope you enjoy your 'trip' to Paris.

  12. Nice teaser! I just was in Paris in May. Some Colette would be perfect "after Paris medicine", too! :)

    My teaser is here, if you want to take a look:


  13. Boy, that sounds complicated. So they're like "frenemies"?

  14. Ooooh Paris! You can save your review but I if you decide to post it soon I won't be mad--can't wait to read it!

  15. Molly - I didn't need much encouragement to head to Paris a couple week early! Zelda seems fully recovered now - thanks.

    Book Bird Dog - Thanks, I will.

    Joan Hunter Dunn - This is my first experience with Colette. I'm sure it won't be the last!

    Margot - I was trying to figure out what 'light' meant in this context, too. This is more of an event than a challenge - anything French in the month of July (a Julia Child recipe would work). If you click on the button on my homepage, it'll take you to Book Bath's post.

    DS - Do you have other Colette titles to recommend? I have a feeling I'll be looking for more...

    Aimee - Thanks!

    Jlshall - This is my first time reading Colette.

    Kathy Martin - Thanks for visiting. It's truly a barbed friendship... looking forward to reading more.

    Sandy - Just couldn't hold off on my trip to Paris;-)

    Hannah - And the book's not too bad so far, either!

    Emma Michaels - So far, it is.

    Nymeth - This is my first experience with Colette. So far, it's great.

    Jennifer - I hope you do!

    Zetor - This may be the only way I can visit Paris this year - lol!

    Tiina - Yes, perfect 'after Paris' medicine. I'm just a little jealous ;-)

    E.L. Fay - "frenemies"... exactly! Looking forward to seeing how this one develops.

  16. What a friendship!

    Paris in July sounds interesting. I will definitely check it out! Thanks for visiting my teaser!

  17. I will be doing Paris in the Spring also-I want to read some of Colette's short stories but I cannot find any online-very interesting post

  18. Great teaser. I love that cover as wel.

  19. Kelly - Paris in July will be fun. I'm sure you'd enjoy the trip!

    Mel U - Glad to hear you'll be traveling to Paris, too!

    Darlene - Thanks!


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