Wednesday, November 17, 2010


If I can't have too many truffles, I'll do without truffles.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Bonjour mes amis, what a chaotic and busy time it has been. I love to grab a great book and a cup of tea to unwid a bit in the evenings when the baby is asleep and the husband has gone to bed. Lately, I have found myself immersed in novels by that racy and saucy author Colette (Best known for writing Gigi).

I just finished reading a number of the Claudine books,  I'm starting Chéri when I finish this post, and I can't wait to get my hands on La Naissance du Jour. I find myself getting lost in this Belle Epoque world she writes about so vividly and so wonderfully! It makes me even more excited to know that she wrote about personal experiences and the people around her so these amazing, larger than life characters could have at one point been living, breathing, people.

Her life was very racy and very interesting. Her marriages and lovers were often scandalous and salacious. A woman before her time and a wonderful writer.   

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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  1. If you find it , you can also read" le Blé en herbe", one of her famous books.
    "Make stupid things, but do them with enthusiasm!" Colette

  2. You have inspired me to read these Judith.....xv

  3. Thanks Judith, do you know I have never read her writing. Added to my list, I really should have before now. Much love XO

  4. Hi Judith!
    I thhink half of these quotes deserve to be on a pillow!!! She was amazing like the Dorothy Parker of Frence only better........ Maryanne xo

  5. Bonjour Judith,
    Great post. I loved the movie version of Gigi - especially Louis Jordan...The second quote is a good one!
    Bon weekend,

  6. HI Judith, I went to an exhibition yesterday on feminists in France and Colette was a star.. She was at the beginning with some very strong incredible women. thanks for posting. Carla

  7. Hi lovely -
    I wish I could read Colette again for the very first time. I read them one after another when I moved to NYC while still a teen-ager. I think I'll explore them once more. You're always inspiring. Thank you again for all your help on FB. I don't think you were surprised to see me not stick it out!
    Much love and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you!
    Catherine xx

  8. Colette, Colette !
    C'est l'un de mes auteurs favoris... Son écriture, entre légèreté et profondeur, son amour des chats, ses amours scandaleuses, son indépendance. C'était une belle femme. Et elle l'est encore dans nos coeurs...
    Belle lecture !

  9. There are so many wonderful strong women to learn about...if only there were enough time! I wanted to stop by and invite you to enter my first ever giveaway...I'm celebrating a hundred followers!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
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  10. This sounds very intriquing. I've been a little busy but cozying with a warm blanket and a saucy read sounds like a late night treat. I love a good read. Tis the season! Hugs


  11. Judith thank you ...a must read!

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  12. je taime colette presque amoureuse de toi ...

  13. je t admire colette sois heureuse

  14. colette tu seras toujours dans le coeur de toutes les femmes colette tu es une feministe irreprochable tu es la reine du romantisme

  15. I have all her Claudine books but have never got around to reading them :(


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