Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Basically, open the book you’re currently reading and share a couple of sentences from that page on your blog. Avoid spoilers of course.
My teaser is from my current read, Claudine at School, by Colette. The context for the following quote is that Claudine is at home with a bad cold and only her beloved cat Fanchette for company. This quote is part of a general ode to Fanchette.
You amused me from the moment you came into the world; you’d only got one eye open when you were already attempting warlike steps in your basket, though you were still incapable of standing up on your four matchsticks. Ever since, you’ve lived joyously, making me laugh with your bellydances in honour of cockchafers and butterflies, your clumsy calls to the birds you’re stalking, your way of quarrelling with me and giving me sharp taps that re-echo on my hands.
(A cockchafer is a type of beetle – I had to look it up as I’d never seen the word before.)