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portugueseirregularverbsvo47729_f.jpgAnother August purchase which I completely forgot about, again because it’s an audiobook, but also because I listened to it almost immediately. Portuguese Irregular Verbs is by Alexander McCall Smith, best known for the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I’ll confess up front that I bought this as much because it’s read by Hugh Laurie (and I was suffering withdrawal symptoms after the end of Season 3 of House) as my enjoyment of the author’s other works. This book revolves around Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of the the eponymous work on language, and his misadventures with colleagues, his trips to Ireland and India, and his concern about his place in the world. I found it very amusing; it didn’t make me laugh out loud on the train (probably a good thing) but wry smiles and quiet giggles. And Hugh Laurie is, as always, fantastic.

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