Book and Film Challenge Update

The 61st book I read for the challenge was Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith. This book is actually a collection of short stories about Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld and his two colleagues, Professor Doctor Unterholzer and Professor Doctor Doctor (h.c.) Prinzel, all of whom are philologists in Germany. And they are very dedicated to their work. Professor von Ingelfeld’s major work is Portuguese Irregular Verbs and he is very proud of it. There is some competition amongst the three but by and large there is comraderie. They help one another and go to conferences together. There is some friction when Unterholzer marries the dentist that von Ingelfeld has fallen in love with, but a good vacation in Venice with Prinzel and his wife Ophelia seems to cure the ill feelings. If you want a good book about academia, this is the book for you. It is all tougue in cheek and a very enjoyable book. Sixty-one down, 39 to go.

About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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1 Response to Book and Film Challenge Update

  1. The Hook says:

    You must be so cultured by now…

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