The first time I visited Cape Town was a weird experience. I left the plane, took a shuttle to a hotel, had a one-day conference in the hotel, shuttle back to the airport and off to Pretoria.
Bill Gates recommended this book to me…..ok not in person (that would be something), but while reading an American news site a little banner popped up saying “6 books Bill Gates says you should read”.
What a well written book this is!! The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. An extraordinary scientific discovery intertwined with a family story that starts in the year 1800 in which the protagonist Alma Whittaker is born.
“Why don’t you come to Portugal for the weekend?”, my boyfriend Reinier asked me on a Wednesday evening in January. He has been in Portugal already for a couple of weeks working on a pilot farm, growing strawberries, while I am still in dark and freezing London.
The author of this book is probably best known for his bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. If you have read this book and think the writer has put all his crazy ideas and ridiculously funny stories in one book, you are wrong.
I hardly read autobiographies. Actually thinking about it, this book is probably the first I have read so far.
When you start reading this book you immediately feel that The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is different from other books.