The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
So, awhile back, when my blog was in its baby stages, I did a lot of book reviews. That kind of fizzled away, but I felt like I absolutely had to say something about this one.
I was a terrible science student in high school. I fell asleep, never did my homework, and in general, didn’t understand much.
This book changed so much about my relationship with science and the periodic table of elements. There are things that I thought I’d never understand that I do now.
Sam Kean writes in a conversational way, and his prose are reminiscent of fiction, though this book is nonfiction. Every page is interesting and filled with new things to learn. I couldn’t put it down, nor could I shut up about it to anybody that was near. I happened to be reading this during the road trip to my family reunion in Durango, and every half hour or so I’d pipe up, “Guess what I just learned!”
I’d definitely recommend this book, to readers of nonfiction and fiction alike. Coming from somebody that reads primarily fiction, this was interesting and rich, and I loved every moment of it.
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