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Currently reading: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

Sam Kean

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2019-01-15 to 2019-02-28

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Murder by Death
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements - Sam Kean Reading start: 2019-01-15 Readin...

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First Impression: The Disappearing Spoon
Ani's Book Abyss
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean Progress: 31 of 346 pages (9%) Admittedly, Chemistry was probably my worst subject in school (both high school and college). So why I d...
Reading progress update: I've read 31 out of 391 pages.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Well, let's just say Mr. Kean clearly isn't Helen Czerski (and that is not a good thing). He either has no clear conception of who his target audience is, or he doesn't know...
Reading progress update: I've read 11 out of 346 pages.
Tannat
Well that wasn't condescending at all. /sarcasm I suppose we should be thankful that the author's mother didn't dispose of the mercury by pouring it down the sink, but to ke...
Reading progress update: I've read 35 out of 394 pages.
Murder by Death
Got through the introduction and into the first chapter - and remembered the slog of my first time reading it. Nothing against Kean - it's just whenever we start talking abou...
The Flat Book Society - January Read - Starts Today!
BrokenTune
Dear All, Just a reminder that The Flat Book Society's new Group Read starts today (15th January). All are welcome to join in if interested. Either solo, or by joining ...

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The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean (abandoned after first chapter)
Tannat
Finished the first chapter, and I take what I said back. Sam Kean isn't condescending; he's trying to imitate his earlier terrible teachers and mystify us. I thought I under...

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