Winners and more: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

14 Aug

The Disappearing Spoon is one of my favorite books I’ve read this year (see my review), and I think it will have a very wide appeal.  I’m very excited to be able to pick 2 people to win a copy, thanks to Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Books.  I strongly encourage everyone else to obtain a copy from their book provider of choice, and support the production of fantastic books like this one.

Sam Kean will be interviewed next week on Blog Talk Radio next week, and I’m including the announcement at the end of this post.

The lucky winners are:

  • Bailey
  • Barbara

Thank you to everyone that answered the bonus question– I enjoyed reading the responses, particularly the punny ones (“My favorite element is Iron because when you put a lot of Fe in a circle you have a ferrous wheel.”) .  All together, 16 different elements were mentioned, with gold getting the top spot (with 5 people including it), followed by iron.

Blog Talk Radio Announcement

(I’m including this announcement because I want to support the book.  I don’t know anything more about it that is listed here, I’m aware there is an issue with the date listed.  I think it’s Wednesday, not Thursday, but I’ve sent e-mail to clarify!)

Join us as we interview


On BlogTalkRadio

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2 PM ET

Publisher: Little, Brown

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BlogTalkRadio/HBG Program:

Sam Kean talks about love, history, death, and discovery all from the periodic table of elements.

Sam Kean is a writer in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, The Believer, Air & Space, Science, and The New Scientist. He is currently working as a reporter at Science magazine and as a 2009 Middlebury Environmental Journalism fellow.

Call-in with your questions during show time to participate in the live interview @ (646) 378-0040

Listen-in or chat on the Little, Brown channel on BlogTalkRadio.

1 Comment

Posted by on August 14, 2010 in books, giveaway


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One response to “Winners and more: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

  1. bermudaonion

    August 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Congratulations Bailey and Barbara!


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