Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
This book is a fun romp through chemistry's periodic table, and an enjoyable read. Sam Kean has a real knack for picking stories about the elements (and the creation of the table itself) that are not only informative, but make entertaining reading.
Kean focuses on the personalities of the scientists and their rivalries with each other, as well as the science itself, which makes it very approachable reading for non-scientists who would like to learn a little about chemistry. I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a good popular science read.