Friday, 26 April 2013

The Non-Fiction Giveaway Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Non-Fiction Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Rikki's Teleidoscope. The hop runs from 26th to 29th April with nine blogs offering up non-fiction goodies.

So what can you win here? I'm giving one winner a choice between The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean, which was my top non-fiction read of last year, and Time Warped by Claudia Hammond. Both are informative AND entertaining, so I hope you'll enter even if you don't usually go near non-fiction.

Entry is open internationally providing The Book Depository ships to your country. Please enter using the Rafflecopter below - you should not leave any personal details in the comments. You do not need to follow me or my blog to enter but you will get extra entries for following/sharing.

Rikki’s Teleidoscope (Int’l)
The Book Garden (Int’l)
Curiosity Killed the Bookworm (Int’l)
Ex Urbanis (Int’l)
Bookchickdi (Int’l & US)
Snow Feathers (Int’l)
Buku-Buku Didi (Int’l)
Doing Dewey (US)
Saving in Seconds (US)

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  1. A fact about time, let's see ... oh darn it, I got no time for that now! Apparently my DNA package doesn't include this thing called "patience" (not to mention "time management") ...

    Happy you're part of this hop, Ellie! Both books are right up my alley too.

  2. Thank you for participating - both books sound good

  3. Hi, I just found your blog through the blog hop. Thanks for doing this :)

    Did you know about the Factor V Leiden gene mutation? It causes your blood to clot faster than normal people's blood. People with Factor V Leiden mutation have a higher risk of getting thrombosis. There are special DNA tests to find out if you have got Factor V Leiden gene mutation but these are usually only performed if someone already had a thrombosis. That was the case with me.
    Well, now I know and they tested my whole family (because it's in our genes!) and they all know they have it and we can live with it. It's not as bad as it sounds.
    But people should be aware that when they travel long distance (e.g. on an airplane), it is better for them to wear compression stockings, drink a lot of water and move around a lot. You never know what's in your genes! ;)

  4. There's a Japanese plant that has a genome 50 times as large as the human genome :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Time flows in one direction.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these books!

  6. I am not really into DNA but I would love reading Time Warped :) A fact about time? Hmm, you can measure time differently when you have butterflies in your stomach :)

  7. Time? Well it's wibbly wobbly, time is. Some might say.. timey whimey.

  8. I like trivia about human genome in this youtube vid
    Hank Green DFTBA!

  9. The gene associated with the absorption of Vitamin C has been isolated!
    I'd love to win The Violinist's Thumb

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  10. The faster you travel to the speed of light, the slower time moves from an outside that means if one twin is an astronaut and decides to tour the galaxy at 90% the speed of light, only 6 months will pass for him, while for his twin on earth 50 years will pass!

    (The numbers are made up but the idea is true!) :-)

  11. DNA was actually discovered by scientific investigation in a National Park.

  12. I know that males have 1 Y chromosome and 1 Y , while females have 2 X chromosomes. I remember learning that in Biology a few years ago. Thank you for your giveaway. "The Violinist's Thumb" sounds like a real good read.


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