I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
This is a re-read for me, and I still intend to do that lemonade and raisin trick one of these days, along with the egg in the bottle (although what if I can't get the egg to pop back out??).
As good a job as Czerski does describing most of the concepts so far, I still struggle to picture what she's talking about when she discusses the Santa Ana winds. The Antarctic bit was a piece of cake, but the Santa Anas ... I barely conceptualise what she's describing but it's so fragile, if I had to explain it out loud, it would all fall apart.
I give her points though; not many authors could create dramatic tension describing how corn pops.