Hello people of the internet. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving Day. I also hope no one was out there for too long shopping this weekend. I did a bit of shopping though it was almost fully online. Some decent sales going on, nothing crazy. I really believe that each year there are fewer sales. Many things were the same price as a few weeks ago. And a lot of things that were on sale, was junk stores wanted to get rid of. I was able to get my hands on a few cheap television series along with some solid anime titles. Oh! For all of you anime fans, if you didn’t know, please shop at rightstuf.com. Not only do they have great deals, they also partner with quite a few awesome charities.
For my weekly review, I finished A Brief History Of Time, by Stephen Hawking. Before this book, I was only familiar with some of his ideas and thoughts. After, I have even more respect for the man, and hopefully I get one or two of his other books for Christmas. As stated previously, this book should really be the initial physics book anyone reads. It encompasses so much, and makes it very easy to follow. Even if you do have a basic understanding of physics already there will be some concepts that will have you closing the book to ponder, which I loved. My favorite part of the book had to be the pleasant surprise that awaited me deeper in the pages. Almost at the end, like some candy filled lollipop, Hawking places his theories on time travel. Not only were some parts genius, they were outright tantalising. Here Hawking is, one of the biggest physics geniuses of present day, saying time travel could very well be possible later on in our history. To say I grew more excited with each page would be a huge understatement. Hence the title of this post. I couldn’t help myself.
A Brief History Of Time, though a simplified overall view of physics, had pure gems within its pages. The humor was appreciated, and almost anyone can pick this book up and learn a few things. The foundation building for physics is the best I have ever encountered so for beginners I would label this a must read. For all others, if fairly priced, I would say pick this up. The time travel chapter alone makes this worth it. A definite B+.
As for my next book the choice is still up in the air. Cosmos or Chamber of Secrets… Well, next week you will find out which I chose. Until then, take care.