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Shelf Control #66 – 16/06/2023

Happy Friday and welcome to this week’s Friday feature – my Shelf Control post. This week, I’m excited to feature a book that made it onto my 30 Before 30 list. It’s also a book I plan to pick up very soon!

Shelf Control is a regular feature on my blog – a meme run by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. It’s a celebration of the unread books on our shelves! The idea is to pick a book you own but haven’t read and write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!

If you want to read more about the Shelf Control feature, check out Lisa’s introductory post.


A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking


Genre: Non-Fiction / Science

Pages: 226

Audience: Adult

Publisher: Bantam Books

Publication Date: Sept 1998



Goodreads – A Brief History of Time

A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.


My Thoughts

Revised and re-published 10 years after the original book, this edition of A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking is read that I am looking forward to picking up.

Generally speaking, I’m not an overly scientific or mathematically minded person. However, I’m not going to let that stop me reading this book! I may not be science orientated, but I am always looking to push my boundaries and explore new things. I’m a learner. You don’t have to be smart, brainy, or anything like that in order to be a learner. What’s important is the motivation and drive… And of that I have an abundance.

Stephen Hawking and I may be on completely different planes when it comes to intelligence, but we are clearly both learners. I’m hoping that commonality is something that will help me through this book. Whilst it is not overly long, compared to other reads I pick up, it is going to be a completely different tone from what I’m used to.

A Brief History of Time is a well-known book. Picking this up soon helps with my goal of reading the book from my 30 Before 30 list, and also as a non-fiction read in 2023. There aren’t very many academic non-fiction is on my TBR, so this book will be unique in that sense!

Have you read A Brief History of Time? What did you make of it?



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