Nothing makes me happier than reading a really good science book.

After that, I am fairly pleased when some of my favorites are adapted for TV to reach those less likely to pick up one of those gems. Some recent examples of book adaptations include: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (rebooted by Neil Degrasse Tyson), The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum, and upcoming short films based on David Quammen's book, Spillover . (And, I am really looking forward to the movie adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot!)

Beginning next Wednesday, April 9 on PBS, you can view the first of a three part adaptation of paleontologist/evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin's incredible book, "Your Inner Fish", a favorite of mine and one I recommend at every turn should the opportunity arise! Plus, Neil is the host, so you're sure to get the truest information possible. Additionally, Neil will be on twitter answering your questions during the show during the Central Time zone. Use the hashtag #InnerFishPBS

I hope that this series will encourage you to read his book, or any other science book for that matter. In fact, I recommend to start with those I listed above if you want a great read!