I’ve always found enjoyment in reading, and so has another Sarasota Fins member: Penny. So, she and I thought we’d set up a book club where we can all read the same book(s)/article(s) and then talk about it and share the experience!
The books will be divided in to “Big Sharks” and “Little Sharks,” meaning books for adults and children (respectively).
For the article, we chose something that blew our minds: a pelagic shark giving live birth! “A pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) gives birth at a cleaning station in the Philippines” is a quick and easy article showing an awesome phenomena. To learn more about thresher sharks, check out the Sarasota Fins profile on them.
"Big Sharks" Book
For the “Big Sharks” book, we’re content with reading Jeff Carrier’s “Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives.”
I used this book (both the first and second) as references in my thesis, and Jeff was kind enough to send Shark Stuffie and I our very own copy- signed and everything! I’m excited to read through the whole book and not just jump to a certain section.
"Little Sharks" Book
For the “Little Sharks” book, Penny and I agreed that Ginjer L. Clarke’s “Sharks!” is a great read to introduce little ones to these wonderful animals.
I'm actually excited to snuggle up in my shark blanket with my shark slippers on, surrounded by shark stuffed animals with some tea oozing out of a shark tea infuser into a shark mug.
Too much shark?
I also encourage you to send us your reviews.
I'm really excited about this!! I love reading and I can't wait to begin these books and hear what you all think!
What's on your "to-read" shelf?
Reading anything amazing that I should be aware of?
Sarasota Fins Team