Monday, August 5th

Live Every Week Like it’s Shark Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Shark Week. [Cue Jaws music.] 

Great White Shark

You guys know I’m all about the sharks. I probably missed my calling as a marine biologist, but I had a shitty public school science education and embraced English instead. That’s why me write good, but me science = dumb.

I’m thrilled to see Shark Week growing in popularity each year. Public perception has steadily shifted from outright fear to embracing these amazing (and terrifying) creatures. The truth is, I enjoy being a little afraid of sharks. I guess it’s the same way people like roller coasters and zombies.

Anyway, this year’s Shark Week has a few fun new things. Sharktweeto will air a few times and feature live shark tweets. New episodes of classics will feature plenty of attacks, great whites breaching, and sensational shark footage. Shark After Dark will bring a little comedy to the shark infested waters, especially the night Tara Reid is on to discuss Sharknado.

Sharknado

In related news, I was sent a review copy of Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark. I rarely accept books for review, so you know this is something special.

Sharkopedia

The collaborative work between Discovery Channel and TIME features more than 400 photos in its glossy pages. It’s a beautiful, robust book that’s aptly named. It really does have everything. Information on all infamous species, anatomy, their pups, and conservation efforts, just for starters. It’s an all-ages book with appealing, museum-like layout. I have a couple shark books (nerd alert) and this is by far my favorite. You can get a copy here if it’s your thang. And here’s where you can learn more about the Shark Week schedule.

Happy shark week, everyone.

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