All writers love to read, and our friend Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer is no exception. And since we often get asked what space and astronomy books we’d recommend, let us point you in the direction of a new interview with Phil where he shares five of his favorite books about the Universe. It’s on a website called “The Browser” which has a series of interviews called Five Books, where they ask various experts what five books on a subject they recommend. It’s a great interview, and I’d recommend going to The Browser website anyway, just to see their banner. Their mascot looks like a tardigrade, the tiny aquatic invertebrates that have been sent into space.