I'm in a physics graduate program shopping around for research advisors and I met with my number one pick today. He works with biological systems using calorimetry and other lab methods a biologist would know. He saw my enthusiasm and liked it but was wary about my lack of biochem knowledge. He said for me to contact him at the end of the semester to see how things go with other candidates and how my interests evolve. I really would love to be in this group and I've been thinking about what would be a good sign for him. Would asking him for recommended books/material on biochemistry be helpful at all? I would obviously read and study them (granted I dont have THAT much time taking my other grad classes). Would he be more likely to look at that as being proactive and enthusiastic or could he look at it as desperate? With whatever group I'm ultimately in, I will need biochemistry knowledge anyway so its not like it would be for nothing.