Tonight I have been tasked with putting together an Amazon Wish List full of affordable things that my family might choose from for my upcoming birthday. Before I start, it might be worth getting one thing absolutely clear – I’m not fishing for anybody to buy me anything. I’m also not going to tell you when my birthday is.
I find the whole process of compiling a wish list really difficult. I don’t tend to need a lot of “things”, and if I do, I tend to buy them myself. I don’t collect trinkets, and I don’t really have many “gadgets” any more either (if you discount the veritable video game hardware museum in the attic). Because of those traits, I’m a bit of a nightmare to buy for – hence the request for the wish list.
So what’s on my wish list so far?
- Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman
- Scott Pilgrim (Box Set of Books), by Bryan Lee O’Malley
- In Real Life, by Cory Doctorow
- Vintage Canvas Messenger Bag
- Magic the Gathering Starter Set (card game)
- The Lonely City, by Olivia Laing
- Human Universe, by Professor Brian Cox
- Apollo Saturn 5 Model Kit
- The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes
- Of Dice and Men, by David M. Ewalt
- Just a Geek, by Wil Wheaton
- Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson
- Geek Wisdom, by Stephen H. Segal
- Innovators, by Walter Isaacson
- Central City Running Club T-Shirt