Sami Greenbury
Technology, Teaching & Travel


I don’t like Amazon, so here’s my equivalent of their super wish list feature ūüôā I also¬†believe that gifts¬†should be useful (or delicious) and know that people prefer giving gifts they know will be loved.

This is my long-term shopping list. Last updated May 2020.

  • A book with both magicians and space ships.
  • Bar Ends for my bicycle
  • A Segway. Who doesn’t want one?
  • Draper Branded Garden Hose bits. I’d like a small collection of good quality hose bits.
  • Donations to animal friendly charities¬†or¬†great little charities
  • Terry Pratchett books I’ve not read (good luck figuring that one out!)
  • Bike locks and helmets are always handy, a gel saddle to keep my bum dry when the bike has been rained on.
  • A small, catnip plant for indoors would be awesome (if it’s not a bad idea).
  • Membership to things which make the world a better place, like¬†LCC or¬†Ethical Consumer (
  • Books like this one¬†or this one. Or these ones:
    • Indestractable – by Nir Eyal
    • Release It – Second Edition
    • Books similar to The Martian
    • Other booked in the “Star Carrier” series by Ian Douglas. I’ve read #4 – Deep Space.
    • The Unreconstructed M
    • Orthogonal by Greg Egan
    • Doggerland by Ben Smith
    • A short history of Europe – Simon Jenkins
    • Essays Against Everything – Mark Grief
    • Red Mars, Green Mars – Kim Stanley
    • Dune
    • The Player of Games – Ian M Banks
    • This history of our future in 100 objects
    • Lost London
    • Something by Anne Aguirre
    • The Secular City – Harvey Cox
    • Anathem
    • Seven Brief Lesson on Physics
    • Mistborn
    • The Goodness Paradox – Richard Wrangham
    • The Brain: A Users Guide
    • This is going to hurt – Adam Kay
    • The Dumb Waiter – A.V.R Pearn

If in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a kitchen utensil or something (vegan) and edible. They’re all amazing, every one of them. Except the useless ones.

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