Sami Greenbury
Technology, Teaching & Travel


I don’t like Amazon (though is an ethical alternative for books and music), so here’s my equivalent of their super wish list feature 🙂 I also believe that gifts should be useful (or delicious) and know that people prefer giving gifts they know will be loved. I prefer second hand over brand new in almost every case. I’ll never be disapointed to not receive a gift.

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

  • A book with both magicians and space ships.
  • Bar Ends for my bicycle
  • A Roku Streaming Stick+ (specifically the + for voice control and better WiFi)
  • 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 (there’s none left!)
  • Good quality 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 (which I currently have until 2020-12)
  • Books like this one or this one. Or these ones:
    • Indestractable – by Nir Eyal
    • Release It – Second Edition
    • Books from the Razorland series. I’ve read #1 – Enclave.
    • Companion Book to the His Dark Materials series. (I’ve read the main 3: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and Amber Spyglass. You should too :))
    • 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
    • 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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