|This is the book that's been on my wishlist the longest -- added on 30 Dec 2001|
|One of the more specialist books on my wishlist|
Dear Lord! What must mine say about me? Leaving aside anything too coruscatingly personal, mine lays bare all my passions and hang-ups: collecting stuff (see above), making stuff (see below):
...different countries. One year it was Japan:
You get some funny juxtapositions on a long wishlist: too much Scandi-noir and look what it leads to:
Not that I suffer from anxiety or depression, but I'm as vulnerable as the next person to hypochondria and feeling that there must be something wrong with me, viz:
renting one for the weekend.
|Maybe if I'd gone campervanning, it would've led to Arcadia...|
And I'll admit to one or two wobbly moments on Friday afternoons:
And things I didn't even know I was interested in:
Or had forgotten about:
That's probably quite enough glimpses into my psyche -- it can only be of real interest to me, anyway, so sorry for indulging. I really enjoyed digging back down through 12 years of Amazon wishlisting. I saw my interests distilled out: memoirs, childhood, urban history, maps, art, junk, weirdness, psychoanalysis. And I felt so happy that I have those passions and that I'm incredibly lucky to have wonderful books to feed my passions, should I decide to add to my (already massive) piles of unread books.
My other tip, based on today's viewing, is: buy art and photography books as they notably gain in value very shortly after selling out their short publication runs. If I'd bought all the art/photography books that I have on my wishlist, I'd have some quite valuable assets by now: