Off to Delhi in about two hours.

Yesterday I checked out a post I made last year, a long-winded lj-transcription of my Amazon wish-list, with a lot of pompous commentary that makes me wince when I read it again. Much to my surprise, I seem to have gotten 40 items out of the 72 listed. Not bad, eh? But my list has increased since then, so expect a wishlist for 2005 in the near future.

If anyone in Bangalore is going to Blossom Book House in the near future, keep an eye out for the posters that lead to the entrance ( right when you walk up the stairs) Beautiful theme, and beautiful design. There were three of them – one with the picture of the One Ring, with scratches and wear on the metal. It says “Fantasy books. Slightly used.” Then a photograph of a glass slipper. The caption – “Fairytale classics. Slightly used.” A deerstalker cap with a patch on top. “Detective novels. Slightly used. Asked the guy at the counter if he’s selling/giving away any of them. Refused. Said he would lend me one and I could scan it. No deal, I don’t have a scanner. Mudra Communications designed the poster, or so prashantr said.


A very self-absorbed post

As if they weren’t self-absorbed already.

I spend a lot of my free time in the office browsing through the sections in amazon.com ( otherwise we workssss, preciousss *hack, cough* ), you know, generally drooling over the books, the graphic novels, soundtrack cds, DVDs – all the kind of things you find in places other than where I am. And then I had the nice idea of creating this Wishlist. Sometime later, I ended up forgetting my amazon password, so I had to recreate the List from scratch. Just so that it doesn’t happen again, I have put it on my Lj.

Criteria for making it into the Wishlist? Nothing too particular. There are a lot of Comic books, some books about comics, some books about the creators who make those comics. Some CDs – all soundtracks, some DVDs – all anime. One gadget. ( Something everybody on earth should own ) There are some things that should not be here, because I have found them already, and should have ticked them off the list, but who am I to interfere with my laziness? Only 74 items? That’s because these are more like pointers for me. Most of them (at least the comics) are first-parters of epic sagas, and instead of buying the Trades, I would very much want to own the original 32-page amekomi-form they were published in. Reading them on a computer screen is fine for my immediate needs, but I foresee that with time, a major chunk of my monetary assets will be spent on tracking down these tomes. Nuff said.

Personal Comments added to every entry. I think I am going to enjoy reading them in the future, especially after I have managed to get the item in question.

Entries that have been coloured in are ones that I have already gotten. The ones in coloured this way are with me, either in mp3-cbr-divX format, and I am still waiting to “get” them, if you know what I mean. Yippee de do yay!

My Amazon Wishlist.