Kylee's 2009 Wish List

list edited 14 December 2009


Legos are always good. New Lego includes Frank Lloyd Wright architecture sets!

Video games

Consoles I have: Playstation/PS2, Wii, Nintendo DS.
I like RPGs and rhythm action games. (Rhythm Heaven for the DS looks fun, for instance.) Really interesting concepts and interfaces are favorites: Katamari Damacy is awesome, and my favorite ever game remains Okami.

Mixed daffodils

Months of sometimes-fragrant surprises for a couple of hours' planting. What's not to love?


Mylene Farmer (esp. "Innamoramento")

any Varttina
except for Seleniko or Kokko

any Echo's Children

Plague Songs
by Imogen Heap

any St. Vincent


Azumanga Daioh
I still don't have any of these. Yes, still. People seem to resist buying me books, so I do not buy myself the things I think they will be willing to get for me. Volumes 3, 5, and 6 are my favorites.

Princess Tutu
This is incredibly weird, metatextual, and fun. I own none of it.

Read or Die OAV disc
This is not the TV series, though I would take that too. [Wim approved.]

Invader Zim
Have: 0, want: all. [Wim too.]


Self-patterning sock yarn is neat. Self-striping anything, for that matter. Soft is good. Plain acrylic yarn is not of interest. Just one skein of some super-spiffy thing is great.


In Print
(now with handy stars on the most wanted)

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Pacific Northwest
by Ronald A. Nussbaum, Edmund D. Brodie, Jr., and Robert M. Storm.
University of Idaho Press.
[in print, TPB]

Art of the Northwest Coast
by Aldona Jonaitis
[in print, TPB]

A Book of Colors
also Color Image Scale and Colorist
by Shigenobu Kobayashi
[all in print, TPB]

The Book of World Famous Music
Classical, Popular and Folk
by James J. Fuld
[in print, TPB]

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
by David Crystal
[in print, expensive TPB or really expensive HC 2nd edition; or OOP but cheap 1st edition]

The Color Star
and other fine books on color use
by Johannes Itten
[all in print, covers vary, cheaper used]

Costume in Detail: 1730-1930
by Nancy Bradfield
[in print, TPB]

English With an Accent
by Rosina Lippi-Green
[in print, expensive TPB]

The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville ***
in translation
[in print(s) as incomplete but still welcome TPB or expensive HC]

Eve's Herbs
by John M. Riddle
[in print, TPB]

The Fate of Mice
by Susan Palwick
[in print, TPB]

Garden Plants of Japan ***
by Ran Levy-Yamamori and Gerard Taaffe [in print, HC only]

Gee's Bend:
The Architecture of the Quilt
by William Arnett
[in print, TPB]

Ghostwritten **
by David Mitchell
[in print, TPB]

How Buildings Learn:
What Happens After They're Built

by Stewart Brand
[in print, TPB]

Kimono: Fashioning Culture
by Liza Dalby
[in print, TPB, beautiful]

The Limits of Mathematics
by Gregory Chaitin
[in print, hardcover only]

Lost World:
Rewriting Prehistory--How New Science Is Tracing America's Ice Age Mariners

by Tom Koppel
[in print, TPB]

The Major Transitions in Evolution:
Evolution and the Theory of Games
by John Maynard Smith
[in print, expensive TPB]

Making Comics **
by Scott McCloud
[in print, TPB; beware similar titles -- this is the newest mcCloud; Wim would like this too]

The Man Who Tasted Shapes
by Richard E. Cytowic
[in print, TPB]

The Moon: Myth and Image
by Jules Cashford
[in print, TPB]

Mother Nature:
Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species

by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy [in print, TPB]

Mots D'Heures, Gousses, Rames: The D'Antin Manuscript ***
by Luis D. Antin Van Rooten
[in print, yay!]

Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder:
Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology

by Lawrence Weschler
[in print, TPB]

Simplicity and Complexity in Games of the Intellect
by Lawrence Slobodkin
[in print, TPB, probably have to be ordered]

Out of Print
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension
by Earl Mac Rauch
[nominally in print, MMPB]

The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants
by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz and Aristid Lindenmayer
[out of print]

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
by David Crystal
[in print, expensive TPB or really expensive HC 2nd edition; or OOP but cheap 1st edition]

City of Diamond
by Jane Emerson
["in print" but the suppliers are out]

Grammar Without Tears
by Hugh Sykes Davies
[out of print]

How to be Well Versed in Poetry
by E.O. Parrott
[out of print]

Legacy of Fire
by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
[OOP and rare, but this is a wish list]

A Long Way From Verona
by Jane Gardam
[out of print]

Marianne Dreams
by Catherine Storr
[might be hard to get]

by Andrea U'Ren
[out of print, children's HC]

The Recursive Universe:
Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge

by William Poundstone
[out of print]

The Rising of the Moon
by Flynn Connolly
[out of print]

(the short story collection, pub date unimportant) by George R. R. Martin
[out of print]

Speak Roughly to Your Little Boy
by Myra Cohn Livingston & Joseph Low
[out of print]

Wanderers and Islanders
by Steve Cockayne
[apparently not in print]

The Wings of a Falcon
by Cynthia Voigt
[in print again? not too hard to find]

Older books by Nina Hoffman or anthologies with Hoffman stories in.

I would prefer not to receive:

Candles or candle accessories. I have lots!

Gift certificates to chain bookstores. I do love books, but I very much dislike going to the huge monoliths, because I live in the city. I understand that people go there if there aren't good independent bookstores nearby, but I am near several excellent ones. My preference is for supporting those, so if you want to get books of my choice for me, please either use my list here or get a certificate from Booksense, which I can use at independent stores. Thanks. I know this probably sounds strange to some of you, but I'd really appreciate it.

Inferior books on English usage.