Especially if you publish them on the web. I owe a big public thank you to The Laughing Muse for sending me a book off of my Amazon Wish List. It was quite the pleasant surprise to open up the box and find a copy of The Physics of Christmas laying inside for no apparent reason. A truly geeky book that is turning out to be a pretty good read. It’s one of those One-Of-These-Days-I’ll-Get-Around-To-Buying-That items that I’ve been interested in since it was first published in 1998.
The funny thing is that I often joke with folks about the fact that I have a link to my wish list right on my homepage. I’ve always said that if any perfect strangers felt the need to spend money on me there was a whole list of ways they could do it on my site. I never really expected anyone to actually do it though. I put it up mainly so my relatives would know where to find it, but I’m not complaining. So, again, a big thank you to Muse for adding a little extra sunshine to my week that I wasn’t expecting. I’ll let you know how good the book is when I finish it.