I got nine books, almost a whole linear foot:
- by Richard Feynman: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, Six Easy Pieces and Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Path
- Transit Maps of the World - a collection of subway and metro maps, showing how they evolved over time to become the iconic works they are today
- Earth From Above: 365 days
- The Math Book - a collection of 250 milestones in mathematics, with really cool stuff
- 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer
- Historical Atlas of North American Railroads
- Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds, and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly - a brilliant collection of critical essays about my favorite show.
I also got a bunch of really awesome stuff:
- Firefly and Sherlock Holmes on DVD
- Several pounds of twizzlers
- A really nice pocketknife, with a neat saw and a few other attachments
- A very weird alarm clock
- A Estes scale Patriot rocket kit - more about that later
- "Define interesting" t-shirt - a Firefly joke
My favorite, though, was my sister's present - this awesome Ada Lovelace shirt.