Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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trust your untrammeled instincts

This relates to something Elif said at the beginning, about how as an aspiring writer she believed she should not read novels in order to be a real, creative genius. I love my influences, but I would advise people to be more like young Elif! Protect and cultivate and trust your untrammeled instin...

—p.107 Group Three (71) by Astra Taylor
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how do I know I'm right and everybody's wrong?

I think because it seemed hard, and because it seemed comfortingly objective. I had gotten myself into this incredible existential funk as a child about moral relativity and animal rights-- I had a crazy animal rights and environmental magazine was pathologically invested in it, and also complete...

—p.83 Group Three (71) by Astra Taylor
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how do I know I'm right and everybody's wrong?

I think because it seemed hard, and because it seemed comfortingly objective. I had gotten myself into this incredible existential funk as a child about moral relativity and animal rights-- I had a crazy animal rights and environmental magazine was pathologically invested in it, and also complete...

—p.83 Group Three (71) by Astra Taylor
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the bearer of narrative

[...] These were the books that were handed to me, and so I thought, this is something that I have to get used to. I knew that if I had been a young man, I would mimic these novels too. The realization that there were parts of that acting out that I didn't get to do, solely because of my gender, ...

—p.56 Group Two (39) by Emily Witt
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the kind of woman I didn't want to be

[...] I read like five male coming-of-age novels that had intense, long passages about masturbation. These books taught me a lot about what it must be like to be a young man, and gave me some terrible ideas about the kind of woman I didn't want to be, in order to not be thought dull or needy by t...

—p.54 Group Two (39) by Emily Witt
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reading all the way through

One thing I remember doing at that age is reading every magazine and every journal all the way through. I didn't think to skip things because I felt I didn't know enough yet to be allowed to skip anything. [...]

—p.47 Group Two (39) by Carla Blumenkranz
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cathexis

Alice Miller's The Drama of the Gifted Child, in which the good child has been made to develop a false self by parents who cathect the child narcissistically

—p.1 Me and My Shadow by Jane Tompkins
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