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).

uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a man

53

though always heterosexual to the point of satyriasis, they especially don’t love women

Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think (51) default author
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1 month ago

though always heterosexual to the point of satyriasis, they especially don’t love women

—p.53 Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think (51) default author
notable
1 month ago

lack of the usual social or ethical standards in an individual or group, which lessens social cohesion and fosters decline; popularized by French sociologist Émile Durkheim in his influential book Suicide

54

today’s subforties have very different horrors, prominent among which are anomie and solipsism and a peculiarly American loneliness: the prospect of dying without even once having loved something more than yourself

Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think (51) default author
notable
1 month ago

today’s subforties have very different horrors, prominent among which are anomie and solipsism and a peculiarly American loneliness: the prospect of dying without even once having loved something more than yourself

—p.54 Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think (51) default author
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1 month ago

(noun) a literary term coined by Alexander Pope to describe to describe amusingly failed attempts at sublimity (an effect of anticlimax created by an unintentional lapse in mood from the sublime to the trivial or ridiculous); adj is "bathetic"

57

The clunky bathos of this novel seems to have infected even the line-by-line prose, Updike’s great strength for almost forty years.

Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think (51) default author
notable
1 month ago

The clunky bathos of this novel seems to have infected even the line-by-line prose, Updike’s great strength for almost forty years.

—p.57 Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think (51) default author
notable
1 month ago

coined by Danish science writer Tor Nørretranders in his book The User Illusion published in English 1998; meant to mean "explicitly discarded information"

61

Because, of course, great short stories and great jokes have a lot in common. Both depend on what communications theorists sometimes call exformation, which is a certain quantity of vital information removed from but evoked by a communication in such a way as to cause a kind of explosion of associative connections within the recipient.

Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed (60) default author
notable
1 month ago

Because, of course, great short stories and great jokes have a lot in common. Both depend on what communications theorists sometimes call exformation, which is a certain quantity of vital information removed from but evoked by a communication in such a way as to cause a kind of explosion of associative connections within the recipient.

—p.61 Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed (60) default author
notable
1 month ago

(verb) build / (verb) establish / (verb) to instruct and improve especially in moral and religious knowledge; uplift / (verb) enlighten inform

62

“In the Penal Colony” conceives description as punishment and torture as edification and the ultimate critic as a needled harrow whose coup de grâce is a spike through the forehead

Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed (60) default author
notable
1 month ago

“In the Penal Colony” conceives description as punishment and torture as edification and the ultimate critic as a needled harrow whose coup de grâce is a spike through the forehead

—p.62 Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed (60) default author
notable
1 month ago

a grammatical mistake in speech or writing

71

contemporary boners and clunkers and oxymorons and solecistic howlers and bursts of voguish linguistic methane

Authority and American Usage (66) default author
notable
2 months, 2 weeks ago

contemporary boners and clunkers and oxymorons and solecistic howlers and bursts of voguish linguistic methane

—p.71 Authority and American Usage (66) default author
notable
2 months, 2 weeks ago

an excessive amount of something

88

a rather irksome surfeit of quotation marks

silicon jest analogue - email quotations

Authority and American Usage (66) default author
notable
2 months, 2 weeks ago

a rather irksome surfeit of quotation marks

silicon jest analogue - email quotations

—p.88 Authority and American Usage (66) default author
notable
2 months, 2 weeks ago

(noun) a usually short sermon / (noun) a lecture or discourse on or of a moral theme / (noun) an inspirational catchphrase or platitude. homiletic: the art of preaching or writing sermons

121

Homiletically speaking, the only difference between the Prescriptivists and the Descriptivists is that the latter’s got a bigger choir.

Authority and American Usage (66) default author
notable
2 months, 2 weeks ago

Homiletically speaking, the only difference between the Prescriptivists and the Descriptivists is that the latter’s got a bigger choir.

—p.121 Authority and American Usage (66) default author
notable
2 months, 2 weeks ago

dislocated

151

And this isn’t just because of clunky prose or luxated structure.

How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart (141) default author
uncertain
1 month ago

And this isn’t just because of clunky prose or luxated structure.

—p.151 How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart (141) default author
uncertain
1 month ago

(adjective) tending to contract or bind; astringent / (adjective) tending to check bleeding / (noun) a stick of a medicated styptic substance for use especially in shaving to stop the bleeding from small cuts

200

when one of the Twelve Monkeys interrupts to ask whether it’d be fair to characterize this new ad as Negative, Murphy gives him a styptic look and spells “r-e-s-p-o-n-s-e” out very slowly

Up, Simba (156) default author
uncertain
1 month ago

when one of the Twelve Monkeys interrupts to ask whether it’d be fair to characterize this new ad as Negative, Murphy gives him a styptic look and spells “r-e-s-p-o-n-s-e” out very slowly

—p.200 Up, Simba (156) default author
uncertain
1 month ago

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