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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.

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The Faraway Nearby
by Rebecca Solnit
May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Done

Solnit, R. (2013). The Faraway Nearby. Viking.


Viking, 2013. 259 pages.

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p.230
panoply »
(noun) a complete or impressive collection of t...
p.189
penury »
(noun) a cramping and oppressive lack of resour...
p.166
ebullience »
(noun) the quality of lively or enthusiastic ex...
p.163
campesino »
A tenant farmer or farm worker in Latin America
p.153
extirpate »
(verb) to destroy completely; wipe out / (verb)...
p.206
we're all made of meat
[...] one of the unmentionable facts of everyda...
p.152
an awakening and a change of direction
I've met privileged young people who were shock...
p.128
suffering is boundless
Others' woes can be used as reproaches and some...
p.121
money makes us separate bodies
Sometimes to accept is also a gift. The anthrop...
p.112
the end that justified many means
The Marxist revolutions of the past assumed a s...

1

Apricots

her mother has to move out of her house due to dementia or something and so the author is saddled with the house and its accompanying apricot tree

1 / 3
1

Apricots

her mother has to move out of her house due to dementia or something and so the author is saddled with the house and its accompanying apricot tree

1 / 3
17

Mirrors

on her complex, weirdly competitive relationship with her mother

0 / 2
17

Mirrors

on her complex, weirdly competitive relationship with her mother

0 / 2
37

Ice

about Frankenstein and the writing thereof

2 / 0
37

Ice

about Frankenstein and the writing thereof

2 / 0
55

Flight

about her personal relationship with reading and writing, and how she came to visit Iceland

2 / 2
55

Flight

about her personal relationship with reading and writing, and how she came to visit Iceland

2 / 2
77

Breath

about the Marquis de Sade, vanitas paintings, and preserving apricots as a metaphor for preserving beauty

3 / 1
77

Breath

about the Marquis de Sade, vanitas paintings, and preserving apricots as a metaphor for preserving beauty

3 / 1
97

Wound

probaby the most interesting chapter: about Che Guevara's early life, when he was a medical student and visiting his friend Alberto Granado , who was working in a leprosy hospital in Argentina; soon after, they started traveling around South America, visiting leprosariums and trying to help people when possible. also some thoughts on pain and its function as a definer of self (you consist of what you can feel). she also talks about Buddhism and her own illness (potential breast cancer, for which she needs surgery)

0 / 3
97

Wound

probaby the most interesting chapter: about Che Guevara's early life, when he was a medical student and visiting his friend Alberto Granado , who was working in a leprosy hospital in Argentina; soon after, they started traveling around South America, visiting leprosariums and trying to help people when possible. also some thoughts on pain and its function as a definer of self (you consist of what you can feel). she also talks about Buddhism and her own illness (potential breast cancer, for which she needs surgery)

0 / 3
117

Knot

on gifts, and her friend who recently died of cancer, and continuing the story of her own medical procedures

4 / 2
117

Knot

on gifts, and her friend who recently died of cancer, and continuing the story of her own medical procedures

4 / 2
141

Unwound

the story of the Buddha, and a photographer of the Arctic

3 / 1
141

Unwound

the story of the Buddha, and a photographer of the Arctic

3 / 1
161

Breath

describing Iceland

2 / 0
161

Breath

describing Iceland

2 / 0
179

Flight

more on Iceland; the difference between labyrinth and maze (which, it seems, people don't really care about these days); empathy

1 / 1
179

Flight

more on Iceland; the difference between labyrinth and maze (which, it seems, people don't really care about these days); empathy

1 / 1
197

Ice

about a book called Arctic Adventure, detailing how Peter Freuchen met a woman named Atagutaluk who had to eat her family to ward off starvation

0 / 0
197

Ice

about a book called Arctic Adventure, detailing how Peter Freuchen met a woman named Atagutaluk who had to eat her family to ward off starvation

0 / 0
217

Mirrors

about her mother again, and how the author is finally able to forgive her

1 / 0
217

Mirrors

about her mother again, and how the author is finally able to forgive her

1 / 0
237

Apricots

about a baby who fell down a well and other near-death experiences; on her trip through the Grand Canyon

0 / 0
237

Apricots

about a baby who fell down a well and other near-death experiences; on her trip through the Grand Canyon

0 / 0