Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

(adjective) being less dense / (adjective) of, relating to, or interesting to a select group; esoteric / (adjective) very high / (verb) to make rare, thin, porous, or less dense; to expand without the addition of matter / (verb) to make more spiritual, refined, or abstruse / (verb) to become less dense

Highlighted phrases


in the shimmering heat, the rarefied air, found that this made sense to him

—p.431 by Jonathan Franzen
1 year, 6 months ago

Monopoly capitalism and the fascist state could not tolerate this autonomous sphere of life that represented a potential threat to the existing order, so they did to rarefied bourgeois culture what they did to the family

—p.130 Part III: The 1930s (123) by Stuart Jeffries
6 years, 6 months ago

the rarefied, lonely demographic of woman too successful for love

—p.164 Is Maureen Dowd Necessary? (162) by Katie Roiphe
6 years, 6 months ago

I encountered him almost entirely in the rarefied realms of discourse

—p.18 Foreword (13) by Simon Reynolds
5 years, 2 months ago

Wong is able to follow the implications of her research into the more rarefied realms of cultural theory and philosophical aesthetics

it's a nice word whose definition I've never actually looked up

—p.142 Molto adagio – Andante: (119) by Slavoj Žižek
6 years, 7 months ago

Anastasia recognizes that she's destined to abandon her ordinary, middle-class life in favor of the rarefied veal pen of the modern power elite.

—p.164 Fifty Shades of Late Capitalism (161) by Heather Havrilesky
5 years, 3 months ago

These are rarified success stories

—p.66 My Stepdad's Huge Data Set (55) by Logic Magazine
4 years, 8 months ago

access to the rarefied discourses of gender identity

—p.246 by Tony Tulathimutte
6 years, 6 months ago

Nabokov’s sentences go on for lines and sometimes pages, and his highfalutin diction sprouts naturally from his polyglot education and rarefied background

—p.62 Don’t Try This at Home: The Seductive, Narcissistic Count (55) by Mary Karr
4 years, 5 months ago

What they share most is a desire not to be cast down, down from the realm of the rarefied air, back to where they came from.

on the people controlling the media

—p.17 The Braindead Megaphone (1) by George Saunders
6 years, 6 months ago

this is an increasingly irrelevant and rarefied end, consigned to the specialists

—p.93 Specially Marked Packages (91) by Christopher Sorrentino
6 years, 5 months ago