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).

hew (en)

(verb) to cut with blows of a heavy cutting instrument / (verb) to fell by blows of an ax / (verb) to give form or shape to with or as if with heavy cutting blows / (verb) to make cutting blows / (verb) conform adhere / (abbreviation) Department of Health, Education, and Welfare / (verb) to hew (as timber) coarsely without smoothing or finishing / (verb) to form crudely

Highlighted phrases


the way this state was historically hewn out of the wilderness

—p.42 Come to Work (33) by Jeffrey Severs
3 years, 1 month ago

Wallace's IRS heroes hew toward transcendence through immanence, down in their holes

—p.226 E Pluribus Unum (198) by Jeffrey Severs
3 years ago

Even though her family was black and mine white, I hewed more to her worldview than to the four-in-hand tie knotters riding the club car or going to the Yale game in Cheever’s and Salinger’s and Fitzgerald’s books.

on Maya Angelou

—p.130 Personal Run-Ins with Fake Voices (129) by Mary Karr
9 months ago

They were hewing out of the mountain of white supremacy the stone of their individuality.

—p.85 Down At The Cross (19) by James Baldwin
1 year, 6 months ago