My own personal hyperlinked library, because I read a lot of books and mostly forget them. Posts will generally feature short blurbs/impressions from myself, plus key info, context, etc..
Starting March 2017 I’m only posting stuff I finish reading for the first time. When I get a chance I’ll start to go back over older reads, starting with my favourites–I’m not posting everything I’ve ever read here (as I said already, I’ve probably forgotten half of it anyway), just the good stuff.
French Renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) used to write his impressions on a book in the back cover. Argentian short story writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) imagined the ‘Library of Babel’ as an infinite, total library, containing every book ever written (as well as a maddeningly near-infinite number of nonsensical ones). This is somewhere between Montaigne’s book covers and Borges’ endless hyperlinked hexagons: a place to record thoughts, but also to string them together, to trace paths and developments and thru-lines of continuity and disjunction.