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I've been recording the books I read for a couple of years now, and have found it a useful practice for thinking about what I've been reading. It's the page of this website that I update the most. A low effort, new line, title, author.

I read on a bunch of different screens, and will some day attempt to build something like Castillo's The Open Book Project.

I keep my library organised and convert, edit and build books within Calibre. Recently I've also been using Zotero alongside this, for more focussed note making and collating bibliographies.

I’m building libraries with Calibre-Web.

I sometimes post real-time reading updates via finger:

finger ghostglyph@happynetbox.com

  • Tortilla Flat, John Steinbeck
  • The Political Possibility of Sound, Salomé Voegelin
  • Radical Technologies, Adam Greenfield
  • Protocol, Alexander R. Galloway
  • Driftglass, Samuel R. Delany
  • Burning Bright, John Steinbeck
  • Blood in the Machine, Brian Merchant
  • The Last Capitalist, Steve Cullen
  • Caliban and The Witch, Silvia Federici
  • Capitalist Realism, Mark Fisher
  • Emphyrio, Jack Vance
  • The Machine Stops, E.M. Forster
  • A Deepness In The Sky, Vernor Vinge
  • Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Cloudsplitter, Russell Banks
  • Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  • Climbers, M. John Harrison
  • Cobalt Red, Siddharth Kara
  • The Gallows Pole, Benjamin Myers
  • Flight from Nevèrÿon, Samuel R. Delany
  • Neveryóna, Samuel R. Delany
  • Nevèrÿon, Samuel R. Delany
  • Exhalation: Stories, Ted Chiang
  • Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Post-Growth Living, Kate Soper
  • Quantum Listening, Pauline Oliveros
  • The Living Mountain, Nan Shepherd
  • The Passenger, Cormac McCarthy
  • Jonathan Crary, Scorched Earth
  • Ned Ludd & Queen Mab, Peter Linebaugh
  • Writings of the Luddites, Kevin Binfield
  • The Internet Galaxy, Manuel Castells
  • Machine Learners, Adrian Mackenzie
  • Resisting AI, Dan McQuillan
  • Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia, Samuel R. Delany
  • Co-existence of times: A conversation with John Akomfrah, Johanne Løgstrup
  • The Last Resident, Verina Gfader, with Victoria Browne, Rebecca carson, William Forsythe, Claire Hsu, William Kentridge, Mochu, Monica Narula, Palluvi Paul, Lea Porsager, Gerald Raunig, Sif, Lantian Xie
  • There is No Now: An Archaeology of Contemporaneity, Knut Ebeling
  • The Other Wind, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Tales from Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Tehanu, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Farthest Shore, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Tombs of Atuan, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Girl Online: A User Manual, Joanna Walsh
  • Progress without People, David F. Noble
  • Blood Music, Greg Bear
  • The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • We Who Are About To..., Joanna Russ
  • Fire on the Mountain, Terry Bisson
  • Blindsight, Peter Watts
  • Half-Earth Socialism, Troy Vettese & Drew Pendergrass
  • News from Nowhere, William Morris
  • Investigative Aesthetics, Matthew Fuller & Eyal Weizman
  • The book of disquiet, Fernando Pessoa (translated by Margaret Jull Costa)
  • How to Do Things with Sensors, Jennifer Gabrys
  • Mechanisms, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
  • The Real World of Technology, Ursula M. Franklin
  • Watership Down, Richard Adams
  • Borderlands - La Frontera, Gloria Anzaldúa
  • The Solutions Are Already Here, Peter Gelderloos
  • When We Cease to Understand The World, Benjamin Labatut
  • The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu
  • We Are 'Nature' Defending Itself, Isabelle Fremeaux and Jay Jordan
  • Palm Oil, Max Haiven
  • The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Geology of Media, Jussi Parikka
  • Dismantlings, Matt Tierney
  • The Drowned World, J.G. Ballard
  • The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Hakim Bey
  • The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Wild Seed, Octavia E. Butler
  • A Brief History of Portable Literature, Enrique Vila-Matas
  • I Can’t Sleep, Lionel Ruffel
  • Art on my mind, bell hooks
  • The Contemporary Condition: Whose Time Is It? Asocial Robots, Syncolonialism, and Artificial Chronological Intelligence, Stamatia Portanova
  • Forget Photography, Andrew Dewdney
  • Breaking Things at Work, Gavin Meuller
  • The stack: on software and sovereignty, Benjamin H. Bratton
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • Engineering Culture: On 'the author as (digital producer), edited by Geoff Cox & Joasia Krysa
  • Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert
  • Dune, Frank Herbert
  • H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
  • Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  • The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz, Russell Hoban
  • A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey, Jonathan Meiburg
  • Woman on the Edge of Time, Marge Piercy
  • The Dawn of Everything, David Graeber and David Wengrow
  • Tools for Conviviality, Ivan Illich
  • Afterlives, Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • Beautiful World, Where Are You, Sally Rooney
  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Shoshana Zuboff
  • Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, Samuel R. Delany
  • Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, Richard Fariña
  • The Futurological Congress, Stanisław Lem
  • The Mushroom at the End of the World, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • The City & The City, China Miéville
  • Babel-17, Samuel R. Delany
  • Staying With The Trouble, Donna J. Haraway (rr)
  • Always Coming Home, Ursula K Le Guin
  • A River Dies of Thirst, Mahmoud Darwish
  • I, Robot, Isaac Asimov
  • Race After Technology, Ruha Benjamin
  • Neither Settler Nor Native, Mahmood Mamdani
  • Mason & Dixon, Thomas Pynchon (r/ThomasPynchon group read)
  • The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House, Audre Lorde
  • The Cancer Journals, Audre Lorde
  • Consumed, David Cronenberg
  • A People’s Guide to Capitalism, Hadas Thier
  • Red Pill, Hari Kunzru
  • We Are Bellingcat, Eliot Higgins
  • The Dispossessed, Ursula K Le Guin
  • Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
  • Extraterrestrial, Avi Loeb
  • Economic Science Fictions, ed. William Davies
  • The Man with the Compound Eyes, Wu Ming-Yi
  • Entangled Life, Merlin Sheldrake
  • Blockchain Chicken Farm, Xiawei Wang
  • Staying With The Trouble, Donna J. Haraway
  • Jejuri, Arun Kolatka
  • Mumbo Jumbo, Ishmael Reed
  • Warlock, Oakley Hall
  • Teaching Community, bell hooks
  • The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde, Audre Lorde
  • A People’s History of the World, Chris Harman
  • The Topeka School, Ben Lerner
  • Antkind, Charlie Kaufman
  • State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art, ed. Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, Inte Gloerich
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Satantango, Laszlo Krasznahorkai
  • New Dark Age, James Bridle
  • Underland, Robert Macfarlane

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~gg 05/23