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  • The writer Nassim Taleb approvingly calls such a collection an “antilibrary”; one’s shelves, he argues, should contain “as much of what you do not know” as finances allow.

    What unread books can teach us Oliver Burkeman 2018


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  • What about a collection of partially-read books?

    June 30, 2015

  • the partially read books sounds like a tsundoku

    June 30, 2015

  • I don't like this term. All the best libraries contain books waiting to be read. The term "antilibrary" suggests something that stands in opposition to the library, like a Board of Censorship or book-burning fascists. Taleb makes an excellent point in the quoted passage, but he's hit on the wrong term. But why do the books look at you menacingly? My unread books (and they are many) look at me invitingly.

    June 30, 2015

  • antelibrary?

    June 30, 2015