Books, papers, zines, etc. that I have read, am reading, and will read.


Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Lovely book. Short chapters, keeps my attention.

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Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Le Guin translation)

The translation seems. . . off. It's okay so far, though, so I occasionally read a few pages here and there.

Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials by Reza Negarestani

I can tell this is gonna be a banger but it's too much for me right now

Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter

I could not tell you what this book is about. Ostensibly, (up to this point) it's about formal systems and their relation to consciousness and cognition. With that being said, every time I read this book I get a lil itch in the back of my mind that there's something more going on here. Beautifly written and composed. In love with the concept of strange loops.

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung

Gender Acceleration: A Blackpaper by n1x

The exact intersection of a lot of my interests. . . with a caveat. I'm not super far into this one but unfortunately I do have to echo the sentiments that I've seen online regarding this paper's erasure of transmasc people. Admittedly, a lot of this went over my head, and while I think the historical account/analysis is super interesting, some of the recent Discourse makes me think I should revist what I've read so far more critically. Update: Yeah This Is Bad

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman

I had to put this one down for a few months because Busy but I'm gonna come back to this. This book will rock your shit.

State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

I've picked up this book so many times and I've enjoyed it every time... I've just never finished it. I'll probably start it over (again) honestly

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

It's been years since I first started this book so I'm totally going to just start it over but god..... I think about it an inordinate amount for how long its been and how (relatively) little I read.

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Annihilation by by Jeff VanderMeer

God. Actually, i do like reading

The Weird and The Eerie by Mark Fisher

Excellent. Very readable.

Black Circuit: Code for the Numbers to Come by Amy Ireland

Neat, short paper.

CCRU Writings 1997-2003

Excellent book. Hold my attention insanely well but its occasionally a bit difficult to engage with the underlying concepts. I see a lot of my beliefs w.r.t. philosophy and the occult reflected here, so I'm pretty determined to finish this one. This book really turned me on to theory fiction. I also really, really want to read more Mark Fisher.

Update: My opinions of this book didn't really change upon finishing it, still a great work that becomes easier to understand as the book progresses. There's something here or inbetween here.

Wage Labor and Capital by Karl Marx

Hot take, but this what those interested in communism should read first, not Capital. Insanely short, great introduction of all the important concepts.

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

Weird male-chauvinist vibe, but uhh the cyberpunkness was good ig. I enjoyed it once I decided to put up with its flaws but idk if i would recommend it.

Anarchy by Errica Malatesta

This book solidily convinced me 1) that anarchism is/has a legitimate theory and praxis and 2) that I am absolutely not an anarchist. Either way, extremely digestible read in a short book, so I recommend it.

The Kybalion

eh it's okay. It's a bit dated and I learned more about Hermeticism via the internet.

The Art of Language Invention by David J. Peterson

It's what it says on the tin. Great book if you're into making languages and it's written by someone who knows their shit

The Language Construction Kit by Mark Rosenfelder

See above

Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces by Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau

I picked and chose chapters to read but this is an insanely well done book that presents its content thoroughly and digestably. And it's free.

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An "*" after an entry means that the book currently sitting on my shelf and that I just haven't read it yet because starting a book scares the shit out of me.

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