Replied to Surfacing My Anti-Library by Ton Zijlstra (

Back in 2012 E and I gave about half of our many books away as part of a BBQ party. We kept what we hadn’t read yet but still found interesting, as well as reference books and books we had read and felt attached to. In the decade since I’ve bought a lot of new books, based on interests, recommen…

I really like the idea of antilibrary as a positive thing. I have an ‘antilibrary of articles’ that for a long time felt like a source of informational anxiety, but now I think of as a subset of the Internet recommended to me by friends, already partly curated. Much more positive that way.

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