What really matters is having felt that our plan, which more than once we made a joke of, really and secretly existed and was the world and ourselves. Down through the years, without much hope, I have sought the taste of that night; a few times I thought I had recaptured it in music, in love, in untrustworthy memories, but it has never come back to me except once in a dream.

Once, I ran across Nierenstein on Lima Street, and we pretended not to see each other.

Borges, The Congress, in The Book of Sand
naveen:

a year in review, my thirtieth.timehop reminded me
- i traveled. and i traveled again. and then once more just for good measure. i went to los angeles, woodstock, austin, marfa, niagara falls and tulum. a few friends told me that the best thing to do would be to leave the country – to give myself entirely to the idea of “going away” instead of small weekend trips. some even threatened to drop me off at JFK some afternoon so i would do it without making excuses to turn back. i finally left on a longer, one-way journey: switzerland; france; monaco; spain; morocco; gibraltar; portugal; germany; greece; turkey; lebanon; jordan; israel; india. and when i came back from that, it still didn’t seem quite enough so mars and i went to santiago, buenos aires, colonia and to the end of the world.- i read a lot of books - once four in a week! i finally got a kindle and i found i no longer add recommendations to my wishlist – i simply buy them and have them on my kindle instead. when i traveled, i tried to read books that were pertinent to the place i was in (or near). england got the art of travel. paris, a moveable feast. tulum got on the road. cote d’azur got the count of monte cristo. india, the great railway bazaar.

Foursquare founder matches what he reads with where he is…

naveen:

a year in review, my thirtieth.

timehop reminded me

- i traveled. and i traveled again. and then once more just for good measure. i went to los angeles, woodstock, austin, marfa, niagara falls and tulum. a few friends told me that the best thing to do would be to leave the country – to give myself entirely to the idea of “going away” instead of small weekend trips. some even threatened to drop me off at JFK some afternoon so i would do it without making excuses to turn back. i finally left on a longer, one-way journey: switzerland; france; monaco; spain; morocco; gibraltar; portugal; germany; greece; turkey; lebanon; jordan; israel; india. and when i came back from that, it still didn’t seem quite enough so mars and i went to santiago, buenos aires, colonia and to the end of the world.

- i read a lot of books - once four in a week! i finally got a kindle and i found i no longer add recommendations to my wishlist – i simply buy them and have them on my kindle instead. when i traveled, i tried to read books that were pertinent to the place i was in (or near). england got the art of travel. paris, a moveable feast. tulum got on the road. cote d’azur got the count of monte cristo. india, the great railway bazaar.

Foursquare founder matches what he reads with where he is…

(Source: naveen)

cloudunbound:

This just in: Small Demons, which tracks cultural references in books and could function as a readers’ advisory tool, has added a most eXXXcellent new feature that bridges the gap between book and music clubs: The Book Is the Playlist, aka integration with iTunes and Spotify. 

Request for Valla of SD: may I soundtrack a book that doesn’t have many music references? I’m thinking here of The Catcher in the Rye.

Good thinking. Adding this to our list. In the interim, a little hack could be to you use Collections? Music contained within Collections should be playlist-able in the fairly short term. The proper user-driven soundtracking of a book will probably take us a while…