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Remembering a poetry book from my childhood

What was this anthology book from my childhood?? Read at my grandmother's house in the early to mid 1990s. [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on May 26, 2016 - 8 answers

Any good, scientifically-accurate media on retrograde amnesia?

Open to fiction and nonfiction; books, documentaries, podcast episodes, news articles, etc. Nothing that puts me to sleep, please. Would prefer newer works informed by the latest science and works that are more personal, emotional, and detailed, rather than removed, dry, and general. Also, while I realize anterograde amnesia is much more common, I'm really only interested in retrograde amnesia. What caused the RA does not matter.
posted by iamfantastikate on Apr 2, 2016 - 2 answers

Children's Book Including a Spaghetti Sandwich

My partner and I were remembering our differing childhood experiences of homemade spaghetti. At one point, she brought up using the leftovers in a spaghetti sandwich. I've never had one, but this triggered a vivid memory of a favorite picture book which had at least one illustration of a spaghetti sandwich. Among other odd sandwiches, possibly. I'd love to remember the title of the book and, ideally, see that illustration. [more inside]
posted by gilrain on Jan 14, 2014 - 4 answers

How do you retain information from scholarly - history of facts, ideology, and economics largely - articles?

How do you retain information from scholarly - history of facts, ideology, and economics largely - articles? [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Sep 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Memory in books and media

Looking for fiction books, tv shows, movies, etc, that have something interesting to say about memory-- e.g., why we remember some things but forget others, the quality of memories, anything like that. [more inside]
posted by dino might on Aug 12, 2010 - 45 answers

Searching for interesting stories about total memory loss!

I'm interested to read books about people who have lost their memory. Preferably BY people who have completely lost their memory, but fiction works too. Novel type format best, as I'm just following a current bit of curiosity triggered by a "This American Life" episode, not really looking for information per se. Thanks!
posted by bluesky78987 on Jun 28, 2010 - 25 answers

How can I get more out of my reading life?

I spend a lot of time reading for both work and pleasure yet I have a hard time translating this to my everyday life, for example being able to remember key quotes or even retaining main points of books I have read. Do people here have any tips for retaining and utilizing content read in books, especially novels? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Jan 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Forgotten title of book about a woman who lived as a man

Can't remember title of an autobiographical book about a woman who lived as a man for a period of time. [more inside]
posted by pollystark on Oct 17, 2006 - 5 answers

Here's a challenge: Obscure BookFilter

PossiblyExtremelyObscureBookFilter: I'm trying to locate the title and author of a paperback book I read in the late '60's. [more inside]
posted by pjern on Feb 3, 2006 - 9 answers

Desperately trying to find a forgotten book.

I'm trying to find a book that I read when I was in grade school, sometime during the mid to late 80's. The basic plot involved a girl scaring her impressionable young step(?) brother by pretending to go into trances and make predictions. IIRC, she was somewhat of an outcast at school, but had recently been cast in the school play as a colonial witch (Tituba perhaps?). I think there may have also been some references in the book to the Sybills of ancient Greece (hence the trances). Is this ringing any bells? [more inside]
posted by kayjay on Nov 27, 2005 - 13 answers

Help me remember the names of some childhood books.

I'm trying to remember the titles of a couple of book series I read as a kid. The first featured some kid detectives, and the other some kind of crazy family. [more inside]
posted by shaneflyer on Nov 7, 2005 - 12 answers

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