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Ask Mefi, Take Me Awaaaay!

The Girl with the Silver Eyes and other rediscovered favorite lost books

Moonrise.Kingdom.2012.月升王国.双语字幕.HR-HDTV.AC3.1024X556-人人影视制作_2013516223741Moonrise.Kingdom.2012.月升王国.双语字幕.HR-HDTV.AC3.1024X556-人人影视制作_2013516223741 by Elwin7 (cc by-sa)

Does anyone else remember this one? Mefites share their obscure favorite kids' and young-adult books.

Scratching Around in Ask Me ...

Happy Easter!Happy Easter! by The hills are alive* (cc by)

Chickenologists calculate Gaston's breakfast needs, while other Mefites try to Whisk up the best salted oatmeal cookie recipe, file helpful insights about a career in records and information management, support the seeker of a "bralette for the large of boob," and dig for gold in search of authors with a gift for beautiful metaphors and fiction that make you see daily life differently.

03/24/17
by taz

Heyyyy, whatcha readin'?

Books@Leadenhall MarketBooks@Leadenhall Market by Dave Pearce (London) (cc by-nc-nd)

I thought it would be interesting if mefites posted lists of what they plan to or have read, listened to, or watched this summer. I don't want to leave out people in the Southern Hemisphere, though, so feel free to post seasonal lists for whatever the season you may be experiencing!

ArbitraryAndCapricious asks Mefites to share their seasonal reading/ listening/ whatever list

08/16/16
by taz

Unlike any other

Come riff away

umbrellasumbrellas by Nasir Nasrallah (cc by)

What do you get when you mash up popular movie/book/etc titles? Instant classics like 12 Angry Monkeys, or Rashomonsters, Inc., or Das Booty Call, or Gorillas in the Mister Bean, and so many more. Come pitch your hot new media project here!

Also: (cough) alphabet thread (cough).

The Re-Readables

By the moon, we sport and play, with the night begins our day.”By the moon, we sport and play, with the night begins our day.” by Decorating and other stuff (cc by-sa)

In my quest to read more I've found I'm drawn back to old favourites that I've already read multiple times. I'm ok with this because the reason they are re-readable is obviously because they are GOOD books that are lovable and rewarding to return to ...So I'd like to expand this repertoire by trying books that other people re-read often.

mymbleth asks What book(s) can you read over and over and over again?

03/23/16
by taz

Hobby Hobnobbing

fly with mefly with me by maxelman (cc by-nc-nd)

In search of the fine art of the pastime, recently in AskMe:

holmesian wants to know: What is the critical book for your hobby/passion?

dearleader asks, What New Tricks Should This Old Dog Learn?

widdershins is organizing a Skill of the Month project for the fam

03/19/16
by taz

Spinach in Ur MetaTalk

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #1747Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #1747 by Ape Lad (cc by-nc-nd)

lately in MetaTalk:

Why, the site is a glorious peacock!: Announcing More Color for the Classic Theme

Mefi Podcast 114 is out: "I Say It's Spinach, And To Hell With It"

Discussing Books in Fanfare: Let's talk about books, baby

How YOU doin'?: What's new, MeFites? Have a life update you'd like to share?

03/05/16
by taz

♪ We'll order now what they ordered then ♫

17th Century commonplace book17th Century commonplace book via themillions.com

Before Jezebel, The Toast, and Twitter there were wise and witty women handily perpetrating "epic feminist takedowns of the ages," as illustrated in yarntheory's interesting post about Mary Collier and her 18th century poem, "The Woman's Labour"

... and before Pinterest and Evernote and Tumblr, "there was the humble commonplace book, a space for gathering and reflecting on ideas, quotations, observations, lines from poems, and other information." MonkeyToes gives us a loving magpie's roundup of this "venerable tradition of idea curation."

12/07/15
by taz

Break glass in case of Thanksgiving Overload

Bunny of Despair.jpgBunny of Despair.jpg by moonbird (cc by-nc-nd)

I am looking for novels in which the protagonist has been rejected by society, hates society and all it's people generally or just feels very disconnected from everything ... I like sadness, despair, bleakness, isolation and melancholy. I don't care what the story is about and I don't care how it ends...

ihaveyourfoot seeks fictional novels to help me dive head first into the abyss

11/26/15
by taz

Rx: Teh Funny

LaughLaugh by Donna L. Faber (cc by-nd)

Movies, tv shows, YouTube, books .... looking for the BIG LAUGH. Not ironic, not sarcastic. Immediately, viscerally funny.

For kestralwing and Mr. K, the best Rx needed, stat: Laughter may be the best medicine, but where can I buy some?

11/21/15
by taz

Putting the F-E-A-R in Metafilter

halloween cathalloween cat by silversolo (cc by)

Hallo, weenies! Mefi posters are celebrating spooky season with a hoard of horrorfying and macabre media. Hope you survive enjoy!

Best Books To Read For Halloween (we love the member recommendations in comments, too)

The 25 best horror movies since 2000 (Mefites might have a few Opinions)

13 Old Time Radio dramas to scare the pants off you

1970s BBC Radio's The Price of Fear with Vincent Price

Grainy, Spooky, Streaming VHS rips of classic 80s horror movies

Triggerfinger's big collection of Horror and Chill

10/28/15
by taz

"someone deserves the Spell of Forlorn Encystment"

Dragon ScreamDragon Scream by Brandon James Scott (cc by-nc-nd)

Want to hear Mefites hiss and spit over sins of omission (and inclusion!) in another "best books" thread, and pick up some great member reading recommendations along the way? Check out the thread on The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written. (tip of the wizard hat to y2karl for the title)

In other news, Space Journey Walrus makes an entrance in a thread about some Very Serious Developments Indeed in the aftermath of "this year's kerpupple surrounding the Hugo awards," soon acquiring form (and fashion) and narrative arc. What strange new realms await our hero?

09/04/15
by taz

Authorial Intent?

A Storm of SwordsA Storm of Swords by flossyflotsam (cc by)

What books hold up so well to re-reading that it makes you suspect they were engineered that way? Are there examples of books that seem to be MUCH better on second reading? What kind of things did the author do to achieve that?

kk asks, What books seem to have been written to be re-read?

07/27/15
by taz

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