I am accumulating a pile of Miscellaneous quests in my journal, and can't seem to figure out how to refresh my memory on what each one entails. For example, there is one that is something like "Visit Aventus Aretino", which I recall had something to do with the Dark Brotherhood, but the entry in my journal seems limited to just the words "Visit Aventus Aretino" with no other context. I am accustomed to just accepting side quests willy nilly and getting to them when I am ready or when opportunity strikes (say I am in the same city where a handful of side quests start). Now I have at least a dozen of them piled up with very little information available in-game on what they are about.
How can I get more info on these side quests from within the game? I am having to resort to consulting the internet to refresh my memory on each of these side quests. In other RPGs the "journal" feature provides much more context, and I am pretty sure Oblivion did as well.