@metaphore Pickle ball is a sport played in a racquetball court.
I’m making an educated guess here so don’t believe what I say next. Pickle ball plays with a big paddle like you would with table tennis but much larger. So instead of strings, you have a flat surface. The ball doesn’t bounce much. I think it is a racquetball with a small air hole in it to cause minimal bounce.
I saw a couple guys playing it at my gym and it seems easy but these were expert racquetball players and they tell me that it’s much harder. I believe them since they are the top racquetball players in the gym.
Moby Dick is about a crazy old sailor who obsesses about a particular whale, and eventually gets himself and the rest of his crew killed chasing it. Plus there are millions upon millions of entirely unnecessary words narrated by someone called Ishmael.
@PlacidPenguin Included where? I don’t see any other messages from you on this thread. Oh wait… you must have meant the other thread that was the headliner one. I hadn’t looked there. Will go there now and look.
I’m not saavy enough to figure out how to take a video of the ebook that’s on my phone whilst uploading a clip.
But I’m reading Hidden World by Graham Masterton. Pretty okay so far, about a girl that hears people in the walls of her house, and goes in there to investigate.
Audiobooks and I are bff. I just finished The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, and it was friggen amazing. It’s about a boy who has an infant brother, that has many health issues and may not live long. So the wasps from the nest outside his house start telling him they can fix the baby. So friggen good, and exceptionally creepy.
Earth and humanity are introduced into a very established, complex inhabited galaxy where they are technologically backwards but the strongest, toughest, and most dangerous sophonts around. The galaxy has few other sapient predators, and humanity has to find its way being both a highly feared species, and a most desired prey.
@Limewater I haven’t read that in forever. But there’s so much new stuff to read that I don’t re-read as much as I used to (though I did plow through E. E. Smith’s Skylark series again earlier this year.