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text 2019-08-19 03:53
shots at the range with each club because

Golf is a sport of patience and finesse. Golfers must coordinate their hands and eyes to hit the ball in the perfect spot on the green. The better a golfer becomes, the more their putting and driving skills increase. The advice in this article will help you to become a better golf player.If you are learning to golf do not neglect your other clubs. Try top take practice shots at the range with each club because swinging each club with effectiveness will be different based on each club. You don't want to be in a game situation and swinging your seven iron for the first time.If you are looking into the purchase of new shafts for your clubs, take into account the weight and not just how cool they look on the shelf. The lighter the club, the faster you can swing, but the heavier the shaft, the more control you can generally get.

 

Before fitting your clubs with shafts, be sure to get ones that have the proper weight for your swing.When you step up to address the ball, imagine the exact location where you want it to land. Visualization can help you get the ball where you want it to go. Once you have a clear picture in your mind's eye, step up, assume your stance and address the ball.In order to keep a focused swing that will allow you the maximum power and China PERT/PEX Pipes Suppliers control, avoid letting your dominant side's elbow to bend beyond 90 degrees during your back-swing. By over-bending your arm on the way back, you body then has to do that much more work to get it back in proper alignment for impact.To stay warm and dry while playing golf, you can wear a golf sweater, a light windbreaker, and/or a light waterproof garment.

 

You should not wear a heavy garment like an overcoat or parka. You should also avoid wearing any kind of outerwear that has the name of a team or business imprinted upon it.For the best results from your wedges to your driver, consider fitting your golf club set with new shafts. By working with a skilled golf equipment technician you can find shafts that are suited to your swing. This will give you ideal support that will give you the best chance for straighter and longer shots.In order to reduce your chance of topping or skulling your fairway woods, make sure you start with the ball in the right part of your stance.

 

By having the ball lined up with your forward heel, not the toe or even a more forward position, you will hit the ball before the upswing and have a better chance to launch it and not roll it.In conclusion, finesse and patience are important factors of golf. Getting the golf ball to arrive at the right spot on the green, requires hand-eye coordination. As a golfer's skills increase, he will become a much better golf player. Using the advice from this article, you can increase your skills and become a better golf player.

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review 2019-08-02 14:35
Very Short Story That I Wish Had Been Longer
Playing House - Ruby Lang

Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.


So this one was a very short book but I loved the characters that were introduced, Oliver Huang and  Fay Liu. I just thought that the book should have been longer since you don't get a lot of time to see fully developed characters. We had a lot going on with both Oliver and Fay and think that it would have been a more cohesive book if we allowed the secondary characters to shine and we had more insight into Fay and Oliver's past. We just glimpses and remarks here and there. 

 

"Playing House" by Ruby Lang follows urban planners Oliver Huang and Fay Liu. The two run into each other at an open house where Fay is being harassed by a guy that won't leave her alone until she tells him that she's waiting on her boyfriend. Luckily Oliver and Fay know each other because of past get togethers and friendships. However, during the open house they both start thinking of each other in a more romantic way and they both wonder about the other. There's an added complication that Oliver has applied to work at Fay's firm where she is a partner. 

 

I loved Fay's backstory. She's been divorced for about a year and is finally realizing her ex husband resented her success and she really didn't know what to do anymore to make him happy and vice versa. She remembers Oliver and flashes a lot to moments they had over the years. She doesn't want to be with someone not serious, but she keeps calling up Oliver to tour open houses with her.


Oliver is working freelance after his firm went under. He's living with his younger brother and dealing with the fact that his mother and sister see him as being too similar to his supposed feckless father. I honestly wish that Lang had developed that more since I didn't get what happened with Oliver's father. He ran off? Does anyone know where he is? I mean I was so confused. 

 

I loved the idea of focusing on a romance between urban planners. The characters know their stuff and I loved reading about the homes they were touring and the architectural details they had. And I could have enjoyed a heck of a lot more of that, but alas, this book is only a little over 100 pages. 


The flow of the book gets a bit stuck towards the end. We have Fay and Oliver come to an impasse and it just seems beyond silly and I don't know we just woosh to a HEA. I just needed more steps in between I guess for me to rate this higher than 3 stars. 

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review 2019-07-31 00:00
Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work
Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work - Melissa Gira Grant It's a very interesting look at the politics at play surrounding sex work. The book is quite short, 130+ pages divided into 10 chapters, and generally an easy read. Sometimes, however, sentences were quite convoluted and opaque. But regardless, I believe this to be a vital work if you're to have an actual informed opinion surrounding sex work, one that is based on the realities of the field and not just the misinformation and scare-mongering that garners mainstream attention.
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review 2019-07-25 01:40
Book Drags...
Playing for the Ashes - Elizabeth George

So this one drags due to the narrative style. I didn't know who the heck Olivia Whitelaw was at first and even when I did find out, I didn't get what was going on until the very end. I have to say that the big left me feeling perplexed about a few things and I just didn't like how it ended. I can guess at what Lynley decides to do, but I wanted it spelled out. Yes, after reading more than 700 pages (yeah this book is a behemoth) treat me like I am stupid and tell me everything at that point. Also the sides stuff with Lynley and Helen and Havers and her mother did not enhance the book this time. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out all of the players and motives. 

 

"Playing for the Ashes" has a unique case for Lynley and Havers. They get called up to investigate whether Britain's star cricket player, Kenneth Fleming was murdered or committed suicide. It takes a while, but there are many we find out who loved him, hated him, and some that were jealous of him. You don't know who would want to kill him, but things start to zero in on one suspect after a while.


Lynley is still trying to get Helen to marry him. Yeah, I refuse to talk about this anymore. George keeps portraying women in her books as people who need to be handled which is steadily aggravating me. Lynley does this case quite systematically though with him and Havers playing off each other very well.  There's a point in time though that it looks like Lynley could be getting into trouble with Scotland Yard since he has not closed his case fast and seems to be dragging his feet on charging the one person everyone believes did it.


So in this one just like in the last book though, the secondary characters shine more. Olivia Whitelaw I did not like at all. Even through the end of the book, I didn't care for her. However, having her narrate what reads as a letter to the reader was quite brilliant. Olivia's mother, well there was a lot going on there. And the character of Kenny I found loathsome once you found out what was going on there too. George manages to make you at turns feel sorry and also despise the same people paragraphs apart.


The writing was good, but honestly this book did not need to be 700 pages. I was so tired of everyone by the end of this book. This could have been much tighter. The flow was off too. Olivia's POV kept taking me out of the book since I didn't get what was going on there until the end. Once I got it, I did go back and re-read just her parts. We can get an inkling about some people based on what she says and doesn't say.

 

The book ends with a decision to be made by Lynley about that fate of several people. Since this is the 7th book, I can guess what road Lynley takes. However, as I said above, I rather it would have been said. Thank goodness Deborah does not make an appearance in this one. 

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text 2019-07-11 22:02
Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis $1.99!!
Playing for Keeps - Jill Shalvis

If you’re planning on falling in love…

When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark—the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. She’s yoga pants, he’s a suit. She’s a tattoo artist, he’s a straight-laced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie.

you’d better be sure…

Caleb doesn’t do emotions. Growing up the underdog, he’s learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. He’s never worried about it before—not until he finally gets behind Sadie’s armor and begins to fall.

… someone is there to catch you.

Both guarded and vulnerable, Sadie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what they’re each willing to risk.

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