Saturday, February 19, 2011

REVIEWERS and SWEET POTATOES

We are in Savannah for tomorrow's Savannah Book Fair. I have to admit that the sooner this whole sorry business is over the happier I will be. It's an unholy mess. Three hours we sat Friday night at Barnes and Noble by their back door like Girl Scout cookie sellers - we sold a few books but is it worth the mind numbing boredom?

All in all the reviews on the book are mixed. I have some great reviews but the Darcy lovers don't want anything but a Harlequin Romance for him and Lizzy - or they want vampires. I wish I had never written this book, never pursued getting it published, never even heard of Pride and Prejudice. The one review I read by mistake was particularly cruel for some reason. I found her picture on one of the facebook sites and had to restrain myself from telling her what I thought of her. The bad review was on Austen Prose. The five star review was on Jane Austen Today and Jane Austen World. The lady running Austen Prose is coming out with a book...


I have to admit that I love this Youtube video of one of my favorite HBO series - Rome. Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson) stole the series with his character, you could see them rewriting to fit more of him into the show.



Besides, this is what I'd love to do to the few reviewers that didn't like my book...


EAT LOTS OF SWEET POTATOES

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... All before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners...

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

God's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... And YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

4 comments:

Laura Hartness said...

Karen:

I loved Darcy and Fitzwilliam! I would have been at your book signing for sure-- sorry I live in south Florida.

There were several nights in the last week when I stayed up WAY too late reading, as I had a hard time putting be book down. I kept saying, "Just one more chapter.... No, just one more chapter... Okay, maybe one more..." and before I knew it the clock was reading almost 1am. It was worth it, though!

I hope you read my review and consider writing more in the future. Darcy & Fitzwilliam end up with quite a few offspring, and I'd love to see your treatment of their children and/or grandchildren!

Thanks for your hard work!

Laura Hartness
The Calico Critic

Laura Hartness said...

Oh, here's the link to the review-- good job!

http://calicocritic.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-review-darcy-and-fitzwilliam-by.html

Laura

LucyParker said...

Gosh, I guess the book selling lesson is to always debut in February, as it's a short month. (and perhaps learn how those Girl Scouts sell so many cookies.) Hang in there, kid!

Love your food analysis! My doc says that I shouldn't eat anything that's not in its original form, or just eat the box it came in as that's more nutritious. Food for thought.

Wished you'd never read P&P!? I'm still laughing at that one.!

Karen Wasylowski said...

Laura, thank you so very much for your wonderful review! Especially for pointing out that the more personal parts of the book are not tawdry - not a bodice ripper! That was perfect. Thank you again and again and I'm going to put the review on the blog as soon as I can figure out this laptop.

LucyP I love the comment about eating the box - very nearly came to this day when you stand smiling for eight hours and don't eat Not a pretty sight! Thank you girlfriend.