Sunday, May 14, 2023

Why You Should Read More

As the world moves at a frenzied pace, we often neglect the small pleasures in life that can bring us much-needed peace from that rat-race life can be.

One such pleasure is reading, more specifically, reading fiction. While many consider it a leisure activity, reading fiction is crucial to our mental, emotional, and social well-being. It’s an immersive experience that can transport you to a different time, place or perspective. It allows you to experience a range of emotions and sensations that you may not encounter in your day-to-day life. This helps you develop empathy and compassion for others, leading to better social skills and improved communication.

Reading fiction stimulates your imagination and creativity. By experiencing the story through the characters’ eyes, you become more attuned to the nuances of life and gain a deeper appreciation for art, literature, and the world around you. You develop the ability to think beyond the confines of your own existence and begin to see the interconnections of everything around you.

Besides the intellectual and social benefits of reading fiction, there are several mental and emotional benefits as well. Reading fiction has been proven to reduce stress levels, improve cognitive abilities, increase the ability to focus and sharpen memory skills. It’s not only enjoyable but essential to your mental and emotional well-being.

By experiencing life through the eyes of the characters you read about, you can improve your cognitive, social, and emotional skills, as well as gain a better understanding of the world. So, pick up that book you've been eyeing, and take the time to escape into a new world. Your well-being will thank you for it!

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Ghosts of the Arizona by Alan Scott


A Psionic Corps Mystery
Book 5

Author: Alan Scott
E-Book List Price: 4.99
Published: May 13, 2023
Word Count: 44,912
Genres: Murder Mystery/Suspense

Why did a scuba diver desecrate a shrine dedicated to the people who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and who killed him?

Hawai'i Psionic Officer Kenny Nu'uani is visiting the USS Arizona National Memorial when a body is found floating above the wreckage.  Kenny realizes that the man had entered the ship, desecrating a shrine, erected in memory of the sailors who perished on the USS Arizona, December 7, 1941. 

What was he doing there?  Was he looking for something?

With the help of the US Navy, Kenny investigates the man's death and discovers the man was murdered. Two FBI agents are dogging his heels as they try to stay ahead of the psionic officer. Kenny must use all his powers to find out what was the diver looking for, who killed him, and why. If he isn't careful, he could be added to the list of people who died on the Arizona.

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