Top 5 Reasons Reading Is Better with Chocolate
September 11, 2017
- Eating dark chocolate improves your focus and concentration. We know how
frustrating it is when your mind is wandering all over the place (like worrying
about making dinner) when all you want to do is hide in your bed and read.
- Chocolate releases phenylethylamine into your brain. This chemical makes you
feel as if you’re falling in love. So pairing a fine chocolate with a reading
will enhance the feelings of love readers already experience when caught up in a
great book. Who doesn’t want that?
- Scientific studies have shown that eating chocolate boosts your memory. Have
you ever picked up a book, read it most of the way through and then realized
you’d already read it? I do that all of the time. I certainly could use more
chocolate to help me remember which books I’ve already read.
- Chocolate makes you happy. Reading makes you happy. Doing both together
should make you extremely happy. Eating chocolate releases endorphins (which
releases stress) and serotonin (which acts like an antidepressant).
- Finally, because—come on—it’s chocolate and it’s delicious!
Dorothy St. James is the author of the Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery series.
ASKING FOR TRUFFLE
(Sept. 12, 2017) is the first book in the series.
When Charity Penn receives a letter saying she won a trip to Camellia Beach,
South Carolina complete with free cooking lessons at the town's seaside
chocolate shop, the Chocolate Box, she's immediately skeptical. She never
entered the contest. Her former prep school friend offers to look into the phony
prize―only to end up drowned in a vat of chocolate.
Struck with guilt, Penn heads to the southern beach town to investigate why
he was killed. But as wary as she is of the locals, she finds herself lured into
their eccentric vibe, letting her defenses melt away and even learning the art
of crafting delicious chocolates. That is, until delight turns bittersweet as
she steps straight into the midst of a deadly plot to destroy the seaside town.
Now, only Penn's quick thinking and a mysterious cask of rare chocolate can save
the town she's learning to love.
Rich and decadent, Asking for Truffle, the first in a new cozy
series by Dorothy St. James, is sure to be a delectable read for fans of JoAnna
Carl and Joanne Fluke.
Fresh Fiction called Asking for Truffle: “An easy reading cozy mystery
that keeps you hooked from page one with delicious characters and a delightful
Visit Dorothy at her website: www.dorothystjames.com and enter to win the world’s rarest
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1 comment posted.
Re: Top 5 Reasons Reading Is Better with Chocolate
Hmmm. Great reasons and a new to me series.
(Kathleen Bylsma 3:56pm September 12)
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