Brandon, FL (Vocus) October 1, 2010
Fans of puzzles and other brain games have something to look forward to as author Caroline L. Shields introduces a game they can get addicted to. Unlike most addictions, however, this is actually good for the brain. Her newly published book, Sudoku, will hook readers with its stimulating array of challenging number puzzles.
For those who are new to this 2005 international hit, Sudoku is a numbers game wherein one has to fill in each row, column, and 9-digit box with the numbers 1-9 using each number only once. Each number is used a total of 9 times. It may sound complicated, but it’s relatively easy and only gets trickier as one advances to the more difficult levels.
Studies have shown significant evidence that engaging in mental activities—like word puzzles and chess to name a few—are beneficial in keeping up one’s mental skills. Sudoku is no exception. Like word puzzles, it helps stimulate the mind, keeps memory sharp, delays aging and reduces the risks of dementia and Alzheimer’s. When made into a habit, Sudoku helps improve one’s ability to think critically, become more patient and focused, and enhances creativity in solving problems.
Sudoku is a fun challenge which exercises the brain at the same time. The rules are simple and the main techniques easy to master. Readers will discover why more and more people are becoming Sudoku fanatics as they immerse in this truly addictive game.
This book will be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 2-5, 2010.
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Sudoku * by Caroline L. Shields
Publication Date: September 22, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 94 pages; 978-1-4535-4383-2
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 94 pages; 978-1-4535-4384-9
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