no, I’m not a super fast reader, I’m more the turtle when it comes to reading books.
Ever since I was a little kid, reading was a hard one to convince me of. I got bored so quickly, so I stopped or just pretended to do it, just so my momma was happy (I really hope she doesn’t read this 😀 )
Anyways, there came a time when I realized reading is wisdom and helping me to become my best self and out of so much supply of books, how can we choose which ones to give a try and which ones not?
This is one reason why I struggled to read, but a whole other one is this:
Do you ever feel like you’re reading, but the story is just a long blabla around the key facts? Don’t you also just sometimes wish people get directly to the point without you having to decipher the lines?
I will give you a way and it is called: Blinkist.
I downloaded Blinkist from the App Store over a few years ago and listened or read their curated content from time to time.
Because one of my goals was to read more this year, I got this idea.
You see, Blinkist isn’t free, but they offer a free daily content to listen to (yes, audiobooklike) or read.
I even made this a challenge: 30 Books in 30 days.
And even though I failed at about 21, because of my travels, I can now proudly announce that I can give you 30 titles I read until now.
Summarized directly to the most important takeaways from certain book.
What have I learned throughout this challenge?
Quite a lot, at least when I’m interested in the book.
At first I even summarized every single one, but I soon found out that there are topics that simply don’t do anything for me. So I continued to do it only for the ones I found fascinating.
I really feel like I get to learn the key points of the book. Some of them I would even buy to read completely. And I guess this is why I love Blinkist. I probably would have never picked some of the books out myself.
Like I said normally Blinkist works on a subscription base. But I prefer using the free model as I read other books already on my ebook reader or the old way.
But I guess if you really don’t have enough time to read thoroughly, this could be something for you.
Now, I challenge you to test Blinkist for 30 Days. When you are done, comment below how you liked it.
Do you have other tips for reading more efficiently?
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