Posted on 12/16/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The website Blinkist promises to provide its users with “the key takeaways” of more than 2,500 nonfiction books so you can “fit reading into your life.”

The Guardian set out to test this guarantee, and you can probably guess the results — but if you’re still curious or vulnerable to clickbait (guilty as charged), check out what Sian Cain thought of five “blinks” she tried here.

And if you'd like more affirmation on the importance of slowing down and reading, check out an analysis (also from the Guardian) of how skim-reading is affecting society.

Tagged As: Nonfiction, The Guardian

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