Tag: Nonfiction

Blinkist, Read a Book in 15 minutes

Credit: Blinkist.com

With a full schedule at work sprinkled with school, family and friends, it’s sometimes challenging to sit down to read a good book or to learn new skills. I personally try to squeeze in some reading/learning time when I’m in transit and during lunch breaks but, it’s not always optimal. Either I get distracted by loud passengers on the train or interrupted with urgent matters at the office. When it’s the end of a long day, I’m often too tired to use my brain cells and weekends go by way too fast when binging a good show on Netflix. (Definitely guilty and a little bit too often!)

When I saw a sponsored ad in my Instagram feed for Blinkist, I was intrigued. “2,500 titles of the world’s best nonfiction, distilling them into key insight summaries you can read in 15 minutes.” It didn’t take more than that to convince me to download the app to see what it was all about.

New Reads, Used Books

Used booksLast month, I received an email at work from one of the office coordinators announcing…a book sale. I was ecstatic. Some employees had been collecting used books and magazines for the past few months from colleagues, friends and family in order to raise money for a non-profit organization. Getting books for cheaper while helping a good cause? Count me in! I made sure to save the event in my Outlook calendar so that I don’t forget and miss this opportunity to get more books. And just to make sure that I don’t miss the calendar reminder the day before, I’ve had this bright pink sticky note on my computer monitor for a month now.