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Blinkist (condensed nonfiction books)
« on: January 06, 2021, 11:45:48 AM »
I signed up for Blinkist after seeing the Amex offer for a free year, and now I'm trying to figure out if I like the service.

I've read the "blinks" of two books, and while I think I gained some knowledge, I'm wondering how much info I'm missing. Anyone have any thoughts? Alternatively, any recommendations for books to read?
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Re: Blinkist (condensed nonfiction books)
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 11:46:41 AM »
BTW, if anyone wants Blinkist for fiction books, it already exists, and it's free. It's called Wikipedia.  :P
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Re: Blinkist (condensed nonfiction books)
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 01:24:08 PM »
I signed up for Blinkist after seeing the Amex offer for a free year, and now I'm trying to figure out if I like the service.

I've read the "blinks" of two books, and while I think I gained some knowledge, I'm wondering how much info I'm missing. Anyone have any thoughts? Alternatively, any recommendations for books to read?
Which books did you read?
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Re: Blinkist (condensed nonfiction books)
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 01:41:57 PM »
Which books did you read?
Trey Gowdy's new book, Doesn't Hurt to Ask, and Mark Levin's Unfreedom of the Press.

I thought that Gowdy's book was great and coherent, and I really enjoyed, though I'm left wondering if I'm missing out some great info by having it so condensed.

Regarding Mark Levin's book, I thought it was poorly done and mostly rhetoric, but I don't know if that is a reflection of the original or a product of the condensation process.
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Re: Blinkist (condensed nonfiction books)
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 05:54:27 AM »
Suggestion: A book you've already read in full so that you can judge their work better.
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Re: Blinkist (condensed nonfiction books)
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2021, 07:29:34 AM »
Suggestion: A book you've already read in full so that you can judge their work better.
Good plan.
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Re: Blinkist (condensed nonfiction books)
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2021, 12:50:16 AM »
Suggestion: A book you've already read in full so that you can judge their work better.
I just wracked my brain trying to come up with a non-fiction book I've read that would be on there. I can't even think of one that is on there.
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Re: Blinkist (condensed nonfiction books)
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2021, 02:39:58 AM »
Can you browse a list of their available titles by author and/or subject?
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