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How’s that summer reading list coming along?
Being well-read is a huge time commitment, and you’re not alone if the prospect of reading through a stack of books makes you want to give up and see whats new on Netflix. A new app known as Instaread wants to help by delivering the major takeaways for hundreds of NYT bestsellers in 30-minute increments. Think CliffsNotes for adults (or wannabe adults).
The habit of accumulating books and never reading them is apparently so common that the Japanese have a dedicated word for it: Tsundoku. Instaread aims to be the digital remedy for this literary ailment by putting digestible summaries of popular titles on your smartphone.
Instead of compulsively buying books to pile next to your bed, you can get expanded back-cover synopses complete with thematic takeaways to help you focus your reading list. Youll even have the choice of reading or listening to each 30-minute summary for ultimate convenience.
With this lifetime subscription to Instaread, available for 90 percent off its usual price until the end of the month, you can keep up with the conversation the next time you find yourself sharing dinner with a cadre of intellectuals.
Until June 30th, you can get lifetime access to Instaread for only $49.99.