304 words, 22% faster.
I'm actually rather shocked I'm that fast. I think I read a bit oddly; it's very non-linear, and I tend to re-read sections even when I try not to (I went back over lines on that blurb up to three times). It works for me, though; I enjoy savoring a good book, and my recall from studying texts tends to be significantly better than most others. Worth taking a bit longer on things.
I noticed recently that Amazon's ebooks now have an intro blurb with an approximate time to read, which I find the strangest thing. What am I supposed to do with that information? This isn't mapquest, it's not about a destination!