I just finished reading Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.
No big deal, right? Except that I haven’t read fiction since middle school. Programming books, news feeds and personal improvement? Yes. Fiction? No.
What changed is that I now carry books with me wherever I go on my iPad. A month ago, I discovered the Kindle app that I had installed early on and decided to read a couple of pages to see how well the fonts worked for reading. Two chapters later, I wasn’t thinking about typefaces. I was transported into another time where a professor and his nephew were solving riddles and heading to Iceland to search for a hidden passage underground. It had me. And, yeah, it took me a while to finish because I read with stops and starts. But I have rediscovered a love of words long since forgotten.
The Kindle app is now proudly displayed on my first home screen.