I read a lot, and I read a lot across different devices. Usually, I have at least a book open on my Kindle, and one on
my mobile phone. I also like to highlight passages that make me laugh, or think, or that touch me in some way. I collect
some of those quotes in a
fortune(6) file for further usage: Put it on login shells, share it with friends, use it as
a tongue-in-cheek Patreon reward.
The Kindle just drops your highlights into a plain text file with a very readable structure, which is very pleasant to work with. It turned out that my Android reader app, FBReader isn't nearly so cooperative, so this post documents how to extract the data from an unrooted phone.