My kindle e-reader is finally dying. A few days ago it started sticking- I couldn\’t swipe to go to the next page, or sometimes, even swipe to get into the main screen. Then it started randomly telling me that my book files are corrupt or protected and I had to re-download them from Amzn (not where I originally got them from, btw). Then it began telling me the battery was nearly dead and refusing to turn on, when I\’d just completely charged it less than twenty minutes prior. Sometimes it won\’t boot at all. I\’ve tried shutting down and letting it sit for a while, doing a hard reset, or having it plugged in while I read. Day before yesterday after twice rebooting it responded normally again, so I finished reading The Ultimate in one sitting while the pages would scroll.
Now nothing I do makes it work. It\’s not a big deal- I\’ve backed up all my book files and docs onto my desktop harddrive, can transfer them to a new device at some point. And I have plenty of physical paper-in-hand books to read. But I was nearly at the end of this long middle-grade series, which just got good again and only four books to go. Now I don\’t know when I can finish. I\’m far beyond what the library has available, and I really didn\’t want to buy hardcopies of just these four, when I already have them in e-book format.
The point where technology fails me.