Kindle is dead. Long live the Kindle!

My trusty DO1200 Kindle died. I received it as a gift from my mom about 3-4 years ago, and this past week the screen went all Etch-a-sketch on me.  I tried the various fixes. I gave it medicine. I tried to nurse that thing back to health. But it was all to no avail. I failed.

Being a good failure, I ordered another one from my Great Amazon Overlord.

Me: Oh GOA, please send me another Kindle.

GOA: What did you do to the last one?

Me: It’s an Etch-a-sketch.

GOA: User error. You broke it.

Me: No, it just stopped working. Maybe it’s a warranty defect.

GOA: …

Me: Hello? So send me a new one.

GOA: $55.

Me: Here.

GOA: 😀

Yar, that’s the deal. It got here today. It’s charcoal grey, and looks the same in screen size, but there’s no button on the front, like the old one. I do not like change. I want a button. I may glue a piece of round plastic on it so I’ll have something to mash when I need a placebo.

Now to see what books I need to download on it.  Anyone want to send me a nice free book or two? I’ll give you reviews. Which reminds me, I need to drop a review on Kurt Brindley’s book. Sorry about the delay, Kurt.