R.I.P. Kindle!

R.I.P. Kindle! by Geeky-Girl
R.I.P. Kindle!, a photo by Geeky-Girl on Flickr.

So last week we went on a family vacation to Lake Lure, NC. More on that later…

On the way to Lake Lure, while I was reading a book in the back seat next to Jack’s carseat and he decided he was done with his water. So he chucked it down yelling “kaboom water!” and it smacked into my kindle and knocked my phone (along with itself) onto the floor.

After I retrieved my phone from the floor (bye bye, water!) I looked back at my kindle and noticed the screen had cracked on the inside or something. Either way the display was hosed. It was a very sad day, especially considering it was just the start of the trip!

So since we got home I’ve been using Nate’s andriod adam tablet as my e-reader. It’s not bad so far except that I need access to wifi to download books and unlike my kindle I don’t get access everywhere so that kind of sucks. It also doesn’t fit in my purse which I think is the biggest bummer of all. I’m actually considering going back to my big purse in order to fit it, but I haven’t decided yet.

I’m also watching used kindles on ebay. I’ve had this one for about 18 months now, so I don’t really want to have to get a new one already. We’ll see how the tablet works out! Seems over kill when all I want to do is read books on it. And I guess maybe play some angry birds..

2 thoughts on “R.I.P. Kindle!

  1. dotty

    That is sad, indeed. I just bought a Kindle. I got the one with ads for $114. They don’t bother me at all. They’re on on as the screensaver and at the bottom of the home menu screen.

    I remember A. throwing her bottle at my brand new HDTV when she was a baby. I nearly had a heart attack.

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  2. Rachel

    I know this is old and you might have thrown it away, but I know some people that amazon sent new kindles to free when their screens cracked. maybe you could email them and try? I want a kindle, I’m reading a loooot of books one handed these days while I’m nursing and I’m using my iphone, which is ok but not ideal.

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