Thursday, October 13, 2011
Frustrations when your reading device won't cooperate.
This picture is too cute and illustrates what I feel like inside.
I had the best day yesterday. So far this week, I have received ten books in the mail. I was on cloud nine. I walked down the halls of my kids school, smiling, and an adorable little girl told me I was pretty. It really doesn't get much better than that!
So, last night I was trying to download a couple of books from Netgalley on my second generation kindle. I received a message telling me my kindle was full and to delete books to make room. NO PROBLEM, right?
Ha, I wish. The books refused to delete, so I did a hard reset. The stupid thing will not reload. It will not charge.
Today I called Amazon and my kindle is officially dead. The computer won't recognize it. I have lost several books to review from Netgalley that have since been archived. I was dumb enough to have it sent directly to my kindle, rather than the @free.kindle.com. Yes, I paid for the wireless transfer. Here is a note to the wise, don't do that. If your kindle dies, the documents die with it. Take the time to hook the kindle up with a USB cable and download them from your computer. It's worth it.
Anyway, a new Kindle is on order. It should be here tomorrow. I have gone to Netgalley and transferred as many of the books still available to the @free.kindle.com address. I haven't lost everything, just some so it could be worse.
So I am just giving you some advice. I love, love, love a kindle. They make my life so much easier, just be sure that you have a back up of everything, particularly documents that are sent as a personal document.
Now, to go to Netgalley and inform the publishers. Sigh...... Things will only get better from here, I hope.
Posted by Lisa Faber at 10:29 AM