Thursday 26 January 2012


...that didn't last long. I've had my Kindle less than a month, and I've already lost it. Half-way through an exciting book, too. And I LOVED it. It was so small and neat and easy to manage, and I'd bought it a posh cover, which (ridicuously) cost a third of the price of the Kindle itself), and it looked so smart.

I was going to end this post with a few choice expletives - one of them mght even have begun with F - but decided not to. In the interests of good taste and propriety.

(And in case any anti-e-readers see this post, I still love real books, and always will. But if we buy any more, we'll have to move out to make room for them.)


  1. Oh, I'm so sorry you lost your Kindle.
    I've had a Sony e-reader for a couple of years now and would be lost without it. Not only did I buy the expensive cover for it, it also wears, over that, a quilted cover a friend commissioned for me.
    Being able to change the type size is one of my favourite things about it. I took it with me yesterday to an appointment with the ophthalmologist. The first thing they do there is pop painful stuff in your eyes so you can hardly see, but I was able to read while waiting an hour and a half to meet with the doctor.
    But I digress, I intended to say you're right, there is no more room for another bookcase in our house, so an e-reader is a must!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. You lost your Kindle? How did you manage that Frances?

  3. Not a kindle fan myself but I'm sorry you lost yours. What happened.

  4. Aww, I feel for you. I love my nook. I love regular books still and ebooks. Both are fabulous & I love having a choice.

  5. I was going to ask the same question as Diane...
    I'll have a Kindle for my birthday. And just like you, for me it will not replace books, but be an addition, and a very welcome one at that - less weight when I travel, less shelf space needed, and (something that a lot of those anti-e-readers seem to forget) less trees cut down for the production of paper.

  6. Is there any hope of you finding it or it being returned to you? I hope so x

  7. Kay, thank you. I[ve just GOT to have another. My brother says hang on, because the price is coming down next week (?).

    Dian, I had slipped it in a side pocket of my suitcase, was in a rush, didn't do up the zip....Really stupid.

    Patsy - ah, but have you tried one? I wasn't fan either, until about three weeks ago!

    M Pax, thank you, and welcome!

    Thanks, Librarian. Enjoy your Kindle. Sob.

    Teresa, I've tried everthing - police, library, pub. And there's a sad little LOST notice at the top of our lane. And a reward!

  8. I hope you and your Kindle find each other soon.

    I wonder if there is a place on your kindle to put your address if it gets lost.
    I use to have a sticker inside my book as a child which read.
    'If this book dares to roam, box its ears and send it home.'

    I could never work out if books had ears as a child.

  9. Ok, I'll be really honest here. The reason I don't have a Kindle is because we don't do any kind of transactions over the internet, and that's the only way of purchasing stories for your Kindle I believe. Sometimes I'm reading a book and it's quite difficult to keep the book open (especially paperbacks, so I can see all the advantages to a Kindle. Hope you can get another one soon.

  10. Tried to comment yesterday and it disappeared. That's such a shame about the kindle - hope you get a replacement soon. I like my print books but the kindle is brilliant for bedtime as it's much easier to hold - and the ease of downloading, wow!

  11. I don't have one yet but probably will get one soon. Sorry you lost yours.

  12. I love mine but feel irritated at all the books Ive finished with cluttering it up!