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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

The Turn of the Screw
Henry James
Progress: 19%
Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane) (Volume 2)
Richard Gleaves
Progress: 76%
One Blood
Qwantu Amaru
Progress: 27%
Foxglove Summer: A Rivers of London Novel
Ben Aaronovitch
Progress: 57%
Vampire - In the Beginning
Charmain Marie Mitchell
Progress: 89%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 47%
Lava Storm In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories) (Volume 1)
Paul D. Scavitto, Sharon Willett, Stephanie Baskerville, Robert Tozer, Shae Hamrick, Christian W. Freed, Rebecca Lacy, Douglas G. Clarke, Mike Boggia, Sylvia Stein, Gail Harkins, Glenda Reynolds, Lynette White, Randy Dutton, Joyce Shaughnessy, Amos Andrew Parker, Laura S
Progress: 76%

How long does your Kindle last?

— feeling angry

Just spent my reading time for the evening talking to a customer service person on their chat support. My Kindle had an aneurism or something. Their best solution was for me to buy a new Kindle, but they gave me a discount.


Now, my Kindle is 3 years old. The warranty is only one year, but it seems a device should last longer than that. On the UK Amazon forum, there's a thread that goes back to 2012 with people who have had the same issue I just had and it seems their Kindles were around 3 years old, including a guy who only just started using his 10 months before it died.


So, with someone telling me about car recalls and product responsibility on known issues, I just thought I would ask a diverse group of readers, how long have your Kindles lasted?


Can't believe they tried to sell me a model that costs more than twice what mine did.