My ereader, affectionately named Frankie, has died. I named the device after a character in one of my first purchased ebooks. I fell in love with the character Frankie in Louisa Edwards Market trilogy, and the name stuck. Frankie was a Sony Daily Edition ereader, one of the awesome Wifi enabled ones, with the seven inch screen, touch capabilities. Ah, it was love the first day I brought him home.
Sadly, Frankie passed away. It was a quiet passing. One minute he was alive and kicking. The next, the blank screne of death. It’s been hard having to adjust to life without him. I’ve become so accustomed to being able to buy whatever book I want that instant. Carrying all of my favorites around with me. It’s been a tough adjustment.
When my mother purchased Frankie for my birthday last year, she thought I was crazy getting life insurance on him. She said it was a waste and I’d be sorry. You know what? When I took Frankie in to Best Buy with my certificate, they were sad for me, and then handed me a gift card with the full retail value we’d spent on Frankie. The moral of this sad story, get the damn warranty. Yeah, most of the time you’re not going to use it, hopefully you’ll never need it, but when you do, it’s worth every penny.
I just used the gift card to pre-order a Nook Tablet. I find it funny that B&N is already handing them out in their stores and B&N can’t sell theirs yet. Oh well! Tune in next week for my thoughts on the tablet.