Just a little bit cracked
A couple of weeks ago I experienced my first cracked screen ever. I’ve actively used a half dozen or more Kindles and the same number of Fires. For 10 years my record was spotless.
Then I noticed a small crack on my 10″ Fire, just an inch or so long. I should not have set a bowl of hot oatmeal on it….self-inflicted wounds hurt.
Returning home last weekend after listening to an audiobook while traveling, I noticed the crack had grown across the screen in an odd pattern.
The good news is that the device works just fine. I intend to buy myself a Valentine’s Day gift – as long as Amazon offers a deal.


BBC’s Genre-Busting Books
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) asked a group of writers, curators and critics to choose 100 genre-busting novels that changed their lives. Read the complete list here.
The top book in each of the unique categories follows:
Identity: Beloved – Toni Morrison
Love, Sex & Romance: Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
Adventure: City of Bohane – Kevin Barry
Life, Death & Other Worlds: A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin
Politics, Power & Protest: A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
Class & Society: A House for Mr Biswas – V. S. Naipaul
Coming of Age: Emily of New Moon – L. M. Montgomery (Just 99 cents)
Family & Friendship: A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
Crime & Conflict: American Tabloid – James Ellroy
Rule Breakers: A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole