Have you tried a reset? Hold the on button for ages until something out of the ordinary happens, then let go. Probably 10 - 15 secs and the screen may show a status bar where it is resetting. Also, if possible, connect to the internet - I know you can't get to the settings but maybe after a reset you might. It'll then download its own updates.
So distressing, Huckle! I just hate it when any device malfunctions, proving how attached I am to them. You say "my oldest Kindle" and talk about the reasons you wouldn't want to order one while in France, which I assume/hope means you have at least one other in Florida. I'm glad you have something to read, anyway, but copied?! Wow. Do you have the Kindle app on your browser? Definitely put it on your phone. That's where I do all my Kindle reading now, even though I have two tablets, each larger than the phone.
Here's a book with good reviews that should be of interest to many people here. I'm linking to the Amazon page because that's the one I get via email, but it appears that when an ebook is on deep discount at Amazon, the other outlets (Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc.) are also offering it at that price.
Does anyone else automatically go to the three-star reviews when deciding whether or not to buy a book? To me it seems that the three-star reviewers are more likely to zero in on what it is about a book that makes it readable -- or not -- beyond mere plotline.
You are more than welcome, Huckle. I have noticed that books sometimes are listed in the wrong designation, meaning we can miss some that we'd like to read. Also thank you for the comments on the author's other books.
And yet another Camilleri today! This one is particularly valuable for those of us who have not yet dipped a toe into the the Inspector Montalbano waters, as it's the first in the series and on sale today for $1.99 ~
As you all can imagine, I immediately thought of mossie when I saw this book offer. I don't know if it can live up to his stories of wartime childhood in Britain, but it does have photos and should provide a fascinating perspective ~
Oh, Huckle ~ I did think of you when I saw the book, as it seemed like it might be something you'd like.
The attention span thing is frustrating when it hits. My most recent bedtime reading was a Brother Cadfael book. I read the whole book, I remember the plot, but it seemed I was mostly running my eyes back and forth across the lines, rather than reading in a satisfyingly engaged way.
There was recently some conversation in the What is Everybody Reading thread about the book, Naples '44. Tonight, while looking for something completely unrelated, I came across that book in digital form for the very attractive price of $2.99. I don't know if this one is a short-term offer or not.