My 4 1/2-year old, beloved Kindle bricked over the weekend. It was a sad say and Amazon tried to help, but I had already tried everything they had to suggest. The Amazon customer service person was actually impressed that my second generation Kindle HD Fire had lasted this long. I got happier when he said, “A new one that is bigger than what you have is $300 less ($149) than what you paid for that one and I bet Best Buy has one in stock.” So, today, begins a new Kindle chapter. May this one also have a long and well-loved life!