Tara's Kindle succumbed to a sudden and unexpected software-related illness. Despite lengthy and heroic efforts by the Amazon tech-support staff, Tara's Kindle was unable to be revived. It was laid to rest on Saturday, June 18.
Tara's Kindle is survived by it's grieving owner, Tara, who is currently having to resort to reading physical books. Kindle is also survived by approximately 150 e-books currently floating out there in virtual space somewhere, waiting for a new home.
Thanks to Amazon Kindle Support for their kind assistance in this time of need. And especially for sending a replacement Kindle* ASAP.
* Thank goodness it was still under waranty so I didn't have to pay for a new one!