My Kobo e-reader is broken.
I should have known it would happen because I deliberately took the longest, slowest bus route to Emily's so I could finish reading " Clara and Mr Tiffany". Imagine my horror when I opened the lovely, now useless, purple faux-leather envelope, took out the reader, pressed the ON button and watched as the book jacket picture faded, returned, faded then became a mosaic of vertical and horizontal lines and I knew I would have to be on the bus for 40 minutes with nothing to read!
And of course, I'm annoyed that the reader is broken. I can't get it to respond to any of the various buttons which means I can't even reset it to factory settings, which I've had to do twice already for other reasons. Anyway, here is my advice to you:
Don't get on the milk-run busses unless you know for sure your reader is going to work.