I've also had the panicky feeling of losing mine - what if it accidentally got thrown out? What if a neighbor walked in and took it? (I have a bad habit of not locking the door if I'm going down to get the mail or taking out the garbage and am not actually leaving the building - it's only a couple of minutes, right?). So when the gadget came to let me plug it into a normal outlet instead of my computer, I did that. Now it's not going anywhere! The stylus is another story, though... I'm going to have to rig up a leash for that thing. Amazon recommendations are sometimes really bizarre. They base it not only on your purchases, but what you (your account) have browsed, and also on what other people have browsed/bought that is the same or similar to what you have. So I've been sent some really annoying ones sometimes. I think there's a way to "fix this recommendation" so you won't get so much of the unwanted ones. No, I haven't read that one. I've thought about it. I might even have a copy somewhere, but if so, it would still be in storage from when the rest of my house was packed up. That was a few years ago. It was on the reading list for one of the English classes at my high school, but not one my own teacher chose. We read The Chrysalids for our post-apocalypse novel. And why were these novels on our reading lists at all? some may wonder. The thing is, this was back in the '70s. The Cold War was still going on, anti-nuke protests were still going on (I took part in one of those), and it was something we tended to think about a lot more than people do now.