Ants crawl into the woman’s Kindle and start buying books

This is what it looks like when ants build a nest in your Kindle (Source: Twitter/TecMundo)

We’ve all heard the term “bookworm” before, but perhaps Bookant should be more appropriate.

A woman in Brazil has reported that her Amazon Kindle e-reader has been infested with ants. Who apparently made some book purchases for her.

Mariana Lopes Vieira, a journalist from Brasilia, shared a video of insects crawling over her device.

In a blog post, she explained that she put away her Kindle for a few weeks while she settled on a physical book. When she picked the device up again, she found that book-loving ants had entered through the charging port and made a nest inside.

“My virtual library had become a nest,” she wrote.

“I was desperate! I have several digital books, many of which are sold out titles in the physical edition, I thought it was gone.’

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Assuming the device had become unusable, she put it aside.

Where it probably would have stayed, except Mariana then received an email from Amazon thanking her for her purchase.

The email confirmed that she had purchased Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi classic Robots and Empire using the one-click payment option activated on her Kindle.

Mariana says she tried to contact Amazon to explain there was an error.

But before the tech giant could reply, she received another email thanking her for purchasing O anel de Giges: Uma fantasia etica (The Ring of Gyges: An Ethical Fantasy) by Brazilian economist and author Eduardo Giannetti became.

As she tried to disinfect the device with cloves and rice, she told the story to her friend Fabiane Guimaraes. Fabiane posted the saga on Twitter and of course it went viral.

An Amazon Kindle

Amazon’s Kindle – loved by readers and ants alike (Credit: Getty)

She wrote: “A friend of mine is going through a most unusual situation: her Kindle has been infested with ants. They made a nest in the small hole for the charger. But that’s not the worst thing, the worst thing is that the ants buy books. She doesn’t know what to do.”

The post quickly collected tips on how to fix the broken device.

As suggested by one netizen, Fabiane decided to put her Kindle in the freezer, which she felt served the purpose.

She said: “No new books have been bought yet. I have disabled one-click purchase. Maybe I’ll read the titles chosen by insects.’

Luckily, if Mariana didn’t want to keep the books, she could return them for a refund.

“Books you buy from the Kindle Store can be returned and refunded if we receive your request within 14 days of the date of purchase,” an Amazon spokesman told

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