Originally Posted by Danger
Something you can try since you can't use it to read books right now anyway. Do a reset. Turn device completely off (not sleep), press and hold the home button, slide and hold the power button for about 5 secs I believe. This will reset the device to factory installed firmware. I know you just bought it but I can't find any mention of the 2.2.2 firmware. Highest I see mentioned is 2.2.1 for Japan. At the least all that will have happened is that you go through the setup procedure again.
I'm going to try this but I'm guessing once I sync it to my account, it will be the same. But maybe something went wrong the first time and it will be fixed! Thanks for the suggestion, fingers crossed!