Originally Posted by Michele
Is my Reader's drain-rate typical of what others experience?
Yes, totally normal. It'll lose about 1 "bar" of charge per week, even when turned off. The operating system is still running when it's "turned off" - all that the power switch actually does is to blank the screen and disable most of the buttons. ie it's never really "off" at all (unless you let the battery get completely flat, of course!).