Not everyone can afford to drop the change on an e-reader or tablet. So why not do what I did, and turn your phone into your reader. For me it’s a matter of simplicity. I enjoy reading at the gym, however I don’t enjoy lugging around a book and or e-reader, and my wonderful Evo. Just to have it all in one makes my life that much easier.
Lucky for us gals, we have options. There is the Nook app, the Kindle app, and let’s not forget Google Books! Let me tell you a tip worth mentioning before I get ahead of myself. Here in Arizona, a lot of our libraries offer e-books through an app called Overdrive. So you can borrow e-books and read them right through an app on your android. Check out the site and see if your local library does as well before dropping a lot of cash on e-books!
The Nook, Kindle, and Google Books apps are all pretty similair. My very first instict was to download them all and just check them out, so I did. I downloaded a free book from each to get the feel for how the app reads. Honestly, they all seem pretty much the same. So for me the final choice had to come down to how I can buy books right from my phone. As well on how well it translated when buying books online and sending them to my phone. For me Google did this best, but Kindle was a close second. As for Nook, I just hate the way the Barnes and Noble site worked on my phone, it’s very smooth but I had to go a lot of places to get to what I wanted. Also, the Barnes and Noble site is the only one that doesn’t highlight a section of free books. I think this is a shame, since hooking me in with free books was how the other applications got me to drop money on other books.