The pleasure of reading a good book is unparalleled. The satisfaction gained from absorbing literature can beat any videogame, sport, movie, or social interaction. Reading takes you to new worlds, untouched realms of imagination, and undiscovered lands of emotion – all of which are courtesy of the human imagination. For centuries now, books have been the medium of transporting this pleasure far and wide. However as the 2nd decade of the 21st century is gaining speed, a new method of delivering this medium has come. More and more books are being published and read in the form of e-books or electronic books. So, dear reader, if you’re planning on reading books on your Android device, which applications will you use? In this article, I’ll suggest 5 common and trusted e-book reader apps.
Kobo. Kobo e-books provides a different reading experience. Aside from it’s impressive collection of interesting titles, this app can also monitor and track your reading statistics. You can buy e-books from inside the app itself add them directly to your device for more convenience. Sharing your memorable reading experience is a delight with Kobo because of the integrated Facebook feature which not only makes your reading delight for yourself, but also makes it a delight for everyone else who’s a friend of yours.
Google Books. The sheer vastness of books that you can read through Google Books (around 3 million titles) sets this reading app apart from other e-book reading apps. Being from Google, with this app, you will be able to choose and read from tons upon tons of books from Google’s vast library of free and public domain books. Some of these books are hard to find anywhere else.
Sony Reader. The Sony Reader Android app comes pre-loaded with three classic titles by default. That’s to kick-start your reading experience right off the bat so that you can taste the bliss of reading immediately. Sony Reader also includes other features like adjustable font size, and the ability to create and edit bookmarks and highlights in books.
Nook for Android by Barnes & Noble. Nook is an amazing app. With it, you can access around 2 million titles, and the best part is that you can try any magazine or newspaper for absolutely free for 14 days. You can also sample Nook books free! You can choose from hot and new releases, bestsellers, or classics. Nook can also keeps your place so you can resume reading your book, magazine, and newspaper right from where you left off.
Kindle. Last but not the least is Kindle. If I may say, this is kind of classic. Aside from being able to access countless titles, Kindle also recognizes and “remembers” where you left off. It can also sync with your other devices that have the Kindle e-book reader, so if you start reading a book at home, you can continue with it on your commute with your smartphone. Now, isn’t that convenient?
So you see that reading’s not only no longer limited to books made of paper, but there is also a wide variety of tools or e-book reader apps that are available at your discretion. But remember, book or e-book, whatever e-book reader app you use, don’t forget to simply let yourself fall victim to the blissful pleasures of reading.
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Alexis Thompson is a former Mountain Backpacker and a 26 year old mother of 2 daughters, Sophie and Rhian. She is into almost all types of Music especially The Fray and Hillsong. She also has a passion in Singing and Scrap Booking. She loves taking pictures on her android. Follow her escapades on Twitter.