Thanks for making this interesting topic. I would love to share the details of my electronic book reading experience.
I had a Kindle. It was pretty cool but it broke. I just ended up getting an Android tablet to read on. I broke it too. I ordered a new tablet the other day. It should get here Thursday.
Found it annoying, it calculates the time it takes you per page relative to the rest of the book. Which is a good Idea in theory, but I tend to get bored and look away for long periods of time, which leads to an inaccurate measurement
Love my Nook. Got the old one, like 2nd edition they came out with. No bells or whistles or lifted screens, just the ink&paper screen, whatever they call it. The new ones can all suck my taint, you don't need 1% of the features. Just put the words on the screen in a way that easy to read.
I was worried about this when I got a kindle but you can make page numbers/percentages and all that time until end of book nonsense dissapear in the settings. which is why I like kindle more, all you see is the book text and you can read with whatever size font you feel the most comfortable with
Does Kindle work with Google Drive? I use my phone currently and upload pirated ebooks to Google Drive, which means I am then able to download them and read them on my Books app. It syncs nicely.
Anything similar on the Kindle for
I have thousands of epubs, but my actual backlog is like 30
Got the most basic model, no backlight, no other bullshit.
What it does (like any good e-reader) is provide you with access to the untold riches of Project Gutenberg and Archive.org. I don't buy many e-books, what with the 350+ that I've picked up free from those sites and one or two others.
Where else can you find a copy of Simplicius Simplicissimus? A fascinating picaresque novel from 17th C. Germany about a boy's adventures in the Thirty Years War (an international bloodbath with religious dimensions that's the closest parallel I can find to the ISIS war). Recommended.
I don't like paying for digital content, and there isn't nearly enough convenience(financially, portability, etc.) in a digital device for me to bother.
For anything freely available online I have a phone and a computer and all kinds of shit. I'd rather just carry a book when I'm out and enjoy my reading experience more.