Now that I am a smart phone user, I have re-kindled my love for reading and books (literally).
Amazon's Kindle app, free from Google Play, makes it easy to download, buy, and read ebooks, straight from your device. I have downloaded many free ebooks, but I have also found that paid titles allow you to enjoy a free sample, so you can decide if you like the book or not before you buy.
To give you an example:
I just downloaded and finished a sample of a book called Tears of Requiem, Book 2 in the Sons of Dragons series by Daniel Arenson. The Kindle price is $2.99, but I wanted to try it free, so I clicked on it and then clicked Try a Sample. Wow! What an amazing story! I can't wait to read the rest of it.
These books download to your device--whether it be a smart phone like mine, a tablet, or another wireless device--and are stored in your On Device or Arhive folder in the app. Go there, open the book, and start reading!
It has truly given me a love for books like I never had before. I love cookbooks, classics, dragon books (in science fiction-fantasy category), and other interesting stories, and being able to download and sample them free from my phone is absolutely amazing! (And addicting; let me warn you right now!).
As far as paying for these books from your Kindle app, I think only credit cards are accepted. I want to buy an Amazon gift card at my local retailer, but I think on the app you are only able to pay with credit. But if I learn otherwise, I'll let you know.
Not that I have to pay for these paid titles ever, of course; we have a wonderful library here in town that carries many of the popular titles I'm looking for (or can order them for me). ;)
Yes, technology seems to make everything easy and more fun; and the Kindle app on Google Play is no exception.
So if you're in the mood for a great summer read, "there's an app for that!"