I'm sure there is software that is able to strip DRM from books, so a tool like Calibre can convert it to a different format that make it easy to read in your favorite reading software on your computer. Whatever this may be.
My understanding is that Amazon uses its own encryption on top of the DRM. It seems the only way to strip the file of all the crap involves using the Amazon physical kindle reader device. If I want to read an Amazon kindle book on the Windows Amazon Kindle app I have to buy it from my Windows laptop. The alternative is to send the book to the Web Reader thing at Amazon to read it with any web browser.
The Android sharing thing would be okay but I have not been able to find one of those Android tablets with attached keyboards for small money. At least not one I can pick up at Walmart. Those Samsung tablets get into the $800 plus range very quickly. I may as well buy a Laptop if I am going to spend that kind of money.
I am reading a SciFi novel on my phone. I guess I will acclimate in time. I used to have a little RCA 7" tablet with keyboard that was fine for reading eBooks. But they are very slow booting, as in 5 minutes plus, and tend to have old versions of Android along with small storage and less than a gig of ram. So I was hoping to find something similar but a bit more capable.
Using the phone is likely the easiest way out though.
Edit: It turns out there is an updated version of the RCA Voyager Pro 7" tablet with keyboard. The price is 65 bucks plus shipping. No more in store pickup. It has 2 GB ram but still only 16 GB storage(which is likely closer to 12 usable) so booting is likely to still be an exercise in patience. I already have a Windows laptop with 11.6" screen, plus I hate to have computer stuff shipped to the shelter. If I get a subsidized apartment then it will depend on the mailbox situation if stuff like that would be cool to ship etc.. No telling how long before a permanent address pans out. I feel like life is hovering over the back burner. I just got a state ID after nearly 10 years without one. Movement seems to be glacial. I guess they figure if they wait long enough you'll die making your problems moot.