I used Adilko because I can download direct from Booksonboard.com.
My epub books were sideloaded using Calibre.
I'm thinking the option of waiting for the Asus Tablet might be the best bet. Comes out around my birthday. I'm going to try to set up a new SD card tonight with a newer CM7 or 9, whichever is recommended to see if that speeds things up.
More comments appreciated!