November Book Club: The Winter of Our Discontent REview

The Winter of Our Discontent John Steinbeck [xrrgroup][xrr rating=4/5] [xrr rating=3.5/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     In case you forget, John Steinbeck is the man.  This is something we were all reminded of last night at our book club discussion of The Winter of Our Discontent.  It was decided that it’s our natural inclination to lump […]

Review: 4 Hour Body is Ridiculous

Let me clarify the title: The 4 Hour Body is super ridiculous.  Does that help? The book has some pretty interesting studies (done by Ferris on himself), but the book is worthless as far as a lifestyle guide.  No one will be able to follow this for an extended period of time. I learned 2 […]

Family Guy Loves Book Clubs…

This was my perception of book clubs before the Ultra Manly Book Club came into existence.

Pet Names: Ultra Manly (So Says John Steinbeck)

Pet names. Pretty darn effeminate right? Most guys would agree that it isn’t the manliest thing to have a bunch of pet names for your spouse or girlfriend.  But I think we can also agree that the major theme of The Winter of Our Discontent is that pet names don’t have to be lame.  I’m […]

Hunger Games Movie Trailer

  Don’t call it the next Twilight.     While we may have doubts about the series as a whole, there’s no debate that the first book is downright thrilling.

The Power of Books

This is how I felt when I read the tiger scene in Matterhorn.

Best Books of 2011

So far, 2011 has been a great year for new books.  We’ve had new authors emerge, Pulitzer prize winners come out with new heralded books, even iUMBC authors have come out with new books (two of them, in fact).  See Amazon Kindle’s top 20 books of 2011 below.  Fair warning: these have not been put […]

New Nook to Rival Kindle and iPad?

Today Barnes and Noble announced their new Nook Tablet to compete with Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPad.  The Nook has always been a player in the eBook market and has a very loyal following among its users.  That said, it has been a distant second to Amazon’s Kindle.  The new Nook Tablet hopes to change […]

Free Books for All! Kindle Lending Library

Amazon Press Release: Introducing the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library. The official Kindle Library is here!  Free books for all!* *Well, ok, not for all.  Only for Kindle owners…whole have Amazon Prime..and only certain books…for only a certain period of time.  BUT STILL! Amazon has announced their long awaited Kindle Lending Library. This is similar to […]

A Book Commits Suicide Every Time You…

  No explanation needed. Thanks to John for finding this.