A Book in the Hand is Worth 3,500 in the Kindle

Why Printed Books Will Never Die- A Rebuttal to The Death of the Book Some things are immortal. The Highlander, HeLa cells, Beethoven, my love for Jessica Biel. And Books. There are some who will say that the good old fashioned paper and ink book is a dinosaur, doomed to be cast away into our […]

The Death of the Book (Long Live the Kindle!)

Books are dying. Accept it. I started this post as a comparison of the pros and cons of e-readers vs. print books. Then I realized that: There are already tons of posts comparing them. The arguments are fairly obvious. And finally the argument is obsolete. Print books are already a dying breed, its time to […]

Reminder: Book Club This Sunday

Quick reminder that we’re discussing The Hunger Games this Sunday, September 18th at 8:00 pm CST! See our Ways to Get Involved to see how to participate.

APC’s Top Ten

I am a fan of pretty much anything that takes my mind to a creative and unique place. Mostly futuristic novels, or books that have to do with a concept that makes me think about something strange or new. Although there are a couple that don’t fit that description (namely, Catcher in the Rye), but […]

Review: Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón [xrrgroup][xrr rating=5/5] [xrr rating=3.5/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     Fire. Murder. Spies. And Love. When Daniel Sempere is taken into the hallowed crypts of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, he has no idea that he is about to become involved in a mystery whose tapestry is woven with […]

Luke’s Top Ten

Here is my top ten list.  I am more drawn to the classics in general, and I especially love Russian literature.  The depth that they have captivates me in a way that most modern literature lacks, at least for me.  I’d much rather read a book that takes a bit longer and has something really […]

Review: Gilead

Gilead Marilynne Robinson [xrrgroup][xrr rating=4.5/5] [xrr rating=3/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     Sometimes a book is so good we find ourselves turning pages without conscious, burning through to get to the end. We get done and we think, “what a good read.” But then every so often there comes a book that we find ourselves not […]

Real Men’s Legs Fall Asleep on the Toilet

Real men sit on the toilet so long that their legs fall asleep.  You try to tell me that this doesn’t happen to you? Liar. Craptrophy- numbing, needling, or falling asleep of legs from sitting on the toilet for an extended period of time. I sat on the toilet and read the paper but I […]

Read This Before Our Next Meeting

Note: In honor of what The Domino Project is doing with End Malaria Day, we are reviewing their latest book release, Read This Before Our Next Meeting.  Today, Project Domino is selling a collaboration of essays from 61 of the most well known business writers for $20 and donating that ENTIRE $20 to Malaria No […]

6 Ways to Get Involved

  We’ve had a bunch of questions lately asking how this whole online book club thing works, so I wanted to officially set the ground rules for the Ultra Manly Book Club. First of all, the whole idea of iUMBC is to build a community of men who read. This website is a place where […]