Front Cover Fridays #8

Shout out to all you manly Nintendo geeks out there! What a rad book cover, eh?! Just little Mario soaring through the air – no mushrooms, no fireballs, no Koopa or Bowser making chase – just Jumpman pulling his signature A-move. Simple and fresh. I came across this book a couple weeks ago, and I’ve […]

Best of 2011: Book Club Books Review

As we come to the end of the year, we’ll be spending some time listing the very best books from 2011. Click here to see everything we’ve covered for the year. This year marks the first full calendar year for the Ultra Manly Book Club.  Looking back over all of the books we’ve done throughout […]

Best of 2011: Science Fiction & Fantasy

As we come to the end of the year, we’ll be spending some time listing the very best books from 2011. Click here to see everything we’ve covered for the year. A lot of adults write off science fiction and fantasy novels as Young Adult books and, as a result, never even think to pick […]

Best of 2011: Biographies and Memoirs

As we come to the end of the year, we’ll be spending some time listing the very best books from 2011.  Click here to see everything we’ve covered for the year. Most men skip the fiction/mystery/sci-fi/fantasy sections all together and go straight to the non-fiction section.  A large part of the non-fiction genre are memoirs […]

A Very Manly Christmas

Merry day after Christmas everyone! Hopefully you’re all getting something of a relaxing recovery day today. Of course Christmas can have different levels of exhaustion though. If you’re like me you spent your whole day traveling to various households opening presents and eating, all the while filling in the gaps using a massive ax to […]

Front Cover Fridays #7

Forty-eight hours from now we’ll be tearing the wrappings off our gifts. That’s right, Christmas is a mere 2 days away! So in light of the holidays, let’s take a look at a Christmas classic in its original, first edition form: A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. This original hardback cover […]

Facebook vs Real Books

January Book Club: The Art of Fielding PREview

Our book club determines our selections for a number of reasons, but the reasoning behind this selection is simple: it was considered by most to be one of the – if not THE – Best Book of 2011 (#1 by Amazon, #3 by NY Times, among others). That’s high praise. Throw in the fact that […]

December Book Club: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter REview

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Seth Grahame-Smith     Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter ended up as a battle royale between the “meatheads” and the “literary snobs”.  There was wide dissension on whether on not the book is worth reading at all.  On one hand it was poorly written, on the other: its Abraham Freaking Lincoln killing […]

How Do You Read?

Ok so maybe we’re stretching this series just a little bit too far, but I think this is still a fair question. I’ve been hearing a lot about how the internet has been changing the way people process information, and therefore changing the way people read as well. There has been some research showing that […]