Best of Books of 2011: Amazon’s Top Sellers

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. We’ll start with what basically amount to the People’s Choice Awards for books, Amazon’s Best Selling Books of 2011.  This shows, not just what […]

Front Cover Fridays #6

Any time I travel, I try my best to find my way into a couple used book stores in the area. I’m not really sure why these places are of such interest to me. Maybe deep down I believe that I might stumble upon a totally different set of books in a different city. It’s […]

Funny or Die Book Club

Book Club: The Da Vinci Code – watch more funny videos This is pretty much how all of our book clubs go.

Review: Survivor – Chuck Palahniuk

[xrrgroup][xrr rating=1.75/5] [xrr rating=2.75/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]       Although I don’t really know how to pronounce his last name, I do know this: Chuck Palahniuk writes really strange books. His books almost always deal with some sort of marginalized individual who ends up resorting to self-destructive tendencies. His protagonists tend to have distorted and […]

These Christmas Decorations Win

  Christmas decorations aren’t usually considered manly. These pictures beg to differ.

What Do You Read?

Research* shows that if you started reading today and read for the rest of your life, and lived to be 100 years old, and you read at the pace of a speed-reader, you would still only get through 1/100,000th of the printed material available to you. And that’s not even counting other languages. Yes there […]

Front Cover Fridays #5

Guess which book series is second all time in total sales behind only Harry Potter. It’s not Lord of the Rings. It’s not Narnia. It’s not Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys or the Boxcar Children either. It’s Goosebumps. When I was in 3rd grade I read my first Goosebumps book – #14 The Werewolf of […]

Christmas Movies for Men

Guys, we know how it is. The weather is cold, snow’s coming, and at night, you either want to curl up with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, or you are ready to watch a great Christmas movie. The lady in your life gets excited, because you two can watch it together! She quickly grabs her favorites: […]

Family Guy Loves Book Clubs #2

The exact same conversation happened at our last book club between Dave and Cory.

Ultra Manly Gift Guide 2011

As always, when you’re in a bind, the Ultra Manly Book Club comes to the rescue.  About this time every year, every single man has some iteration of this thought, “holy crap, Christmas is three weeks away and I have NO idea what to get ___”.  Likewise, every girl goes through the same process, “holy […]