Why Do You Read?

Research* shows that 99% of literate people read every day. If you’re on this web site and reading this, then you are one of those 99%. Kudos. Who are the 1% you ask? Well that’s just one of life’s mysteries. Learning to read is one of life’s necessities in this modern era, and there are many things […]

Review: The Maltese Falcon

      The Maltese Falcon is considered by many to be one of the best mysteries of all time – going toe to toe with the likes of Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allen Poe. First published in 1929, this novel essentially set the standard for the crime and detective genre over […]

Front Cover Fridays #4

it’s time, once again, for this week’s edition of “Front Cover Fridays”. this week’s book is a “must have” for anyone and everyone who knows how to read:this cook book was brought to my attention by our very own iUMBC contributor, Zach, who discovered it over at Book Riot, complete with a hilarious synopsis of […]

Manhood for Amateurs

Mechanics have their 20 or 120 point inspections, we have our 5 point book inspections. They are 5 quick hits of our thoughts about a book. This is by no means a full review. Think of it as our ultra short primary thoughts on it. Feel free to read the Amazon review for the real […]

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Mark Twain!

“Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.” – Pudd’nhead Wilson Happy Birthday, Mr. Twain! We here at iUMBC do not celebrate every manly author’s birthday, though we are waiting for an invite to Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s (C’mon Carlos, we […]

Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter Promo Video

Things just got real.

Next 6 Months for Ultra Manly Book Club

Looking for the right Christmas gift(s) for that special someone?  As always, we’ve got you covered. Announcing the next 6 months worth of books for the Ultra Manly Book Club! We can’t promise that they’ll actually BE manly, or good for that matter, as we haven’t read them yet.  What we can promise is that […]

December Book Club: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter PREview

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Seth Grahame-Smith That’s right, you read correctly.  Men of the world rejoice, for now it is time we read about a man who changed history, we read a classic in the truest form of the word, we read Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The reason we’re reading this should be obvious by […]

Front Cover Fridays #3

Welcome to the third installment of “Front Cover Fridays”. First we went random, then vintage, but this week’s FCF is straight righteous… A bit sacrilegious? Maybe, but it truly is an amazing book cover. “Amazing, Holy Visions in Everyday Life,” the subtext reads. Inside we find the faces of Jesus, Mary, Buddha and Mother Teresa […]

Have a Very Manly Thanksgiving!

  The Ultra Manly Book Club would like to wish you an Ultra Manly Thanksgiving!