April Book Club Review: Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run John Updike [xrrgroup][xrr rating=1.45/5] [xrr rating=1.1/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     The literary tastes of the men in iUMBC range from dudes who will only read a book all the way through if there is a steady barrage of explosions, shootings, and space aliens to dudes who were English majors and read books seeking […]

Front Cover Friday #23

I found this beautiful front cover in a book store in Manhattan, KS, over the weekend. It’s 224 pages of bacon – what could ever be better?! My mouth is watering just thinking about opening its pages. Check out the author’s blog too – ton’s of delicious bacon creations and recipes. I think I’ll go […]

Front Cover Friday #21

Final Four Thoughts

So how’s your bracket doing? I made the mistake of filling out 3 brackets, all different–so I wasn’t quite sure who to root for. Unfortunately they all did pretty terrible for the most part so it didn’t matter too much. I am in second place in the iUMBC bracket, but it will remain that way […]

Front Cover Fridays #20

Front Cover Fridays #19

Ah, yes. It’s Superman’s comic book debut in Action Comics #1. Today, the company is DC Comics. Absolutely awesome. Creator Jerry Siegel came up with the story in 1933 originally as a comic strip, but was adapted to a comic book by Detective Comics in June 1938. The opening page (seen below) depicts the story […]

Reservation Blues PREview

    Sherman Alexie is a renowned author, who has won multiple awards for his writing. His book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian won the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. He is also a filmmaker, and won Audience Award and Filmmaker’s Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival for his […]

Ultra Manly Bracket Challenge

March is here and the brackets are out. Compete in the Ultra Manly Bracket Challenge by clicking on the link below: iUMBC Bracket Challenge password: iUMBC   A really great prize will go to the winner. Trust us.

Front Cover Fridays #18

Okay. Maybe the coolest front cover from 2011… In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson’s exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world’s top neurologists […]

Are You Addicted to the Internet?

A new poll from SodaHead shows that people are addicted to the internet. Are you really surprised? Check out the infograph below, and then turn off your computer and go read a manly book!