Man Book Club: An Apology?

man book club true dunce academyBy now we’ve all read or seen or heard about The New York Times article skewering all-male book clubs.  These groups, consisting entirely and exclusively of men, purportedly get together and do nothing but read books by men about men.  And, we can only assume from the context, also drink whiskey and tell sexist jokes and reminisce about the good old pre-women’s suffrage days. Whether this is genuinely newsworthy or just calculated clickbait, I’m not sure, but one thing is certain; the corresponding outrage is real. Continue reading

Book Nerds Unite: Dunce Version

dunce cap catCalling all book nerds, anarchists, and dunces!  We, the dunce academy need to kick this revolution into higher gear.  We need to let the internet know that we are one of the best cyber book clubs around.  We need to rival other book sites like Goodreads and BookRiot and Amazon.  They’ve got nothing on us.  I want a book list and I want it now.  Let’s spread reading and our love of books.  Let’s start a fire.  Find a book, give it to a friend, a stranger, your mailman, your enemy.  I don’t care at this point, we just need to spread the word. Continue reading