it's not that a man reading a kindle or an ipad isn't sexy, but when given the choice between a man reading an actual paper-bound book or a man scrolling with his finger on a touch screen, we'd pick the first guy every time. of course some of this depends on what the dear fellow is reading-- for instance, you see a man on the bus thoroughly engrossed in his book and "oh!" you think, "here is a rarity across the aisle from me on the city bus." indeed, he is a rarity. we don't see very many men reading these days which is a shame. "i wonder what he's reading," you slouch lower in your seat to get a glimpse of the title. damnit. it's the 2010 jodi picoult novel. the world has not smiled at you after all.
in this case, we'd prefer the man reading cry, the beloved country on his kindle.
tolle lege, kind reader.
this out-of-print sweatshirt is the perfect christmas gift for that dorky guy in your life. and by dorky of course we mean brave, kind, funny and interesting. or perhaps the aesthetically pleasing book-about-books for his coffee table?
guys take note and girls take heart-- the reading man exists and he is as manly as they come.