The Week’s Most Popular Posts: May 12 – 19, 2012

Our most popular posts from the week that was….

Have you ever wanted to write a Dan Brown novel? Let’s do it.

From Flowchart Friday: How to Write Like Dan Brown by Brenna Gray


Here, at the halfway point, I’ve also been struggling to account for the book’s popularity. Somehow, much, much more so than trashy grocery store aisle romance novels, this has become “culturally acceptable,” even though its “literary merit” (and I’m even rolling my own eyes using that phrase in this discussion) really is about on par with said romance novels. Who knows why things go viral or why they hit Malcolm Gladwell’s “tipping point.”

From Banging, Bonking, and Book Talk: Two Rioters Read FIFTY SHADES OF GREY by Greg Zimmerman and Rebecca Joines Schinsky


“Reading is jawsome” shirt: This is the coolest graphic tee I’ve seen in a while from Busted Tees.

From Book Fetish: Volume XXX by Brenna Kalmer


Have to admit that this doesn’t really get my wheel spinning, but I’ve learned that no matter what Eggers does, it’s worth keeping an eye on.

From New Cover Alert: A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers by Jeff O’Neal

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