Don Juan Canto 4

33ebf06eec6aec02e8dc281bd4f3dac4-522x806x1When we last left Don Juan, he and his lover Haidee were having a party to celebrate the death of her slave-trader father Lambro. However, it turns out Lambro isn’t as dead as they had thought. Before we get back to the action, though,┬áByron starts off by telling us why he jokes around so much: Continue reading

In Defense of Bad Reviews

judge-john-hodgman-square-mustache_167Some book review websites follow the old rule: “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” This is a good idea for a few reasons. One, if you are part of an affiliate program and get a percentage of the sale, you don’t want to discourage people from buying the book. (For this reason, I’m often skeptical of websites that tell you every book they review is the best thing ever written, then encourage you to click on their link to purchase the book.) Continue reading