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Poppy wants to live in a world where everyone's story matters, regardless of their income or way of life.

As a photographer, she's won ribbons at the county fair. As a spiritual seeker and writer, she's been featured in Jen Louden's The Life Organizer and once published an article at allthingsgirl.net.

When she's not writing or photographing her story, she can be found at her day job as a technology consultant, or at home snuggling her cats, or in the park, taking a walk with her husband.

Booking Through Thursday


“What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”

Neuromancer, by William Gibson.

Supposed to be a great book. Supposed to be a classic Spec-Fic, the beginnings of cyberpunk.

And I couldn't make it past the first 3 chapters. Couldn't find my way to caring about Case enough to want to know what happened to him. You see, I read stories about people, not about wires and electronic chips and chemicals. People. And Case - well, he just wasn't a very interesting or likable person. I'd still love to read some good cyberpunk, but it's gotta be about the people.

Book #2, which almost made my top worst "best" book? The Wise Woman, by Philippa Gregory. Gregory's books have hit best-seller lists, been turned into movies, gotten lots of acclaim... so I thought I'd try one of them.

In the first 2 chapters, the main character of TWW manages to betray the only people who've ever cared about her more times than she changed her underwear, all for a warm bed and walls that aren't drafty. Sorry, Ms. Gregory, I just can't continue reading about a character with the morals of a gerbil. I gave that one away, hopefully to someone who enjoyed it more than I did.

What's your worst "best" book?

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