Ketchup With Us #18

Summer is coming! Summer is coming! And, for many of us, that means traveling more, chilling in flip flops with a freezy drink in hand and, most importantly, breaking from routine. For this reason, it’s the time of  year that people (and by “people” you guys know I don’t mean ME) read more. They’re always looking for books they can grab to read at the beach, on the plane, by the pool or maybe just on the backyard hammock. So that’s what Mel and I are talking about this week. And we want your recommendations.

What do YOU like? … hate? … hear is the next big thing?

I was fifteen when I first discovered him. The assignment? Read three books by the same author. Back then, he had only five. (1) Garp and (2) Hotel New Hampshire. Both also movies. Done. But I needed three. I closed my eyes and pointed. (3) The Water-Method Man. The best of the three and still one of my all-time favorites.


My original copy, purchased at age 15. It’s still on my bookshelf.

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For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Mel and I will post a picture or video with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write your entry in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we’ll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me …

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is …

Kiss My List

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The rules are … THERE ARE NO RULES! Just guidelines. And we’d love it if you posted our button and followed us on Facebook (Michele /Mel) and Twitter (Michele/Mel).


‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt 18

In 57 words or less, tell us about a favorite book or author. We’re all looking for good summer reads, right? (I mean … except illiterate me.)



11 responses to “Ketchup With Us #18

  1. That’s a funny story how we got that book you’re holding. BLOG POST!! :)))

  2. You know how to make a girl feel welcome – thanks! I’ve never read The Water-Method Man – I’ll put it on my list.

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  4. That may be the only Irving book I’ve not read. Off to peruse Amazon.

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  6. modmomelleroy

    I haven’t read that book, but I’m putting it on my list. That picture is hysterical and I want to read the story behind the book you’re reading!

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  8. Great choice, 🙂 I probably broke every single rule you have, but here’s my entry.

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  10. White Girl Problems. By Babe Walker. Hilarious, fun read.

  11. I went through a John Irving phase in high school, but that isn’t one that I ever read. Thanks for the recommendation!

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