Welcome to Beach Walk Book Talks

Is there anything better than a walk on the beach  and a talk about books?  I don't think so. If you love the beach and books this is the place for you.  Here we will talk about my favorite beach, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and share books as we enjoy all the ocean has to show us.

 
About The Blog

The Story

My name is Vicki Baty.  I live and work in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina which has, in my humble opinion, one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast.  I walk the beach almost daily and am always awed by the beauty of the ocean, the freshness of the air, and the amazing sea creatures I see.  Not a day on the beach goes by without of few lines of John Masefield's poem Sea Fever echoing in my head...

"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."

 

As I co-own a used and new book store, Bookends (www.bookendsonline.com)  in North Myrtle Beach, usually on these walks my husband, Dave, and I talk about the books I am reading.

You'll note that all my blog postings are the titles of books, but don't be fooled, the blog is not necessarily about that book, just a themed title!

So please, walk with me, talk with me as we enjoy this journey.

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June 29, 2020

As we get closer to Independence Day, it is important, I think, to reflect how our country came into being and to recognize the men and women who founded the nation.  Initially, the colonists just wanted to be "heard" by King George and members of Parliament, asking to...

June 22, 2020

June is, among other things, Audiobook month.  We have a lot of customers who enjoy audiobooks and come in on a regular basis to see what we have new on CDs for them to listen to.  Audiobooks are great for long trips, cleaning house, walking or running, or doing really...

June 15, 2020

 As we've already noted, summer is a super time to catch up on all your reading.  Longer days just promote sitting outside, soaking up the sun and enjoying reading outside.  Relaxing in a hammock, a beach chair or lounge chair, with a cold drink beside you, is a versio...

June 8, 2020

I am a firm believer of not banning books.  Sure there are books children shouldn't read because of mature content but by the time a child becomes a teenager they have probably been exposed to more topics than many adults via movies and music. So is a banned book a bad...

June 1, 2020

This is the time of year where many of us are planning out our beach reads.  Beach reads are easy, lighter (in content) books that are perfect for reading on the beach, at the pool, or sitting on your back porch.  Normally you don't have to think too hard about charact...

May 25, 2020

The first line of a book can make or break it.  Sure, covers are important, (forget that old adage, you can't tell a book by it's cover), but that first line has to hook the reader and make him/her want to go further.  The first line, if well-crafted, not only becomes...

May 18, 2020

As we discussed last week, I love new books by authors I know.  I am always amazed at how an author who repeatedly writes the same genre or even a series can keep going with fresh new episodes.  I also find it wonderful how authors who write stand alone books can come...

May 10, 2020

While some publishers are holding off on releasing new books because of COVID-19 and they really want their authors to do the dog and pony show of book signings, others are issuing books as if the world was back to normal.  I suspect they feel that the author's works a...

May 4, 2020

Many of us are sad that we can't get to our favorite bookstores yet.  There is a special, dare I say, sacredness to a bookstore.  People seem to be nicer and quieter when they are in a bookstore.  Bookstores, new or some used, smell good, rich with the scent of paper a...

April 27, 2020

So while Eloise had a very pleasant stay at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, she was also able to go outside and enjoy all the wonders of New York City while she lived there.  Unfortunately we currently don't have that luxury and most of us feel the need to break out...

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