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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 (  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.


November 18, 2019

As you know, I enjoy all sorts of books, both fiction and non-fiction.  Although my go to's are almost always historical fiction or straight history, I dabble in almost every genre.  If a book can teach me something I am all in - even if I don't necessarily believe or...

November 11, 2019

I would be totally remiss as a wife, mother, friend, and American not to recognize Veterans Day in my blog.  I have been blessed to have many military men in my life starting with my grandfather,

father and uncle, to my husband,  my son, to friends, and the sons of my b...

November 4, 2019

There have been some absolutely wonderful memoirs and biographies written lately which I have read this year.  I like learning about people.  Everyone (and I do mean everyone) has their story.  Sometimes the story is sad, sometimes hilarious, sometimes a triumph over a...

October 28, 2019

It occurred to me, after writing the first historical fiction blog a few weeks ago, that there are quite a lot of historical fiction books I've read with authors I've enjoyed.  As I described a few weeks ago, the author has to be a good researcher with facts to back up...

October 21, 2019

As Halloween approaches, days get shorter and night comes quickly and lasts longer.  For me, nothing suits like a scary book.  There are lots to choose from - books that have monsters like vampires, zombies, and well, Frankenstein's monster, ones that have psychologica...

October 14, 2019

I had an experience a few weeks ago where a salesperson from Yelp tried to get me to advertise.  After several days of phone calls and his exasperated sighs when I told him I could not speak at length while customers were in the store (duh!), we finally connected on a...

October 7, 2019

I love historical fiction and there have been a lot of good books written recently which incorporate history.  My favorites are when fact blends with fiction and the author has been a meticulous researcher.  When reading a historical fiction book I will often grab a hi...

September 30, 2019

In early September the queen of southern relationship novels passed away suddenly.  Dorothea Benton Frank was a prolific writer of more than 25 books, most taking place in the lowcountry of South Carolina, her favorite place to be.  Raised in Charleston and on Sullivan...

September 23, 2019

It is not often I dedicate a whole blog post to a single book but this non-fiction book by Jim DeFede is truly worth your attention.

September 11, 2001 one is a day that will live in our hearts and minds forever.  It is a milestone in American history that has lead to m...

September 16, 2019

So anyone who knows me, including you dear readers, knows I love new books.  Not necessarily never-been-read before books but books which have been published recently.  Sometimes as a reader you get really lucky and find a book that totally sets you on fire - like A Ge...

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