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 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...

April 20, 2020

The Bookends Book Club read American Dirt for our April book.  We got creative and had a discussion via Zoom as, sadly, we could not get together in person.  All in attendance liked the book, thought it was well written, and that the author put a different spin on the...

April 13, 2020

As we go into our second full month with virus containment activities, it occurred to me that there have been a lot of books written about surviving horrible things that are not within anyone's control.  Some of the books are medical mysteries, some fall into the horro...

April 6, 2020

Most of us are if not self-isolating, spending more time at home and less time in stores or among crowds.  While that leaves us more time for reading, it can be a stressful time regardless.  So I took a Facebook poll of our friends and asked what books they were readin...

March 30, 2020

The other day a friend asked how my daily reading of the Harvard Classics is going so I will be brutally honest here - some good, some bad.

When I started this challenge I expected to be elucidated in classics, many of which I had never read before.  I prepared for time...

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