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.

 
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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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August 3, 2020

In late July Publisher's Weekly, a well respected book industry magazine, published the bestselling books so far in 2020.  You can find the article here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/83894-bestselling-books-of-2020...

July 27, 2020

On the days we don't go to the beach (high tide, possible rain) I take Boh, my schipperke mix, to the lovely park about a 5 minute drive from my house.  We spent a lot of time there this year when the beach was closed to public access and we had to stay home.  It is fr...

July 19, 2020

I talked about big books last week and while I liken them to big juicy steaks, sometimes you just want to read quick and dirty books.  This smaller books are what I call "potato chip" because they are books you can snack on.  Generally they have uncomplicated plots, fa...

July 13, 2020

We have a shelf sitter at the store which reads "I like big books and I cannot lie." and summer, to me, just sings for large books. In the past I have taken the opportunity to read books as varied as David McCullough's John Adams to Tolstoy's Anna Karenina to John Stei...

July 6, 2020

Many of us will not be going on vacation or at least, not going very far as we are still under COVID-19 restrictions and watch.  That doesn't mean we can't take trips via books and often that is the best way to travel as you learn so much about the different places you...

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...

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