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.


September 20, 2020

I have been lucky in my lifetime to have some really great friends but I have three in particular who have been with me through ups and downs, good and bad, and thick and thin.  Like T.I. Lowe's Sand Queens, these women have withstood the test of time as friendships go...

September 14, 2020

I have truly been traveling the world this summer.  My books have taken me to Copenhagen, Paris, Switzerland, Cuba, Florida and throughout the 1920's south.  I don't know about you but I am a little tired of staying home so the only way I can really travel is through b...

September 7, 2020

A little more than a year ago now, we got to meet a wonderful, new to us, Southern writer - T.I. Lowe.  Tonya is a local author, living in Loris and growing up in the area.  I don't remember exactly how I found out about her.  I remember a customer called and asked if...

August 31, 2020

I have mentioned before that for me summer is a better time to read psychological thrillers or scarier books.  If I am on the beach or sitting by the pool, the darkness of a book doesn't seem so dark in the summer sunshine.  I always have to intersperse this kind of bo...

August 24, 2020

As I write this we are waiting for a tropical storm to arrive.  This morning was extremely hot and humid as Boh and I went for a park walk (high tide at the beach).  As I walked I thought about all the books I know that take place in the South where location and climat...

August 17, 2020

There are some really good books which have been released this summer and, as I've already told you, I love new books.  While we can't necessarily go to any fun events or over-socialize, we can read some of the terrific books which have just been published.

Here are a f...

August 10, 2020

Another book which was at the top of best selling books this year was The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  It was an interesting, novelized account of a true story based on interviews conducted by Heather Morris, the author.  To me the book reads like a series of interviews an...

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...

Please reload

Recent Posts

Please reload


Please reload