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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Chapter 16 - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Welcome to Our Right to Read week, also know as Banned Book Week. This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and it brings together many people in the shared support of the freedom to publish, read, and express ideas some may consider unorthodox or unpopular. The list of banned books over the years looks like a who's who of good literature. While each book in the list has been banned potentially for a different reason, all have an important story to share. So, be a rebel and read banned books! Here then are some of my favorite of the "banned"! The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - While it's language may not be politically correct and it has caused controversy si

Chapter 15 - The Hurricane Sisters

We were on hurricane watch last week. The tension can get to you waiting to see where the path of the hurricane will go and how big a storm it will be but, after all the preparations are in place, (whether we stay or go), we are often boggled as to what to do while sitting it out. A tropical storm or even a Category 1 or 2 hurricane are sort of like snow days for us as we are lucky enough not to live directly on the water. The time is often pleasurably spent reading and the weather is so miserable you have a good excuse to catch up on all those great books you haven't had time for. While I don't want to trivialize the terrible impact hurricanes (especially Harvey and Irma) have had on the

Chapter 14 - Reading People

As you all know, I own a book store, Bookends, in North Myrtle Beach and everyday I am asked by customers to recommend books. I always start by asking what they have read recently that they've really liked. I also ask if they want something similar or very different from the book they've named. Sometimes I have no answer for them because I am not familiar with the book they've told me. That is how I met Anne Bogel. She is the brilliance behind the podcast, What Should I Read Next. As I started to use Anne as inspiration for my own suggestions, I subscribed to her blog Modern Mrs. Darcy. One thing lead to another and to my great excitement I found that Anne was writing her own book, Rea

Chapter 13 - Everyday Life

Happy Labor Day! As summer's end approaches and school starts back it is hard not to think of work. It does, after all, consume most of our waking hours. Walking the beach this morning the conversation naturally turned to favorite jobs we've had. I've done everything from collections work to Human Resources consultant and now am a bookstore owner at Bookends Used Book Store in North Myrtle Beach. Dave's career has spanned from Special Forces soldier to security consultant to fly fishing guide. For both of us there were many divergent paths along the way. My favorite job, of course, is the one I have now. I get to go to work among my book friends as they sit on the shelf waving their

 
 
 
 

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