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 8 - Savannah - Part 1

Savannah is one of my favorite cities. The historic downtown area is laid out in a pattern of squares with parks in the center of each square. Rumor has it that it is the second most haunted city in the US, with only New Orleans surpassing it. It is the oldest city in Georgia and was built on the Savannah River in 1733. It served as the colonial capital of Georgia and has always been an important port. There is much to see and do in this beautiful city and in February, it is a book lover's dream. Each year, right around Valentine's Day, Savannah hosts the Savannah Book Festival. This is the 11th year for it. The festival is a multi-day event featuring authors of many different genres.

Chapter 7 - Don't Know Much About History

It would be hard to write a book blog in February without paying tribute to Black History. It is also hard to write without being political or trivializing the black experience in America. As you know, I love history and learning about things I don't know a whole lot about. I find it important to learn about others, different time periods, and various perspectives so I can better understand the world. While it is easy to talk about books by Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker and I certainly read those wonderful authors, I prefer to share authors and books you may not be as familiar with. Here is a list of some fiction and non-fiction (and even poetry) which you might consider d

Chapter 6 - I Love You Too Much

This week is special to me. Not only does it hold Valentine's Day in its arms but also it is the week of the Savannah Book Festival. If you have never been to a book festival and enjoy reading, you should go. They have them in many cities and usually feature an array of authors, both fiction and non-fiction, talking about their books. In the past I have heard Pat Conroy, Dorothea Benton Frank, Paulette Giles, Mary Kay Andrews, and Tess Gerritsen speak. Many book festivals are free of charge (Savannah is) and authors who are speaking will usually sign their books. More about this year's Savannah Book Festival after I go. What I really want to focus on here are books that I love. Valent

Chapter 5 - The Accidental Tourist

Winter is hard for many of us. The days, while promising spring, are still long. Sunshine, when it visits, is often accompanied by cold, blustery winds. Here in North Myrtle Beach, even the beach and water look cold so morning walks just make me shiver. While we would all like to get away to someplace warm or just different, either we can't take the money or the time to do so. That's why it is a perfect time of year to be an armchair traveler. There are many ways to go about this. One, of course, is to find a good travel book about a place you want to go and read it. Foders, Frommers, Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, DK Eyewitness Travel, and National Geographic all have wonderful travel g

 
 
 
 

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