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.


Recent Posts



Chapter 46 - Tales of Old Florida

What a great time we had in Tampa with a road trip to boot! I have always loved road trips as our family vacations when I was a child always consisted of traveling to different states and stopping to see important places along the way. Of course, our recent trip only included two other states, Georgia and Florida, but it was still a good road trip. Dave and I started talking on the way down about the most popular book in each state. I remembered that someone did a recent study of this and decided to look it up when I got home. I also found an article on the best books which took place in each state. I'll post those links at the end of the blog. I started thinking it would be fun to rea

Chapter 45 - Time and Again

Boy, I can't believe November is here already and the countdown to Christmas has begun! While this is usually a beautiful time at the beach, this year we are traveling to be with our son and his family for Thanksgiving. I have always loved this holiday as it is one of good cheer, good food, and no gift expectations. I also love Thanksgiving because it has always been a long weekend where you can slip a book in or two. As I started to think about how fast this year has gone and how I'd love to go back and repeat some of the months (not all, mind you), I started to think about all the good books I have read about time travel. Some are funny, some poignant, and some have social commentary b

Chapter 44 - Vinegar Girl

There is an expression - "Everything that is old is new again." This was never more true than with stories by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's plays, allegedly written down after his death, contain well known stories about greedy kings, clever women, daring men, and comic criminals. The stories are some of the better known plots in the western world. Who doesn't know the story of Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, or Macbeth? These stories have been replayed time and again in movies and books. Yet, reading Shakespeare, as wonderful as the plots might be, can be tedious and difficult as some of us found out in high school. There are modern authors who have made these plots come

Chapter 43 - A Soldier of the Great War

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, often described as the war to end all wars. Actually the aftermath of the war, especially the Versailles Peace Treaty, did much to set up World War II and subsequent wars including events currently happening the Middle East. As the first fully mechanized war - tanks and bombers, for example - it was the first time "shell shock" or what is now known as PTSD was diagnosed and treated. Also the war may be credited for the development of surgical procedures, prosthetics, and other medical advances that came out of battlefield medical practices. But this blog is not to give a history lesson but to turn you on to some ter



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