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 12 - Women Rowing North

I couldn't let Women's History Month go by without a shout out to stories about remarkable women. Some of these books are based on real women and events, some not, but all of my recommendations are books about strong women. I grew up with strong women in my own life and hope that I have passed that trait down to my family as well. For me, that didn't mean being an angry, man-hating person but rather being a woman who could cope in any situation. These books I think represent that philosophy. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff - This 2019 book is a novelized account of women in the SOE (Special Operations Executive in World War II). These women were trained to infiltrate German-held te

Chapter 11 - What I Didn't Tell You

What I didn't tell you a few weeks ago was that, because of a shipping mix-up, my books prepping me for the festival ended up being routed to Florida and then back to South Carolina. So instead of having 4 weeks to read books by the authors I was planning to see I was down to about a week before the big day. But, of course, that didn't stop me from reading other books. While peeved about the shipping issue, I read some really terrific books in the interim. The books below are how I spent my time while planning for the festival. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - I received this in Advanced Reader form while I was in Baltimore earlier this year. Hendricks and Pekkanen

Chapter 10 - Savannah 2019 - Part Two

Last week I talked about the books I read for the Savannah Book Festival. This week I am going to tell you about some of the wonderful places we saw in Savannah. It is, of course, a long standing practice to visit bookstores when I go somewhere. Call it sort of a busman's holiday, if you will, I love to see what other stores sell as well as search for books to add to my own personal collection. Books on Bay vintage bookstore did not disappoint. This lovely store in Savannah's historic section has a vast assortment of vintage books ranging from the 1600s to the late 1900s. If you are looking for books to fill out your own personal childhood collection, this is the place to find it. Bets

Chapter 9 - Savannah 2019

Once again, I was lucky enough to attend the Savannah Book Festival over Valentine's weekend. This is a wonderful event in a remarkably beautiful city. If you don't know about it - it is a book lover's dream. For the last 10 years authors and readers have been meeting and greeting in different venues throughout historic Savannah. Generally there are seven locations and this year, 45 authors who spoke about their books and writing. While there are three "paid" events with keynote, opening and closing speakers, most of the activity takes place on Saturday where all admission is free. The Saturday schedule is posted ahead of time and I usually go through and pick the authors I wish to see/



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