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 47 - Never Have I Ever

I belong to three book clubs - one here at Bookends, another the Myrtle Beach Book Club and the third, an online book club through Book Browse. That means that on a monthly basis I read at least two, sometimes three, books which I did not choose. These clubs have been great lessons for me, not only in literature and selection of books, but also in ideas. Not everyone enjoys all the books we read, not all agree in the discussions we have, but the variety of books and ideas have been eye-opening. I always finish a book club book, even if I didn't like it. It may take me some time to read it and I may intersperse other books to keep me going but if I am going to go to book club and particip

Chapter 46 - I Didn't Know That

As you know, I enjoy all sorts of books, both fiction and non-fiction. Although my go to's are almost always historical fiction or straight history, I dabble in almost every genre. If a book can teach me something I am all in - even if I don't necessarily believe or even understand everything it proposes. I've read a lot of non-fiction books this year on a wide range of subjects and each one has taught me something. Here some from my grab bag of non-fiction books this year. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari - This is a big thick book with vestiges of anthropology, history, and evolution thrown in. While many books about mankind start with either scientific or historical beginnings, Harari's f

Chapter 45 - H is for Hero

I would be totally remiss as a wife, mother, friend, and American not to recognize Veterans Day in my blog. I have been blessed to have many military men in my life starting with my grandfather, father and uncle, to my husband, my son, to friends, and the sons of my best friend. I admire everything they do, work towards, and stand for, and have never met a more dedicated group of individuals. A lot of people confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day. Veteran's Day was initially called Armistice Day and was in remembrance of the end of World War I which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 and was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. It honors those who have served as o

Chapter 44 - I Can't Make This Up

There have been some absolutely wonderful memoirs and biographies written lately which I have read this year. I like learning about people. Everyone (and I do mean everyone) has their story. Sometimes the story is sad, sometimes hilarious, sometimes a triumph over adversity, sometimes family secrets but everyone has a story. Reading their stories makes the reader realize that human achievements in the face of handicaps are possible. Here are some of the very best I've read this year. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah - I only peripherally knew who Trevor Noah was before reading this book which tells of his childhood growing up in South Africa. The child of a black mother and white father, he



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