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 39 - In the Stacks

If you are like me you probably have a stack of books just waiting to be read. I hear from so many customers that they have books at home but just have to look for more. The old adage "So many books, so little time" is very true for me and periodically I'll go through what I have in the stacks and decide nothing suits, so I see what has come in recently in the store. That does nothing to reduce my own pile of TBR (to be read) books but does give me something else to choose from. So from true confessions here are the books I have on my stack. Some of them have been recommended by customers, others just seemed to call me from their perches in a book store. Still others are new books from a

Chapter 38 - The Best of Friends

I have been lucky in my lifetime to have some really great friends but I have three in particular who have been with me through ups and downs, good and bad, and thick and thin. Like T.I. Lowe's Sand Queens, these women have withstood the test of time as friendships go. While I am always grateful for new friends, my Musketeers are like the jewelry I wear all the time (my wedding ring, my watch, and my earrings - thank you Tonya!). Here are some terrific books I have read about friendships of all kinds. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger - This is a story of four friends who leave the Indian Training School where they are and travel the Mississip

Chapter 37 - Travel the World Without Worries

I have truly been traveling the world this summer. My books have taken me to Copenhagen, Paris, Switzerland, Cuba, Florida and throughout the 1920's south. I don't know about you but I am a little tired of staying home so the only way I can really travel is through books. Oddly enough, it seems I spend a lot of time in England reading psychological thrillers, spy mysteries, or World War II stories. As I mentioned in my Low Country Summer blog a few weeks back, atmosphere is definitely part of a good book and place is very important in creating a story. Here are the books I've read this summer which have taken me to England, a country I love. While reading them I can imagine myself walkin

Chapter 36 - Carolina Coast

A little more than a year ago now, we got to meet a wonderful, new to us, Southern writer - T.I. Lowe. Tonya is a local author, living in Loris and growing up in the area. I don't remember exactly how I found out about her. I remember a customer called and asked if we had any of her books (she has written 16). At that point I contacted her for a Meet and Greet and she told me that she had a traditionally published book coming out in April - Lulu's Cafe. I read it and I was hooked. Since that time she has had three additional books published and another one is due out in the spring. Her stories are heartfelt Southern books about relationships and about people trying to find their true s



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