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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 42 - The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

October just seems to beg for scary books especially towards the end when the days have grown shorter, fall weather has set in for good, the moon is full and cold, and masks abound. Oh wait, that last part is everyday now isn't it? Well anyway, why do we like scary stories? Psychologists and scientists (aka people smarter than I) believe it is because while we try to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, there are scary things out there. Reading about them is a way to control fear. We know the story isn't real and we can decide when and whether to read a scary story. Author Neil Gaiman has written, “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but becau

Chapter 41 - Fault Lines

It is the time of year that people start to think about holidays and families. Good or bad, near or far we all have families of some sort and often that includes family drama, frustrations, and secrets. We often get asked at Bookends about family saga books. Thankfully there are a number of them we recommend and usually have in stock. There are some authors whose books are mostly about families. Here are some authors and books we would definitely recommend if you enjoy this genre. Jeffrey Archer While Archer has written many books, the Clifton Chronicles series is my favorite. It starts out in 1920 and follows Harry Clifton and his family through war and peace and everything in between. Lei

Chapter 40 - Fall Preview

I always look forward to new books coming out in the fall. In fact, one year I bought a whole bunch of new books, wrapped them and told my husband, Dave, he had gotten them for me for Christmas. He was happy that he didn't have to think too hard to find a gift. Okay, so it didn't sound as weird when I did it as when I just wrote it but...book people are like that. So here are some new or soon to be published books that if you are looking for a Christmas gift for me or another book lover in your life, you might consider! Agent Sonya by Ben MacIntyre - This nonfiction book by MacIntyre is about Russia's most active female spy who lived with her husband in England's Cotswolds. From there, th

 
 
 
 

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