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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 (  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.


August 26, 2019

My apologies to my vegan or vegetarian readers but I have a theory about books - specifically I believe there are steak books and potato chip books.  Steak books are books which stay with you a long time after you read them.  You chew on them, talk about them, ruminate...

August 19, 2019

There are so many books out there that are one hit wonders, in other words, the author has written one sensational novel and no more.  I don't assume that it is easy to write a book or that people zip through the writing of them.  Some books have taken decades to write...

August 12, 2019

I was thinking about this -  what makes a book catch fire?  To be traditionally published presumably an author needs to have a good story to begin with.  Many times debut novels sputter and die only to have a second or third novel "catch fire" and make the author's nam...

August 5, 2019

The rest of my summer will be (except for a few long weekends in Baltimore) here at home.  Being in North Myrtle Beach for the summer is not a bad thing.  The weather is beautiful, the beach is one of the prettiest I've ever seen, and we get to meet all sorts of wonder...

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