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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Jul 17, 2024

Books That Make You Understand That You Are a Masterpiece

Most of us encounter serious doubts about ourselves, and our lives. We might grow bitter, regretful, assume that it’s simply our lot in life to experience inequity. Thus, it’s sometimes easy for us to let others write us off.

As someone once destined...

Jul 10, 2024

Books That Make You Travel Back to Oklahoma in the 1940s

Stories with a strong sense of time, place, evoking themes of family and home and all the attendant laughs, loves and drama, are the very ones that make us want to curl up on the porch rocking chair with a lemonade and crack open a book.

Author Caren Simpson...

Jul 3, 2024

Books That Make You Enter a World of Ancient, Mythological Powers and Secrets—in Seattle, Washington

We love epic, gripping, epic tales that mix genres and turn tropes on their, well, tales. Such is what Rebecca Heidt delivers in her Acceptance series, where the peaceful life of the ruling nymph family (Lucas,...

Jun 26, 2024

Books That Make You Relive the Last Decade of Real Cinema—the 1990s

Pop culture historian and entertainment scholar Scott Ryan has turned his sights on the 1990s in his latest work, The Last Decade of Cinema, a thoughtful, comprehensive book of dozens of essays looking back at twenty-five movies that defined...

Jun 20, 2024

Books That Make You Feel That Anything Is Possible, Even When Things Seem Hopeless

When he was just sixteen years old, Payam Zamani’s parents paid smugglers to carry him safely across over a thousand miles of desert so he might escape brutal religious persecution in Iran.

Not much later, he arrived as an...