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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

May 13, 2019

It’s probably the biggest wish that we all have for our fellow humans. Peace on Earth. As a matter of fact, if you asked a random sampling of people what they’d want if granted one wish, that’s an answer you’d get a lot. Why then, if so many people want world peace, is it so hard to obtain?  


May 13, 2019

Books give us the ability to explore hot-button topics and realize injustices. Think of how gripping To Kill a Mockingbird was. How books like The Help, The Color Purple, Beloved, THUG (the Hate You Give), The Book Thief and so many others explore themes of racism and discrimination.  

Books like this often flip the...

May 13, 2019

For many writers, creating a story, making that narrative that is both structured and unique is like nurturing a child. It is bringing something into the world. 

Authors become attached to their writing just like parents to children. The characters created can seem like close friends—or enemies. Part of a...