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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

Dec 22, 2021

Books That Make You Want to Celebrate the Holidays in Many Ways

The holidays mean different things to different people. Year after year, while we celebrate many of the same traditions, we can also learn at any time about history, the true meaning of giving, and inclusiveness. Such messages can be especially poignant...

Dec 15, 2021

Books That Make Your Mouth Water—And Cook Like an Italian Chef

From grandma’s baker’s rack to every contemporary kitchen, there is something inspiring about those recipes. They help us cook like a pro, as much as we can, and, of course, make us ever-so-hungry.

David Ruggerio is no stranger to the Books That Make...

Dec 8, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Celebrate the Joy of Babies!

If you’re an expectant mother or parent, you might have babies on the brain. You’re probably getting the home ready for a new arrival, shopping for and bottles, highchairs, baby clothes and so much more. You’re immersed up in the obligations of...

Dec 1, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Wonder What Went On With the Murder of JFK

In America, few events have animated more conspiracy theories than the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president. But what if we were to take an umbrella view and look at the reasons for the assassination? What if it didn’t...

Nov 24, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Enter a Magical, Edifying World with your Children
What makes kids want to pick up a book? What kind of tales capture and immerse them? In the formative years between 8 and 12, what kinds of books should they read to both have fun and learn?
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