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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

Aug 25, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Rethink the Private Lives of Historical Figures

Gay people have done extraordinary things across history, in science, art, sports, literature, social justice, military conquest and more.

Very often, though, the nature of their orientation was not included in history books, or...

Aug 18, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Help Aspiring Authors Become Professional, Ones—Even Bestsellers

Every author likely has a similar dream: signing with a big publisher, of sitting atop the bestseller list, of captivating legions of fans, of living as a prolific, full-time writer.

Such a dream is elusive....

Aug 12, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Reconsider the Meaning of Masculinity

Just what does it mean to be a man? Why is masculinity so specifically defined, whereas femininity is multi-layered and nuanced? Can and should men be bold in their transparency?

Justin Baldoni is the author of, “Man Enough: Undefining...

Aug 4, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Fall in Love with New Historical Romance

The evolution of romance novels has been a long one since your mother’s paperbacks. Today’s reader enjoys so many different subgenres that offer so many varied ways of exploring love, relationships and sex. Through it all, though, one...