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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

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...

Jun 12, 2024

Books That Make You – Take Off for the Incredible Kauai Writers Conference

If you have a love for the literary, if you take refuge and escape in the written word, then you may dream of writing your own story. Or maybe you’ve already written a book—or books!—or are curious about writing for TV and film. No...