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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 30, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You See the Gritty World of Gang Life

With their prospect of power, money and community, gangs can be alluring, especially to young immigrants and people living in places like inner cities, where gang life can seem like the only available way of life.

Christina Hoag is a former...

Sep 9, 2020

If you’re a devourer of books, it’s likely you’re also a writer at heart. Or perhaps you express that creativity in other ways such as film, comics, art, acting, etc. The love of narrative is often the seed of many a brilliant creative career.

Mandy Jackson-Beverly fits this bill. A bibliophile with a knack for...

Jan 8, 2020

Have you ever been in a toxic relationship? Have you felt trapped, or manipulated, or even abused by someone you love? It hurts the worst when the pain you feel is caused by someone who says they love you.

You are not alone. Many people think that the good memories or the "potential" you see in your man – or in your...

Sep 26, 2019

Being a leader. It not only takes innate abilities, buthoning a skillset that isn’t always easy. While some people seem to be natural leaders, others have towork at it. And no matter who you are leading—it could be your team at work, a committee you chair, a class, or even leading workers on afarm, you likely...

Sep 13, 2019

Mysteries, one of the most popular genres. We all love a good mystery!From early on we read the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christy, the list goes on, right? 

What makes mysteries so enticing? Why do we like to wonder why? It’s like figuring out a puzzle, right? And you get the experience the...