Category Archives: Certified Wonktastical

Books or movies that are recommended or applauded. Not so much a review as a celebration.

Poetry Wonk: Fort Red Border by Kiki Petrosino

“If you just asked me to give up my horses I’d give up my horses” Kiki Petrosino, Fort Red Border, “Sense-Certainty” I love anagrams. One anagram of my full legal name is so terribly, awkwardly dirty that I regularly use … Continue reading

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Cinémawonque Analysis: Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman (1990) is such a modern classic of the mainstream romance genre, I think it’s incredibly easy to forget exactly how wonked this story is. In fact, I’ve attended writing workshops in which it’s used as a universal reference … Continue reading

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Amnesiac virgin temptress meets erotica-writing superdad!

Marriage (sorta) of convenience (ish)? Check! Heroine with amnesia? Check! I’ve known you all my life–epiphany/where you been all my life? Checkeroo! Ladies and gentlemen, we are GO FOR LAUNCH into historical wonkery, thanks once again to the deft hand … Continue reading

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