Category Archives: Historical Wonktastical

Books or movies that explore the wonk-love from a historical perspective.

If This Is Love, I Hate It: The Windflower, an Epic of Wonk

One of the most beloved historical romances of all time begins with the line, “Merry Patricia Wilding was sitting on a cobblestone wall, sketching three rutabagas and daydreaming about the unicorn.” Rutabagas and unicorns. In the first sentence. Does it … Continue reading

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Timey-wimey Wonk: A Rabbit Trail of Serendipitous Thought

One of the questions on our group interview for the HEA blog was whether historical romance is particularly suited to wonk. To which , of course, I answered yes, because the realities of the past were often so absurd by … Continue reading

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Black Silk: So strange I needed Ruthie’s help to describe it.

Judith Ivory’s BLACK SILK: a review by Del, with help from Ruthie Del: Judith Ivory’s BLACK SILK is a weird, weird book and I can hardly express how much I love it in all its wonktastic glory‚Ķbut of course I’m … Continue reading

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