Tag: J.K. Rowling

Mastering the Art of Losing

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. – from “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop Caring about anything is always a risk, because, as Elizabeth Bishop said, the art of losing […]

Fandom is Magic

In the year 2001 I discovered a magical world. Not Harry Potter (that was a few years later) and not the Internet (although it was responsible), but a world that captured my attention and hasn’t let go ten years later. It has to do with fanfiction; unpaid fiction […]

We Need to Talk

I’ve put it off long enough. Thought, ‘We can get into that later’, and ‘I should wait till the fuss dies down a little’. But truth is, we’re overdue. It’s time we talked. About Twilight. (Don’t groan. At least, not till we’re done). The talk has two parts. […]

Hiding Harry Potter

“Do you love Harry Potter, but think you’re too old and too awesome to be seen reading the books?” Pointless Waste of Time.com is here to help with some printready covers of some awesome phallicly-oriented fictional books.