I can't sleep and there's a chocolate chip pound cake in the oven, which I fully expect to be delicious.
I've read the first half of Too Wise To Woo Peaceably
by McKay (Harry Potter, Snape/Harry) and am taking a break to write this post before reading the third and fourth chapters. Probably everyone in the world has read this story - it's a classic from 2001 - but in case you haven't, it's an AU where Hogwarts put on 'Much Ado About Nothing'. As such, it's a backstage story as well as a love story, and backstage stories are a genre I love. So far it's really lovely, a gentle and satisfying read as well as having some cracking sexual tension. I wanted to mention it here partly just to say that I'm reading it - I've been meaning to do so for, oh, the last 6 years - but I fully expect it to be worth recommending, too. If you're interested in longish Shakespeare-focussed Snape/Harry, you'll love this. (No knowledge of the play is required to enjoy it - true story, I actually started reading it last week because I had plans to see a performance and thought that it would be more fun to get a handle on the characters and plot first through fanfic than Spark Notes.)
Also on a Potterish front: sign-ups are open for deeply_horrible
Yesterday I finished 'Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America'.( gay stuffCollapse )
I have no interest in the Olympics but also haven't minded them much; they haven't been a huge problem for me in terms of transport the couple of times I've ventured into London, and I don't have a TV so they've been easy to avoid (except on Tumblr, where I can just keep scrolling). But the other day I discovered that they mean there's a University Challenge hiatus and I was therefore deprived of Paxman!face both last week and this week on iPlayer. Whyyyyyy?