Another update!

Well it was somewhat timely…

My list of fiction that needs to be added here is growing but the updates are not!! Today we have had a couple fics added to the following lists:

  • Harry/Draco
  • Harry/Snape
  • An Alternative Universe

Feel free to check out the rather extensive list of bookmarks that I have been building on AO3. I mostly read on my phone these days, to the days of updating my lists as I read are nearly completely over 🙁

If you do follow that link to my AO3 profile, then you will find that my reading has branched out into other fandoms. No doubt this site will slowly change to reflect that. But it will remain HP centric for now.

Also check out my twitter profile as I try to tweet out recs of what ever I’m reading at the time.

Oh God, Oh Wow!!! <--- Speechless!!

Hmmm… I have just finished reading a series that has completely blown me out of the water and given a new meaning to epic.

I am upset, crying, smitten, snuffly, in love, and devastated all at once. It is difficult to condense my reaction to this story to a single word, or even a paragraph for that matter. Three stories, stories that make your heart sing, that make you believe in love between two divergent characters, stories that rip your heart out, that make you laugh, that make you cry… three stories that have re-awoken the love of ‘the snarry that is’. Can I really express the sheer emotional outpouring that has commenced, since starting to read these stories, in mere words???

If you only ever read one snarry in your life, then this has to be it!

Yes, there were a couple of points that I didn’t like so much, was never big on the whole student/teacher thing when the student is still in school. One can argue that 16 is not an age that is old enough for anything. The simple reality is that life often doesn’t follow those paths that you desire it to follow, and the scenario shown here is not really that unbelievable. Two men(ish) locked into a room/s with only themselves for company, turning to each other for comfort and eventual love. Despite my preference for smut and well written smut at this, there actually isn’t that much smut. Yes there is a sex scene or two (well maybe a few more than that), but they aren’t written to be titillating, and I certainly wouldn’t describe this story as an erotic feast. What catches the eye is the manipulation, the verbal sparring, the ‘I don’t love you’s’ and spark. Certainly I forgot that Harry is a teenager for much of the series.

So what is the name of this wonder of which I speak??? ‘If you are Prepared‘ by Cybele, found on Walking The Plank.

Try it, I think you maybe pleasently surprised!!!

Yet another update

– Update??? What’s with that?

Well we are back after having lost our password and getting the site nearly shut down… not a good thing.

But on the other hand, I did read some more loverly stories.

Both the Vampire list and the HPSS pairing list have been updated with two stories.

Now for some recs… Severus Sighs (I’m sure I have mentioned this wonderful group  a few times before) is having a Grand Challenge. Hmm… what does this mean for you and I? Well lots of lovely stories featuring everyone’s favourite potions master. And no not all of them are slash and even less are Snarry. It’s a Severus Snape focused com so there is all sorts of delights for the discerning reader.

Go and check it out!

Follow up to post on 27th Nov

It seems that despite having the time to read copious amounts of HP fanfiction, I never seem to find the time post on any of my sites…

Time to do something about that…

In my previous post I mentioned joining the Severus Sighs yahoo group and quietly despaired that it was going to be one of those really busy ones where I really didn’t follow what was going on and eventually set to special messages so that my inbox didn’t fill up. Needless to say, I still get all of the emails coming through, and just as well as they are a prolific bunch of writers who often on the spur of the moment will have a challenge or something as long as it has Severus Snape in it!

Not only has reading all of these wonderful stories been fabulous, but they have convinced me to spread my wings and join in… as a beta! I have just participated in my first beta for a loverly lady Fancypantsdylan as she writes her story for the Snarry Holidays exchange. It has been an interesting experience for us both but a good one none the less.

In the meantime, I have been reading many loverly stories and I’d like to share a few with you…

The Snarry Games have produced some wonderful fics and art and these are the ones I have read so far…

“Enjoy!!”

Hmmm…

I have just realised that it has been a year (well pretty close to one anyway) since I had last posted. And here we are with two posts in one day… Aren’t you lucky!

Is it just me that thinks that there should be a warning that is something along the lines of OMG Het!!!

Hmmm…

New to me…

Well, that one may require some explaining!!

I have recently joined Severus Sighs (the mailing list) and was surprised at the sheer volume of emails that come through. Tempted to do what I usually do when the list I joined is too long, I delayed putting the list onto ‘no mail’ and am I glad I did!! This list is the most prolific list of authors who constantly challenge each other to write drabbles, amongst other things.

Kink night is a favourite! And well really any other night that the members get frisky is wonderful!!

But one of the side effects of joining this wonderful resource is that I have been exposed to wonderful communities such as the Snarry Games and other challange based communities. I have avoided them previously as they are often on Live Journal and I have avoided that place as I find trying to find stories on there burdensome and a hassle. I prefer going to an archive and clicking on the recently updated tab. <— Lazy I know!

So I have had the true delight of reading some amazing stories on Insane Journal at these wonderful communities… you can too by going here —> Snarry Games or perhaps Drarry is more your cup of tea then here is good for you —> H/D World Cup

Welcome to HP Lover

A never ending project cataloguing Harry Potter fanfiction, I hope to delve deeply into the various stories that I have read over the years and catalogue them according to themes and pairings within.

I started this as a project in learning to use different content management systems and found that the constant supply of HP stories was greater than expected.

Tools that I am using include Delicious, email and of course my trusty phone, on which I devour HP fanfics in manner resembling a starving man at a feast…

I hope that this will become a resource that can be used by fans looking for lists of completed fiction in the themes that they wish.

I have chosen to only list completed fics as I have become frustrated with finding great lists with some fabulous fiction, only to discover that they are often WIPs and are unlikely to be finished.

Occasionally I do find a WIP that is so amazing that it would be a shame to not list them, however, I plan on listing these separately from the main lists.

Enjoy! I hope you do…