lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Genre: Fantasy)
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What are you reading right now?

What upcoming books are you looking forward to, and when do you plan on getting/reading them?

What I'm reading right now has nothing to do with fantasy, although just recently I finished the first two books of a trilogy based on Mesopotamian mythology. Hebrew-language fantasy is rather thin on the ground, what with the tiny market and all, but I really hope someone picks these books up for translation. Among the flurry of popular mythologies for English-language fantasy, the ancient Middle East is pretty far from sight. You will occasionally find a contemporary fantasy with a Djinn or so in it, but not much more.

At the top of my to-read pile are a bunch of non-fantasy books that have been sitting on my shelf for ages, but at the end of this semester I'm buying a bunch of new books, and probably at least half of them will be fantasy. I'm very looking forward to Acacia, an epic/political fantasy that received rave reviews from all my favorite bloggers. A billion people or so have plugged Marjorie Liu's contemporaries, so I'm finally picking up the first book of her Dirk & Steele series (see above, Djinn). And, of course, there's a new Jacqueline Carey and a new Robin Hobb, both of which I'm waiting on the paperback for.

Those are just the top of the list. There's a whole bunch of other fantasy on my radar. As you might be able to tell, I'm actively trying to expand my horizon.

ETA: I forgot to ask: Does anyone know of a community for mystery/detective books on DW? I searched the interests and checked the comm promotions, but couldn't find anything.
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