That's right, I caved and started a fiction book. I do have a reasonable excuse, I was reading it while I supervised an exam, for which I get paid (paid to read = awesome, where can I find more of that!). I did do some knitting during the exam, but was worried that my metal needles were making too much noise.
Moving pictures is (I think and am too lazy to check) the 10th Discworld book. I am trying to collect the whole series, preferably from second hand shops to make it more affordable. After a huge score at a used book stall a few weeks ago I am down to seven missing, plus the new one out in October. I got some funny looks buying fifteen books and they were scooped up by my brother who is giving them to me for Christmas. It seems fair, he found the book stall I just picked the ones I needed. The next book in the series is in the pile, so I am safe from the Discworld for a couple of months at least!
I suspect the Discworld books are a bit like marmite in a love them or hate them way. I enjoy them, although I have to admit some are much better than others although I can't explain why. I do think the first two are not the best, so I suspect quite a few people have been put off the series by reading. I particularly seem to enjoy the ones featuring witches, I don't know why, usually I have no preference for either gender in my characters. I am putting "Moving Pictures" in the enjoyable pile, worth a read. For the most part they can be read independently of each other, although characters might be in multiple books you don't really need to know the history to enjoy the book.
The other three are not really books, but I have been reading them this week. they are plant and seed catalogues. I am not a great gardener, but I do enjoy trying to grow things, unfortunately I often forget to water the garden at some point in the summer and a lot of the plants die off. We have installed an automatic watering system this year though, with a nice timer to avoid using too much water, so next year I should be able to grow things that survive. I have loads of seeds left from this year, so it might just be some new strawberry plants this time, it is still fun to look through though.
Knitting wise I am knitting something flat, with stripes and sparkly bits which is quite a change for me and has reminded me I don't really like knitting flat. If you are desperate to know what it is you can check out my projects page on Ravelry, if not I shall leave it as a bit of a mystery. I have done a little more on it now and it does look like it might be heading for a frogging, if so I shall do a post to share it in more detail in its funny looking glory.