Looking at the picture now, those two books look pretty funny together. One is my current just-for-fun read: "The Farther Shore" by Christie Golden. It's the second half of a continuation of Star Trek: Voyager, and much better than the last Star Trek continuation novel I tried.
The other book is my current devotional book: "Thy Will Be Done: Letters to Persons in the World" by St. Francis de Sales, and it contains such light-drenched passages as this.
The knitting is a light, lace-weight cardigan - the Nevis cardigan this time. I liked my Whisper cardigan so much, I wanted to make a similar cardigan with shorter sleeves and a bit more length in the body. The yarn is Tosh Lace in Spectrum, a lovely Christmas gift from my brother and sister-in-law.
There are more book-and-yarn-rich posts to be found over at Ginny's place.
Peace of Christ to you,