Tonyblack wrote:1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?
I was re-reading a Christopher Moore book, probably Lamb or A Dirty Job at work and got into a conversation with a customer about him. It reached the point where I bemoaned that he can't write them as fast as I can read them and was looking for another author with a large body of work (I then to find authors I like, read everything and then whine when I run out). The customer mentioned Discworld. [continued under the next question.]
Tonyblack wrote:2. What was your first Discworld book?
I eventually picked up Moving Pictures and thought it was OK, but wasn't ready to give up on the series, figuring it might have been a weak one. [continued again]
Tonyblack wrote:3. Will you read more?
I have. I decided to read them from the beginning. [further continuation]
Tonyblack wrote:4. Which one do you intend to read next?
Right now, I'm reading Interesting Times. [and still more continuation]
Tonyblack wrote:5. If you didn't start with Colour of Magic, how easily did you find it to get into Discworld? Did you feel that some background knowledge was necessary?
I would recommend reading them in order. The plots don't suffer but the infodumps can't give the richness one gets from being really familiar with the world and its denizens.