The book I am writing: The one about history in children's literature, with lady_schrapnell.
The book I love most: The Faerie Queene.
The last book I received as a gift: The Ship that Flew by Hilda Lewis - thanks, Barbara, Brian, Frances and Ruth!
The last book I gave as a gift: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - whatever the latest instalment is.
The nearest book on my desk: Karen Cushman, Alchemy and Meggy Swann.