The Truth, by Terry Pratchett. I know, but there are lots of Pratchetts just lying around here and it's making me want to read them again :) I still maintain that Pratchett is the Dickens of the late 20th/early 21st century.
Books I love most:
Time Travellers Wife. It's just beautiful in every way.
The last book I received as a gift:
There Are Cats In This Book. It was a present from Alex for Valentines day, and it's awful cute!
The last book I gave as a gift:
Err. I know I bought some for Christmas for people but I'm blanking on what, mostly because I tend to choose them from their wish lists rather than picking something I've liked to give them, tastes being as different as they are.
The nearest book on my desk:
Hmm. Well I'm not at my desk right now, I'm on the sofa. I guess the nearest book to me is Madhur Jaffrey's Step By Step Cookery, which was just the right size to rest my plate on while I was eating (I know, I'm a classy dame). On my desk at school it would be the Lives of Christopher Chant, which I'm reading to my class.
Last book I bought for myself:
Err. Probably a book for school. Timely Tasks for Fast Finishers, I think. I'm planning not to buy any until we are back in the house again. Oh, wait, no. E-book edition of Molesworth, that was it.