The book I am currently reading: A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt, the first of his novels about Alex Benedict. So far I'm liking it better than his Priscilla Hutchins books, which annoy the crap out of me.
The book I am currently writing: I've been revising the first scene of a book about the Sang Sacre City Watch for the last couple of years or so.
The book I love most: Hard to say for certain. There are lots of books I like a lot. One is Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light.
The last book I received as a gift: Fail Nation, a compilation from failblog.org.
The last book I gave as a gift: I gave my mother a copy of How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel for Christmas. One of these days I need to post a review, because it's a terrific book.
The nearest book on my desk: Not on my desk, which today is oddly book free, but the shelf right next to my desk is where I keep a bunch of cookbooks.