World Book Day meme

The books I am reading: Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel; Getting Things Done by David Allen; Blake - A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Northrop Frye; Schubert, by Mark Rowlinson; The Subterranean Railway, by Christian Wolmar; Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce; Six Degrees, by Mark Lynas.

The last book I read: The Vicar of Wakefield, by Oliver Goldsmith.

The book I am writing: Exercises in Song, by J-P Stacey. 

The book I love most: a tie between Our Man in Havana, by Graham Greene; At Swim-Two-Birds, by Flann O'Brien; and anything by P G Wodehouse.

The last book I received as a gift: Pies and Prejudice, by Stuart Maconie; or, as a (probably long-term) loan, The Sunday of Life by Raymond Queneau, and ScriptGenerator by Philippe Vasset.

The last book I gave as a gift: Duende, by Jason Webster. 

The nearest book on my desk: The Art of SQL, by Stephane Faroult and Peter Robson.