so, since mike has read two books in the amount of time it takes me to even decide what book i wanna read next, i thought i'd write about the best book i've read this summer.
book name: head first design patterns
publisher: o'reilly (dang they make good books)
why you should read this book: because it's the only book on design patterns that you will find that is more find to read than a visit to the proctologist. also, you'll find that you really learn the stuff when you read the book. the approach they've taken is great; trust me, this book is worth your time (only if you plan to work as a programmer, i guess). if you don't think design patterns are really that important, or that useful, just wait till you start working, then you'll see.
go check it out on amazon ppl.