I’ve been busy with everything else in my life, so I haven’t done much reading. Things have quieted down enough and I’ve picked up:
- [Perl Hacks](http://isbn.nu/0596526741). Cool little book, full of ideas and tricks you might have known and many more you didn’t. Reminded me of looking over the shoulder of a clever programmer and going, “Aha.” I owe [dha](http://www.panix.com/~dha) a couple of good beers to make up for the review blurb I promised to write but didn’t when I was caught up in closing on a house and moving.
- [Extending and Embedding Perl](http://isbn.nu/1930110820). I’m
working through it now and so far I can say: a) this book was necessary,
b) thank you Tim and Simon, and c) XS is never going to be easy but at least it needn’t be a mystery.