This year has been a doozy. A full account of it would fill a book, so it's telling that I've neglected to raise much of a fuss about the fact that I actually have been working on a new book. Not only that, but part of that book has been spun off into yet another book of its own:
Essentially, this book is a better written, professionally edited version of the sort of reference notebook I assemble for myself whenever my serial enthusiasm strikes and I go headlong into a new technology. Usually these end up in a private laptop wiki or text file, occasionally as a blog post, but this one got turned into a book. I'm prone to embarrassment about the condition of the former, but hopefully you'll find that the extra effort put into the latter by myself and my editors make it worth the "Programmer to Programmer" sentiment behind the Wrox imprint.
At any rate, go order a copy for yourself. Hell, order another few for (belated) stocking-stuffers. Then, stop by the book forum hosted by Wrox and let me know what you think.