i actually picked up Game Coding Complete (2nd ed, foo!) and i'm ACTUALLY reading it through. jeez project management is complicated, but meh.
just got Dive Into Python and Programming in Lua in the mail today. the only two things left to get is an stl book and design patterns. i've got essential.net on my wishlist but its not really all that essential to me. we'll see how i feel when i get back into c# again.