First attempt: "What I'm Reading." This has been a good conversation jump-start on another mailing list.
I just resumed reading "Programming Pearls" by Jon Bently. (Resumed, as in "got halfway through it some months ago, 'stored' it on a shelf to be picked up in a day or two, which became many days, and suddenly noticed it with a bookmark sticking up.)
Nothing to to with "Programming Perl"; instead, this is a nice review of stuff-you-should-have-learned-in-school, such as how to do back of the envelope estimations, and various techniques for optimizing and improving code. Quite useful. If you never learned about big-Oh notation (as in, "that algorithm is O(n^2)", read "Order N Squared"), this would be a good place to start (or review).