Took two deliveries at work today for my belated Christmas pressies (that I actually have to pay for myself). First one -- all the way from the United Kingdom:
It's Real World Haskell by Bryan O'Sullivan, Don Stewart, and John Goerzen. It was released in November 2008 by O'Reilly, which you can actually read the soft copy online. I actually have been waiting for this book to come out for a while, and would much prefer to sit down reading the dead tree version than reading on the flashy screen. I ordered it from The Book Depository from UK, which is the cheapest price I can find. For cheap books, give Booko a try -- best book price comparison engine for the Aussies.
Last time I touched Haskell must have been over 10 years ago when I was still at uni. For the last 2 years I have been learning OCaml and was a little bit put off by its syntax. One new year resolution for me in 2009 is -- pick up Haskell again and make something useful from it.
My second pressie is delivered from not that far away actually -- Parramatta.
I have just taken it out for a full recharge on my desk. More reviews coming soon.