I typically learn best while watching videos of people doing things, i have never been very good at learning from reading, despite being an avid reader.
I picked up off amazon-
Picture Perfect Practice
Im hooked, so far. First few chapters already have me looking at others and my own pictures seeing what he is talking about. In fact i liked this book so much i reccomended it to a friend of mine who is trying to become a better novice for her blog photography. I rarely recommend a almost $30 book to anyone.
What other books should i pick up?
I mainly focus on people, (i think you all know that by now..)
I also have been trying out some of Scott Kelbys fun stuff in
Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it