Programming in Lua, Fourth Edition R Ierusalimschy.
The biblatex Package—Programmable Bibliographies and Citations P Lehman with P Kime, A Boruvka & J Wright. Somehow it is difficult to figure out exactly what to do just from reading the manual. Reading the source is required.
The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition J Schell. One of Randy Pausch’s students. It shows. Good stuff.
C# Programming in Easy Steps M McGrath. Now this was a complete waste of time and money.
Troubling Education: Queer Activism and Antioppressive Pedagogy, K Kumashiro. This wasn't quite as hands-on, it sort of just petered out.
Teaching for Critical Thinking—Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions, S D Brookfield. Lots of good teaching tips; inspiring.