From Code Complete 2nd Edition, McConnell, Microsoft Press:
Pat yourself on the back for reading this book. You're already learning more than most people in the software industry because one book is more than most programmers read each year (DeMarco and Lister 1999). A little reading goes a long way toward professional advancement. If you read even one good programming book every two months, roughly 35 pages a week, you'll soon have a firm grasp on the industry and distinguish yourself from nearly everyone around you.
DeMarco, Tom and Timothy Lister. 1999.
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, 2d ed. New York, NY: Dorset House.
I can't believe McConnell had the arrogance to tell me that I should be humble! ;)
John - the persistent gonzo, gaining shitloads of experience.