This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
There are many ways of reading XML. The easiest way is using DOM; JDOM can help you, but also the standard API:
Alternatively, you can use SAX or StAX for parsing and handling the events. You can even use XMLStreamReader or XMLEventReader, but if you want the easy way, DOM is the way to go.