This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
See if you can find a copy of Thinking in Java by Bruce Eckel; as far as I can remember he gives good examples. His opinion about Exceptions in the 3rd edition is completely different from the 4th edition, however