This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm sure it has its fans, but I'd say that EJB is already there. And perhaps pretty much always has been. I've never worked on any project that decided it was appropriate to use, and know of very few that have actually used it.