Amazon.com just posted my five star review of Beginning Perl, 2nd Ed by James Lee. From the review:
I read Beginning Perl, 2nd Ed (BP2E) to gain some familiarity with Perl 5. I do not plan to really write anything in Perl, but I find myself using other people's code quite a bit! In those situations I would like to know how the code works. I also enjoy being able to make small changes if the code does not work as expected. Perl is basically everywhere, so it pays to understand it to some degree.
Later this year Apress will publish Beginning Perl 6, the 3rd Ed of this book, also by James Lee. I hope to read that too.