Recommended SQL Server / T-SQL book
Got closed as a duplicate of:
Reading recommendations for: Microsoft SQL Server
The original question is over 3 years old. Although the new question is about SQL Server 2008, the original question contains only SQL Server 2005 books, so the original in no way answers the new question.
And like virtually all old questions, the original is dead. It does not receive new answers, votes, comments, or edits. As new books and versions of SQL Server appear, a single snippet of Q&A from 2008 will continue to be Stack Overflow's only answer to what you can read about SQL Server.
Shouldn't SQL 2005 vs 2008 prevent this from being marked as a duplicate? Shouldn't there be a limit to how far back reading lists are marked as duplicate, like once a year?