in reply to Any Book Recommendation
In your quest for perl enlightenment, I strongly suggest the following sequence of titles:
Generally speaking, I would read the first two titles before investigating any other text (Perl & LWP, Perl & XML, etc.).
Becoming familiar with regular expressions would also be quite beneficial since they are often used to manipulate form data, etc. Once you feel more confident with respect to writing perl code, don't be afraid to venture into other areas of the expansive landscape (e.g. networking, xml processing, graphics, etc.).
Hope this helps,
-Katie aka DigitalKitty