I'm currently working my way through the 3rd Edition and finding it a great read!
I have started getting into Objective C to get into iPhone/iPad development..initially for extending my work products to tablets but also hopefully the app store down the line.
I did some Borland C for DOS and a little C on the Atari ST about 20 years ago but not used any C since leaving college, since then I have been working with Visual Basic and .NET.
I live in Bournemouth, down on the south coast of England and very excited about all this but taking a while to sink in with limited time due to work and family commitments!
I'm sure you will be seeing plenty of posts in the near future...shame I won't be able to help out much with answers with my limited experience atm