The idea of this list not that you start reading at the top. All books about blogging are different. Some books are about writing, others are about marketing. Some are about technical stuff, others only focus on making money.
In the book you don't find anything that isn't available online amongst the official documentation on Yii's website or on Wikipedia. The example in the "Quick start" chapter is taken from (and links...
I remain one of the few people in irc://chat.freenode.net/##java who will consistently recommend a Head First book. But there’s only a single book from that series that I’ll recommend - Head First Design Patterns.
Dave Fecak is not your average IT recruiter. IT recruiters tend to be lame, but Dave is quite awesome. You may have read some of his blog posts here or on Job Tips For Geeks. He's written a new book about the job search for software engineers.