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This review is from: Refactoring to Patterns (Addison-Wesley Signature) (Hardcover)
This book doesn't cover the theory of patterns, it shows how to apply them to various example pieces of code. It also warns against putting patterns in everywhere, and has an excellent example on the overuse of patterns.
A lot of the patterns and refactorings in the book I had heard of before, a few I hadn't and the examples explained their usage particularly well.
This is one of those books that you can read for a few minutes at a time, as each refactoring is covered in its own section over 10 pages or so.
This is definitely one of the best patterns books I have read.