i'm reading through Daniel S. Christiansen's microeconomics with calculus. his pdf is simply beautiful. (i'm not knowledge enough to judge the contents of the text.)
i'm also reading through a game theory book (in pdf). there're really many free stuff on econ on the net. (last time i found many free stuff by googleing parent directory and pdf heeheehee) but whenever i came to a bookstore, i simply find there're far far more books. and the covers and thickness always impress me and implies to me far better qualities within.
recently i set a rule for my self. only reading books. do not read papers. it's more efficient reading. only reading books. before that i was eager to reading numerous papers on the internet simple because they're free. but i know now that i can't even finish reading a small portion of the best books. then why bother with papers. even if the author write really brilliant papers, chances are she will later on write better books to explain things more clearly and in better ways.
just don't read papers. the saved time could be spent on book.