So rusty

Ok so I'm still waiting on all my new parts to arrive, in the meantime I'm thinking I should warm up the ol' grey matter engine and unrust my electronics knowledge. Can anyone recommend a tutorial site or ebook(s) (I used to have the '80s booklets from Radioshack on beginning electronics, can't find them though) that is geared more towards robotics? Primarily anything that would help with PICAXE or Arduino based microcontroller interfacing.

I'm rusty on schematic reading, basic electronic component properties like diodes, caps, resistors, ic's etc. Any help/advice would be appreciated :).

http://www.allaboutcircuits.c general electronics, my favorite reference source. my favorite arduino tutorials.