You like this stuff? You gonna love this classic introduction too, then, if not read yet:
Introduction to Information Theory - Symbols, Signals, and Noise
I know, it's getting some gray hair by now, but it's still a must-read for the "connoisseur", IMO.
My name is pronounced like "see real". I code stuff for a living and for pleasure. I care quite a bit about language.
I think America should consider doing the same, and... ASAP!